Hello there everyone, and good evening to you! Let me introduce you to my latest story, titled “The Keyblade War Chapter III: Beauty Of Apocalypse!” For those of you who have been following the Keyblade War Saga since 2011, let me inform you that this is the final chapter in the Keyblade War trilogy, and as such, I’m going to finish this epic saga with a bang! Also, for newcomers who have recently gotten into my stories or are perhaps taking a look at this here story I’m going to post, I want to let you know that the other two installments of the Keyblade War Saga are here on this site! But, to save the trouble of having to look everywhere to find them, I’ll link them here for you!
The Keyblade War Chapter I
The Keyblade War Chapter II: Chaotic Twilight
Or, if you’d rather just dive into this story without reading the other two, then I’ll provide a small summary of what’s happened so far!
(Start Song Here)
It has been a long road for the Keyblade Wielders, the guardians of the balance between light and darkness. They have overcome many ordeals, and have suffered many losses and been witness to selfless sacrifices. Everything that has transpired has led to this. It all started when a mysterious new threat had emerged in the worlds, and the Keyblade Wielders were tasked with finding out what the threat was, since war seemed to be looming close. What our heroes found were the Unborn, a strange new breed of enemies that, along with the Heartless, were wreaking havoc upon the worlds. The Keyblade Wielders got to the bottom of things, and after discovering the people responsible for the crisis in the worlds, our heroes spurred into action and attempted to stop the threat!
Many difficult ordeals were placed upon the Keyblade Wielders, and they bore witness to new allies, betrayals, destruction and death! After battling the Unborn and Dark Orion’s organization alongside these new friends, in addition to gaining the Nobodies and Unversed as allies as well, our heroes were able to fend back the forces of darkness, and so preventing further harm to the worlds. But, the war was not over…no, it had just merely begun!
Three years later, after a long period of peace, a new threat emerged to threaten the worlds anew. To prevent anything bad from happening, our heroes split into groups of three and went about exploring different worlds, hoping to stop whatever threat was awaiting before it had a chance to plant its roots. Dawn, who sensed something terrible was going to happen, and having wanted to meet Riku since the battle with Dark Orion, was able to escape the fortress she lived in, with the help of her friend Valgard. Soon, after, she was finally able to meet Riku, and she tagged along with Kairi and Mickey on their journey. Along the way, Sora, Donald and Goofy were captured by the enemy, while Trish, Ventus and Kyle were beset by Jexana, a woman hell bent on having Ventus as her own! Meanwhile, Xion, Dexeres and Vanitas were hot on Sora, Donald and Goofy’s trail, hoping to find them as soon as possible!
Through separate paths our heroes united, and then they bore witness to the one person behind everything: Xylek, the man who was a mere ‘underling’ for Dark Orion, had actually been the puppet master of this whole crusade the entire time! After a grueling and tiring battle, our heroes were able to defeat Xylek once and for all, but the battle was not without its toll. Roxas, Terra and Aqua ended up sacrificing their lives to ensure that the worlds would not perish, and Kyle entered a coma, no one knowing when he would awaken. Trish and Ventus remained under Jexana’s care, and Riku had been fatally wounded, and the worlds were shaken asunder by Xylek’s madness. But, if all these sacrifices had been able to stop his plans, then the hurt would have been easier to bear…but, it was not to be.
Even though Xylek is no more, his plans have already been set in motion, and now, Keyblade Wielders from all corners of the universe, and other universes are now gathering to fight for their own reasons, coming together to usher a new Keyblade War! Our heroes were not able to stop this from happening. They were powerless to do anything about it. Now, all they can do is cling to any sliver of hope they have, for the war that is to come shall be catastrophic, and it could mean the end of everything…the beginning of the end…
(End Song Here)
Prologue: The Death Of Hope
(Start Song Here)
The sky was darkening. Everyone in Disney Town, who were a safe distance away, were looking upwards, as small dots appeared in the sky, seeming to head towards their direction! Queen Minnie instantly felt a shiver down her spine…she knew that this was an ill omen. She looked towards Daisy, Chip and Dale, and the few other citizens who survived from the chaos that had decimated their homes, and she couldn’t help but feel despair. She stood there, powerless, unable to do anything to comfort them. She was too scared…she didn’t know what to do now. She clasped her hands together as a tear rolled down her cheek, and through soft, whispered sobs, she started to pray.
