I came up with this idea for a crossover when I was reading The Ranger's Apprentice and I realized how similar some of the characters were to Kingdom Hearts characters in their personalities. The more I thought about it the more I liked it and POOF! here we are.
So basically, I am going to use Kingdom Hearts characters in the Ranger's Apprentice storyline. However, I will be changing some aspects because I don't want to just copy John Flanagan's AMAZING story.
Oh and there will be yaoi. Why? Because I'm a fangirl thats why. So don't like don't read. But if you do like please continue right along :)
Disclaimer for the entire story: I own nothing. Not Kingdom Hearts, not The Ranger's Apprentice Series. Those belong to the wonderful people that created them.
Maleficent, Mistress of Hollow Bastion and former Baron of Radiant Gardens in Kingdom Hearts looked out from her perch on a balcony of her crumbling castle. For maybe the hundredth time she cursed her dismal surroundings.
This broken landscape was all she had now. Nothing but mountains of rock, too dead for plants of any kind to take root. Fifteen years it had been since she had been forced to flee to this accursed domain. She could still envision the rolling green meadows of her former fief. There had been merrily brooks teaming with fish, and inviting forests full of wildlife. Radiant Gardens had been a beautiful place. Hollow Bastion left a lot to be desired.
A platoon of Neoshadows were drilling in the castle yard below her. Maleficent watched them for a few moments. They were disgusting vermin, and she resented having to rely on them as her only subjects. Each had a body as dark as shadows with bright yellow eyes. Their human like bodies were slightly misshapen, and that caused them to hunch slightly when they moved. However, their movements were still very quick, and their claws were always wickedly sharp. As if sensing her gaze, the long antennae that reached from their heads nearly all the way to the ground perked up slightly in her direction.
Avoiding all contact with humans, Neoshadows had lived in this forbidden land since as far back as history books go. It was said that no one alive had ever laid eyes on the creatures, and that they were just an old story mothers used to scare their children into quieting. Maleficent knew different. She had followed the legends and found them. Now, they were her servants, willing to join her in revenge.
Willing...was a subjective word. These lesser beings had weak minds, weak enough to be susceptible to domination by a superior intelligence and willpower. Maleficent had bent their wills to suit her own aims. She had turned them into the perfect army, an army of nightmares. Such an army should have easily succeeded in a rebellion to usurp King Ansem, but still they had failed.
Her mouth pressed into a hard line, Maleficent swept her dark robe around her turned her back on the broken land she ruled over. In the shadows of the inner room, she directed her anger to the source of her failure. Fifteen years ago she had rebelled against the then new King Ansem. She had planned so carefully; training her Neoshadows in secret as the old king lay stricken on his sick bed. His death was going to be the perfect opportunity to strike and seize the throne.
In the days of confusion and grief that followed the old king's death, she joined the other barons in traveling to Castle Oblivion for the funeral rites. With all the leaders converged in one place, the rest of Kingdom Hearts was left unprepared. Her Neoshadows struck in full force, and in a matter of days a quarter of the kingdom was already hers.
Ansem, young and experienced, had no chance against her. The kingdom was her's for the taking.
But, they resisted. Instead of fighting with one another as Maleficent had expected, the other barons had rallied around Ansem and together readied an army for battle. The hastily configured army clashed with Maleficent's well trained Neoshadows on the open plains of Mufasa's fief, the Pride Lands.
Five hours into battle, Maleficent had realized her army was not as overpowering as she had believed. With massive losses on both sides, strategy was going to decide the victor. Maleficent's had an advantage with her right flank protected by a small river where the mud and sand created a natural barrier.
But then one of those grey-cloaked meddlers known as Rangers had found a secret ford across, and had led a heavy force of cavalry across upstream from the Neoshadow army. The surprise attack from behind broke the Neoshadows. They fled, retreating into the rocky lands of Hollow Bastion, and Maleficent, her rebellion defeated, went with them.
Here in Hollow Bastion was where Maleficent had remained for fifteen years, keeping her hatred of the men who had done this to her burning strong, fueled by her plans for revenge.
The time to strike was approaching. In fifteen years, Kingdom Hearts had grown complacent, her presence here all but forgotten. The name Maleficent was considered no more than a legend. However, this time she would make sure there would be none who had conspired against her previously to aid King Ansem.
For she had found another legend in the dark recesses of Hollow Bastion. Beasts even more terrifying than the Neoshadows. Darksides.
The time was ripe to unleash them.
Never done a crossover so this will be interesting. It'll also be interesting to see if anyone reads this story.
ATTENTION PEOPLE OF THE KH FANDOM!
If you found this story because you read my other ones and liked them, I'd encourage you to keep reading this one too. Even if you haven't read The Ranger's Apprentice series. All you need to know if this is basically the first book in the series and it's just such a great story I wanted to try writing it with the kh characters just to see what happens.
Like I said, right now this plotline really isn't mine. It is taken directly from The Ruins of Gorlan, but I'm gonna change some it to include some kh stuff... I think I'm starting to ramble...
Just R&R 'kay?
P.S.- Just realized I should tell you King Ansem is Ansem the Wise just so there is no confusion.