Volume 4 – Firemane Clan
Chapter #108 – Ride Of The Valkyries (2)
A/N: Skyrim Weakley Extra: 1/2
This looks bad!
The pirate commander is one crafty son of gun! He played my men left and right.
I’ve sent Jullanar and Nefertiti to help Yisra, Mahran, Morbagog and that Red Girl with them, the enemy they are facing is troublesome.
From what I saw with ‘Far Vision’ spell, the team of four was being chased and got stopped by an Aura master. Soon they will be flanked and get overpowered with numbers, that’s why I sent Jullanar with some Wrathmen to finish things and pick the ‘Cannons’ up.
Ongeim seemed to have arrived but he couldn’t go near the shore as the battle was already hectic enough. He barely has enough men to sail the Gunship.
On the other hand, the pirates were getting prepared for the final assault. They were probably planning to assault my men from the front and the back by a surprise attack from the sneaking.
Oh! They are finished already.
Jullanar is helping the Red Girl to stand up in a super cool way.
That should have been me but… Oh! So jealous! Hands off my Jull.
Never mind that now!
I am preparing for my grand appearance. I am arriving to the battle this late so I should look as cool and majestic as possible.
Hmmm! Many scenarios in my head right now. Can’t even decide which music theme to go with.
Should I go with some ‘death metal’ or… no, the world is not ready for that yet!
‘System! Any suggestions?’
Oh! You are even making it harder.
‘Show me the top five results!’
▶ TESV: Skyrim Theme Music
▶ Pirates of the Caribbean Theme Music
▶ Victory is Ours – Warthunder
▶ Immigrant Song – Led Zeppelin
▶ Ride Of The Valkyries – Richard Wagner
Oh! Nice choices.
Hmmm! Skyrim theme? Nope, not this time.
Pirates of the Caribbean theme? Can do. What else?
Victory is Ours? Nah, too Russian.
Immigrant Song? Thor has already used it in Ragnarok.
Ride of the Valkyries? Hmmm! That one is dangerous. It will make the men go crazy.
Fine, let’s use it.
I used a spell similar to ‘Magelight’ and called it ‘Magespeaker’. It can produce the sound I want wherever I attached it on. By linking it to the Media Player of the System, I can make it as loud as I want.
And all what is left is the entrance. I prepared seven Flame Atronach Hawks for solely for it.
Speaking of the Flame Atronach Hawks, my reckless action of going down the ‘Throat of the World’ proved to be very beneficial. I could gain a lot of understanding about flying now.
I managed to put some minor edits on the Hawks by making the wings longer and wider as well as fixing the tail a bit, I managed to make a Flame Atronach Hawk that can fly higher than I could do before.
Now, I guess I can fly over the altitude a hundred meter with no problems.
I also added a new function to the Flame Atronaches. It was already there but I made it more intense.
Whenever a Falme Atronach gets destroyed, its body explodes. So I thought why not to tweak it a little bit?
It was an old idea but I could do it better this time now that I have a spell like ‘Meteor’ and a Hawk form for the Atronach. So instead of the crap function that causes a simple explosion in with destruction, I can now make the Flame Atronach Hawk self destruct by gathering a lot of Magicks and transform into a Meteor.
With that, everything is ready for my grand entrance.
Now, it’s Jull’s turn!
I think I heard the cat saying something but it was my imagination. I am sure of it.
I must be too exhausted!
“Stupid cat! Leave that man’s corpse intact! We need it to look whole!” Jullanar was speaking to the large black cat which seemed to understand very well.
“I will be taking the man’s corpse for the ambush! You guys help Captain Ongeim to fix the cannons on the Gunship.”
Yisra and the rest nodded right away.
“Wait! I will come with you!” I spoke before she leaves.
“Eh! Won’t they be needing your help?” Jullanar asked me.
“You gave them enough undead to carry the cannons and I don’t understand magic machines anyway!”
“Fine! We should move fast.” She said that and evoked a conjuration spell. So she will conjure a Flame Atronach Horse, huh? I shouldn’t lose in that.
I also conjured one but when both appeared, I felt something can’t be compared.
Her horse was tall and nimble much different than my bulky horse. So Jon Dare didn’t share the full spell, huh?
It is a very useful spell but no one could decrypt it at all. Jon Dare is taking a full monopoly over the runes of the spell.
Anyway, I rode with Jullanar to the edge of town then she jumped from her horse, dragged the corpse down and cast spell on it.
The corpse moved and started to stand up.
Necromancy! In the open like that?
She sure is bold!
The corpse seemed to be hard to control as Jullanar was using a lot of magic to control it.
I guess the corpse of an Aura master should be a bit hard to control. It is still filled with residual energy from the soul.
Just as she could control it, she made the corpse walk to the edge of the slope and waved to the pirate ships!
“Wait! What does this mean?” I suddenly freaked out.
Why are they telling the pirates to attack us.
“Just wait for it! Any time now!”
She was so focused on something and didn’t look at me.
*music: Ride of the Valkyries*
Ha? What is that?
“What is going on?”
“He’s coming!” Jullanar said.
By he, could it be…
“Yes! The music is his first move.”
“How, how can he make music by Magic?”
“A spell he calls ‘Magespeaker’, the same idea of ‘Magelight’ but the aspect is ‘Sound’ not ‘Light’.”
