Hi everyone! No, I am not the game itself. I assure you I am a human being. However, I will for fun decide to act out as the game and say what I am "thinking." Otherwise, I am a Kingdom Hearts fan life everyone else.
I have been following the series since 2009. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days was my first game I played. A friend of mine got me into the series and I have loved it since. I have 358/2 Days, BbS, Re: coded, KH3D (my favorite), and KHUX. I have my sight set upon KH3 (as does everyone else). I am that big of a fan that I have t-shirts, figurines, the major OST albums, a poster, and journal entries I have written of my opinions on the mysterious elements of the series. I also have been going to this site ever since sometime before the NA BbS release and thought it was time to join. Anyway, talk to me for any questions about the KH series or just to talk.
I am a HUMONGOUS Disney fan. In fact, 95% of my wardrobe is Disney shirts. I first went to Walt Disney World when I was 8 and I have gone back ever since. I absolutely love Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. It's my favorite event and I absolutely love Christmas in Walt Disney World. However, I have been for 4th of July and the nighttime show has become my new favorite: Disney's Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky.
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From within Magic Kingdom:
I am currently writing a trilogy called My Kingdom Hearts Story.
The first story I have written is My Kingdom Hearts Story: Two Universe Collide.
Ever wondered what it would be like if Kingdom Hearts were real?
What if Walt Disney World, along with the Disney Parks, were really a gateway to a whole universe?
This story will show you a first person account what it's like experiencing the series in reality. It is not as great as you think it would be. Please comment and like after you read. http://kh13.com/foru...verses-collide/
The second story I have written is My Kingdom Hearts Story: Rising Darkness.
Here, we pick up where we left off from the previous story, but now a rival has challenged our heroes while our heroes' darknesses must be faced. Plus, a secret treasure with great power will be unveiled. Please comment and like after you read. http://kh13.com/foru...ising-darkness/
The third and final story I am writing is My Kingdom Hearts Story: Apocalyptic War.
A year removed from the events of Rising Darkness and our heroes have taken the roles of teachers while being masters just like Master Eraqus. However, they will learn horrid truths about their ancestors and about themselves that will create feelings of hurt and betrayal. Enemies from unexpected places will attack them and enemies of old and new will challenge them. All the while, they will learn something new about Earth and it's place among the many worlds in the universe and then lead the charge against the ultimate forces of darkness in a war surpassing the Keyblade War called the Apocalyptic War. Please comment and like after you read.
Chapter 39 of Apocalyptic War has been posted. Take a look and leave feedback. Our heroes decide to head to Eos where a certain familiar festival is taking place. However, they come across a dark familiar foe who has some dark truths for them.
Uh, no. Won't happen. It's not so much as the other guy doing it. It's more like in general. I go along with it sometimes, but when I say something about myself, I am sharing something about me as a person. Ever have someone tell you the same joke over and over again for weeks or months? Doesn't it get annoying after a while? It's like that.
Sep 15 2017 10:48 PM
In Walt Disney World, Pandora the World of Avatar opened this past May in Animal Kingdom as a new land. If you want to here the music of the Na'vi River Journey, this is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXXZajrIoug I suggest right click on the video and put it in loop.
After the four of us embraced the Foretellers, we felt at ease again. It was like a weight was lifted off of my shoulders. It feels great to decide to forgive and reconcile with them. They truly understand that they have carried on a sin from ancient times and realized it was a mistake to keep it secret. They realized just what they have done and have really repented for it. I was happy to see they understand that and am happy to reconcile with them. Looking back, because of our refusal to reconcile with them, we second guessed ourselves and split ourselves from our predecessors. I guess they were not truly happy being split from us and living their own lives. Circumstances were not favorable and they were initially opposed to the idea. I now realize how obvious it was that my friends and I made a mistake. The chorus grew in the number of voices telling us it was not a good idea. Six of seven lights showed up to my house and told me, I found Noctis at a Walmart and there he told me, and to top it all, Wyatt found me in New York City in Times Square after my family and I were attacked. It was clear we made a mistake, but we kept on turning our face away from the truth and turned our backs every time we were told to reunite with our ancestors. Well, they took matters into their hands and made it so. Then it was the reconciling with the Foretellers. Invictus told us things we did not know and it touched us. Not just that, but we really had no choice nor were in a position to say otherwise. To win this fight, we needed the Foretellers and we needed Invictus. Invictus even admitted it and said that for him to get on board, we had to reconcile with the Foretellers. Now, I do not regret one bit reconciling with my master, my friend.
"Gula I am actually feeling free," I told him. "Beforehand, I had always felt like something was keeping me imprisoned. Now I haven't felt this free in a while. I think I speak for all four of us." I looked toward them and they nodded and endorsed my statement. The Foretellers had warm smiles on them now.
"Shall we take a visit to the Mysterious Tower?" Gula asked.
"I think that's a great idea," I said. A corridor was opened up and all nine of us walked through. We walked and talked for a little while about other things. My friends and I actually told the Foretellers everything about the history of Earth and how the Keyblade wielding race and human race on Earth are connected. It amazed them how really, even though it is two worlds, two universes, bordered off from each other for millennia, they started as one human race from Atlantis.
"Tell me, who is this Invictus?" Gula asked. We went on to explain the Keyblade Emperor and its history. We even told them about the Emperor's Pillar and the images on the walls particularly about the prophecy. We summed up the prophecy Invictus told us.
"Can you tell us what this means?" I asked.
"I'm afraid we cannot," Ira said. "Nothing we possess could tell us or help us at all. This was foretold by someone else, not by the original Master. I'm afraid we are entering uncharted territory." Well, it was worth a shot. I didn't blame them because this comes from a Keyblade master of an unknown lineage. This was all undocumented stuff here and even the Foretellers never knew. Only those whom the Keyblade Emperor chooses would know so it isn't the Foretellers fault for their inability to help in this regard.
We come out of the corridor in the front lawn of the Mysterious Tower. Together we went through the front doors, walked up the stairs, and entered into Yen Sid's office. He was there in his chair with head bowed and eyes closed in contemplation. All of us entered the room with the Supreme Elite on one side and the Foretellers on the other. Yen Sid opened his eyes and looked up at us all. The nine of us did not need to say anything, but smiles were on our faces.
