Saturday, July 10, 2010

Route of Land(Path 14-The Fight Begins)

The next morning,Tefler and Syrfan woke up.Tefler tried to wake Clair up at the girls' room but stopped by Syrfan.
"See this," Syrfan pointed on the plate on the door. The plate writing showed "Girls' room. Men are strictly off limits. And don't even try to knock this door." They wait for Clair to woke up for 15 minutes. Then, Clair woke up, had a shower, and when she came out from the Girls' room, she shocked that both of them are waiting for her.

"OK. Let's go," Syrfan called Tefler and Clair to go. They went to the coliseum, queued up to register their names and made final preparation. Muzert, Quaf, Belfon, Deoka and Zheng Fu had also registered. Deoka also brought Eyfen along. Syrfan shocked that Eyfen also registered for the competition.

"You think I'm just a clerk? I can defeat thugs using pens, you know," Eyfen scolded Syrfan.

"Calm down. I'd rather want to see you utilize your pen," Syrfan erased her anger.

"All participants, please come to the fighter's chamber now!" Agel made an announcement using a microphone. The contestants went into the fighters' chamber and took their randomly chosen numbers.
Syrfan's number is 9, Tefler's number is 6, Clair's number is11, Zheng Fu's number is 15, Eyfen's number is 21, Muzert's number is 25, Quaf's number is 1, Belfon's number is 4 and Deoka's number is 32.

"Since that the number of contestants this year is 32, we'll have direct knockout matches opposed to group match. Except for finals and the first round, the fights are reshuffled for each level. For the first round, contestant no.1 will fight no.2, no3. will fight no.4 and so on," Agel announced to the contestants.

"Contestant no.1 and no.2, please proceed to the first arena. Contestant no3. and no.4, please proceed to the second arena. Contestant no.5 and no.6, please proceed to the third arena.Contestants no.7 and no.8, please proceed to the fourth arena. Others please wait while watching the fights," He added.

"Good luck then!" Syrfan wished for their first victory.
At the first arena, Quaf fought Digazrel Gictar, a miner at the gold mine near Valin, a port town southeast of Dugras.

"Ready...fight!" A referee announced the start of the fight. Digazrel started his attack by launching a slash wave on Quaf using his mining axe. Quaf punched the wave, jumped to the center and punched the ground. Digazrel were flew upwards, fell down, crashed the ground and fainted.

At the second arena, Belfon fought Istfen Mazdop, a gunner from Hare village. She shot Belfon using her machine gun. Yet, he avoided her attacks and rushed towards her. Istfen attempted to knock him out by swing her machine gun, but he broked her machine gun's barrel and connected it with his lance and launched shoot slash attack(an attack which a melee weapon slashed and shoot an enemy at the same time)on her, knocking her down instantly.

At the third arena, Tefler fought Darren Facuv, a magician from Blazet, a port town north of Syn.
Tefler started his attack by casting tornado on Darren, yet he retaliated by casting gravity on himself. He were standing still on the arena, unaffected by the tornadoes' stong winds. Tefler casted space on Darren, causing his gravity spell cancelled and he was thrown out from the arena.

At the fourth arena, Xigas Iflid, a hunter from Norch,a port city in Zyland northeast of Syn, fought Resen Funer, a geomancer from Dlig, a town at the Zyland-Oszer borders.

Xigas started shot laser beam towards Resen while he launched earth wave on Xigas back, which both attacks hit each other. He was heavily injured that he was standing like a drunk man but Xigas were knocked out from the arena. The other battles will start afterwards...

Friday, July 9, 2010

Route of Land(Path 13-Preparation)

While there is still time for them to prepare for the competition, the villagers renewed the posters, the fighters were training and the shopkeepers were too busy with their customers. At the Sorelm lake, Syrfan, Zheng Fu and Belfon was training their focus.
"Split blade!" Syrfan split his weapon into three and destroyed Zheng Fu's Chinese bronze coin dagger and Belfon's strech blade lance.

"Whoa, I'm beat," Belfon was too tired.

"Your focus ability was too weak," Zheng Fu told Belfon.

"I wondered what is my problem," Belfon replied.

"Let me see...I think that your weapon drains your spiritual energy once you are in remote control mode. You need to recustomize the weapon," Syrfan checked Belfon's weapon and gave some comments.

"Try fix my weapon," Belfon asked Syrfan for help.

"OK," Syrfan changed the lance's design and internal shafts.

"Fixed, now test it," Syrfan asked him to test the lance. He felt that the new lance was more easier to control and lasts longer.

"I think I'll refine this later," He stopped his training and went back to his camp. At the meantime, Tefler and Clair were at the outer walls of the village.

