STORY EDITED APRIL 30, 2014

Author's Notes: Hello everyone! If you are reading this series for the first time, please keep these important notes in mind;

-Everything that happens in the series will have an explanation whether in this story or later in the sequels. These include some of the character personalities and/or certain actions and expansions on a story line.

-Raiden in this particular story is based off of the one from the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie, just very, very slightly exaggerated in the first 20 chapters or so.

-Yes, OC's are involved (six of them in this story), and they only represent about 9% of the cast in this story. Three of them have prominent roles compared to the other three, and they are treated as equals to the main cast (aka they are not going to dominate the entire story). However, please note that two of these OC's will be paired with a canon character in the series. So, if you think you won't be able to tolerate the presence of these OC's at the very least, then this series is clearly not for you.

-I try to do my best to give the characters a share in the spotlight. It's not, however, always possible for whatever reason, so apologies in advance.

-Considering that this story was written between 2005 to 2007, please keep this timeline in mind... if an event in the canon happened but is not mentioned in the story, there's a pretty good chance it's because said canon wasn't known around the time I wrote the story.

Sorry for the wall of text, but sadly, this stuff needed to be explained. Either way, I truly hope that you enjoy the series!


Prelude

Hundreds of years ago, different armies fought one another for power, enough of it to dominate all realms in the universe. It seemed as though there was no real powerful faction for that there was always a new army more powerful enough to dominate the other.

That was until one day while in an underground lair, the leader of a clan of warriors stumbled upon an ancient medallion. It was a golden medallion, the size of a human's palm with an eye, and a drop of red tear just coming out of it. According to the scrolls next to it, the medallion had the ability to give one all of the power inn all the realms. It also stated the medallion's name: Chishio No Me—The Bloody Eye.

The leader did not believe this at first until he held the medallion in his hand. He felt a sudden force within him and came to the realization that the medallion was indeed powerful. He took the medallion and the scroll and made his way out of the lair.

The medallion gave the clan all the power they have ever desired. They eliminated many of their opponents and dominated many parts of the realms for the next few years.

Then one day while in battle, the leader and his clan were in battle with a rival group. As the leader had his grip on the medallion, it suddenly glowed and a bright, white light surrounded itself and its wielder. Within a split second, both disappeared. His clan lost the battle and their opponents received victory.

Unknown to anyone later on, the medallion and the scroll were buried by the winds in the sand. It was as though the medallion would never be touched again...


Cast

(Note: the characters were picked NOT based on popularity, but by how they can contribute to the story)

Street Fighter

Ryu, Ken, Chun Li, Akuma, Guile, Guy, Sakura, Cammy, Rose, Dan, R. Mika, Cody, Ibuki, Vega, Sagat, Yun, Yang, Maki, Adon, Sodom.

Mortal Kombat

Kenshi, Jade, Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Kira, Kabal, Ashrah, Havik, Mileena, Kitana, Sheeva, Sindel, Tanya, Baraka, Smoke (Cyborg), Noob, Ermac, Quan Chi, Shang Tsung, Shao Kahn, Reptile, Sonya, Raiden, Sektor, Li Mei, Nightwolf.

Soulcalibur

Cassandra, Kilik, Xianghua, Ivy, Nightmare, Astaroth, Seong Mi-na, Maxi, Yoshimitsu, Hwang.

Tekken

Jin Kazama, Heihachi Mishima, Julia Chang, Nina Williams, Anna Williams, Asuka Kazama, Ogre, Lei Wulong, Raven, Paul Phoenix.

Original Characters

Alex Walker, Scott K. Wagner, Matrik, Berserk, Lisa 'Viper' Wagner, Yin Lee

Keisei – A realm with many similarities to Earth, but with historical differences. This is the realm where the cast of Soulcalibur will hail from in the story.

The OC Yin Lee belongs to her owner, DeNice, who I would like to give thanks for letting me use her.

Special thanks goes to MetadragonX for big help, Metal Harbinger for the title suggestion, and Trutenor for the translation. Enjoy the fic!