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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

World of Kung Fu! The Ancient Battle

It was 200 B.C. when the Han Dynasty was just founded. Xin, detached by Liu Bang, the Emperor of Han, was defeated by Xiongnu army in the battle of Mayi and was caught as a captive. Maodun Shanyu, the general of Xiongnu army, wanted to capture Jin Yang City after his army won the battle. Knowing Shanyu's ambition, Liu Bang led a great group of army heading to Jin Yang City. He swore that he would not give up the important city. It was terribly cold because of the big snow. The Xiongnu army was blocked by the Han's troops and the bad weather. A trick occurred to Shanyu's mind. He made his troops fall back slowly to pretend that his army was defeated, which seduce Liu Bang's army to leave the city and chase. As was planned by Shanyu, all the Han's troops concentrated their efforts on chasing the small part of the Xiongnu army, not aware at all that they were rushing to the ambush circle of Xiongnu army's main force. So Shanyu successfully cut the connection between Han's army and its supply troops. Liu Bang was then put in a very dangerous situation.

Some Kung Fu masters wanted to help their Emperor to resist against Xiongnu's invasion. They gathered together and took actions by themselves. After they had successfully penetrated Xiongnu army's military encirclement, they were confronted a mysterious troops of soldier's with red turbans and tattoos on their bodies. Obviously, this was a secret force led my Shanyu since they were not normal Xiongnu soldiers.

The war between the Kung Fu masters and the mysterious troops would be triggered at once...
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Monday, January 25, 2010

FireHeart Game is COMPLETE!!


At last, the first game of Vadis Entertainment:

FireHeart - Legend of the Paladins
Book One: The Bounty Hunters
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It took about 1 year of development, and it's officially completed in January 21, 2010.
Well, feel free to download, feedbacks and suggestions are very welcome.
Thanks for all the support all this time, and happy playing!

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Just Announced! Going Bovine by Libba Bray Wins Printz Award

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

3.2.14.4. Dance of the Devil - Part 2


Meanwhile, back in the Levides Palace, the Paladins are outnumbered. More zombies from outside the hall come inside. Only the knights and a few soldiers are fighting alongside the Twelve. To make things worse, Arachus dives down from time to time, makes a one-hit and soars up again like an eagle hunting a school of fish.

Last time, the Archdevil stabbed an archer who shot at him, took him flying on the tip on his scythe and hurled him in mid-air, all drained up to skin and bone. As though he’s not satisfied, he sliced the armored archer into four pieces, half-by-half.

Seeing that dismal sight, Carolyn is now sure about Arachus’ power and summons a Guardian Spirit to pump up some leverage. Iris also shares Carolyn’s thought, so now the two guardians, Aegis and Eshmyria stand tall in front of the Archdevil. Arachus only laughs.

‘I’ve beaten them both before, long ago, and you shove them again into my face? Oh, well. At least they can scratch my itch.’

Carolyn ignores that taunt. She and Aegis shot Thunder Blast towards the devil. Iris and Eshmyria also shot Hurricane, making a four-way attack and no one can escape it.

Arachus flies left and right to avoid the blasts. Aegis’ blast catches him, he stops, and gets hit by the three other blasts, too.

He must’ve suffered some damage, but he’s not showing any pain and smiles instead.

‘Like I said, a scratch for my itch.’

Now it’s Arachus’ turn. He launches a big mist that looks like a ghost: Eternal Banishment. The Paladins barely evade the mist, but that shot is not going straight: It turns!

Like a homing missile, the dark spirit chases its target: Robert Chandler. Still moving swiftly, Robert shoots a Fire Slash, but the spirit goes through it easily without being cut. Rob thinks hard, and decides to leap as high as possible towards the caster, Arachus.

The dark spirit keeps on chasing Robert. Arachus just flies down to evade Eshmyria’s Wind Shear and is reachable by jumping. This is a perfect momentum, but at the last moment Arachus swings his scythe. Robert blocks it and gets thrown downwards. He quickly stands up after landing, and the dark spirit is already closing towards him! Death is unavoidable! is this the and of his journey?

Robert stands there, unmoving. His eyes widen, his mouth opens. His face looks pale and vacant, as though something just took his soul. He can’t believe what he sees. But it’s not his death. In front of him is a man standing with outstretched hands, wearing a full armor. His face is paler than Robert’s, and blood trickles down from his mouth, eyes, ears and nostrils. Robert recognizes him from his thick mustache. Yes, he’s Alaric O’Brennan, Robert’s fellow knight in the Order. He dies standing like a true knight he is.