"It's been a long time, right, Princess?"Tefler asked Clair.

"Yep. I can't forget how you cried when we depart from our first date," Clair smiled.

"Yeah,that is our first kiss then. I won't be able to imagine how romantic that was," Tefler smiled too.

"I hope that I can join you but I think I need Syrfan's approval,"

"Syrfan might want more companions. I'll ask him tonight,"

In the afternoon, Syrfan, Tefler and Zheng Fu trained their skills at the lake until night. At night, near the coliseum, while Clair was sleeping in girls' room and Zheng Fu were with his family.

"Syrfan, I have some important request," Tefler told Syrfan.

"I know what you want.I need to see if Zheng Fu agreed to join us. He said that he will join us regardless of her presence, but he need to talk with his family first. I'll wait until he give me an answer," Syrfan answered.

"Well, I won't join you," Zheng Fu suddenly appeared. "I need to stick to my family," He added.

"Thanks for your help. May we have a great battle then," Syrfan gave him a thumbs up while he left the room.

"You know what that mean, right?" Syrfan told him.

"Thanks. At least I can escort her to Riv and marry her there," Tefler replied.

"So, you don't want to join me to the end?" Syrfan felt weird of his statement.

"No. I have my missions in my country," Tefler answered him.

"I understand. At least, it is my mission, right?" Syrfan smiled.

"Let's sleep. Better not wake up late tomorrow!" Tefler reminded Syrfan and went to sleep. Syrfan slept with him at the boys' room, as the rooms are separated by gender and designed like a dorm. Tomorrow will be another day of fights...

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Route of Land(Path 12-Reunion)

"That demon...I can't believe the aura it is emitting," Syrfan shocked by the aura of the demon, being instense and the trails of dark aura was close to each other.

"That demonic holds the power that I cannot handle alone," Zheng Fu worried about his strength.

"I've seen that person before, but where?" Tefler and Clair was staring sharply at each other. A few seconds later,

"Hey, there's no time for reunion!" Syrfan shouted at them. The demonic machine awakens and launched homing missiles to them, yet they were destroyed. Then, it spins and shot laser beams on them. Syrfan and Zheng Fu slid on the ground and kicked its leg, while Tefler and Clair jumped and pierced its arms from above using their weapons. The demonic machine's arm and legs are broken,but its head and body was still active. Its body cover was opened and shot lots of rockets on them.

"Targeting confusion!" Tefler and Clair casted the spell on the rockets and the rockets were moved towards it, yet they were blocked when it formed a barrier around him. At the meantime, Syrfan rushed and cut through the barrier and its body. Zheng Fu assisted by shooting Chinese bronze coins on its head, making the machine exploded.

"Looks like I have to deal with you instead," The mysterious voice appeared again. Then, another demon appeared in the coliseum.

"Where is my family?" Zheng Fu asked the demon angrily.

"Defeat me first!" The demon attacked him by throwing knives on him.

"Soul vengeance!" Clair casted the spell on him. The souls he trapped within his body was released and he turned into dust.

"That demon is nothing compared to the ones I defeated in the past," Clair talked to Tefler. The souls released are then went back to their bodies. Zheng Fu's family then went into the coliseum and had a reunion with him.

"Good job, fighters," The real village chief went into the coliseum too.

"So, Mr.Agel Jost, can you explain this?" Syrfan asked Agel.

"I happened yesterday when the demons attacked our village and put my and the others' soul in the demon's body. Then, they continued the competition with the intend to murder you."

"Then,the other four are?" Tefler wondered about the other finalists identity.

"Don't equalize us with the impostors!" They appeared as if they weren't injured.

"We were also got our souls embedded within that jerk's body. Furthermore, they filled our body with the demon souls," They explained the situation.

"Well, at least I feel grateful that the naive girl isn't hurt at all. Eyfen, go get some rest. You must be tired," Agel relieved that the girl in the colliseum was safe.

"Yeah, she acted as if nothing happened," Clair disagreed with him.

"But I did not get anything even scratch right, dad?"Eyfen suddenly appeared from nowhere and argued with her.

"You fool, Eyfen! You became a tool for the demons!" Agel scolded her.

"What?" Eyfen shocked and cried.

"That's enough. Don't cry, my dear. It's over, right?" Deoka hugged and calmed her.

"Would you consider for a...?" Agel asked the fighters but was interrupted by Syrfan.

"Rematch? NO! You have brought us to this trouble and you want us to waste our time again?" Syrfan scolded Agel.

"Consider this your official training. Don't forget what Yaden said earlier," Tefler reminded him about the advice.