"I see amends have been made," he said.
"Yes master," the four of us replied in unison. Yen Sid nodded.
"I have kept watch over you four ever since we last met," Yen Sid said. "The stars told me you split from your predecessors and reunited. I also lost track of you four because a much more powerful magic interrupted my own. I never have felt such power before."
"Sa bo nim, we have a tale to tell you," I said. "It's the tale of the Keyblade Emperor." I then went on to tell him everything Invictus Verum showed us and told us. There was so much, but I made it through it all I believe. Yen Sid sat unmoved in expression though I could sense his awe growing with every detail. When I finished, he closed his eyes and bowed his head again. After a minute or two, he opened them back up and looked up at us.
"I once knew a Keyblade wielder," he started. "He introduced himself as Verum to me. I saw a young lad up and coming and sensed a great potential within him. It was after the second Keyblade War he introduced himself to me. He was a good Keyblade wielder and I got to know him well and him with me. I now see that boy was more than what met the eye and I sit here astonished."
"You are not the only person who felt that way," Jack said. "I realized it was Verum when he took off his helmet and told us his real name. I couldn't believe that this kid, who I thought was suffering from darkness, was the strongest Keyblade wielder who lived and he was merely playing along watching from the sidelines." Yen Sid nodded in agreement.
"I am pleased that peace and reconciliation has been made between the two sides here," Yen Sid said with a slight smile.
"So where shall we go now?" I asked Yen Sid.
"I think you should go to Eos," he replied, which surprised me. "I think a certain king and his friends would be pleased to see you four again." The four of us nodded. We then looked at the Foretellers in the eyes and bowed to them. It caught them off guard, but they smiled and nodded in acknowledgment. We then left the office, exited the tower, opened a corridor, and entered into it leaving Mysterious Tower.
"You know Ben, I feel unchained," Adrian said to me. "Ever since we made up with the Foretellers, I have felt more free than ever before." Shane and Jack concurred with Adrian.
"I feel that way too," I replied. "Thinking about it, I also realized another thing: we cannot run from what we are. Even with learning the truth, we are the Supreme Elite. They never truly were comfortable with being separated from us and no one really acknowledged us as anything but them. I feel okay accepting that, though I wish Polemistis was able to live a full life."
"If I did, I would never be with you," I heard Polemistis say. I look to my side and he is walking next to me. "I appreciate the thought of yours. It means a lot, but see here, I was happy as a part of your heart. We all were happy to be parts of your hearts." This time, all our ancestors were walking next to us with the respective descendant. "We did not feel as strong on our own. We didn't even have the Mark of Kye. Those two facts alone show that you four are the ones that will save the Earth and Realm of Light. I think we also came to this conclusion: our time came to an end a long time ago. We are not the heroes anymore. When we fell to fate, our duties were done. It was a matter of staying alive. Now, you four have grown and have done more than we could ever do. You are stronger than we were and I could not be more honored to be one with my descendant."
"Thank you bud," I replied with a nod and smile. They then returned back to ourselves and we stepped out of the corridor in front of the Citedel in Insomnia. It was a bright day and it was quiet.
"Ah, it's great to be back," I said. "Well, I better get my clothes on." Light overcame me and now I am wearing Noctis's original outfit seen in Final Fantasy Versus 13. My friends did the same thing.
"It feels nice getting back into these," Shane said. We all concurred and went up to the front doors and knocked. The guards opened the doors and let us in without really checking who we were. That's right, Noctis made our faces known to everyone so of course we could enter. We were guided by a soldier and we brought into the throne room.
"Wait here masters," he said bowing and then he left. It was only a couple minutes before the doors behind us opened again and we turn and look and find Noctis there wearing a formal suit. It is clear he was busy with something.
"Oh you guys are here," he said. "I'm glad you guys came back. I was just talking to advisers of mine. For some reason, elements of the Niflheim Empire have been rising up and causing attacks in some cities and towns. It has become more often and aggressive and I'm not sure who or what is causing it. Daemons have also been showing up more often too." The four us looked at each other at the same time.
"Luxu..." we said in unison.
"Who?" Noct replied.
"Luxu is a descendant of the original Luxu," I explained. "He has been the cause of worlds fighting darkness. It's like Pinocchio; he is Geppetto and he is pulling Pinocchio's strings making him do whatever he pleases."
"Pin-what?" he said.
"Pinocchio is a puppet that came to life by a fairy," a voice with an accent said. We look by the doors and see Ignis there with Gladiolus and Prompto.
"When he lied, his nose grew longer and eventually turned him into a jackamule," Ignis continued explaining. "Eventually, he becomes a real boy."
"Got it. Thanks," Noctis said with sarcasm.
"Clearly Yen Sid telling us to come here was not coincidence," Adrian said.
"Well things appear for now to be calm," Ignis said. "It will be interesting to see what happens next especially with the festival coming up soon."
"Festival?" Shane said.
"Yeah, the Assassin's Festival," Prompto replied.
"I so hope it doesn't get ruined," Noct followed.
"Explain please," I said.
"You see, Noct and Prompto are rather fond of the Assassin's Creed series," Ignis said. I froze right there. Assassin's Creed? Did I hear that right? You mean to tell me the game series I have constantly have heard about on Earth through Adrian (he's a big fan) and through commercials? I felt a twitch just below my left eye and it made my lower eye lid twitch too.
"I'm sorry, did you just say 'Assassin's Creed series'?" I asked. Adrian gasped.
"Oh my God! I love Assassin's Creed!" Adrian exclaimed showing his fanboy side.
"I know right?!" Noctis said in excitement and he, Adrian, and Prompto started talking about the series. I was just left there wondering what just happened.
"Nice," I said.
"Clearly Adrian here is a big fan," Gladio said.
"So it seems Lucis picked up something from my world," I said.
"Not just that," Ignis said, "but long ago, there was said to be an assassin that helped from Lestallum from oppression. Ever since, they honor what that individual did for them with a festival. He is a figure of legend and it's uncertain if he ever lived, but the tradition lives on nonetheless."
