"Maqesh. the Unsouled," the Wizard said.
The creature formerly known as Tug smiled. “You’ve heard of me? I feel so honored.”
"We have all heard of you, Maqesh," Lu said. "We know of your great evil. It will go on no longer. This I promise you."
"Big promises, little sorcerer." He picked up the Horn of Tarrgair that lay by the fallen Werz. "Let’s see who exactly will go on no longer.
"That belongs to me," the Wizard said, reaching for the horn.
"No," Maqesh replied and let loose a great wind.
I was thrown off my feet, as was Lu a second later, but the Wizard remained unmoved. “You’re going to have to do better than that, Maqesh.”
"All right," Maqesh replied and the wind collapsed around the Wizard, freezing him solid. "How was that?" he laughed. He walked toward the frozen Wizard and raised his fist…
…when he was hit by a table across his back. The villain fell to the ground and Werz stood over him with the remains of the table in his hand. “Still not good enough.”
Maqesh laughed. “Nice try, Shadoweater, but perhaps it’s time the shadows found out what it was like to eat you?” The pool of shadows suddenly came alive! It attacked Werz, grabbing him, tugging at him, covering him! It wasn’t just the shadows that had been expelled from him, but all the shadows in the room! They all attacked him, every single one!His body was covered in shadow. It enveloped him. Not even his screams could escape.
"You will suffer for what you have done here," Lu Wu said, rising to his feet.
Maqesh was suddenly standing over him, holding Lu by his neck “I think not, sorcerer. I think instead I will use you as a key to rip open the gate between worlds and remake your world in my own image.”
"Never!" Lu Wu raised his hands in the air and they began to glow. Maquesh dropped him. "I will never let you step a foot onto my world!" Maqesh laughed and flicked his hand toward Lu. The sorcerer went flying into the wall and collapsed to the ground.
And then it was just me, standing in the way of this monster. I had no idea what I could do to stop him. But suddenly we were both hit with a warm burst of wind. I turned to see what had caused it and saw that the Wizard had freed himself. “Would you like to give that another try, Maquesh?”
"I will kill you, Dakkoe," the villain replied.
They both began to glow as I rushed to Lu Wu to try to help him. His eyes opened, slowly at first, then they sprung wide with fear. “Look out!” he groaned as the energies of the two enchanters crashed toward each.
Then all there was was a all-encompassing brightness.
to be continued next week
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