"OK,OK. I'll fight again," Syrfan agreed to have a rematch.

"Yay! I can see the matches again!" Eyfen gave a cheerful smile.

"For now, rest at one of our special inns. They are free for the fighters joining the competition," They have one day before the real bout begins...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Route of Land(Path 11-Dog Eat Dog)

The finalists were waiting for their next instructions.
"Well, well. Congratulations on entering the finals," A mysterious voice emerged from nowhere. "Syrfan Sigmeund, Tefler Zargaso, Yap Zheng Fu, Clair Tyranof, Muzert Nugwon, Quaf Jaxih, Belfon Waret, and Deoka Egans,you all done very well,"

"Now,I'll explain the rules.You will be teleported to random places in a forest hollogram. You must defeat anyone you encountered and the last 4 fighters standing will fight a demon and the best fighter is the winner." The mysterious voice disappeared and they were teleported randomly. Syrfan ran north to search for Muzert, but he met Quaf instead.

"I'm Quaf Jaxih. Well...a S-grade just a piece of rust!" He launched a purple shockwave to Syrfan.

"You are just about the same as me!" Syrfan jumped and tried to attack him directly from above.

"Mirror strike!" A blade emerged from the ground, pierced his body causing him flew upwards and get hit by Syrfan's sword and the blade. But, he breaked the swords, freed and healed himself as if he was not injured at all.

"What?" Syrfan shocked with his incredible selfheal abilities.

"Ice stalagmite!" He punched the ground and lots of ice stalagmites formed surrounding him.An ice stalagmite also formed within him, leaving him frozen.

"I can't imagine how do you think, low class!" Syrfan was unsuprised by his attack.

"Internal electricity!" Syrfan shot a electrical beam towards Quaf.

"Arrrrgh!" Quaf's body became black as he was electrocuted by the attack. He was finally defeated. At the meantime, Tefler met up with Belfon.

"You shall meet you doom," He threw his lance.

"Burn!" Tefler burned the lance and avoided his attack. The lance was teleported back to him, but his hand was burnt that he was unable to hold the burning lance.

"How dare you!"He kicked the lance and controlled it telepathically.

"Take that!"Tefler did the same on his boomerang. They clashed again and again. After a few minutes, Belfon fainted and lose the battle as he was unable to focus anymore and fainted on the ground.
By the way, Zheng Yu encountered Deoka.

"A taoist? I can't resist to kill you," He cast the chaos blade ignalial on Zheng Yu this time.

"I'm not that high graded yet," Zheng Yu casted mirror at the center of the battlefield and Deoka was hit instead.

""He spoke his final words as he was defeated. At the southeastern corner of the forest, Clair was facing Muzert.

"Crap!" Muzert casted meteor shower on Clair. She punched the meteors and the meteors was directed towards him instead.

"Oh no!" He was able to dodge all the meteors.

"Ocean rush!"She casted the spell and water was rising up. But while the water level was still at their feet level,

"Freeze!" He cast the spell. The water was stopped rising and turned into ice instead, yet they were able to break free themselves.

"Rainbow strike!" He cast the spell on her but she managed to jump out and landed on the ice. He also jumped out towards her and casted concrete wall on her. She was embedded in the wall
He kicked the wall and landed on the ice, causing her to was hurt badly.

"You are going to die!" He launched ice wave on her.

"Or is it you?" She shot an ice crescent on him. The ice wave was directed back on him by the ice crescent and hit him instead. He was fainted on the ground. The remaining four were telported back to the coliseum. They were shocked that a demon was standing on the center. They are now facing the demon...

Route of Land(Path 10-Tournament of Hell)

"Now, we'll dividing you into four group and you will fight each other. The last two standing from each group will enter the finals," The announcer explained the rules and the fighters were teleported to the arenas. In the first arena, which looked like a floating forest,
"Well, I just have to beat six people, eh?" He thought a strategy.
Muzert Nugwon, a warlock from Syn cast meteor rain to all other fighters in the arena. The meteors were targeted on them.

"Astro barrier!" Syrfan cast the spell and defended himself. Others was just running towards Muzert and attacked him.

"Useless junk!" Muzert cast fire sphere on himself.The sphere rolled around the arena and hit the fighters who attacked him, which were knocked out off the arena, leaving Syrfan and Muzert advancing to the finals. At the meantime, Tefler was teleported to the second arena, an arena looked like oasis. He shocked that six fighters aimed their guns to him.

"Barrier!"He clamed himself, cast the spell on himself and he runned towards them and knocked their guns off their hands.

"Barrier crush?"Quaf Jaxih,a normal fighter from Syn laid under a tree and shocked with the attack by Tefler.