"Oh what are the odds..." I said sighing because of my fanboy best friend and Noctis and Prompto STILL talking about it.
"Adrian!" I shouted at him.
"Ey! What?!" he replied disturbed. "Can't you see I am talking here?"
"Yeah, but it needs to be cut short," I replied. "I already have an idea of where this is going. Festival coming soon, Noctis, Prompto, and you love Assassin's Creed, this adds up to-."
"We're all going to the festival!" Prompto cheered. I nodded knowing the math would add up to this.
"Okay, but shouldn't we be careful though?" Jack suggested. "I mean, we could come across these elements of the empire or even some of Luxu's henchmen."
"Don't worry, they have costumes there," Noctis said. "You can dress up as an assassin there. Anyway, I'm going to head there later today anyway. I don't want to miss anything. The festival starts tomorrow, but I'm staying at the Leville for the night. There should be cars to bring you guys along with the Regalia."
"Uh... okay," I said. I am a little perplexed that the True King is acting this way with all this talk about Assassin's Creed. I have never seen this. Noctis bade us farewell and went out of the room to go on his way.
"I recommend all of us left here make our way tomorrow," Ignis said. "I am not ready yet nor have the proper necessities. Would that be okay with you Supreme Elite?"
"Sure," Adrian replied. We all went to our quarters and prepped ourselves for tomorrow. We ate in the dining hall and then turned it in for the night.
The next day came and after we had breakfast, we went on our way to the festival. We had a couple cars taken with myself and Shane riding with Ignis and Gladio and Adrian and Jack riding with a driver and Prompto. It took time to get to Lestallum. It was a multi hour drive actually, but we eventually made it by around late afternoon to early evening. After we park, we walk up the stairs and see the crowd.
"Wow..." I said in awe.
"This is awesome!" Adrian exclaimed.
"This is the festival for ya," Prompto said. We look to our right and up at a tall wood tower with a platform and there someone is standing with a costume on.
"What is this?" I asked.
"The leap of faith," Adrian replied. "Assassins always did that."
"I should ask you the questions about this stuff," I said. We walk forward into the crowd. Most of the people are wearing the costume of the assassin of legend. We see Cindy and Holly standing in the midst of the crowd talking. We head in their direction and they catch us.
"Howdy y'all!" Cindy called to us.
"Hey Cindy!" Prompto replied.
"Now are these the Elite fellers you've been telling me about?" Cindy asked looking at the four of us.
"Yeah, Ben, Shane, Jack, and Adrian," Prompto replied pointing to each one of us respectively. "These are the Supreme Elite."
"Now looks like we got some heavy duty fighters here," Holly said.
"Hey! I got an idea! We should put the costumes on!" Prompto suggested. "You guys would look great as assassin's!"
"Uh no, I'll pass," I said sharply.
"Hell I'm wearing one then!" Adrian said and Holly gave him an assassin's costume for him to wear. He went off to put it on. Jack and Shane kindly rejected the idea, but thanked for the offer.
"Oh come on, you sure?" Prompto said.
"Seems like someone wants to wear one of his own," Gladio tauntingly said.
"Look, you guys do as you please," I said. "We won't hold you back." In fifteen minutes, the three Lucians and Adrian all came back wearing the costumes.
"Man this is so cool!" Adrian said all giddy.
"I know! These are just like the real thing," Prompto replied.
"I wish these weren't so revealing," Ignis said.
"It seems someone is shy," Gladio mocked.
"No of course not," Ignis quickly replied with some embarrassment. "It's only a new sensation."
"Whatever," I said shaking my head. "Where is Noctis?"
"He was given his own quarters at the Leville given to him as per royal privilage," Ignis said. "We will be using two rooms. I believe Noct already asked for two rooms for us."
"Alright, let's punch it out for the night," I said. "The sun's down and surely Noct is there."
"Good idea," Prompto replied. "I'm tired anyway from the driving."
"Says the guy that only talked about the festival for half of the trip," Shane said.
"I did not! I talked about-!" Prompto said in protest before he was cut off.
"Relax Prompto. Keep your hood on," Shane said. "I was only joking."
"Shall we?" Ignis asked and we all headed off to the hotel and punched it in for the night. I slept like a baby that night and woke up feeling refreshed. We all met up in the hotel lobby and went to the festival.
"I have a feeling that trouble could show up today," I said to my friends and the Lucians.
"If that's the case, we should split up," Adrian said. I decided to go on my own.
"I'm going to head off first to look around," I said. "I'll meet you guys up later back here." I turn to leave, but Gladio called after me.
"Oh um Ben," he said. I turn my head around. "You know this is an Assassin's Festival right?"
"Yeah? What about it?" I replied. Gladio had a slight smirk on his face. He glanced at Prompto and then back at me.
"I'm saying an assassin could be around watching you from the shadows," Gladio said. "You might want to be careful."
"Psh, please," I scoffed. "As a Keyblade master and one of the Supreme Elite, I can handle an assassin. In fact, you can say I have done some assassinating myself." Gladio nodded as if to ask "oh really" in a playful way. I don't know why, but I merely dismissed it and went off into the town. I passed under a balancing act and then the number of people became sparse. I looked around keeping an eye for any undesirables. As I walked, I stopped cold in my tracks. I felt a presence here. I looked up and around, but saw nothing. I kept going keeping in mind that even though I see no one on the streets here, I am not alone. As I am about to go down a street, I heard something behind me and I summon my Keyblade, turn around and block an attack. The attacker is wearing one of the assassin costumes. I push him off making him land about ten feet away from me. I am in fighting stance now heavily breathing because of my adrenaline.
"Who are you supposed to be?" I demanded.
"You might as well consider me a friendly neighborhood assassin," the assassin hooded figure replied.
"You don't want to test me," I said ominously. "I have done assassinating myself only a few years ago and I will not hesitate to do it again."
"Now you're sounding like an assassin," the person replied. He looked up at me and I see Noctis under the hood. He is wearing his assassin costume.
"Oh geez, Noctis!" I said relieved. "I'm thinking you're an enemy or something."
"After you guys went to your rooms, I caught up with Iggy, Gladio, and Prompto," he said. "I told them I wanted to act like an assassin and do it on you guys, or rather you in this case."