“Oh Mickey…wherever you are, please be safe! I fear something terrible is about to happen!” she said to herself softly, and then she felt a hand on her shoulder, and when she glanced back, it was Daisy, who was standing by her side.
“Minnie, we have to get our people to safety. I’m pretty sure that whatever those things in the sky are can’t be anything good!” she urged as she glanced back at everyone. The Queen sighed.
“B-but what can we do, Daisy? I’m scared…I-I don’t know what to tell everyone! What should we tell them?” she asked in distress. Daisy gave a compassionate and sad expression and she slightly tensed.
“We’ll tell them that it’ll all be okay…we need to give our people hope! As long as King Mickey and the others are alive, things will turn out okay!” Daisy answered, and Minnie smiled momentarily, but then her smile faded into a frown.
“Daisy…I need you to get everyone to safety…” the Queen said, and Daisy raised her eyebrow.
“Wait…what about you?” she asked, worrying at what the Queen’s answer would be. Suddenly, Cid came running towards them, panting and sweating, as though he had been running for miles. The Queen then turned around to face him.
“Your Majesty, the airship is ready! I finished all the modifications as fast as I could! We’re ready to leave!” he said in between huffs, and the Queen nodded.
“Good…now take everyone, and get as far away from here as you can! Find somewhere safe for everyone!” the Queen commanded, and Cid nodded sadly.
“Yes, your Majesty…now come on everyone, let’s go, follow me!” Cid urged as he ran towards the airship, and everyone else followed suit, until only Daisy remained. Tears were forming in her eyes.
“You’re not coming with us…are you?” she asked, and the Queen, walking towards her and holding her hands, nodded sadly.
“No, I am not. Daisy, you need to take care of everyone in my stead! I’ll try to hold off whatever those things are! I need to do this…for our people.” she said with ironclad determination. Daisy huffed and tapped her foot.
“N-No, I can’t accept this! I won’t leave without you!” she said, pleading for the Queen to come. But the Queen simply hugged her lifelong friend, trying to hold her tears, and then she pulled away, holding her hands.
“My dearest friend Daisy, you don’t know how much I’ve cherished our friendship together for all these years! We’ve been on so many adventures together, and we’ve been through good times and bad times! Throughout the years, I’ve cherished all the moments we’ve been able to spend time together! There’s nothing I value more than our friendship! That’s why I’m asking you to please lead our people! I know this will be hard road for you, but with time, you’ll be able to manage things without me…but please don’t try to stop me. My heart is commanding me to do this, and I will not waver. Please, as my lifelong friend, fulfill my request!” the Queen pleaded, trying persistently hard to hold back her tears. Daisy remained silent for a few moments, and then she nodded slowly, also holding back her tears, and with a look of determination on her face.
“I’ll do my best, Minnie…” was all she could manage to say, and with that, she turned away and ran towards the airship along with everyone else, and Minnie, who turned around to look at the direction of Disney Castle, shed tears anew.
“Farewell…my dearest friend…” she whispered, and as soon as the airship had departed, Minnie closed her eyes and then prepared herself for what was to come.
(End Song Here)
(Start Song Here)
At that same moment, in the sky, Jexana was looking down on Disney castle from her airship, and Ventus quietly stood beside her, lifeless and stoic. She had quite the amused smirk on her face. She knew that the worlds were now at their breaking point, and destroying what was left of King Mickey and Queen Minnie’s world would be the first step in bringing down opposition. While contently viewing what lay below, Emmxett suddenly appeared from inside the airship, alongside two soldiers. He walked towards Jexana and then stood by her side, gazing outwards to the ever expanding sky, and then gazing down at Disney Castle. He noticed that everything looked barren and destroyed. He then looked at Jexana.