"Better don't interfere or I'll lose."He decided to just watch.

"Boomerang slash!"Tefler thrown his new boomerang to them. They ran to avoid the attack but they all failed and knocked to the ground unconsciously, leaving Tefler and Quaf advancing to the finals. At the meantime, Zheng Fu was teleported to the the third arena, which looked like a meadow, the fighters were fighting themselves except Belfon Waret, a lancer from Syn threw his lance on him.
Zheng Fu laid down to the ground and the lance hit two fighting fighters and they were killed instantly. Belfon retrived the lance by teleporting the lance to him, which shocked him.

"You'll die today."Belfon launched a lance wave towards him and he ran through another two fighting fighters. Belfon extended his lance to attack him, but it misses and kill the another two instead. The other pair frightened and targeted the lancer using rocket launchers.

"Rockets,huh?"He launched the same lance wave and the rockets were targetting them instead. They ran towards to the back of Belfon but he launced the lance wave through his legs' opening. The lance wave hit them, leaving them unconscious. He jumped to avoid the rockets while Zheng Fu caught them and saved them from the rockets. That meant Belfon and Zheng Fu advanced to the finals.
While at the fourth arena, which is totally dark,

"Chaos blade ignalial!" Deoka Egans,a dark swordsman from Syn cast the spell on the fighters. Swords were struck upwards from a magic circle formed on their legs. The others were killed instantly, except Clair Tyranof, a magician from Riv (the capital of Oszer)emmiting holy aura were able to dodge it, leaving her and Deoka advancing to the finals. Then, the finalists were teleported back to the fighters chamber. Syrfan, Tefler, and Zheng Fu gathered and relieved that they are safe. Shortly afterwards,the finalists were teleported to a forest. They will soon face another terrifying fight...

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Route of Land(Path 9-Tactics)

While they were in the fighter's chamber,
"Are you Lim Yan Jun?" Tefler asked for Zheng Fu's identity.

"No, I'm his student.He passed away several weeks ago." He answered. "I'm Yap Zheng Fu, the royal adviser of ritual affairs of Zyland." He added.

"Why are you helping us?" Syrfan felt weird about his assistance.

"I must rescue my family," Zheng Fu replied with extremely serious voice.

"So,you know about our quest, then?" Tefler asked for more information.

"Yes, the holy weapons are not our target, but it is associated with the demons at here," Zheng Fu explained further.

"What?" Syrfan was stunned by his statement.

"The demons want to destroy the holy weapons in order to prevent the demon lord being exposed to the humans. Once the holy weapons are gathered, they will bring the chosen ones to the demon's lair, which they are not desiring. Yet, there are some demons attempt to destroy the demon lord to prevent him and his minions corrupt the realm of hell and thus prevent the humans attempting to destroy them." Zheng Fu affirmed Syrfan.

"Now, what is our plan?" Tefler asked for next move.

"We win the competition and kill all demons at here. You'll get the items you need and I'll get my family." Zheng Fu explained.

"So,how is the competition is done?" Syrfan asked for more information.

"The contestants are divided to four groups and the first and second place winner in each group will proceed to the finals where they have to fight the demons since that this tournament is now controlled by the demons," Zheng Fu explained about the competition.

"Is there any other people who will help us?" Tefler worried that they will fight alone.

"I think there will be a person assisting us," Syrfan affirmed Tefler.

"You are right. I sensed someone is emitting holy aura somewhere," Zheng Fu agreed with Syrfan.

"All contestants please proceed to the coliseum now," An announcer announced to the contestants.

"We'll begin our plan and meet at the finals," Syrfan told the others.

"Let's go," All of them agreed and went into the coliseum. The competition will begin and they will face the unexpected opponents...

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Route of Land(Path 8-Terror Blockage)

While they are rushing to Syn village,
"Are you sure to join the competition?"Syrfan asked Tefler.

"Of course, the prize is full S-class equipments of your job. That means that you are invincible after you won that tournament," Tefler replied.

"Don't take things for granted. Stats are nothing if you have no skill, wits and will," Syrfan gave Tefler advice.

"Stop it right there!" A knight shown up and blocked them.

"Who are you?" Tefler wondered what was happened.

"You need not to know because you are going to die!" The knight launched a ground blade wave, split to two towards them, which were dodged.

"Junk!" Syrfan was angry and he used the earth hawk attack as a counterattack and the knight fainted after he was hit. They rushed quickly towards Syn village, knowing that they will be prevented from entering the competition.

"Why they are trying to stop us?" Tefler felt weird about the blocking of their movement.