Is, is that even possible?
My head hurts! I knew Jon Dare is a genius researcher so I should try to not get surprised from now on.
*music getting louder*
The music sounds nice! To produce such music with magic, I don’t think that is actually possible.
What secrets are you hiding, Jon Dare?
“EVERYONE! THE BOSS IS BACK!”
Suddenly, Jullanar let go of the corpse that collapsed and shouted at the men on the slope.
By that time, the first ship of the pirates started moving to the shore!
But some strange phenomenon occurred! The men were…
“The Boss! He is back?”
“We are saved!”
“*sob* *sob* I thought I was a goner!”
“Let’s show these pirates!”
“Hey, listen! That sound!”
“Wait! Is there a bard?”
“I don’t know! I just hear it and I want to fight!”
“Look at that!”
“By the Gods! Burning Birds!”
“Yes! They are making the music!”
“Burning Birds! Like the Burning Horses the mages use!”
“I know! I know! I used to live in this town before you guys! The first one who rode the Burning Horses was the Boss. He then taught it to the other mages!”
“Wait! You are saying…”
“Those Burning Birds are the new creatures the Boss can make?”
“Gods! The Boss became stronger once again?”
“Ysmir’s Beard! We will sweep those pirates like nothing!”
“Yeah! The Boss is back we can’t be afraid!”
*Music getting even louder*
“Ah! My soul is burning!”
“The Burning Birds can make such a beautiful singing!”
“You idiot, the birds are called atro..something they can’t sing!”
“The Boss is making the sing with his magic?”
“Is it like the Battle Bards and the Skalds of old!”
“I knew the Boss is mighty!”
“I can’t stop! I want to kill a hundred pirate now!”
“Here he comes! The Boss is riding a Burning Bird!”
“Shor’s Bones! The Boss is flying!”
“Follow the Boss!”
“FOR THE BOSS!”
What in Oblivion is happening?
The men who were fighting since the morning are getting crazy?
What’s wrong with them?
“We can’t stay lax!”
“Leave me! I am all healed!”
“Follow the Boss!”
“SOVN *cough* *cough* SOVNGrade *cough* *cough*”
These guys were in the infirmary?
Why are the coming out? They are all beaten up!
“DID YOU SEE THAT MEN? THIS IS YOUR BOSS, THE MAN I LO… ehem! THE MAN WE FOLLOW! CUT HIS ENEMIES TO PIECES! ATTAAAAAACK!”
Even Jullanar who was calm like a silent hunter a moment ago became like this?
Was it Jon Dare? Or the music?
This is dangerous!
This town is nuts!
“Red Girl!” Jullanar looked at me with a fierce smile.
“It’s Alina!” I refuted.
“Alina! Beautiful name! I feel you are a strong mage! I am Jon’s partner but he is going to make a strong attack from the air now! Let’s support each other!”
What sort of fighting spirit is that?
She is even crazier than the other people!
“Y, Y, Y, Yes! Let’s go!” I was shaken by her fighting spirit!
“MEN! FOLLOW ME!”
She shouted and rushed down the slope!
“‘Lady Jullanar’ you idiot!”
“Follow the Lady Boss!”
“KILL THE PIRATES!”
“KILL THEM ALL!”
I followed Jullanar and part of her madness started getting to me.
At first I just wanted to defend the people but there was something missing!
When I led the men with Wulfur and the others, we were focused on defending the town! But Jon Dare and Jullanar offered the people another alternative.
Don’t kill the enemies to repel them! Kill the enemies to annihilate them!
This is… This is just crazy!
It may seem wrong to needlessly kill but it is more wrong to kill half heartedly!
I was wrong, huh?
I looked at the girl in front of me who was shouting at the men to rally up! I looked at the man who is riding an Atronach Hawk!
I get it! I so get it!
That is what I am looking for!
They are strong! So strong!
They are as strong as Darth Vader! Maybe even stronger!
I want to see it!
The Flame Atronach Hawks flew after Jon Dare’s hawk in a formation where Jon Dare was in its center and then flew near the enemy ships.
Suddenly, the six of the Flame Atronach Hawks around Jon Dare slowed down and strated changing then turned into huge chunks of fire. They fell on the two ships near the shore.
*KABOOM!* *KABOOM!* *KABOOM!* *KABOOM!* *KABOOM!* *KABOOM!*
You’ve gotta be kidding!
The ships are no more.
The ceased to exist!
This power! No mercy! No forgiveness!
I was shaken to my core!
I felt it in my soul!
The pirates who managed to jumb from the ships and reach the shore were all massacred by the arrows of Jullanar and the axes of the men.
I didn’t even have the time to cast magic.
To think his appearance wouldn’t just turn the tide, but sweep the whole damn rise.
What more can you do, Jon Dare?
In the name of Kyne, I, Alina Moonblade, shall witness it all!
As if he heard me, he turned his hawk and flew to the main enemy ship! Alone!
He is going to do it like…
No! He jumped and used shock magic to fall like a Bolt of Lightning!
The ship he fell on shook and screams echoed!
This is madness!
“He is facing them alone?” I wondered out loud.
“It is useless to outnumber him but let’s take no chances!” Jullanar replied then looked around. “Trudvar, bring us a ship!”
“Eh! Lady Jullanar! The Alexandria is there!”
“Good! We are going after Jon!”