Though they were never be friends, Alaric has sacrificed himself, shielding Robert from the dark spirit. Maybe Alaric thought that as a Paladin, Robert is too important to die today. Maybe he did that for the sake of duty alone, to protect his comrades, for Lore. Whatever it was, Alaric’s life is lost.

‘Good bye, my comrade. Your sacrifice will not be in vain,’ murmurs Robert. He gathers his aura to the max.

‘Now watch me.’

==oOo==

Meanwhile, Arachus raises his hands high. A ball of black energy on his hands are getting bigger and bigger. Eshmyria and Aegis are also accumulating their auras. The Paladins are too busy fighting the zombies that keep coming into the hall. Fighting Arachus in this absolute defensive position will be futile.

Just then, the devil roars! He slings the gigantic dark ball of Fathomless Abyss, his final attack! The ball falls slowly, and it’ll devour the entire hall into rubbles and every one in it into mash, friend and foe alike.

Eshmyria and Aegis, of course counter the ball with their combined ultimate attacks, Wrath of the Skies and Pandemonium. This is a more powerful combo than the one that destroyed Chimera in Enia’s Sanctum: The power of the swirling ball of wind, Pandemonium is multiplied with ultra-voltage lightning rain.

The two balls collide! They grind against each other, and then explode! The impact shatters the whole hall. The explosion kills some soldiers and zombies, and causes heavy damage to the rest, including the knights and Paladins. Arachus, of course, gets minimum damage.

Aegis and Eshmyria withdraw into the limbo after using up all their powers. Iris, Carolyn, Andreas, Eidos and Desmond are all exhausted, unable to move.
Alexis is heavily wounded and falls unconscious. Almost all knights and soldiers are unable to fight, and the surviving zombies flee.

Knowing that situation, Arachus laughs most evilly. He is about to grasp a total victory. The devil is so full of himself that he doesn’t see three pillars of light drilling towards him. One is fiery red, one is holy white, and one is sparkling gold.

The pressure of the forces is so great and concentrated, forcing the devil to choose. He has used most of his energy so it’s impossible to block those three attacks at once.

The next moment, Arachus uses his scythe skill Soulsnatcher Crow, waving it in criss-cross manner to block the white and the gold shards. Got it! He still has enough mana, throwing the two attackers away. The white shard is Cristophe with Singular Voice of Truth, and the gold is Adler with the same skill as Cristophe’s.

However, this time the Archdevil doesn’t laugh. He knows that the three shard is closing in: the red shard, namely Robert with his move Wrath of the Dragon God, the single hit accumulated from the sixteen variants of Dragon Slayer Sword. Arachus has used all his strength to block the two, and now he only concentrates his shielding aura on his back to absorb Robert’s attack with his technique, Soul Drain.

Arachus grins. Robert is going to fall into his trap. The tip of Grimlock is about to touch the devil as it suddenly disappears! Arachus is shocked! Did Robert know his tactic and cancelled his move? Or he got badly injured from the last attack and can’t continue?

A second later, Arachus gets the answer. Well, he is half-right, though. Robert cancelled his move all right, but he diverts the energy into the ultimate combo: Regrets of the Dragon. The combo targets Arachus’ front body with thinner protective aura. The eighteen techniques of Dragon Slayer Sword crammed into an 18-hit combo hit every possible weak point in hyperspeed. Arachus is now a sitting duck. His defenses are breached, and black blood sprouts from all over his body.

The rain of hits is ceaseless. Now the devil knows what happened to his minion, Zal’fira the Necromancess in the Battle of Mount Hvalgarr. He recognizes this move, yet he doesn’t have a way to repel that. He has calculated the timing of the blows, and before Robert delivers the seventeenth blow, Arachus explodes his aura!

Nevertheless, this desperate move throws Robert away, slamming on the floor. He gets up, but falls again on his knees, vomiting blood. His internal injury has depleted his power, disabling him from executing any more techniques. Robert looks up and sees that his opponent is now in the same state as him: Badly injured, powerless and vulnerable.

The next moment the devil sees Kyflynn, the least injured among the twelve, diving from the ceiling, targeting him with his twin daggers Maraj’vriad. He moves aside, but the daggers keep chasing him like a homing drill. As the last resort, Arachus blocks the Soul-Splitting Drill attack with his scythe. Relying on physical strength alone, he pushes himself away and crashes into the wall.

Kyflynn does a somersault and lands. Arachus murmurs curses, flying out from the broken-down wall. Peering from above, he observes the Paladins’ conditions. He then nods and laughs out loud.

‘Ha ha ha! Is this all you can do? The so-called Paladins, all twelve of you, can’t defeat one single devil, namely, me? And who is this Heir of Vadis? Only an inexperienced little whelp, stumbling at the very touch of my scythe.
Now let us end this show of power. Let this be the ultimatum that no way, no way in this world can you defeat me and my master, the Heir of Vordac, not even in a million years!’

