Part 4 of Akimoto's return to his old workplace, fort Hades!
While many of the Guardians are glad he's here, a small Group, Rorke Included, distrust him for being Half-Demon, this has caused a stir throughout the Guardian Fortress. Some defending the Rights of Demons, others Supporting the Captain and Continuing there efforts to keep demons in line. Will Balance be restored to the Broken Camp?
Akimoto: *Stomach Growl* Grrrr...Damn Rorke...Cutting off my Food Ration...And for What? Saving a Wyrmkin girl from Death and Slaying a Rampaging Twinbellows? Mohawk Pony-tailed Bastard...
Raziel: Why not just hunt for your own Food? I think a Saw a couple of Dessert Jackalopes on our way here...
Akimoto: I'm not cooking a Stupid Unicorn Rabbit! *Flops on bed*...Now a Hell Boar...Hooo Man...I'd be set for the whole week! I'd KILL for that Bacon!
Raziel: Yeah...*whipes drool from Mouth*...And Now I actually WANT to eat one! Damn Zombie Hunger...
Akimoto: Whelp! Moping ain't gonna do us any good? Wanna find Vayle and Kona?
*Outside of the Cave, they walk to explore the rest of the camp!*
Kona: W-what the...
*a Luxurious set of Armor is set up upon a Mannequin, lined with blue gems and small wings on the Pauldrons, it seems to have been forged with oceanic Silver*
Female Guardian: Wow...This...This is GORGEOUS! It's exactly what I hoped for! Thank you so much, Lady Vayle!
Vayle: I'm glad you like it, Friend! Just because you defend the Land from the Enemies of the Wastes Doesn't mean you can't look good while doing so!
Female Guardian" I'll look like a Hero of legend in this Armor! It's gonna be so great! *Pushes the Mannequin as she wanders off!*
Vayle: *Waves with a Smile*...*!*...
Kona: You know how to make ARMOR?!
Vayle: Armor...? OH! You mean the order! No! of course not! I am a TERRIBLE Smith! I Designed the Armor, but My Friend had it commissioned and forged! She's the Daughter of a legendary Blacksmith and heir to the Vulcan Blacksmith guild in the Northern Lands. I should introduce you to her sometime!
Kona: Wow...Well that was some very nice armor, Lady Vayle!
Vayle: Of course! No matter what the others say, I don't JUST Design Gowns and Suits! I know my way around armor and protection as well! I make the Designs, I send it to the Forge, they send the outfit back! I Give them 50% of the sale! and I ALWAYS see to it the order is an outfit fit for a Hero of Fantasy! Warrior princess! Arcane Sorcerer! Dashing Rogue! I'll make a LEGEND out of the client! *Fire in her Eyes then turns to a curios look at Kona!*
Kona: *Smiles, Eyebrow Raised* And you get these ideas from your own mind?
Vayle: ...*Sigh*...I play Fantasy RPG's in my spare time, okay? *red Face*
Akimoto: YO! *Waves hand!*
Vayle: THERE you are! Finally decided to join us?
Akimoto: I was Bored, so I thought I'd Stretch my legs a little...
Raziel: You give that girl her Armor?
Vayle: Yes! Yes I did! She Absolutely LOVED it!
Akimoto: *!* Wait! You know how to make ARMOR?!
Vayle: No, Imbecile! I'm not a Blacksmith! My Friend Made it for Me, but I Designed it!
Akimoto: Was it a Ballgown made of Armor Plates?*Smirk!*
Vayle: It was a PROPER set of Armor! Honestly...I don't ALWAYS Make Dresses!
Akimoto: Oh, Relax, it's just a Joke...*Gurgle!*...Mrrrrr...
Akimoto: *!* Huh?
Martha: *Raising back curtain of the food tent*...I'm sorry about the Captain...He's been acting up pretty bad Lately...
Akimoto: Yeah! No kidding...
Martha: But what you did was more then heroic, and it was unfair of the Captain to punish you for doing what was right...*Hands him a Bag of Bread Loafs and Fruit*...*Smiles with a Nod!*...Don't let the Captain find it...
