Battle In Enchancilor! Tragedy Strikes

"Ayah! The Kingdom of Enchancilor is supposed to be a place of safety for those seeking refuge from Mephistopheles and his forces! You are one of his forces! And, just like Mephistopheles himself, you as one of his followers, are not welcome here!" Queen Aoi exclaimed.

"Seize that creature!" King Sora demanded.

Hikari and Hikaru charged at the evil witch.

Ayah then spotted the Amulet of Enchancilor worn by Hikari as well as the Sword of Light wielded by Hikaru.

"So! That is where the Amulet of Enchancilor and the Sword of Light have been hiding for all these years! Well, no matter," Ayah cackled. "I'll collect them as well as Aatami Jarvi's Galantry Staff and Galantry Crystal for Master Mephistopheles sure enough!"

Ayah started after the prince and princess.

When suddenly, a cloud of green smoke appeared in the throne room.

From out of the smoke, Mephistopheles appeared.

"Well, well, well," Mephistopheles said. "the courageous twins of my sworn enemy! I know just what to do about you!"

The Queen of Enchancilor rose from her throne.

"Don't you dare harm my children, Mephistopheles!" she commanded.

"And, what if I do?" Mephistopheles asked Queen Aoi.

"Then I will send you and your followers to the Isle of Nemesis on a one way trip!" the Queen of Enchancilor exclaimed.

"If you do that, then I will freeze you and your precious Sora in place! Why would you choose him over me, Aoi?" Mephistopheles asked.

"Oh, gross! Kari, I think that mean old warlock is flirting with Mama!" Hikaru whispered.

"Don't worry, Karu, I think Mama's got a plan up her sleeve." Hikari whispered back.

The Queen of Enchancilor quickly slapped Mephistopheles.

"Impertinent pig! I chose Sora because I love him!" Aoi shouted at Mephistopheles.

"If Sora is your decision, Aoi, then the two of you should be together forever!" Mephistopheles shouted, raising his wand in fury.

"Mama! Papa!" Hikari called out.

"No! Don't freeze them!" Hikaru shouted at Mephistopheles in agreement with Hikari.

"Obstupefio!" Mephistopheles shouted, casting his spell on the king and queen.

"Mama! Papa!" Hikari and Hikaru called out.

"You are both too late," Mephistopheles yelled. "now, unless you want to end up like your mother and father, you had better be good little children and hand over the Amulet of Enchancilor and the Sword of Light to me!"

"Not a chance!" Hikaru disagreed with Mephistopheles.

"That's right," Hikari said to Mephistopheles courageously. "not a chance!"

"As you wish then," Mephistopheles exclaimed. "Obstupefio!"

Before the spell could do any damage, the Amulet of Enchancilor closed its crystal around Hikari.

While the glowing blade of the Sword of Light closed itself around Hikaru.

Ayah reached down to pick up the Amulet of Enchancilor and the Sword of Light.

But because they were both inside their respective treasures, Hikari and Hikaru used the powers they had acquired to burn Ayah's hands, thus making Ayah drop the amulet and sword.

"Ouch!" Ayah screamed out in pain.

"Whatever is the matter, Ayah?" Mephistopheles asked.

"I dropped the artifacts when they burned my hands, Master." Ayah answered Mephistopheles.

"Forget them," Mephistopheles told Ayah. "right now, we need to get back to our base."

"I am right behind you, Master!" Ayah said to Mephistopheles.

Mephistopheles and Ayah magically retreated back to their base.

Eeli and his family raced to where the Sword of Light and the Amulet of Enchancilor lay on the throne room's floor.

Aatami picked up both artifacts.

"What do you suppose we should do, Father?" Annika asked.

"I suggest we search for life around here before you, Ester, Mother, and I continue on our journey," Aatami suggested to Annika. "that way, we can rest assure that Princess Hikari and Prince Hikaru will be safe."

"Hyvä idea, Isä," Ester said. "good idea, Dad."

The Jarvi family went out into the practice yard where they found two out of three of the king's knights, and one lonely looking knight apprentice.

"Hello, Sir Maximilian, I'm afraid I have some bad news." Aatami sighed.

"What is it?" the king's captain of the guard asked Aatami.

"This is not very easy for me to say." Aatami said to Maximilian.

"Raus mit der sprache! Out with it!" Maximilian Achilles ordered Aatami.

Maximilian spoke German and was from the Kingdom of Alemania.

"Your loyal apprentice has been sealed inside her amulet." Aatami said to Maximilian, sounding gravely serious.

The lonely looking squire, a 7-year-old girl named Ariana Cabral from the Portuguese speaking Kingdom of Ophiusa looked up.

"What about Hikaru?" Ariana asked Aatami.

"Miss Cabral," Rosa said gently. "I think it would be best if you sit down."

Ariana didn't like the sound of the countess's voice.

"Oh no, Countess Jarvi," Ariana said warily. "I don't like the sound of that."

"Well, Miss Cabral," Rosa said to Ariana. "Hikaru has been trapped inside his Sword of Light."

Ariana looked as if she was going to cry.

"No! Oh no! I've had a huge crush on him since the day my parents let me train here as a knight! This cannot be happening!" Ariana said in disbelief.

"I know it is hard, Miss Cabral," Rosa said. "but do try to be brave for Aatami, Annika, Ester, and me when we make our journey to Marizza, promise me that you will try to be brave?"

"I shall strive to, Countess Jarvi," Ariana said. "for Hikaru's sake!"

"Good girl, Eeli is to stay here for work and safety," Rosa said to Ariana. "while the rest of us continue on our journey."

"Good luck," Ariana said to the rest of the Jarvi family of the Kingdom of Galantry. "and godspeed."

"Thank you." Aatami said.

"And don't worry," a female voice said to Aatami. "we will take good care of Eeli for you."

The rest of Eeli's family all turned to see Ariana's mentor, Lady Charlotte Aubert standing in the practice yard.

"Thank you, my lady." Aatami said to Charlotte.

"We will do anything for our friends." Charlotte said.

"Even protect them from Mephistopheles and his followers." a male voice said.

Everyone turned to see Sir Diego Garcia of the Kingdom of Spanya, with his squire and only son and child, Jose Antonio by his side.

Jose's mother, Ana Maria Garcia died in an attack by Mephistopheles which forced Jose and his father to go into hiding in Enchancilor.

"That is good to know, we will be glad to be leaving our youngest child in your capable hands, Sir Diego." Rosa said.

"I am happy to be of service, Countess Jarvi." Diego said to Rosa.

"Aatami and I trust you," Rosa said to the knights and knight apprentices. "please take care of our little boy safe."

The rest of the Jarvi family then left to continue their journey to the Kingdom of Marizza.