“It would seem that everyone has left this world.” he commented. Jexana, whom turned around and then touched Ventus’s face, only kept smirking.
“Yes, the pests went flying away…all except one!” she said as she pointed towards a hill that was a short distance away from the castle. Emmxett squinted his eyes, and then he saw Queen Minnie, who was simply standing there. He felt quite amused.
“Huh, so the Queen decided to stay? I wonder what good that’ll do? She won’t be able to take out our airship fleet! What does she aim to do?” he asked, and Jexana chuckled and then hugged Ventus and glanced back to where Minnie was.
“The fool’s making a diversion. She thinks that by staying behind, she’ll be able to buy enough time for her friends to escape. An admirable effort, I must say, but it’s all in vain. Even if they get far, we’ll still catch up to them.” she answered calmly. Emmxett then crossed his arms.
“So, shall I deploy the ground troops and scour this world for anything of value?” he asked, but Jexana shook her head.
“No, there’s no need. We’ll destroy this place with an air strike. That little Queen won’t survive.” she answered with confidence.
“Right. Then we’ll proceed with the air strike! Men, let’s move out!” Emmxett commanded.
“Sir!” the soldiers shouted as they heeded Emmxett’s command, and with that, they headed back inside the airship.
“You will die for nothing, little Queen!” Jexana burst out as she laughed joyfully. Ventus slightly moved his arms to hold Jexana close.
“Is there anything I can do…my love?” he asked slowly, but Jexana shook her head and made a satisfying smile.
“No, my dearest, there’s no need for you to do anything. All you have to do is stay by my side!” she answered as she happily kissed his lips, and then she looked down upon the ruins of Disney Castle, clearly enjoying herself.
Down below, the Queen was already prepared for the inevitable. If she had to be sacrificed in order to ensure the survival of all her loved ones, she’d gladly give away her life. But, that didn’t mean she was going to down without a fight! As she closed her eyes, the Queen concentrated her energy, and seconds later, giant pillars of light surrounded her in the form of a pentagon, and then, when she opened her eyes, she sent forth one of the pillars, and when it was near the fleet of airships, she waved her hand, causing the pillar to burst in a fantastic explosion! At first, she thought she hadn’t done any damage, but when she looked closely, she saw that three airships had fallen to their destruction! She smiled and felt confident, and she looked up at the sky. But, soon after, the lead airship came down until it reached the Queen, and from the airship’s deck, Jexana leapt down, landing gracefully on the ground, and then Ventus proceeded to follow suit. The Queen opened her eyes in shock as she saw Ventus. Why was he with the enemy? That’s what she thought, but then she noticed his eyes were pale, and at that point, she assumed he was under a spell. Jexana clapped her hands slowly and she looked in the direction where the three airships had fallen, and then she turned her attention to the Queen again.
“I have to say, I’m quite impressed! I didn’t imagine you would be able to take down ships of my fleet!” she remarked, and the Queen smirked, standing at the ready for her next attack.
“Well, I’m glad to have made an impression on you! Anything less would be an insult.” the Queen replied. Jexana scoffed and then she summoned forth dark snakes from the ground, and the snakes weaved into her arms, and then one of the snake’s heads curled up in Jexana’s right hand, and she pointed it at the Queen.
“You really have some nerve, trying to oppose me! Some nerve, indeed!” Jexana growled, but the Queen ignored her comment as she continued to gaze at Ventus. Jexana, catching up on what was going on, smirked and bore a mocking expression.
“Ah, I bet you’re wondering what happened to your former friend, correct? Well, to put a long story short, I liberated him from himself. Now he belongs to me!” she said, her face beaming with pride. The Queen simply laughed and crossed her arms.