Akimoto: *Smiles!* Ha...Thanks, Martha! No worries...I know plenty of Places I can stash this...
Martha: Hehe, Good Boy! Eat it up when no one's around! *lowers Curtain* ...KJELLE! WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?! ARE YOU TRYING TO GET THE TROOPS SICK?! *CLANG!*
Vayle: Hahahaha...Seems your Actions affected this camp greatly...
Akimoto: Yeah? See?! I was completely in the right! Rorke's just got a Stick up his ass at all times...
Vayle: Well...Actually, there's a reason for his Hatred...
Raziel: What reason is there for Hating anything that isn't human...?
Vayle: I talked with the Captain last night to find out WHY he has such strong hatred for Demons. And from what I saw, his anger comes from a severe case of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder!
Akimoto: PTSD?! What gave him that?!
Vayle: Apparently, some time after the Great War, he invited a Demon Immigrant into his Home in a small town in Speranza. He was greatful for the Captain's Generosity...However, it turned out to be a Trick to let down the Captain's Guard. the Demon was a member of a Gang of Marauding who left the town in smoke and fire, and Killed the Captain's Family...
Akimoto: Demon Marauders...Small Farming Community in Speranza...WAIT A MINUTE! Are you Talking about the White-rock Massacre?!
Vayle: He didn't say where the attack happened, he only said his town was destroyed by Demon Marauders...Regardless, Those demons caused the Captain to go into a Frenzy of utter Rage and attack without mercy. that attack left a massive trauma within the Captain's mind, forcing him to believe that All demons are Evil and must be killed!
Akimoto: Okay, I feel for the guy for losing his family, but doesn't give him the right to be cruel to EVERY demon! I lost my Family too, and I was just a baby when that happened! Am I going around branding every HUMAN an enemy and killing them one by one? NO! I got over it! I got my Grandparents, I got you guys, I don't need to go on Hate-fueled Rampage! But I'll say this...if me OR Gramps ever meet the guys who killed my Parents...Heh...God Help them.
Kona: I can agree with that! I lost my Parents to Despoire, and I'm not bringing my rage out on the Humans!
Akimoto: *raises Eyebrow at Kona*...Kona...You Pinned Chancellor Damien to a Tree and nearly burned him alive on our last vacation...
Kona: *Red Face* Er...Right...well...MOST of the time, I keep my rage under control...hehe...
Raziel: Relax, Kid! We're just poking fun at you!
*The Groups hears the Marching of armor behind them as Captain Rorke approaches with a couple of Guards at his side*
Akimoto: *Blink*...What's with the Soldiers, Rorke? We preparing for another attack?
Rorke: *Lifts up a small Chunk of Bread*...You mind explaining why I found THIS under your Bunk? I Thought made it Clear your Food rations were CUT OFF until further notice?!
Vayle: Wait, Captain! That was my Doing, I gave it to him, please do not do anything to hi-
Rorke: *Raises hand* Don't try and cover for him, Lady Vayle...
Vayle: I am NOT covering for him! I GAVE him that slice!
Akimoto: Yeah! Last I checked, you didn't say anything about OTHER soldiers giving there food rations away!
Rorke: Cut off Food Rations means ALL Food Rations cut off! It doesn't matter whether the ration is yours or not, You were TOLD your food ration was cut off! Yet again, you DISOBEY my Orders, DEVIL!
Akimoto: Alright! You know what?! I'm getting TIRED of you Crap, Rorke! *Throws bag of Bread at him*
Rorke: The only problem here i-*!* Wait a minute...*Picks up the Bag, opening it!* Is...is this?! Our BREAD SUPPLY?!
Akimoto: Not ALL of it!
Rorke: *Glares Akimoto Down!* So you're a Devil AND a Thief!
Martha: C...Captain! Hold on! I GAVE him that Bag! That was my fault!
Rorke: You too, Martha?! Why are you all Defending him?!
Akimoto: Because they know not all demons are heartless Monsters like YOU!
Rorke: I've heard enough....You come into my camp, Disobey my Orders, Steal our Food Rations, and Manipulate my Soldiers! You are a Danger to not only Fort Hades, but ALL OF VITARIA!