"So that playfulness of Gladio's was just an act," I said. "Well you don't want to try me bud. I can be as much of an assassin as anyone."
"You should've worn the costume then," Noct insisted.
"Uh no thanks," I replied. "I'll pass. Besides, I am looking out for anyone who shouldn't be here." Just then, I see the rest of the group come up from behind Noctis.
"Yeah, Gladio told us everything," Adrian said. "He held us back for a while because of it." I sighed like when anime characters sigh.
"Can we just get this over with and look for anyone we need to?" I asked. My friends agreed and we split in two groups. The Lucians went on their way and we went on ours. We were walking through the different places of Lestallum when we came upon the EXINERIS Industries front gate.
"So this is the power plant keeping everything up and running," Jack said. It was cool seeing the power plant. I turn around to look and see where we could go, but then I gasped. A familiar person is walking towards us.
"Looking for me?" a male said. He looked familiar. Wait a minute! I know who that is! My friends turned around too and spotted the male.
"Hey! You're that Nox guy!" I said to him.
"That's right," Nox said. "I have been waiting to meet you guys again. I most certainly have been waiting for this moment." Adrian changed out of his costume with light energy and went into his Lucian outfit. We all summoned our Keyblades and took stances.
"Now I fulfill what my ancestor so long ago promised would happen!" Nox shouted. He started taking in dark energy and then fired black chains at us that wrapped around our arms and legs in a flash and lifted us in the air. We couldn't do anything. We couldn't move because of the chains. While we were picked up in the air, Nox started walking toward us.
"I have told you before my name is Nox," he said, "but that was meant to give me cover. I go by a different name. I am Nikitis, at your service." We gasped.
"Wait a minute! You mean the Nikitis that wanted to join the Supreme Elite?!" I asked.
"He did," Nikitis replied. "You see, he wanted to join them, but then was turned down by them. They told him they didn't want to be the reason he lost his life. He accepted that explanation, but then realized how selfish they were. It was none other than to gain glory. They sacrificed so they could gain glory and sanctuaries with statues of them. Nikitis turned away from the light after he became a Dandelion, but he kept the darkness from taking him over. He promised that one day, he would get revenge on the Supreme Elite."
"No! That's not true!" I protested. "They didn't want Nikitis to die because of them! They knew he could rebuild the Realm of Light and live on!"
"Nonsense! They did it for one purpose and that was to immortalize themselves," Nikitis replied in anger and hatred.
"Polemos must have convinced him then," I said. "Polemos has deceived and wrought chaos and ruin. You can't trust him!" My pleading did nothing to change him.
"He gave my ancestor the truth," Nikitis retorted. "I waited for my chance to fulfill the promise he made and now I finally am able to. Revenge is mine!" He then had the chains turn into dark energy that completely covered our arms and legs and with his free hand, Nikitis had the dark energy move up our arms and onto our bodies. It was choking the life out of us. I couldn't hold onto my Keyblade and I dropped it and it disappeared. I felt the darkness crawl up my neck and slowly cover my face. It was about to completely cover my face when it suddenly disappeared and I fell to the ground. I got up and see Noctis and his friends in their regular clothing with weapons in hand and in fighting stance. Nikitis was enraged now.
"I will not have you interfere!" he said and he used his dark power again firing it at the Lucians. They tried to block it and I in response broke through and fired light magic at Nikitis. The first orb hit him, but he blocked the second one. He charges at me and we are engaged in combat. His strikes are strong, passionate, and tough. I felt the pure determination and hatred toward us. When I blocked a strike, I jump side kicked turning into a jump back kick in the air and sent him backwards a ways. He lost control of his Keyblade as he fell. He got up and was panting.
"Fine, you win for now," he said. "We'll finish this another time. However, savor this because someone is waiting for you at the Magic Kingdom." He grinned maniacally and disappeared into a dark corridor. I knew who that someone was. I turn to my friends and Lucians with worry on my face as well as theirs.
"We need to head to Magic Kingdom," I said worried. I opened a corridor and we quickly go into it scared at what awaits us in Walt Disney World.
So it's two separate games? So if I watch all cut scenes from the first game which is chi? I should understand Union cross?
So KHχ explains the story before the Keyblade War and up to it. It shows all the events that happened leading up to it. Union Cross is the next chapter if you will. It shows AFTER the Keyblade War when the Realm of Light is under reconstruction. Often Union Cross will show events KHχ did not show. Watching the KHχ cutscenes will help you understand Union Cross because it helps set the premises for Union Cross. χ Back Cover is the behind the scenes of KHχ.
Ok so being confused is something we're all used to by now when it comes to Kingdom Hearts but if you pay attention you can figure out where it's going/what's happening but MY LORD I just don't understand Union Cross. Am I stupid? Because I feel stupid.
This is the only game I can't follow and I'm trying so hard lmao. One minute I'm alive the next I'm dead I just can't follow the plot at all. So if anyone out there fully understands the story so far, please can you try and explain it to me? Because I just don't understand...
I know that some aspects haven't been explained yet within the story so that's fine. It's the general plot, what's going on, etc. I'm not following. I've tried but I'm lost. I'm up to date on the story quests, I've watched back cover and played every other game and watched the secret endings and this. THIS GAME RIGHT HERE! Is what's throwing me. I can't even... -pinch nose-
This is a cry for help. Please, please, please can someone try and give me an indepth story analysis and run down of this mobile game. I've searched online and I've found nothing. I just want to know where we're at with this game. I should know but I don't. Everything that's happened has made go "what? But... what?" I even spoke with my sister who plays it to and she was like "f*** knows I'm lost too"
Spoilers for future quests that aren't out yet in the global version are welcome. Spoil away, I need to understand before I bust a metaphoric nut. Any help would be amazing and muchly appreciated.
Many thanks, Worreth_
I highly suggest you watch the cutscenes for KHχ first and then see Union Cross. Union Cross takes place after KHχ in the Realm of Sleep, then called the Realm of Unchained. This should help a bit I hope.