"I think because they are trying to prevent us from entering the competition," Syrfan suggested that someone are behind this.

"Follow me,"A yin yang magician showed himself. His name is Yap Zheng Fu, a yin yang magician form Syn village.

"OK."They had no choice but to believe him and they were teleported to the village and found out that Agel Jost,the village chief wanted to meet them.

"Looks like some of my people have been trying to kill you," Agel showed up.

"You are the fake one, bastard!" Tefler cast Earth Ignalial on him after sensed dark aura emitted from him. An rock pillar suddenly struck up from the fake Agel.

"You'll regret that!" He vanished.

"Looks like this place is full of cheaters," Zheng Fu warned them to be careful.

"I think it is better to go into the coliseum," He teleported them to the coliseum.

"Are you joining this competition?" A girl on the registration desk called and asked them.

"Yes,"Syrfan answered her while they were filling the registration form.

"Please go to the fighter's chamber now," She instructed them after received the forms.

"First is a knight, then the fake village chief, what's next?" Syrfan worried about the trio's safety.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Route of Land(Path 7-Dangerous Discussion)

In the Hare Hair Tavern,they were having discussion on what happened in the ruins.
"So,you get your brilliant equipments, eh?" Hynof praised of their new equipments obtained in the Zard ruins.

"Yeah,at least they are better than my default equipment," They agreed.

"If you think of continuing your mission like this, you better forgetabout it," A young weaponry analyzer suddenly voiced out from nowhere.

"Of course. Such kind of equipments are far from even called good," Syrfan added.

"Syrfan Sigmeund. One of the rare S-grade knight in Lefrad. Am I correct?"He asked Syrfan.

"Yes.And you are Yaden Vuthli, the royal weaponry advisor of Oszer, right?" Syrfan asked him back.

"Looks like I'm quite famous in Zyland too," He went inside and revealed himself.

"How have you been since the royal symposium on equipment customization in Dlig?" Syrfan shown his concern.

"Well, I've been chasing a criminal from Lestreb to here and found out that the criminal is dead," Yaden answers. Kazen actually ran from capture from kingdom of Lestreb, a country at the very north of Lefrad, southwards through Oszer, and finally at Zyland. He added,"It's obvious that a S-grade knight and an information master can defeat him easily,"

"You know about me too?" Tefler shocked as he tried to be low-profile.

"Of course. You are one of our wanted recruits," Yaden explained the situation.

"I'm not joining any armed forces." Tefler refused.

"It's your choice,But don't regret if I do something to your outpost..." Yaden taunted Tefler.

"You little jerk!" Tefler punched Yaden and teleported to his information outpost.

"I think you are not that serious, am I?" Syrfan suspected Yaden's threat on Tefler.

"Well, it depends on how he thinks,"Yaden gave a vague reply.

"Let me put a purple skull mark on the building?" Syrfan guessed what Yaden done on the out post.

"No, I put a red tundercross instead," Yaden replied. Everyone laughed.

"You fool! That is the new logo of Tefler's intelligence clan after gained peace and merged with his rival clan!" Hynof teased Yaden.

"But with white borders...and a yellow tick at the right bottom corner," Yaden added. "How dare you!"Syrfan kicked him.

"That is a mark for destruction by my very own subordinates!" Syrfan scolded Yaden of his filthy work of falsifying orders.

"Attention to all members of ZRSS-4226 troop(a troop which is directly under Syrfan's order), halt the attack on Oszer Royal Clan intelligence outpost! Repeat, halt the attack on Furyz intelligence outpost!" Syrfan ordered his troops to stop the false attack.

"Report, sir, the assault mark is fake! No raid is done!" The ZRSS-4226 troop captain replied.

"Thanks for the report. Can you explain what happened?" Syrfan asked for further information.

"The source of the mark is unauthorized," The captain replied.

"Yeah,I forgot that we have such system. Thanks for your information," Syrfan closed the communication.

"Well, looks like this is a prank rather a real threat,"Tefler returned and gave a smirking look at Yaden.

"Ok. Before I leave, I have something for you.if you care about your fighting skills, go to Syn village at the west of Zard ruins and join the weaponry fighting competition." Yaden leaves and throws several pieces of paper to them.

"This is going to be fun then," Tefler picked up the paper and found out that they are competition forms.

"Well, let's get going!" Syrfan dragged Tefler and leaved the village.

"Good luck then!" Hynof hoped for their victory. They do not expect that there are other enemies which they have to face...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Route of Land(Path 6-Devil of Weapons)

They went into the ruins and found out that something's not right.
"What the?” They are shocked that the ruins' aura were changed.

"I sense evil,” Tefler shocked with the change in the ruin's atmosphere.

