This is just something I wrote a while back for the hell of it. It's short, it doesn't fall into the continuity of the G'NG and Gargoyle's Quest games - it doesn't even take the story of either Gargoyle's Quest game into account - and it picks up after a bad ending of Demon's Crest. So read it, let me know what you think, but don't try to go after me for continuity reasons - Rob
That fool Arthur... I don't care for him or his crusades.
Besides, Lucifer, Loki and Sardius were fools. They didn't
understand the true power that could have literally been at
their very fingertips. Trying to take over the Human Realm is pointless... it
symbolized a lust for power on their part. Useless power, in my opinion. Dominion over the humans. What kind of power is that? Most humans are weak... they're certainly not worth my attention. I myself lust for
power, but it is a different kind. They wanted dominion over
the realms... I want dominion over eternity.
Forgive me - my name is Firebrand. I'm one of the Destroyers, an elite demon force used to protect the Ghoul
At least, I used to be.
When Lucifer mounted his initiative against the Human Realm, I
decided I wanted to have no part of this invasion. I was cast
out of the Destroyers... which was a good thing, as so many
of my comrades met their deaths at the hands of Arthur. I'm
confident of my own power, but it is possible that he would
have found a way to defeat me.
I spent the next few years wandering the Ghoul Realm. During
that time, I watched Loki and Sardius come to power, and then
be destroyed by Arthur. After the destruction of Sardius, the
Ghoul Realm fell into chaos.
It was during this time that I learned of the Demon's Crest, an
ancient crest of magical runes that, when gathered together, would give whoever had them unlimited power over the
universe. I took it upon myself to find these long lost crests and gather
them... when I did, the power would be mine.
Slowly I tracked all of the runes down. The next-to-last one
that I needed was being held by the Demon Dragon. I challenged
him, and we fought. I utterly defeated him. I left his body to rot, and took off in
search of the last rune.
What I didn't know was the demon that possessed the last rune,
Phalanx, had heard about my quest for the runes and come
searching for me. He ambushed me and took the runes, then sent
me to the coliseum.
He had revived the Demon Dragon! His zombified corpse stalked
me through the coliseum, but even in death, I was a better
warrior then him. I destroyed his body, and then flew off in
search of Phalanx... to get back my runes and kill him.
Phalanx thought me dead, until he heard I had escaped the
coliseum. He sent his most trusted general, Arma, to kill me.
Arma was a brave warrior, but he was still no match for me. I
defeated him, but he escaped before I was able to deliver the
killing blow. He vowed vengeance on me...
I traveled through the Ghoul Realm, gathering information on
Phalanx... but I needed more. I needed power.
Phalanx had entrusted the runes to his most faithful servants.
I traveled to each of their lairs, and regained my runes, one
by one. I gained many powers by unlocking the different secrets
of the runes... and finally, when I had them all back, it was
time for me to confront Phalanx, get the last rune... and rule
over all of eternity.
In Phalanx's castle, I once again encountered Arma. He came
back, stronger than before - but once again, I defeated him.
This time he did not escape me.
I fed on Arma's heart that day... and then I went for Phalanx.
Phalanx had fully unlocked the secret of the last rune! Dark
power overtook his body... I could feel it happening, and it
drew me to him like a magnet.
In his chamber, we clashed. He had the power of the final rune,
but I had the combined power of the rest of the runes. Still,
as the rune that he had was the most powerful of all, he was
able to almost obliterate me...
but I survived.
I killed Phalanx and took the final rune. I alone now had
infinite power over eternity!
Little did I know that Phalanx had cast a spell before he died
that sealed his soul inside the final rune... he was now a part
of it. Because of him, I could not unlock the power of the
final rune completely.
I now am about to set off on a quest to eliminate Phalanx's
soul from the rune... and gain the full power which is
Then I shall have dominion over eternity... forever.