What on God's green Earth were they thinking?! I sent an inquiry to them thinking it was a mistake only to just learn it wasn't! I want to think it's a localization error, I really do. I hope it's pronounced like Brian, but I highly doubt it. I refuse to call him Brain.
"What do we need to know? What's going on here?" Sora asked.
"Look, we need to understand just a few things: who you are, why we are here, and what is to come," Aqua calmly said. "Can you please do that?"
"Of course I can," Invictus replied. He then went in order describing who and what he is. He did so by temporarily removing his helmet and pointing out he met Jack while watching the four Elites behind the scenes. He then told them about the Keyblade Emperor and his purpose. After that, he told them everything he showed the Supreme Elite only in summary (why couldn't he do that is beyond me, but we probably wouldn't have understood fully if he did). He then told the seven lights about the prophecy the four of us saw on the walls.
"Walt never allowed me to meet his brother," Mickey said. "I never met Roy until after Walt passed away. Before then, Roy knew me only by someone dressed as me in a costume."
"By the way, Lillian Bounds coming up with the name Mickey was no coincidence either," Invictus said. "She knew the stories too."
"So then we'll be fighting Master Xehanort again?" Terra asked.
"Nay. It will not be just Master Xehanort," Invictus replied. "You will be fighting others as well. The Foreshadowers, the Dark Elite, Ronnie, Nick, Master Xehanort, and Vanitas; you'll be fighting those thirteen."
"Wait a minute, those are thirteen darknesses," Riku said.
"And Luxu will be having them fighting you seven," Invictus said.
"But then, that makes..." Kairi said before all seven of them chimed in.
"...the χ-blade," they all said in unison.
"Yes," Invictus replied. "If not, then he will find seven lights another way."
"The Princesses of Heart," Ventus said.
"But it can't be them, right?" Sora said. "I mean, we already had beaten these guys back from harming them."
"I think Luxu has resorted to Earth," Invictus said. "He may try the kingdoms in this world."
"Wait, Luxu may look in the Disney Parks? Well that's a beauty," I said.
"What really has me worried is the lead up to this Apocalyptic War," Aqua said.
"Yes, the first and second Keyblade Wars were the warm ups," Invictus said. "This is the main event. You must understand, as Keyblade Emperor, my duty is to choose Keyblade wielders as those that will be my eyes and ears wherever and whenever. I chose the descendants of Ephemer, Skuld, Blaine, and Strelitzia for obvious reasons. I told them to keep quiet until the time was right because the Keyblade Emperor is not a well known individual. He rules silently and always changes to circumstances. I didn't want to see you just yet anyway. A power the Keyblade Emperor has is to summon the seven lights. The way it is done is just like how the True King of Lucis can summon the Lucian Kings of yore. However, the spell to summon the seven lights came before the spell to summon the Lucian kings."
"So a war is coming and there is nothing to keep it from happening," Shane said cutting to the quick.
"Yes that is true," Invictus replied.
"Well then you might be needed then," Jack said. Invictus was still like he was caught off guard.
"I beg your pardon?" he said.
"You know, that is a great idea Jack," I said giving him a pat on the shoulder. "Yes Invictus, we will need you."
"But why? My duty is to protect this Earth," the emperor said.
"True, but if war is coming here, then you will have to fight," Adrian said. "You can't sit by idle. If we are to unlock Earth's power, as the prophecy said we will, then you might need to help us find it." Invictus was nodded in thought and seemed to understand.
"Very well," he acquiesced. "I will go along. For me to do so, I will have to do what Noctis did in saving Lucis: summon the power of the emperors of yore." We were confused at this. The emperors that came before him are dead so how can he summon the power? Invictus got up from his throne and summoned Royal Radiance.
"I must speak in the ancient language in order to do this so please forgive me seven lights," Invictus said. The seven lights do not know nor understand the ancient tongue. He then waved his hand and Keyblade-wielding hand in an arc in front of him.
"Kings of light," he said in the ancient tongue, "guardians of Earth, I call upon you." Just then, mists and streaks of light rose up from the stone below us. It became very clear to me that the light is coming from the multiple floors of catacombs below us. Wind was picking up very quickly like when the emperor summoned the seven lights.
"The time has come for the duty to be fulfilled," Invictus continued. "Now, your power shall become one." The light mist and streaks of light moved faster and then they all took on dozens of forms of figures. The wind stopped when it happened. All of us looked up and around and saw dozens of armored figures. Clearly, these were all of the previous emperors before Invictus. None of the armored figures looked the same. The Keyblades were all different as well except one. I could tell the armored figure holding a second Royal Radiance was the first emperor, Erabareshimo. Invictus then spoke again.
"The Supreme Elite call upon me to help them defend the world," Invictus said. The figures looked at the four of us. We all just nodded to them and the figures looked back at Invictus. "An Apocalyptic War is nigh and the darkness is near. I now order you, come to me... and give me your power!" Invictus then did some martial arts like moves with his hands and Keyblade and finished pointing the Keyblade to the sky. The figures then glowed and then all turned into streaks of light and flowed into Invictus's Royal Radiance as well as himself. A glow emanated from him as this was all happening; he remained still in the meantime. When all the light from the past emperors entered into Invictus's Keyblade and himself, light emanated from him for a little while and then it disappeared into himself. He then unsummoned his Keyblade.
"Now all the power of my predecessors belongs to me," Invictus said. "I can now help you, but first, you must reconcile with the Foretellers." Once again, I showed my discomfort with the suggestion.
"Master Polemistis, I am not suggesting this time," Invictus said. "That is a royal decree. If you want to win this fight, it starts with reconciliation. They already did their penance. Now you have to reconcile in order win this fight. They truly want to reconcile with you all. They know and understand they sinned horribly against you and want your forgiveness and reconciliation. Do this for your own sake if not theirs." I nodded in understanding.
"Where can we find them?" I asked.
"I think you should let them come to you instead," Invictus replied. "They will come to you." I nodded again and the four of us gave our farewells to everyone and left the Emperor's Pillar in a light corridor. We walk for a while saying nary a word to each other and then come out in Twilight Town just in front of the Usual Spot in the Back Alley. We looked around and nodded.
