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Chapter 2: A new weapon.. a new enemy
Pheristos looked around the damaged ship. The total number of dead sailors was eight. Five more were injured. He searched the ship for Monesias. He found him behind a shot barrack helping a sailor. He approached him.
Pheristos: Hey Monesias I ve been wondering why did my Glestei summoned such a small puppy? Yours were great, fearless dragons. What makes the difference?
Monesias patched the sailor and turned to Pheristos
Monesias: Well there are a lot of reasons. First of all you haven’t even trained in using the Glesteis you have. It took me years of practice to summon those powerful dragons you saw
Pheristos: And what creatures can I summon from these Glesteis?
Monesias: Since you have Blue ones you can summon the creatures that exist only in myths and legends like Dragons, Minotaurs etc. Of course not all Glesteis are able to summon creatures as you saw before. It is better for you not to know Pheristos.
Pheristos: Yes I noticed. So what are the powers of the Glesteis?
Monesias: There are 4 sizes. The smallest ones are called Esteis and can make you invisible for a certain amount of time. The next ones are called Trapeis and by placing them on the ground they create traps that vary from a little net to huge atomic explosions. The 2nd ones are called Varisteis and can produce weapons from little daggers to huge cannons. And the biggest ones like the one you have are called Starsteis and they have the power to summon creatures. The creatures they summon depends on the Kindgom of wich the orb is obtained
Pheristos: Wow! Can you teach me more about Glesteis? Can you train me?
Monesias: I am afraid not. I have my own affairs to attend to young man. Although I would really like to se you again in the future.
Pheristos: Ok then. One final thing. After I use my Glestei what happens?
Monesias: Well each person can carry no more than seven Glesteis at a time. When you use a Trapstei or an Estei they then lose their energy and take time to recharge. Varistei’s become weapons for the duration of the battle and then you can turn them back to stone. Finally Starstei’s wich are the most important ones, are living creatures. That means they can die. They may summon different creatures as you train and gain experience but the soul of the orb is unique. If the creature dies in battle the orb dies with it and the user feels actual pain. But if the creature survives then it can return back to the Starstei to rest and regain it’s strength. Also something very important you must already know but I ll tell you just to be sure. If the orb user dies so does it’s creatures.
Pheristos: Interesting thank you Monesias.
Then Monesias left and returned to the ship giving orders and fixing the damages. After about one hour Pheristos saw land ahead. He saw a huge sign reading Tydon Village as the ship entered the docks.
Monesias: Well young man here we part ways. I will leave with my ship in 3 days what will you do?
Pheristos: I am searching for the unigue purple orb to cure my brother's desease.
Monesias: Ok then good luck in your journey. I hope we ll meet again someday
Monesias left through a small path. On the other hand Pheristos stayed for a while on the port looking around the village. There was a pretty, small, grey building with a big sign on top saying “TYDON’S TOWN HALL”. Few meters away was the post office, a shipyard and a tavern where some fishermen were drinking beer. Behind all these, in the top of a hill was the lighthouse.
He thought that he could find more information and a map in the town hall but he was really tired. So instead he went to an inn rent a room and passed the night there. The next morning he decided to head straight for the town hall. He walked towards it but heard some very loud noises coming from that direction. He realized that many people surrounded the town hall. He wondered what what was going on. He asked a man and he told him that a ceremony was in progress. He approached a window and by the time and stood on the tip of its toes so that he could see inside it. A man was holding a Glestei. And to Pheristos surprise a grey Glestei. He didn’t know there were Grey Glesteis as well
He looked more carefully curious about the Glestei when he heard someone speaking next to him
Stranger: Damt! I should be the one to have that Glestei
Pheristos looked next to him and saw a guy dressed in black.
Pheristos: What is going on here?
Stranger: Nothing. Mind your own business.
Pheristos: Come on man just tell me what is this ceremony all about?
Stranger: SHUT UP. They will see me.
Pheristos: What do you mean see you?
Stranger: If that will make you shut up! There is a tradition in our village when a son becomes 17 years old his father has to give him a Glestei. Now step back.