“That little trick of yours won’t last for long! I know Ventus, and right now, I know that he’s struggling to be free of you! He will break free!” the Queen proclaimed defiantly, and at that, Jexana snapped and wrapped the Queen up with her dark snakes, and then she slapped the Queen’s face.
“How dare you!?” Jexana growled, but then she soon regained her composure and cleared her throat.
“It doesn’t matter what you say…you are already doomed.” she said, and with a snap of her fingers, all the airships in the sky started raining down endless explosive barrels, and when they struck the ground, Disney Town and what was left of Disney Castle turned to ashes. The Queen, who had been determined one moment, was now bursting in tears the next. Jexana destroyed the remaining pillars of light the Queen had summoned, and then she laughed as she saw the Queen suffering.
“You monster…” the Queen whispered, as she bowed her head, defeated, unable to move. Jexana then knelt down to see eye to eye with the Queen, and then she rubbed her head.
“Ah, and where is the Queen who was outright defying me just mere seconds ago? Did she already cower away!?” Jexana mocked with utmost cruelty, and the Queen continued to cry.
“How could you do this….how could you!? You’ve destroyed the homes of countless people, and now they may never be able to return here! How is it that you can do this without feeling the slightest bit of remorse!?” the Queen asked, demanding to know.
“The simple reason for it all is that I simply can. That’s all there is to it. Worry not, little Queen. You did admirably. But even with your efforts, your home was still destroyed. But don’t worry…you won’t have to live with this pain…not anymore.” Jexana whispered as she smirked.
Meanwhile, in the Lanes Between, a solitary airship flies through. It’s not as big as Jexana’s airships, but it’s not that small either. Rather, the airship looks like it’s built to be extremely agile. As the airship continues its calm and steady trek through the Lanes Between, a moogle comes out onto the deck, tired and wanting nothing more than to sit down and relax. The moogle has two pon pons, one colored blue, and the other colored red, and also has a heart shaped charm around its neck. The moogle sighs and holds onto its charm, and it closes its eyes, ready to sleep. But, soon after, a teenage boy comes out to the deck as well. The boy is decked out in pirate attire, and he’s tanned skinned with short, black hair. He has an eye patch over his left eye and a scar on his left cheek, and he has a hook for a left hand. The boy looks at the moogle and stands firm.
“Oi, who told you to take a nap? We’ve got work to do!” he said to the moogle. Distressed, said moogle flapped its wings weakly and whined.
“Aw, but we’ve been at this for days now, kupo! Can’t we take a short break?” the moogle pleaded, but the boy shook his head.
“There are no breaks now…we can’t afford to take breaks.” the boy said grimly, and with no other words being uttered, the moogle quietly goes into position and continues to do what it was tasked to do. Soon after, the boy followed suit. Suddenly, a star went out. The moogle gasped.
“Oh no! Is that what I think it is, kupo?” the moogle asked the boy in distress. The boy looked intently in the direction where the star had gone out, and he sighed and then looked at the moogle and nooded.
“Yes. A world has fallen to darkness, never to return…” the boy said grimly.
(End Song Here)
The universe is now on the brink of bearing witness to the greatest Keyblade War that has ever taken place! With King Mickey and Queen Minnie’s world completely destroyed, Jexana continues on her road of conquest! And with Keyblade Wielders coming from all universes, what fate will befall the worlds? Will our heroes be able to put a stop to this? Everything is uncertain, but now, the journey towards the final battle shall begin in Chapter One: “A Road Long Traveled.”
Well then everyone, I hope that you all enjoyed this prologue! Haha, I think it’s the most dramatic prologue I’ve made for any of my stories to date, and that’s saying something! So then, I hope that all of you stick around, as I’ll be posting chapters regularly! Let me know what you all think of the story, and well, until next time, stay tuned for the next chapter! I hope you all enjoy my story!
Special thanks to KHLegendIII for the inclusion of the two new characters that appeared at the end of the Prologue! (Don’t spoil their names, KHLegendIII!)
Edited by The Transcendent Key, 13 July 2015 - 08:47 PM.