Christ. Worse than the French Revolution some centuries back.
There is an influx in prostitution in the coastal areas of Kopmakia and in the Oceanic Islands.
A group of witches attacked a meeting between the Oceanic alliance and Great Sand and Cuvco, Kopmakia, the Meridians, and Stickin. Thankfully Niktobr was there and helped beat the witches. However the witches were using strange magic against us. Ancient magic. Then 3 Oceanic soldiers were possessed by the power of the witches. It seems like the witches possessed the soldiers to make sure there power did not fall into enemy hands. After a rocket was fired the possessed soldiers disappeared and a letter saying this appeared.
WE WILL BRING OUR KING FROM THE DEAD. KING ABBADDON SHALL RETURN TO HIS RIGHTFUL THRONE. ST ABBADDON WILL RETURN TO THE TRUE KING. HE WILL DOMINATE THE NEW TECHNOLOGY AND WILL CREATE A POWERFUL SOCIETY USING THE ANCIENT MAGIC YOU ALL FEAR.
We dont know why these witches attacked but we ask for help to find the other witches and people who continue to practice the worship of the witches and of King Abbaddon.
King Abbaddon? Is that where we got the world name for?
"Well, get dunked on!" ~Upjøsqa
Our nations mostly provide a better world for these civilians than back then... with a few exceptions, maybe.
Prince Jesse and his friend Jake would answer that call for help.
After hearing the message from the witches Jesse finally knew the truth about what was going on and how it connected with the recent conflict.
"I think it is time for you to explain what is going on." Prince Jesse said to his father Emperor Brian.
"They are witches Jesse. We may have stopped my brother Gladius but what else did you think the rest of his followers were going to do?"
"Why didn't you tell me about these witches and what was really going on?"
"Witches, wizards, there are a lot of different names people give them but you and I know what they really are. Humans who have the powers of the Ancients. The reason I didn't talk to you about this earlier is because I assumed you already knew what was going on."
"We never actually stopped Gladius did we?" Jesse asked as he realized the truth.
"Gladius died by my hands when I saved you from what would have been a killing blow. However when you destroyed the Atlantian machine and Abbaddon's Trident to stop what he was trying to do it never actually stopped it. I believe that there was already enough energy built up and destroying the machine only made The Change happen a few seconds sooner than Gladius intended."
"So what are you saying father? That all humans now have Ancient powers and are either Dragons like us, Werewolves, Vampires, Witches, Wizards, etc..."
"Exactly. And those that seem normal simply do not know it yet."
"Well if there is no way to reverse it than everyone deserves to know the truth."
"Perhaps. Either way you do know what needs to be done. Whether these witches can bring Abbaddon back without his trident (since Jesse destroyed it) is irrelevant. You need to make sure that these witches never get the chance to even try. You need to stop them no matter what."
"Understood. Will update you once me and Jake can find where these witches are hiding. However if they plan on bringing Abbaddon back than I know a good place to start looking. The Tomb of King Abbaddon."
Nikterion nodded. Arms crossed, he pointed his head over at the horizon.
"King's Fall is what you're after. It's a small town on the opposite side of the Main Island. There you will find Abbaddon's tomb and the Grave of the Unknown Hero, but be warned, very few dare to venture inside for a reason."
"Thank's for the the directions." Jesse told him. "But we already know exactly where it is. We have been there before during the battle that happened here on the island not that long ago. We thought we ended it but that was when this all truly began."
Jesse and Jake would then head to the Ancient Tomb of King Abbaddon that was built into the mountain. "It was here at this tomb that my father tried to hold off Gladius alone before he retreated to the main city."
"Gladius had taken the Trident and was going to use it to change everyone. Your father stalled him long enough for the rest of us to arrive and save him." Jake said.
"I really thought we had stopped him Jake. But now it seems like it was all for nothing."
"The people might have changed but we did still stop Gladius from taking over. King Abbaddon was the king of the island during the time of the Ancient Empire but even he still answered to the Dragon Emperor who ruled it. The Dragon Emperor who was your grandfather. How do we know that these witches are not really on our side?"
"We will find that out once we find them."
One of the strongest economies in the world.. does not need.. a welfare system. *The Emperor smiled smugly.*
But surely you need a strong insurance policy, for those times that your cities get nuked.
*insurance ad plays*
"You are right." Jesse told him. "It has been 10,000 years since the fall of the Ancient Empire and King Abbaddon. I forgot that this city was not part of the more recent conflict."
Jesse then told him what happened. "Less than a year ago my uncle stole the trident from Abbaddon's tomb and tried to use it to change everyone. To give humanity the powers of the Ancients. We took him down but at a great cost. However although we killed him it seems we were not able to stop him from completing that plan.
Jake continued. "We believe that although the Trident and the Atlantian machine it was connected to were destroyed the energy they released changed everyone just like Gladius wanted."
"These witches are new because I failed to really stop him." Jesse said. "However someone or something makes them believe they were given their powers in order to bring back King Abbaddon. They want to bring him back for a reason and I intend to find out why."
*Several witches begin prophesying the return of King Abbaddon. People follow them in fear and hope the witches may protect them from what may happen.*
*General Elias and others of St Abbaddon begin persecuting the witch followers and the witches*