"Me too,” Syrfan agreed. They did not explore the ruins as they rushed to find the criminal.

"Follow me,” Tefler urged Syrfan to let him lead.

"Why?” Syrfan wondering what happened to Tefler.

"I memorized the map of this ruin,” Tefler replied.

"If we're lost, we are doomed,” Syrfan warned Tefler. The ruins has no monsters, as if they are vanished (actually destroyed by the aura), hence they were able to move quickly. 30 minutes later, they arrived at the treasure room. At the door, they found a heavily wounded dwarf.

"Please. . . kill. . . the. . . demon. . . I'll. . . give. . . you. . . the. . . treasure. . .” The dwarf could barely spoke to them. Syrfan healed him immediately and told him to sleep.

"Looks like I've got company,” The criminal realized that someone had discovered him. He is Kazen Yadruj, a demon who disguised as a human and murdered lots of people.

"They won't ever enter this room,” Kazen launched a blade wave piercing the door towards them. But, they are able to dodge it and rushed into the room.

"Kazen Yadruj, surrender now!” Tefler shouted.

"Who should surrender?” Kazen cast needle rain spell on them, but it was blocked by Syrfan’s barrier spell.

"Looks like I have to unleash my powers as a demon of weapons,” Kazen's body turned blue and emitting white aura.

"So, you showed you real identity. Then taste this!” Tefler struck Kazen by casting thunder on him.

"Internal bolt!” Syrfan's sword was covered with bolts and he slashed Kazen using the electrically charged sword.

"Aaaaargh!” Kazen's body shattered and turned into dust.

"Wind sweep!” Tefler blowed the dust away out from the ruin.

"Good job,” The dwarf awakened and thanked them.

"These are yours,” Syrfan recieved strike sword, elemental armor, air shoes, horn helmet and wave gun. Tefler recieved wing boomerang, chaos jacket, barrier trousers, blast shoes, Meluncro hat and drive whip. The treasure is actually the dwarf's treasure spell.

"Thanks,” They thanked the dwarf and leaved the ruins. While going back to Hare village,

"So, what are your plans?” Syrfan asked Tefler.

"I'll join you,” Tefler wanted to join him as a companion.

"Ok. I need you to get information about the holy weapons,” Syrfan agreed.

"I'll help you as much as I can,” Tefler asserted Syrfan. The mission continues….

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Route of Land(Path 5-Ruins of Ex-capital)

The next morning,Syrfan woke up and found something near the door.
"A letter, eh?" He picked up the letter and read:

"There are important things that you need to know:
1.Please get the night vision device from the site workers, as they will stop excavating the ruins to allow you explore the ruins freely and they won't use it until you are done.
2.Be careful that there are monsters in the ruin.Most of them are fear towards mining axes. Get one from them too.
3.This place is a restricted zone, so mention my name and they will allow you to pass. The pass code is "Lyron Zast Staguras".Be sure to tell this pass code to them if they requested.
4.As a reminder, the ruin is a prohibited zone at 2000-0800. Teleport out of that ruins before the time is up.
5.There is a rumor that there is a guardian who guards the equipment that you need. Get some medicine or herbs before you go there.
6.This place is considered a heritage by the world heritage committee of planet Lefrad. So, don't leave anyting,include your footsteps and scratches in it.
My final advice, don't ever die in that ruin. Die somewhere else.

Hynof Dugron"

"That old dude....looks like I have to pay him a visit after I'm done," He went to the Zard ruins,located west of Hare village. He arrived there after two days and found out that the site workers were all dead or heavily wounded.

"Please...capture the impostors and save this ruin," A heavily wounded worker spoke with weak voice.

"Please rest," Syrfan healed the wounded workers.

"So, you are Syrfan Sigmeund?" A coarse male voice appeared from nowhere.

"Yes, who are you?" The man suddenly appeared in front of Syrfan.

"My name is Tefler Zargaso, an information collector." Tefler replied, an expert information collector in kingdom of Oszer, a country north of Zyland and leads the Oszer Union, the largest information collecting clan in Oszer.

"So, what are you doing here?" Syrfan suspected that he is the murderer.

"I'm chasing a wanted criminal from Oszer," Tefler answered as if he is framed.

"What does he want in a broken ruin in Zyland?" Syrfan urged him..

"I think it is the same with yours," Tefler replied.

"How do you know that?" Syrfan shocked with his answer.

"I am very powerful in collecting information, even if it is at the heaven and the hell." Tefler did not suprised with Syrfan's question.

