|The Forgotten Titan
Author: SailorStar9 PM
Every team of heroes will have a forgotten member and the Teen Titans are no exception. So when an old flame of Robin’s appears as Red X’s partner, to what lengths would the Boy Wonder to save her?Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Adventure/Romance - Robin - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,161 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 12-31-10 - Published: 01-04-06 - id: 2735882
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SailorStar9: It was about darn time I got my butt down and typed this fic. Anyway, this is Chapter 2. Read and review.
Disclaimers: I own nothing, except my OC.
Chapter 2: Ascension of the 'Enforcer'
"As it would seem, Khaz'goroth , you have yet appointed your Avatar." Aman'Thul, the Highfather and Leader of the Pantheon Council stated.
"I may not have," Khaz'goroth admitted, "But I do have the perfect candidate in mind. Her." he showed the assembled Pantheon Titans a hologram of Merci in her cloaked Shadow Being form.
"A child whose life had been robbed wrongfully, her spirit engulfed in darkness, yet still she holds compassion for those who condemned her." Eonar, Matron of All Life noted, reading the aura the Shadow Being emitted. "A wise choice indeed, Khaz'goroth."
"Then, it's decided." Aman'Thul voiced. "This child will be the last Avatar of the 'Keeper Circle', the 'Enforcer'."
Merci spirited through the walls of the sewers, rapidly escaping the pungent scent. She was nearing her hideout, when a strong burst of magical energy burst out from the ground, the immense magical power trapping her within as a ritual circle manifested underneath her feet. A Pantheon rite circle. She recognized the ritual circle. And by the looks of it, Lord Khaz'goroth's. Wait, this circle is... she frowned when the entire rite circle materialized. The 'Enforcer Ascension'! Before she could protest, the ritual circle activated its power, enabling the otherwise bodiless Shadow Being to gain the form of a Dark Elf and allowing her to walk on the earth and under the sunlight once again.
I understand, my Lord. The newest 'Keeper' sent a mental message to her master. I know what must be done. Raising her hand, she opened a swirling portal to Tamaran via her 'Enforcer' ring.
"Starfire, it's a trick." Robin dashed into the throne room with the other Titans. "All of it; Blackfire has been lying to everyone."
"You are not the best for Tamaran." Starfire pulled off her bridal crown.
"You dare to challenge the Grand Ruler?" Blackfire glared.
"I challenge my sister." Starfire burnt off her wedding dress. "For the crown."
"Correction." the 'Enforcer' droned, manifesting via her portal. "This challenge is mine, Princess Koriand'r. So this is what the Tamaran royalty have become since the days of Lady Eonar." she focused on Blackfire. Come great Grand Ruler. Show me what you can do against one of the 'Keepers'."
"W-Who are you?" Blackfire stammered.
The cold laugh that seemed to ricochet off the hall, chilled Blackfire to the core, "I am Merci, and Merci is me. And I am the 'Keeper of Justice', the 'Enforcer'. Surrender Komand'r and you'll walk out of here with your life."
"You lie!" Blackfire screamed. "There hasn't been an 'Enforcer' for eons!"
"Do I?" the Dark Elf echoed, raising a hand to encase Blackfire in a black energy orb. Floating before the elder Tamaran Princess who had been trying to use her starbolts to free herself. "Contempt…hate…apathy. Lust, envy, you stink of them. Your soul is stained with corruption. Penance Stare!"
Within her prison, Blackfire let out a keening wail as she collapsed inside the sphere and folded herself into a fetal position. Her eyes wide, her breathing rapid, and she broke out in a cold sweat.
"So many secrets, Komand'r." the 'Enforcer' tsked. "You knew the teachings of High Lord Aman'Thul had been corrupted. You had the minority council desecrate it even more... who was the one in robes, Komand'r? Power. You stupid fool." she spat "You betrayed Tamaran for power and covered it up. The Elder Council knew… your own parents... you had them killed! You had them assassinated to hide your dirty secrets. 36 major clans and 45 minor clans." she dug deeper into Blackfire's memories. "Traitors to the Pantheon, the lot of them! Hell is coming, Komand'r. A purge of the Old is the only way I see. A scour it is, a scour it will be. The corruption runs deep into the elder generation. Darksaber Huntresses, to me!" she barked.
"At your command, My Lady." Misha, the leader of the Darksaber Clan appeared underneath Merci.
"Receive your orders, Misha." Merci transferred the instructions to the Huntress via her 'Enforcer' ring.
"I understand." Misha nodded, knowing the Huntresses' mission. "Onward my sisters. The 'Enforcer' has decreed the 'Clan Cleansing'!"
With a war cry, the Darksaber Huntresses rode off upon their Shadow Panthers to carry out their instructions.
"This crystal..." Merci removed the Jewel of Charta from Blackfire's collar. "Was never meant to be used on the likes of you!" at her declaration, she shattered the jewel with her black flame and released the unconscious Blackfire, the backlash of energy having knocked the elder Tamaran Princess out.
The crown of Tamaran cluttered to the ground and Starfire picked it up, "Tamaran has a new Grand Ruler." she declared, placing the crown upon her head.
"Lady Eonar's 'Keeper of Life' has been too lenient. Not I; it is time to be a phoenix and Tamaran to rise from the ashes of your eternal imprisonment." Merci looked at the defeated Blackfire. "Darkness Seal!" Blackfire barely had time to react when she was trapped within the sealing sphere, a swirling portal opening above the globe. "Great Pantheon Shaper and Forger of the Universe! My Master, Khaz'goroth! Give me the power! Close the gate of the broken law! Dimension Dome Close!" at her last command, her 'Enforcer' ring's power exploded, as she shut off the portal, sending the sealed ball hurling into the depths of the unknown.
"What happens now, 'Enforcer'?" Starfire inquired.
"After the 'Clan Cleansing', every single scroll that held the vitiated inscriptions of the High Lord must be destroyed and burnt." Merci replied. "I am merely the 'Keeper of Justice', Grand Ruler." she reminded. "The task of inscribing the High Lord's rightful laws and teachings fall upon Lord Norgannon's 'Keeper of the Law'."