"I guess our hearts led us here," I said and we walked to the Sandlot. There we saw off to the left side of ours the infamous Seifer with his friends Fuu and Rai. They were talking to each other unaware we were there. I remember these morons well and did not feel like getting annoyed by them. I was in no mood to tolerate their imbecility. We kept quiet trying to avoid their notice, but alas, Seifer noticed us.
"Hey, no one is allowed on the streets now," Seifer said to us in that tone I cannot stand. "Committee rules." We all stopped and shot them a dark glare. I decided to say something because I didn't want to hear their bull crap.
"Shut up you pathetic little fool," I said firmly to Seifer.
"Oh is that how you want it?" he asked threateningly. He grabbed his Struggle bat as did Fuu and Rai.
"Ooooh now you guys have done it!" Rai said.
"Heh, pathetic," Fuu chimed in.
"It seems we need to to remind these chumps who we are," Seifer said and then they started running toward us. I raised my left hand and emanated a pulse that sent them all flying backwards toward where they came from. Though I didn't use that much magic, to them it was like they got hit by cars. They landed roughly on the ground and only Seifer retains his grip on his Struggle bat. I took some steps toward them, summoned my Keyblade and pointed it toward them.
"Any one of you idiots want to try that again?" I asked. They slowly get up with groaning. Seifer gets up the quickest, but is clearly feeling it.
"No one knocks me down," he said getting up. "You'll regret it pal." He then took a swing at my head, but then I blocked with my Keyblade and front kicked him hard sending him against the wall with a thud and then he crumbled onto the ground.
"Seifer!" Fuu and Rai shout and rush to him.
"My, my, it looks like he isn't so tough after all," I mocked.
"He's just not feeling well!" Rai protested.
"Oh really?" I said and then I gritted my teeth in anger, put my hand in a grabbing position, and used my magic to choke Rai raising him from the ground. "Perhaps YOU then could take his place, am I right sonny?" Rai didn't respond he was under too much duress. I let go of him and let him fall to the ground where he is coughing and gasping for breath. He then rushes over to Fuu and a weak Seifer and helps Seifer stand up with Fuu.
"You'll regret this one day," Fuu said.
"Yeah right," I scoffed.
"I'll get you back for this," Seifer managed to say.
"Come back to me when you become a real man dearie," I mocked making Seifer growl.
"You want to say something you'll regret son?" I said shooting a dark look at Rai. He keeps silent in fear and they slowly head off to the Back Alley in retreat.
"Hmph," I snorted and then we went to the Tram Commons. There we walk around a bit until we get to the shopping area. There, standing some fifty feet away from us are the Foretellers. They happened to be talking to each other when we caught sight of them. We stand still and wait for them to notice us. They do and they freeze in total silence. We could hear the breeze it is that quiet.
"Hello Foretellers," we said after some five minutes of quiet.
"Hello Supreme Elite," they all replied. It was quiet again. Where do I start? What do I say? I didn't know what to say. However, Gula spoke up first.
"We heard you all split from the Supreme Elite and reverted to your old selves," Gula said.
"We did so because of you five," I replied. "However, we saw the response to what we did was unfavorable and our ancestors took matters into their own hands and here we are." Gula just nodded and then it was quiet again. Now it is getting awkward. That is, until Aced spoke up.
"Alright, enough of this," he said. "Just tell them."
"Right. Supreme Elite, we all talked about everything," Invi said.
"We talked at length about what we did and how it affected you four and everyone else," Ira said.
"We realized how wrong we were and how horrible we were to you and every Keyblade wielder dead or alive," Ava said.
"I proposed telling you four everything else you don't know and we agreed to that," Aced said. He and the rest then went on to explain what exactly happened behind the scenes in ancient times before the Keyblade War. I realized that this is all in Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover. The ancestors started fighting and quarreling with each other and those divisions started the Keyblade War and led to Keyblade wielder fighting Keyblade wielder. Gula tried to kill Aced, Aced nearly killed Gula, Invi and Aced once fought and then Ava and Gula ganged up on Aced with Invi, the list went on and on. It only aroused my anger and hurt once again towards them. I sensed my friends were very disturbed and troubled by these details.
"We know you must have your anger and hurt inflamed again," Gula said. I then sighed and shook my head.
"No, not anymore," I replied. The Foretellers gasped slightly. "Look, I'm tired of feeling this way. I can't do it anymore. We can't do it anymore."
"There is something you need to know too," Gula said. I was expecting the worst. "My ancestor of my name, after meeting with your predecessors, prayed that they could forgive him and the others one day. I also hoped the same thing too and I still do." My heart melted and I almost lost it. My friends got misty as well.
"I forgive you," I replied choked up. "We forgive all of you guys. And... we actually want to be your students again. Perhaps even your friends." The Foretellers became misty themselves. Even the cool headed Gula was slightly misty. They tried to rub away the tears, particularly the males, but they made it clear their emotions. The two sides walked towards each other and met up at the halfway point. Gula and I grabbed hands and then we embraced each other with emotion. I never felt so happy, so free in a very long time.
Well, considering that we see her heart flying away and her body disappearing, she didn't die. Rather, the situation would be just like:
Master Eraqus before the Land of Departure's destruction.
Master Xehanort once he uses Terra as a vessel.
Sora after releasing Kairi's heart from within him.
That one guy in Traverse Town.
Ansem the Wise's apprentices.
In all the cases I mentioned above, somebody lost their heart and their bodies disappeared, just like Strelitzia. So, she's not dead. As stated in the Secret Ansem Reports, losing your heart is not the result of death, nor does it lead to death. The soul leaving the body is the result of death.
Quote from Secret Ansem Report 4:
Three elements combine to create life: a heart, a soul, and a body.[/size]But what of the soul and body left behind when the heart is lost?[/size]When the soul leaves the body, its vessel, life gives way to death, but what about when the heart leaves?[/size]A being does not perish when its heart leaves its body. The heart alone disappears into the darkness.[/size]
If that were the case then everyone that fought in the Keyblade War would not be gone and all of those Keyblades would not be in the ground. And yet, there they are as we have seen in KHχ and BbS.
