Disclaimer: The Characters in this story do not belong to me in any way.
Vandal Hearts and Vandal Hearts II is a registered trademark of
Konami Co, Ltd.
Many of the quotes in this story are used directly from the game and are
property of Konami.
Vandal Hearts II
~ Heavenly Gate ~
In the Holy Year of 986, Lagore, the King of Natra was assassinated by his
wife. Queen Mother Agatha and her lover, Cardinal Ladorak. Having installed
the new infant Prince Franz as the new king, Queen Mother Agatha appointed
Cardinal Ladorak as the Premier. Together, they assumed control with an
iron fist, eliminating all those in opposition.
Ladorak's oppressive rule was enforced by an elite troupe of knights.
Using torture, deception, assassination, and informants, the knights
ruthlessly crushed all opponents.
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The Sun was beginning to die down..to disappear from the skies and
soon let the moon take it's place instead. Not one bird filled the orange-
red sky for the smell of burning wood and the thick, heavy smoke bellowing
from below seemed to threaten the environ and it's natural habitants. The
small town of Gardeu, a town just outside the border of the Kingdom of
Natra, would soon cease to exist. It was just a matter of hours before the
flames engulfed it.
The middle aged Lieutenant was getting quite used to burning down
villages and soon began to amuse him. But this time it was different.this
town was much more populated than the other small villages the Ladorak
Knights had ravaged. This time, it would be different.this time they had
been ordered by the Cardinal himself and had taken second in command of the
mission. A mission which up to this point still did not quite understand
but yet felt obliged to enforce it.
"Spare no one! The old, the young, it does not matter! Kill them all! "
said the lieutenant as he glared at the group of loyal knights standing
before him. With that, the knights quickly dispersed into the small houses
and alleys, killing it's residents and anybody that was left in the town.
Some of the knights would have proudly opposed the manslaughter but knew
they would face Marshall laws from the church if they dared disobey their
Premier but there were those that did it for pleasure.
The young woman felt like she had ran for eternity, past the flames, past
the corpses of relatives and friends lying wounded and dead on the ground.
She ran, crying, bloody and beaten and never looked back once when she soon
she felt herself looking at a dark metal suit of armor which seemed like it
would had never rusted, even in the heaviest of rains. It was one of them.
She knew it. She was certain of it. Without giving it a second thought she
started running back to where she came from only to see that another clad
of armor was waiting for her. This time there was no escape for her as she
saw one bloody gauntlet grab her neck and felt another one reach around her
petite waist, and dragged her into the dark, cold alley where no one would
hear her screams.if anybody else was still alive that is.and saw that the
blouse her boyfriend had bought her was being torn like it had no meaning.
There was now another dark figure in the alley, laughing..and was staring
at the stupid girl in front of him while his companion grabbed one of her
small breast roughly and started to laugh as well.
The man could taste the blood in his mouth, and could feel his head
pulsating. 'Godamnit, I've only been Mayor for less than a year,' he
thought to himself, 'Only a year!' "Ma-make them stop.The people.are
innocent.!" he managed to say despite the large amount of blood in his
throat. "I've told you everything you wanted know!"
Jacob looked on as the man in front of him was trying to plead. In some
cases he might have considered letting the man live but he had his orders.
Some cases."If you must kill, then kill me!" said the feeble man in front
of him. The Commander smiled. "Humph.that's so very true," Jacob said as he
had already put his hand around the handle of his blade. "That was my very
intention!" With that said, he quickly pulled out his sword and drove the
tip of the shiny metal deep into the Mayor's right shoulder and slowly
pulled it back out ready to deliver the blow that would soon end the
The pain was intense. Unbearable. "Look, we are merely setting an example
of this village. Nothing personal really." The young commander said in a
soft tone that would make anybody believe that he was your best friend. "It
harbored a fugitive who dared to harm the Cardinal, so it must burn."
The Commander continued, "It does not matter one bit if the villagers have
nothing to do with you."
"You devil.Has God forsaken us?" said the mayor while his eyes stared at
the small puddle of crimson liquid on the floor. 'Most likely my own,' he
thought to himself.
"Fool.." Commander Jacob said as he swung his shiny blade and ended the
life of yet another victim. 'What a Pity,' he thought, things could have
been quite different.'
Author's Note: Quite a long intro huh? My bad. Well this my first
fanfiction ever and I'm not really that experienced so cut me some slack.
Anywayz.I decided to start writing a fanfiction about the game Vandal
Hearts 2 because the storyline in the game is one of the best that I've
seen in a while and I also noticed that not ONE person has done a story on
a Vandal Hearts game but yet I see stories for Minesweeper and
Pong.?Ok..well I'll try to make this story as good as I can and try to
update as often as I can IF I get SOME good reviews. If I get flames and
other stuff, I'll just quit. Well.maybe not. ~BongoMonkeys~