Akimoto: FINE! If I'm such a Bother, We'll head back to Speranza! Certainly better then staying here and getting yelled at by a Racist PTSD fueled PSYCHOPATH!
*Two Soldiers appear behind him, Weapons drawn as they laugh to themselves with a smirk*
Rorke: Oh No...I'm not giving you that satisfaction...You've caused enough trouble in Vitaria...
Raziel: What do you mean by that?!
Rorke: It's clear the threat he possesses to our lands...As a Guardian, I must see to it he is brought to justice for his Evil Nature!
Akimoto: ...What the hell are you saying?
Rorke: I'm Sending you Back to the Tartarus Wastes where you belong...DEVIL!
*The Soldiers at his side draw there weapons as they sneer with delight!*
Vayle: W-...I...Y...YOU CAN'T DO THAT! He may be Half-Demon, but HE WAS BORN IN VITARIA! BY AMENDMENT 7 OF THE VITARIAN LAW CONCORDAT, YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO BANISH HIM!
Rorke: Fort Hades doesn't follow the Vitarian Law Concordat! We're an Independent alliance of Warriors who fight to defend these lands in any way we see fit! And the Way I see it...SENDING AWAY THIS DEVIL IS THE ONLY WAY TO DEFEND VITARIA FROM EVIL!
Raziel: I'll BE DAMNED! *Cracks Knuckles, assuming a Fighting Stance!* You guys ain't laying a Hand on Aki!
Kona: *Readies Spear!* You want to Capture Sir Akimoto? You'll have to get through us!
Rorke: You fools! You would throw your Lives down for this DEVIL?! Has he blinded you to the truth?!
Martha: Captain Rorke! Have you lost your MIND?! He's just a boy! You can't just throw him to the Wastes!
Travis: This is WRONG, and you know it! Are you going to banish the Drow members of our Army Next, Captain?! What the hell's Gotten into you?!
Rorke: Both of You! STAY OUT OF THIS! Lest you meet the same fate as them...*Waves Finger!* Remove these Traitors and Capture Akimoto!
Akimoto: You ain't DOING THIS! *Summons blades, red energy exploding from his body!* I AIN'T GOING ANYWHERE!
Rorke: YOU ARE LEAVING VITARIA TODAY, DEVIL! *Draws Sword!* DEAD OR ALIVE! *Points it to Akimoto, a look of mindless anger in his eyes!*
Vayle: *Readies a spell, teeth gritting as she too comes to Akimoto's Defense!*
*The Signal Alarm sounds from the Wall!*
Rorke: *His looks of madness disappears, lowering his sword* What? An Attack? NOW?!
Male Guardian: CAPTAIN! *Pant*...*Pant*...*Salute!* Captain! It's...It's the Thanatos Clan! THEY'RE MARCHING THROUGH THE GATE! They're heavily Armed!
Rorke: *!* No...They're early...ALL TROOPS! GET INTO POSITIONS! DEFEND THE FORTRESS!
Guardian Elite: Sir...*Pointing sword to Akimoto!* What about HIM?!
Rorke: *Glares at Akimoto!*...Grrr...*Shakes head* Leave him! We must focus on the Demon Clan! GO! Get into Positions! *Points to Akimoto* It seems You've gotten lucky...I Suggest you take this opportunity and LEAVE while you have the Chance...*Turns around, rushing for the Wall with his soldiers!*
Raziel: Pffffft! FINE BY ME, JACKASS! Let's get the HELL outta here!
Akimoto: ...*Staring at Rorke*...*Clenches fists*...NO!
Raziel: *!* WHAT?!
Akimoto: I can't leave yet! That Demon Clan's gotta be stopped! And these guys SURE AS HELL don't have enough Man Power to do it themselves! We gotta help them!
Vayle: After his Accusations and nearly Throwing you into the Wastes, YOU STILL want to HELP these Imbeciles?!
Akimoto: Call me Crazy, but I need to help them! Rorke's an idiot, but there ARE good People here! I can't just turn my back and let a clan of Demons from the Wastes kill him!
Raziel: So you're gonna go play hero and Save a bunch of racist idiots?!