‘Well I don’t agree,’ says Cristophe. ‘We Paladins can grow beyond our limits. And we shall make you eat your words, right here, right now.’

Arachus sneers, ‘Ohoho, so this whelp has some guts after all. Well just look around you. Our forces are storming into the palace as we speak, and my job is to make sure that you are deprived of your powers to fight back, and my minions will have a good time ripping you all apart. Well, now my job is complete. Good bye, and see you in hell!’

Saying so, Arachus flies away through the hole on the wall, all the way to the outside of the palace. Seeing that, Cristophe and the Paladins who can still fight: Kyflynn, Adler, Agustina, Iris and Desmond rush out from the hall.

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3.2.14.4. Dance of the Devil - Part 1


The devil is dancing
The angel is crying
What a day, what a day
A day with no one to share
No one to watch him dance
What a day, what a day

Lonely, all alone
All dies but one
What a day, what a day
No applause, no encore
No one’s able to anymore.
What a day, what a day

The day to end all days
The devil’s day


The devil that is here now doesn’t look like dancing. But his mind is now dancing in triumph on the prospect of killing twelve flies with one swat. Though once a little tailor actually killed thirteen flies with one swat then subdued a giant, killing twelve Paladins in one room, with one strike will be a greater feat. Terrible, but great.

The critters down there immediately scatter everywhere. The Princess of Lore and the Emperor along with the palace officials run through the throne door, and he just lets them. Two of the Paladins, the elf named Iris and the little chubby priest cast some kind of protection spell – ‘Omnigalatr!’ – on the ones who stay. About a hundred soldiers come into the Great Hall.

‘Well, well,’ says the devil. ‘Looks like you are all prepared now. Now that I’ve breached your defense, I have no need for surprises.’

‘You think you can finish us all here, all by yourself?’ says Adler, pointing at Arachus with the Devil Sword Kraal’shazar. ‘Humph! I’ll make you pay for underestimating us!’

‘And you think you can finish me off with your empty knife? Compared to the Crow, Vordac’s original weapon in my hands, it’s just rubbish! Well, though I prefer to be alone, I happened to pick up some friends along the way, to ensure overkill. Transform!’

Arachus spreads his hands and a dark mist fills the air. Suddenly, most of the soldiers in the hall are writhing, shuddering and screaming in pain. Their skins turn blueish pale. Their faces contort, their eyeballs turn all white. Their mouths get bigger, teeth get longer and sharper like carnivores.’

Their expressions become vacant and deathly. They become a great deal thinner like their flesh is rotting. All bearing the symptoms of: Undead Transformation.
‘They’re turning into zombies!’ Andreas shouts. ‘They were infected with the Dark Scourge and Arachus just triggered their transformation!’

‘Good, good, little priest. But explaining won’t change the situation. You are all going to leave this world in a disastrous way, and this will make sure of that!’
Arachus accumulates his dark aura and shoots a big, dark blast on the Paladins! Chris has seen that Dark Disintegration technique before. He quickly raises his shield and shouts, ‘Get behind me!’

All the Paladins get into formation at once. Chris with his Arsenal of Light supplies the greatest resistanc. The Paladins with tough defense: Hernan, Adler and Desmond also block. Carolyn, Andreas and the others in the line of fire take minimum damage, and the others get out of the way.

Seeing the result, Arachus says, ‘Just as I thought. Looks like I’m gonna enjoy playing with you before killing you all!’

The zombies attack! Fortified with Omnigalatr field, the knights and soldiers are relatively invincible, but a fatal blow can still kill them. The zombie soldiers only depend on their brutal power since the protection field on them undeads are automatically dispelled.

So, casualties begin to fall. The soldiers outside the throne hall are also overwhelmed with more soldiers and palace attendants who were also turned into zombies. Roars, screams and cries echo throughout the Palace of Levides.

In addition to the chaos, a horde of winged creatures come, approaching the palace. The tower guards are horrorstruck at that sight. Hundreds of harpies, led by the Archdemoness of Desdemon and hundreds of winged demons led by the Demonic General Tholocaus.

Some necromancers also reveal themselves in the city and attack the citizens with hexes and jinxes. They turn infected people into zombies and add more skeletons from the cemeteries.

‘Omni Sk├╝lag Kraal Gehreisen!’

A legion of Sylvanian troops disguised as local citizens also attack, overwhelming the entire city. Now it’s three thousand Arcadian soldiers plus the citizens versus two thousand Slyvanians plus dark creatures, zombies and skeletons. So begins the Battle of Myrcalia.

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