I'm just saying it now because it needs to be said. Strelitzia is NOT coming back! She is gone! Done! Dead! Finito! I don't understand why there seems to be this denial about what happened in Union Cross even though everyone saw it. It's like people saw it and then said "no that's not what really happened." There is no connection nor any indication that Strelitzia comes back. Barring Nomura deciding to do something on the level of Lauriam and Ventus in the post Keyblade War era long ago, Strelitzia is not coming back and there are NO indications that she will.
You're a bit misguided. These members had their own share in the story. I don't get where you got that idea about Xemnas, but oh well. Everyone had their own role in the story. That in no way makes them irrelevant.
We just stood in silence as we tried to digest the human history we just saw. Invictus walked up to his throne and sat down. Even though it was only a few minutes, it felt like hours. Invictus then spoke up breaking the silence.
"I am sure you have questions," Invictus said. "I will answer the ones I already know the answers to. The Book of Prophecies already foretold of their existence. That is indeed true. Remember though, when the universe came to be, all the worlds were one. Some did not exist yet. That is where the Dandelions and their descendants on Earth come in. Worlds like Halloween Town came to be in mysterious ways. It is not exactly clear how; some would say the celebration of All Hallow's Eve, or Halloween, as Samhain (SOW-in) by the Celtics in Ireland in ancient times help found the world and then Tim Burton's film gave it substance and being. Others have different ideas of course. A world like San Fransokyo was an experiment by Dandelion descendants. They took the city of San Francisco and the city of Tokyo and combined them and set the time many years ahead into the future when technology and science have greatly advanced. It is strange how they moved time forward for such a world. It probably is this: they went forward in time to their future selves and then created this world. That is why it now exists." The four of us remained silent. It was more of the same to us. More history that would blow away our minds. We remained silent for a little bit and then I spoke up.
"Explain to us this pillar," I said.
"What do you mean?" Invictus asked.
"Explain to us the history of this pillar, the Keyblade Emperor, the writings on the walls, and the... tombs," Adrian said. Invictus nodded in thought and understanding. He then got up and teleported us to the entrance of the pillar.
"If you want me to explain it, we must start from the beginning," Invictus said. We all swallowed hard and then followed him. We walk up the stairs to the first floor and walk a bit into the room. We are tense and a bit anxious with the rows of catacombs lined up.
"This catacomb you see," Invictus said standing to our immediate left with a hand on the pentagonal prism tomb, "belongs to the very first Keyblade Emperor. That boy you saw was the very first Keyblade Emperor, Erabareshimo. His name is Japanese and means 'chosen one' since Hirohito told him to go forth and be the Keyblade emperor. The rest you see are his successors in that ancient time. These statues you see were created once they died. Their remains remain beneath the stone with their Keyblades in hand. The Keyblade Emperor's power took different shapes and has never repeated appearance until now as I hold the original Keyblade Erabareshimo first wielded. These Keyblade Emperors lived during the first dynasty of seven lights. On the walls is the story of the Supreme Elite and the rest of ancient history before the Keyblade War and leading up to it." We looked on the walls and indeed etched on them are images of our ancestors and the events of the ancient times before the Keyblade War. On the wall to our left, there were images depicting the two stories of creation (the first one of the Realm of Light and the second one of the Keyblade and civilization). On the wall to our right, there were images depicting the Supreme Elite and the rest of the ancient era before the Keyblade War.
Invictus led us forward and we walked up the spiral stairs to the second floor.
"These Keyblade Emperors lived during the first half of the Middle Ages when the second dynasty of seven lights reigned," Invictus said. "On the wall to our right hand side the Keyblade War and the Supreme Elite's fates are depicted. The our left, the rebuilding of the Realm of Light is shown." Indeed we see to our right on the wall images of the Keyblade War. On the wall on the side near the third flight of stairs is the fighting itself showing the gore and horror of the fighting. On the side closer to us shows the Supreme Elite falling to fate in the midst of the war. On our left side shows the rebuilding of the Realm of Light.
Invictus then led us forward again and took us up the third flight of stairs to the next floor.
"These Keyblade Emperors lived during the third dynasty of seven lights," Invictus continued his narration. "They lived in the second half of the Middle Ages until the early modern times and oversaw a world forgetting about the Keyblade and forgetting its closeness to the Realm of Light. They saw Earth become so disconnected from the Realm of Light in that time period. On the walls from this floor and upwards the history of the Kingdom Hearts universe as you know it from Master Xehanort and Master Eraqus onwards is shown. The history of Master Xehanort and Master Eraqus from their early years is to our left and the story of Ventus, Terra, and Aqua is to our right." Invictus was not done obviously. We looked at the pictures on the walls and then he brought us forward, up another spiral staircase, and onto the fourth floor.
"These emperors lived in the renaissance and early modern times," Invictus said. "On these walls is the story of Sora and his journeys all the way up to the battle between the seven lights and thirteen darknesses." This was drawn on all the walls on all four sides starting to our left and going around in chronological order. Invictus was now moving with angst and quickness and he led us up another set of stairs to a fifth floor,
"On these walls is the history of you four," he said. Our skin crawled and chills went up and down our spines. "It starts when you first discovered the Keyblade and then goes up until our meeting. These catacombs are of emperors who lived from around the time of the early modern period until now. They lived during the fourth dynasty of seven lights." He then brought us over to a particular catacomb.
"This is my predecessor Uranaishi," he said. "His name means 'foreteller' in Japanese. There is a reason he was named that." He brought us up to the sixth floor. This floor was bare and had no catacombs, but the walls had pictures on them. Strangely, the wall to our left had images while the one to our right was bare.
"My predecessor had his own eye to see the future," Invictus said. "These images were made by his command. It's a prophecy. While the prophecy is to be spoken in the ancient Keyblade wielder's tongue, and I know you understand, I will tell you what it is in English. When the four heroes of light reconcile with their masters, darkness shall cover the world. They will lead to restore the light and search to unlock the power of the world. When that seal is broken, then shall the darkness and light meet upon a field of battle. All Light and all Darkness from every world and every realm will clash. Then shall the apocalypse begin. The heroes will gather with the seven guardians of light and the dark one with the thirteen seekers of darkness and clash in that war. In the end, light will defeat darkness, but with a price."
"What is this price?" Shane asked.