"We won't get the criminal if we keep talking like this!" Syrfan started to become impatient.
"Then,let's go inside and fight that jerk!" Tefler agreed. They took the night vision and mining axe and went inside the ruin. They did not know that the ruins are not as same as before...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Route of Land(Path 4-Information)

Syrfan and the villagers were gathering in the Hare Hair Tavern,the only tavern in Hare village ran by Hynof.

"So, you know about the person who kills the guard?" Hynof asked him.

"Yes, he is a criminal who known to kill gurads only," Syrfan answered.

"His name is Nazyl Dugron, right?"Hynof added.

"Yes, and..." Syrfan answered again. Suddenly he cried.

"My son, how come he becomes a filthy person?"

"I understand. Now, I need to know the whereabouts of the holy weapons. And you are Hynof Dugron, right?" Syrfan's voice became serious.

"Well, well, we don't know what the heck the holy weapons are, but I suggest that you get some better equipments at Zard if you are intending to continue your quest. And, I'm indeed Hynof Dugron," Hynof Sighed.

"Zard? Isn't that Zard is just an archeological site?" Syrfan was wondering what was Hynof Saying.

"There are treasures yet to be found in that site and whoever finds them,they can have the treasures," Hynof laughed.

"Thanks." Syrfan tried to leave but stopped by Hynof.

"That site is a prohibited zone from 2000-0800. So, please stay here until 0800," Hynof explained the situation.

"I guess since that a lot of people are here, I guess we can open to some fun questions," Syrfan looked at the villagers.

"We have nothing to ask. Have some nice sleep," The villagers left the tavern.

"So, can I sleep here?" Syrfan laid himself on the ground.

"Yes," Hynof left the tavern. The night was peaceful. But, he does not know what is going to happen next....

Monday, June 28, 2010

Route of Land(Path 3-Battle With A Criminal)

After four days of traveling,Syrfan reached the outskirts of the Hair village.

"Well, well, who's coming here?" A guard was looking at someone.A minute later....

"Aaaaargh!" The guard was killed by a criminal called Nazyl Dugron,a wanted criminal in Zyland who known to kill guards.

"What the!" Syrfan shocked with the scream. He rushed to there and....

"Nazyl!" "Take that!" Syrfan performed the same shockwave attack. The villagers rushed out and saw the fight.

"That guard...wait...did that man say Nazyl?" The Hare village chief, Hynof Dugron thought something about the criminal,who is his son. At the meantime,

"That foolish attack won't work on me!" Nazyl deflected and countered the attack.

"Now,feel my power!" He used the same attack used by Syrfan just now.

"If that is it,then you are nothing but a crap!" Syrfan went towards the shockwave. He was running towards Nazyl while putting his sword on the ground.

"Isn't that the earth hawk attack?" The crowd stunned with his attack.

"Not that fast,sucker!" Nazyl taunted Syrfan. As Syrfan approached him,he lifted his sword upwards,deflecting the earth hawk attack,but a laser beam emerged from Syrfan's sword and hit him.Nazyl fell on the ground.

"Now,surrender or you'll die," Syrfan pointed his sword on Nazyl's throat. Other guards arrived and arrested Nazyl.

"Thanks for your help,young brave one," Hynof thanked him.

"It's too late by now,please come in. We have some important things to tell you," A guard told Syrfan to go into the village. Hare village becomes more lively as the chosen one is there.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Route of Land(Path 2-Siege)

"Well, better go to Hare village to get some rumors," Syrfan's mind was getting something. Hare village is located north east of Dugras known to be the center of the rumors in Zyland. Suddenly,

"How fortunate you get to be the chosen one, huh?" An archer with his several minions ambushed Syrfan near the capital's wall.

"Yeah, and you cannot stop me, Juan Kesyl!" Syrfan started his attack.

"Take this!" A circular wave spreaded from Syrfan's feet and blast them away.

"You'll regret for what you do to me today!" Juan warned Syrfan as he flew away to the woods.

"What?" Syrfan shocked when a monster emerged from the land.

"How dare you disturb my sleep?" A clay golem shouted angrily.

"So you want to fly too?" Syrfan used the same attack again.

"No...!" The clay golem's body was shattered.

"Better get going before another one strikes again," Syrfan was running while still shocked with the battles just now. He does not know that Fie's friend, Seft was watching the battles. Seft Itrag is a close friend of Fie and she is Fie's assistant.

"Looks like this is going to be interesting," Seft smiled like a devil. While Syfran stops running and walked along the main road,

"Hey, young warrior, come here for a cup of coffee," A "wak" (old man who runs a stall or any kind of sorts) yelling at him.

"Can I pack one instead?" Syrfan replied.

"OK," Then, two customers are chattering.

