Eric's Quest I Chapter 3: Maleficent Merevelous
Written by Dk64rules
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Part 1: The Plan
Eric: So what do I have to do again?
Alkatraz: At the Bottom of the Void, you must retrieve the 4 Coveted Darkness Orbs from Merevelous's four guards: Gultuon, Tamriton, Poisuon, and Guyton. In that order.
Eric: So....that's it?
Ameri: No, then you have to combine the 4 orbs together to make the Orb of Sacred Shadow. Then use the power of that to defeat Merevelous.
Eric: Okay....do I get any help?
Alkatraz: You could always hire a Battle Buddy.
Eric: A Battle Buddy?
Ameri: Warriors for hire. At the Void Town Tavern.
Eric: Oh. Guess I'll go there. Any of you got some money to spare?
Ameri: Here, take this. A bag of 100 Voidcoins.
[Eric runs out of the castle, heading towards the Void Town Tavern.]
Ameri: A Battle Buddy?
Alkatraz: Hey, the guy needs help. We don't have anyone to offer.
Merevelous: It would appear not.
Alkatraz and Ameri: Merevelous!!
Part 2: Buddies For Hire
[Eric opens the door of the Void Town Tavern, a place full of low-lifes and Battle Buddies, strong fighters looking to make a quick buck.]
Eric: Doesn't seem very friendly...
Bartender: Hey buddy, you look a little young to be a-steppin in here, eh?
Eric: I'm just looking for the Battle Buddies.
Bartender: You're outta luck, kid. A gray-haired fellow named Mereveli or somethin' came in and killed them all about an hour ago.
Bartender: Yeah, that's his name!
[Eric runs out of the bar, but is abruptly stopped by a Gerudo-like lady named Kiara.]
Kiara: Shh, foolish boy! Quit running so fast! The Merevelaries will hear you!
Eric: Wha? Who are you?
Kiara: I'm Kiara, one of the Battle Buddies. I'm currently the only living one here. The Merevelaries are sworn guards of Merevelous, trained to destroy you, Eric.
Eric: How do you know my name?!
Kiara: I have been watching you secretly. Even your recent talk with Ameri. I will be your helper, free of charge. If you accept.
Eric: As long as you don't work for Merevelous.
Kiara: Deal. Now, how can we get back to Ameri, with all the guards around?
Eric: Let's forget about them if it's easier to get to the Bottom of the Void.
Part 3: Time to Die
Merevelous: Well, well, well. Eric's off to find a Battle Buddy to destroy me. But I won't be defeated by a stupid kid and some outcast fighter. I am the new Dark Lord. No one can stop me!
[Ameri and Alkatraz are hung over a lava pit.]
Ameri: Eric is Sixty Four's son.
Merevelous: ......Who's son?!
Ameri: Sixty Four's.
Merevelous: You mean the one who destroyed the Dark Lord before Seven...? Jayl Cel?
Alkatraz: That's correct.
Merevelous: Maybe I have underestimated this kid...but he won't get past Guyton. Maybe the others, but not Guyton.
Ameri: Guyton's still working for you?
Merevelous: Yes, he is. Now, does this Eric Four have a mom?
Alkatraz: I...uh...think so.
Merevelous: Then I'll make sure for a sympathy card to be sent to her! And your's too, Ameri!
Ameri: Why mine?!
Merevelous: Drop him in the lava.
[A Merevelary cuts the rope, and Ameri burns in the lava.]
Ameri: HOT!!! OWWWWWW!!!......
Merevelous: Now....where were we...
Merevelous: Oh yes! Where's Eric?!