"Uranaishi did not know," Invictus replied. "I would assume a sacrifice of someone, but the thing is Uranaishi did not know the specific details of what would happen. As you can see, he had the images of the what would come to pass before the war, but on the opposite wall, it is completely blank for he did not know what would exactly happen." The wall had images of massive gatherings of forces of light and darkness and then shifted to all out war between them. We look over to the other wall and stare at the blank space for a second in thought. Then Invictus took us up the seventh flight of spiral stairs and onto the roof, the seventh floor, where his throne is. He sat back down while we all stared into space some fifteen steps away from him.
"So it seems we have a war coming," Jack said. "I thought the Keyblade War was it, but..."
"I guess that was just a warm up," I finished for him.
"It's a universal war," Shane said.
"An apocalypse," Adrian followed.
"It's the Apocalyptic War," Invictus said. Our heads snapped up in unison. "That is what this war will be called. The Keyblade Wars were only the beginning of it all. Now, all light and all darkness will fight."
"Was it a mistake to bring Earth back into the Realm of Light?" I wondered out loud.
"Master Xehanort already did that," Invictus said. "It was only a small piece of a larger scheme."
"Luxu..." we all said at once. Invictus nodded.
"You know, I think there is something else here," Adrian said. "I couldn't help, but notice the part where according to the prophecy, the four heroes reconcile with their masters."
"Yes indeed," Invictus replied.
"Is there something you want to say, your majesty?" I asked.
"I think the time has come for you all to reconcile with the Foretellers," he said. We froze and were silent for a minute.
"Do I need to go over it all for you?" I asked keeping myself in check and not showing any emotions of rage or hurt, even though I did not do a good job.
"No," the emperor replied. "However, I will tell you something about them you need to know. Ever since they betrayed you, they went into hiding thinking about what they have done. In fact, the first Master Gula hoped and prayed Polemistis and the Supreme Elite could one day forgive them. After they went into hiding, they decided to go out and fix their wrongs. They went out and started beating back the darkness wherever they could. They realized they had to earn your forgiveness and reconciliation so ever since, they have tried to show they repent for the sins of their ancestors and their own. They truly feel sorry for what they have done. My hope is not only for the prophecy's sake, but for your own as well, you could forgive them and reconcile with them." We looked down in sorrow and felt guilt. A tear came rolling down my eye and I nodded in understanding. My heart has officially melted and this meeting with them will be tough emotionally.
"If they open up more to you about their misdeeds, forgive those too," Invictus said. We all nodded and then looked back up at him.
"So I'm curious, did Keyblade wielders ever visit other worlds or migrate to other worlds like Eos?" I asked.
"Yes actually," Invictus replied. "Keyblade wielders have visited Eos particularly Lucis before. As you know, the Great War of Old in Eos was caused by Ifrit's betrayal of man. In fact, the darkness that became the Starscourge of Eos turned out to originate from the darkness of the Keyblade War. Ifrit and the astrals saw the war and while the other astrals did not want the darkness of the Keyblade War to inflict its wrath upon Eos, Ifrit had other ideas and since he was never truly mankind's friend, he betrayed them and allowed the darkness of the Keyblade War to afflict Eos. There it changed and became the Starscourge. That old darkness returned again in Noctis's time leading to the fulfillment of the prophecy of Genesis in the book Cosmogony." Invictus then changed tunes on us.
"Now that I have told you everything, the time has come to summon them," Invictus said. We were about to ask who, but Invictus then continued. "You know how Noctis summoned the kings of Lucis? You'll see how that was taken from a medieval incantation the Keyblade Emperor can recite and has recited to summon them." Then he sat straight up in his throne and looked slightly upward.
"Guardians of light..." he said. Light and mists of light started swirling around the pillar like a tornado. It happened for a few seconds or so. We were mentally shocked and wanted to say something, but couldn't because the wind was whipped up to much.
"Come to me!" the emperor shouted. Then just like Noctis in Final Fantasy XV, he snapped his right hand out summoning Royal Radiance, lifted it up over his head, and then stabbed the stone. A moment later, seven Keyblades came straight down around us like meteors from the sky and stuck out of the floor like Keyblades in the Keyblade Graveyard. They had auras of light surrounding them. Behind them, light corridors opened with the seven lights coming out of them with eyes closed and looking peaceful. Once all light disappeared, the seven wake up and look around confused.
"Huh? Where are we?" Sora asked and then noticed us and was taken aback. "Ben? Guys? You are... Where...?" No one could say anything. Everyone was so confused about where they were and how they got there.
"Welcome, guardians of light," Invictus said. The seven look in his direction. "I am the Keyblade Emperor, Invictus Verum."
"Wait a minute, are you the one Ephemer and Skuld have been answering to?" Sora asked.
"Yes we have," two voices said at the same time. We look toward the stairs and there are Skuld and Ephemer.
"We were ordered to not say anything," Ephemer said. Just then, Blaine came up from behind them and another girl I recognized.
"Hey, you're Strelitzia right?" I said. She looked at me with an innocent smile and nodded.
"Yes I am," she said. "I have wanted to talk to you for a while, but never had the courage to. That is until his majesty gave me it. I also have something else you need to know." She walked up to me and put her hand on my forehead. Immediately, images flashed before my eyes. It was Polemistis's journeys, but whenever he passed by in the images, Strelitzia, or rather her ancestor of her name, was there too. I saw all the times the first Strelitzia came across my ancestor and never talked to him and then I saw her end. Oh how sad it was! When the images passed, I found myself with watery eyes and shocked.
"She couldn't do it then, but I finally accomplished what she longed for: to finally talk to you," Strelitzia said. I shed a fear tears after seeing those images and then I got myself together.
"These four helped push things forward," Invictus said talking about Ephemer, Skuld, Blaine, and Strelitzia. "Now seven lights, I must tell you everything you need to know for the future."
I didn't finish reading this, but read enough. I don't get the logic of this one either. Naminé is the nobody of Kairi. She came to be when Sora released his and Kairi's hearts in KH. I actually am going to say this now
Strelitzia is dead! She is not coming back! She was murdered! There is no nobody of hers. There is nothing left of her.