Then all of a sudden his hand reached his pocket and pulled out a red orb. From what Monesias had told him that must have been a Trapei
“Smoke” the stranger whispered and launched the Glestei inside the town hall.
A few minutes earlier inside the town hall…
Mayor: We all gathered here today to honor our local tradition. Today it’s a big day for me. Today my only son becomes 17. Today it is me who has to give up my Glestei for him!
A single tear raced down the Mayor’s chick but it wasn’t one of sadness. He was happy and prod about his son.
A young man entered the building and approached the Mayor. He was tall with black hair and glasses.
Man: I told you father I have no use for that crappy orb. I am a scientist and I don’t want these things anywhere near my research.
Mayor: My Wes, my son. Happy birthday. You finally became 17 and it is time for me to give you your first Glestei. Here take it. It s all yours .
Before Wes reached out his father’s hands to take the Glestei the room filled with smoke. Everyone paniced. Everybody was running around trying to breathe while the mayor was shouting “ WHO TOOK THE GLESTEI? THE GLESTEI IS GONE”. Phersistos saw the man in black next to him running away holding that orb.
Pheristos: What the....?
He began chasing the man without hesitationt.
Mayor: SOMEBODY AFTER HIM NOW!!!
Wes: Ffss I couldn’t care less. Let him have as if he can gain anything from it.
He then sit in a nearby couch and opened a book literally ignoring the smoke around him.
Pheristos was running as fast as he could. He must have been chasing him for around ten minutes or so.
They ran outside a tavern. A man inside the tavern saw the inside and thought to himself “I only left him for a day and he is in trouble again”. He slowly stood up and exited the tavern
Pheristos kept chasing the man for a while. He felt his lungs really heavy. Then he thought of an idea. He took out one of his 2 Glesteis and looked at it. Come on help me out buddy he thought . He launched the Glestei forward…and the little puppy appeared again barking happily. Damt he thought. Just as he lost all hope and also lost the stranger from his sight he heard a voice from somewhere in front
Stranger: Who the hell are you old man? Get out of my way
Pherstos walked forward and saw Monesias and his dragon blocking the man’s way. He was really happy to see him.
Monesias: Stay back Pheristos he is no ordinary thief
Stranger: So you do know. And yet you stand before me you old fool
Phersitos looked puzzled but stayed behind
Stranger: Now prepare to die for your foolishness. He reached his pocket once more and picked out a large orb (Pheristos recognised it was a Starstei) and threw it in the air. A huge Behemoth appeared facing Monesias’s Dragon
Monesias unmounted the dragon and charged at the Stranger while activating a Varistei. A blue sword appeared in his hand just in time to clash with the Red one the stranger was using. They were both tremendous with the sword. Nobody seem to have the slightest edge. But what really was the most impressive thing that Pherisots had ever seen was the battle beetwen their creatures. The Behemoth and the Dragon were fighting claws with claws teeth with teeth and yet nobody seemed to win
Then all of a sudden a small and weak bark was heard behind the stranger. Confused the stranger lost his balance and Monesias managed to stab him in the chest. The terriefied man turned to see who distracted him and saw a little dog. He wanted to stab it so badly but his wounds were severe.
He threw another smoke orb and when the smoke cleared he and the Behemoth had both vanished.
Pheristos exited his hide place and approached Monesias who was holding the Grey orb. He didn’t seem scratched at all. He was a tremendous warrior despite his age.
Monesias: Well I ll be damned. Your little puppy saved us.
Pheristos: Yeah looks like it. What was this all abo…
Close behind them steps were heard
Mayor: WHAT HAPPENED? WHERE DID THE THIEF GO???
Monesias: Cool down Sir. This young fella over here defeated the robber and retrieved the orb. Here it is
He handed it over to the Mayor
Mayor: You..you saved my orb. I can’t thank you enough. Here have this Glestei as a token of my gratitude. Also I invite you to our dinner tonight for the celebration of my son Wes’s birthday
Pheristos looked at the grey Glestei really happy. It was a Varistei. That could only mean one thing. He had finally found a weapon…