Altrage took his newly acquired weapon. It resembled that of his tattoo on his back. Upon the touch it was slightly warm and appeared to "pulsate" as if it were alive. So this is biotechnology at its finest...
He thought and put it to his side. The others were now discussing battle plans for the upcoming fight with the holder of the Blue Soul.
===♫ Nox Arcana - Music Box ♫
"What do you think happened to Shiir and Altrage?" Guih asked as they waited for Himit and the others to report back.
"She is more then likely dead," Gray replied bluntly, "and Altrage long gone. She said he was the strongest of us all and that he was the key."
"So how do you suppose we bring him in if he won't come peacefully? I mean after all you say he is the strongest," Guih said in turn.
"She said that he would be the strongest, but she was assuming we would fight fair and it'd only be one versus one," another voice answered as he walked into the room. It was a tall and dark skinned Elvaan male. He had shaggy black hair and eyes as darker than black. On his face was the tribal-like markings of a viking helm.
"Well well look who finally decided to return," Gray said turning to the new comer and folding his arms across his chest.
"Your not the only one who was with her during her final hours," the Elvaan said with a smirk.
"What do you want Dereaux," Gray interjected.
"I've been doing my homework dear brother," Dereaux replied, "I've found out what she meant, during her last breaths."
"Oh? And where did you find this information?" Gray asked skeptically.
"Two little birds came and landed on my shoulders and whispered everything to me," Dereaux mused.
"Well then if your little Hugin and Munin told you things, then out with it," Guih said eagerly.
"It's all quite simple and logical once you actually look at it," Dereaux began, "Darka stated that he was the strongest. She didn't mean physically or mentally. She meant the power that lies within. 'He is the key.' Is that not what she said? We've all been trying to figure out why exactly he was the sole key."
"What are you getting at Dereaux," Gray asked, "I hope this isn't another one of your craze hypotheses."
"It makes complete sense, along with all the documentation I've been reading; Darka's journals, the book of Forbidden magic, knowledge of the Promyvion," Dereaux explained, "Alas, I digress! Let me explain. While we all have the power to bring forth our own Empty Avatar from within Altrage has the power to completely destroy the realms."
"Destroy the realms?" Guih asked confused at the latest bits of information.
"Well not destroy the realms but the barriers between them," Dereaux clarified, "You see there exists multiple levels or realms of life. You have this realm which is known as the Material Realm, then there is the Promyvion Realm where the Empty versions of ourselves reside, then there is the Paradiso Realm. This is the realm where the Empty version of yourself and the Material version of yourself merge together to live in 'harmony' or so the good book tends to read. However, the Material and the Promyvion Realms never touch, the Paradiso Realm is the only link between the two. However with the power of Fenrir he can destroy the Gates of Paradise creating a free flow from the Promyvion and the Material Realms."
"So instead why exactly does this concern us?" Guih asked, "Why would we want him to destroy the Gates?"
"I see it now," Gray interjected.
"Exactly so brother," Dereaux said.
"If he was to destroy the Gates of Paradise then it would allow the Empty Avatars to rush into this world. Making us, the vessels obsolete. But since we already have the power of the Empty Avatars we could use it to our advantage."
"Exactly, since they would have already merged into this world via the broken Gates, then they would no longer be able to use us but we should in theory retain their powers. Making us able to use our powers to the fullest without consequences, Dereaux finished.
"But that still leaves the question of getting him to actually do this," Guih staggered.
"Nonsense," Dereaux explained, "The Empty Fenrir inside him wishes to fulfill this task...All we have to do is push him in the right direction...Make him use the powers given to him. Then we can become the strongest beings in all three realms."