"I heard that he is the one responsible of the Zard incident," A customer whispered at another one.

"No, he does not look like Arwol," The other one replied.

"Who talks bad things about my father?" Syrfan smashed at a table near them.

"Is Arwol Hazran your father?" The "wak" urged him to answer.

"No, my father is Arwol Sigmeund. Sorry for the misunderstanding," Syrfan apologized to him. He added, "Who is Arwol Hazran, anyway?'

The wak sighed, "He is the one who attempts to destroy the seven holy weapons and causes the capital of Zard destroyed. As the result, Zard is now a ruin, the seven holy weapons were destroyed and Dugras is now the capital of this country,"

"Lord wirt flied to Dugras and built another castle as he planed to regain the seven holy weapons," A customer added.

"But I heard rumors that he wanted the seven holy weapons to reign over this planet," The other one added with anxiety.

"Whatever it is, you must regain the holy weapons. Otherwise, they will fall into the hands of evil and we are doomed," The "wak" concluded.

"1 Gled, young warrior." He gave the coffee to Syrfan. "I make this special discount for you,"

"Thanks," Syrfan paid for the coffee and leave the stall. "Too bad that I can't drink now," His mind was too focused on his journey for his to stop and drink. "Better go fast before it's too late,"

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Route of Land(Path 1-Engage)

"Looks like this will be a tough one," Syrfan was mumbling to himself. He went out from the lord's chamber,walked along the main hallway,which looked like a tunnel and stumbled with a solider.

"Don't forget you are a S-grade knight,Syrfan.We are all counting for you," A solider guarding the Lord's chamber replied.

"Yes,I'm going!" Syrfan leaved the castle,located at the center of Dugras,the capital of Zyland.

"That brat always leaves the castle of Brom like this as if he is lord Wirt,"The solider was mumbling. Then, he walked towards Schmidt's bar,located near the north gate.That bar was owned by Schmidt and was always full with customers.The bar is made from wood and emits scent that adds the flavor to the liquor served there.

"Over here,you 'scum'!" Schmidt yelled at him. Syrfan is called scum by the bar's regular customers because each time he appears,he will attract unwelcomed guests,but not this time.He quickly went to the counter,located at the northwest corner.

"I heard that you are given a mission, right?" Schmidt asked Syrfan.

"Yes,so what you'll give me this time?" Syrfan answered him.

"Take this,"Schmidt handed over a red card to him. It was a transport pass,which allows its holder to use any transportations for free.

"But,..." Syrfan felt weird about his gift.

"I'm going to close this bar and go back to my village to take care of my grandchildren. Use it wisely," Schimdt leaved the bar.

"Thanks, old one," Syrfan felt very grateful. “I guess I won’t use it anyway….” He left the bar and tried to went out from the capital of Dugras but when he arrived at the north gate,a person stopped him.

"Hold on, young brave warrior," A fortune teller blocked his path.The fortune teller is called Fie Sephin, the royal astrology adviser and fortune teller. She is also Syrfan's girlfriend since they were teenagers.

"What is your final advice, Fie?" Syrfan pointed his sword to her head.

"You are taking the route of land, as my crystal ball shows," Fie gave him instructions.

"What are you mention it. Can you explain it to me?" Syrfan wondered what she said.

"The seven holy weapons that Lord Wirt mentions can be accessed only via the seven routes. They are route of land, which is your route, route of water, route of earth, route of sky, route of space,route of heaven and route of hell. Each route leads to a holy weapon. I know nothing to which holy weapon will you get,"

"May God bless you to your success," Fie cried.

"Don't worry. I'll be just as fine," Syrfan kissed Fie and left the capital. The journey begins...

Friday, June 25, 2010

Route of Land(Path 0-An Order)

A soldier walked inside a very dark place and stepped on a magic circle. He knelt down while waiting for his orders.

"There are seven holy weapons hidden in this universe. They are seraph sword,gunge lance,angel bow,fairy rod,saint gun,heaven boomerang,and divine axe.They are scattered in seven different places which even our intelligence cannot detect them.Yet,a legend says that seven chosen ones will go through their own routes and will eventually obtain them.Your mission is to retrieve your designated weapon on your designated route.As a beginning, you are given 200 Gleds and a compass which reacts upon on your designated weapon.Now,go!" A mysterious sound suddenly commanded him. No one was able to see anything except the entrance.

"Yes, my lord," He stood up and walked out from place.

"I'm counting on you, Syrfan Sigmeund," The mysterious sound echoed the place. The mission starts....

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Route of Land Teaser

This is my mission...not only for my country...but also the fate of my world....

Coming soon 25/06/10....