Chapter 3:

Declaration of war

Running through the Commons, Kevin almost got crushed every 5 seconds. There was rubble still falling off the Dragon when he was incased in the stone-like substance. The Thaumaturge walks across the pond, past the bridge towards Unicorn way. He was on his way to ask Lady Oriel for her assistance but then he heard a lot of tiny…shouting? Next moment came about was a swarm of tiny little winged creatures, The Sprites; they all came into formation of a giant…SPRITE! They were going to form a- BAM!

Kevin is blinded temporarily by a blinding flash of soothing light that the next moment came a different creature. A life-size figure of a woman was created. She was very light skinned; she had on underneath her armor brown rags that had the familiarity of a clump of crisp fall seasoned leaves forming a dress. Her armor was something that if you hadn't seen the transformation you would've been fooled into thinking this nature spirit was a pure blood thirsty warrior; she had magnificently colored armor- the color of sand that would've rested on a quiet sandy beach elsewhere. The metal's figure was very repulsive as it was attractive, her gloves and sleeves were covered in the protective gear in the fashion of a gauntlet-gloves that had a brown trim lacing across the outline of the hands. The boots and legging in the form of what you'd expect footing would appear as the leggings only protective area was the shin. Her breastplate was covered in a curve of lines that had the looking's of vines, alas upon the chest was the life school emblem. At last her helmet, which had allowed her-flowing, golden colored hair-was one to cover her entire face as it was in the form of a beauteous face that had eye slits that indicated that that was her only true source of sight. Kevin was only able to catch a tiny glimpse of her eyes-Pearl colored. Of course on her back were 2 lines of empty armor area to release the magnificent wings, 4 in total that had a magnificent design.

"Kevin…are you prepared for this upcoming war?" asked the Angelic voice as if it could only talk in an echoed voice. The Thaumatuge stared at her for a moment and gave a slight nod.

"I shall gather every warrior who wished to fight alongside us here at this city's Commons area." Then the angel lifts her hands and a powerful boom overcomes the entire sky. In mere moments the Commons was choked with wizards, elves, and gobblers.

"They are now at your command, Mr. Wintercloud. Please, encourage them to fight for this world. I shall be in my own home, ready to defend it with my last breath." He looks at the angel again and looks back at the entire mass of warriors, just as the angel departs. He climbs on top of a building near the gateway to Unicorn way and clears his throat for a hopefully encouraging speech:

"Well," he starts off with a whisper but gains encouragement from the momentary thought of his dear friend Duncan, "WE ARE HERE TO PROTECT SOMETHING THAT IS ROGHTFULLY OURS... WE ARE HERE TO PROTECT SOMETHING WE HAVE SPENT YEARS TO MAKE TRULY OUR OWN. NOW IT IS TIME FOR ACTION! MY FRIEND DUNCAN GAVE HIS LIFE TO CREATE PEACE FOR THE SPIRAL, BUT NOW WITH A TRAITOR AS OUR THREAT… I WILL FIGHT TO STOP HIS HELLISH FURY. NOW ALL OF YOU ARE HERE BECAUSE YOU WISH TO HELP STOP THIS NEW AGE OF FEAR. BUT IF YOU VALUE YOUR LIVES TOO MUCH…THEN YOU MAY LEA- NO ABANDON THIS WORLD, BECAUSE…EVEN IF WE ARE OUTMATCHED, THIS WORLD MAY NOT SURVIVE. LET'S SHOW THEM THAT WIZARD CITY WILL NOT GIVE UP WITHOUT A FIGHT! NOW … WHO WILL JOIN ME!? "

Then he was answered with an appealing roar of anger, anger towards the deadly traitor. As if on cue the roar of the Titan came in, filling the air with its ear piercing cry of anger.

"Everyone, spread throughout the city and prepare for the war!" Kevin than jumps off the tiny cottage and immediately sees a rupture of dark energy and morphs into his once a friend, Alex.

"Well…well…well, Kevin…do you really think that this is where I want my glorious battle? No, in fact in order to repay my dear friend Duncan…I believe I know exactly the place to go." With that he creates a blinding light with his sword and runs towards the Headmaster' house. Once Kevin regains his sight he chases him into the house and stops in his tracks. In the necromancer's hands is the book of secrets, the same one that transported Duncan here.

"Come now Kevin, do you really expect me to make war on my soon-to-be throne room? I will need to redecorate a lot, but come now? A war here is a bit drastic." He then teleport again leaving a black mist behind, Kevin runs to the outside and see the Dragon Titan hovering around the city.

"PEOPLE OF THE SPIRAL PREPARE TO BE AMAZED AT MY NEXT TRICK!" Alex shouts over the reptile. He raises his newly acquired staff and seems to chant something. Then the book is spilling a cloud of blue mist and then, it all happens so fast, a crackle of lightning emerges from the blackened sky and suddenly hits everyone. All Kevin could see though as a momentary of harsh, painful light comes across his face and the next moment he is on his knees, atop some hard sediment filled with an odd yellow striped pattern. Slowly putting his head up hearing a loud sound and quickly reacts by getting up and looking for the source of the sound. On his right was some automobile object coming towards him and swerving to his left, hitting another automobile. The environment looked familiar that of Marleybone, they seemed to be in an intersection of some sort where in front of Kevin was a giant screen with some moving pictures in it. He heard the indistinct conversation of the oddly dressed people; he looked back and discovered that he wasn't alone in the recent teleportation, all the warriors, including the newly formed Sprite was with them. Looking around he found a green signpost that read: TIMES SQ.

SQ? What does that stand for? His train of thought was interrupted by the howl of laughter originating from Alex. The crowd f confused people turned to a stampede of screams and terror. When Kevin looked up he saw what had frightened them so.

Descending from the gray clouds was the Dragon Titan. The beast landed on a nearby building and posed just as he did when he was on the volcano of Dragonspyre. With a mighty roar, glass started shattering off nearby buildings; the thaumaturge was rudely becoming aware of what the recent action was:

He was teleported to Duncan's home world.