Akimoto: Hm...I'm no Hero, Raziel...But I'm Not a Monster Ether! *Summons Blade!* And I'm SURE AS HELL not a DEVIL! *Charging for the Wall!*
Raziel: *Groans* Oh for Crying out loud...Fine, let's go help them...I Guess.
*The Soldiers stand ready at the Wall, along with soldiers outside the Wall standing ready with shields!*
Rorke: ...Hm...*Staring down the enemy army!*
*The Demon Clan stands aligned at the gates of Tartarus, clad in Black and Red Armor with Weapons of Blood Red Steel, there commander steps forward as his Wings stretch out and his Glows glow brightly.*
Demon Leader: ...HUMANS! Your Time has Come! We are Soldiers of the Great Lord Asriel! Patriarch of the Thanatos Clan! And We shall Bathe your land red in a SEA OF BLOOD! The Fires of hell shall engulf your Kingdoms! And we shall Rip the Children from your arms and FORCE THEM INTO SLAVERY!
Vayle: Huh...So THAT'S a Pure-Blooded Demon...
Akimoto: Yeah...Compared to me and Gramps, those guys are Heartless Beasts!
Demon Leader: We shall tear through your Pathetic Gates and REIGN FIRE UPON HUMANITY AND IT'S WEAKNESS! WE ARE WARRIORS OF THE THANATOS CLAN! MEPHISTO HIMSELF FAVORS OUR POWER!
Rorke: Hm...YOU THINK YOUR ARMY INTIMIDATES US, DEMON?! CLEARLY YOU DON'T KNOW WHO YOU'RE MESSING WITH...WE ARE THE GUARDIANS OF VITARIA! UNITED, WE PROTECT THESE LANDS FROM LAWLESS, CRUEL, SAVAGE MONSTERS LIKE YOU! WE'VE SLAIN HUNDREDS OF DEMONS BEFORE YOU! WITH THIS WALL, THESE CANNONS, AND THESE SOLDIERS, YOU WILL NOT SET ONE FOOT INTO OUR LANDS! WE DEFEND VITARIA UNDER THE BANNER OF THE WINGED SHIELD! UNITED WE STAND!!!
*UNITED WE STAND!!!*
*Noticeably, a few Drow Guardians did not join into the chant, and simply stood there, reluctantly looking to the captain*
Vayle: ...Hmmm...It seems morale isn't too strong...
Akimoto: Gee, I Wonder why...*Rolls his eyes, glaring at Rorke!*
Demon Leader: Hmhmhmhm...HAHAHAHAHA! INSOLENT HUMAN! You think your Petty Militia FRIGHTENS us?! WE SHALL DECORATE OUR BEASTS WITH YOUR BONES! *Raises Axe!* SOLDIERS OF THANATOS! FORWAAAAARD!!!
*The Demons Roar and Cry out as they Charge the Wall!*
Rorke: GUARDIANS! STAND AND FIGHT! DON'T LET A SINGLE ONE OF THOSE DEMONS THROUGH THE GATE!
*The Guardians below charge out toward the Army as they prepare to clash with them!*
Rorke: FIRE THE CANNONS! SPREAD OUT THERE FORCES!
Akimoto: *Starring down at the Forces*...
Rorke: ...*!!!* You're still HERE?! Do you have a DEATH-WISH?!
Akimoto: As much as I wanted to leave, I got friends here...And I'd rather not see em get mowed down by a bunch of Demon Drama Queens from the Wastes...I'm helping out, Rorke! Whether you like it or not!
Rorke: Grrrr...*Shakes head!* FINE! Just STAY OUT OF MY WAY! *Marches away from Aki!* RELOAD THE CANNONS! KEEP FIRING!
Raziel: First he tries to throw you into the Gate, now he's just irritated at your presence?! This guys seriously needs help...
Akimoto: There's no point! He'd probably just lose it again...
Raziel: I Suppose you're right...*Cracks Knuckles* Well! Let's go hunt some Demons!
Akimoto: Sounds good to Me! *Spreads wings as he jumps from the Wall, taking Flight into the Battlefield!*
Raziel: *Jumps from the Wall, descending toward the Demon Army!*
To be Continued in part 5!