For me our union is precious. We shame the treachery of Finn.
And he gave his hand to the knight. The knight shakes it. Then approaches to a window jumps, hurriedly turns to the Dragon and departs on the West, in sunset.
You need to find a horse. Let’s go.
They were walking through the forest, and came to the meadow where horses were grazed. They sat down.
These horses are not afraid of people, but you need to Your horse, to feel it.
Finn gives Lel a small bridle.
Your Horse will want itself you to put it on.
Lel took the bridle and walks across the meadow, the horses are peacefully grazed – their whole herd of different color. He walks past them, they are looking at him without fear. He approached one of the horses, stood and looked at it and tried to put on the bridle. But it stepped back and moved away. Lel is trying to do the same with the other – the same result.
Couple of times with the same result. Finally he sees one standing at some distance, a horse of black color. He approached horse, stroke its rump and it has not moved. Lel puts on it the bridle. It doesn't move. Then Lel jumps on it, the Horse joyfully reared and galloped off. Finally, after galloping through forest, field, he returned to the spot where Finn was standing.
Now listen to me carefully – very seriously began Finn.
You have to find Osiris. You will go through the Manifested World, because you cannot reach him from this world. Osiris went to his own kingdom from the Manifested World, so you need to get there through it also. He will tell you everything about Chernomor.
And you will need a sword. It is with Osiris now. How everything will turn out, I do not know, but you the one who needs to go. It is not my time yet and not my world, it is yours. My part will start later because it has started earlier. Osiris is sleeping now, when you find him, whisper in his ear – Isida.
Here is your horn, when you will need help, just blow! Lel sat on horseback
And he hits the hors on the rump, the rushes it kicks up, and rushes into a gallop.
Lel rides and finds a cave. It is covered with some fog. He resolutely goes through it. It closes behind him. He slowly picking his way through the cave even has to bend down. There is light ahead, and another veil with fog. He breaks it, and jumps out of the cave from other side.
There are bushes, vines, and when he emerged from the cave, it closed up, as if there was no exit.
Lel rides along rural road. There is a village or a small town ahead. There is a cemetery on the outskirts of the streets, there is a solid fence of black crosses, and many of them were lop-sided. He enters the city. There is mud knee-deep. All people’s face are some kind of gray color, they are depressed, sad, lots of drunks, some of them lying in the dirt, a fight between drunks at the tavern. Some of people angrily and suspiciously look at the rider.
The only beautiful building is a church. The rest of them are grey, dirty and unattractive.
There is huge contrast to what was in the White Arktida.
Lel rode through the city, and went to the steep river bank. He looks around the neighborhood. Nature there is still beautiful. Suddenly, from behind noise of stamping hoofs was heard. Another horseman overtook him. He is similar to the soldier of the Prince, who has killed the White Tsarina.
Hey, wait a minute, - he tells Lel, - who are you? From where have you come? Where are you going?
Most probably it is the police officer, who was reported on a strange non-local traveler. Lel is not responding, trying to assess the situation.
You are not one of us, - suspiciously says the soldier, - and you don’t have any cross on you….
He was armed so he was feeling confident. He rode to Lel’s side and took his horse by the bridle.
The soldier pulled the sword from his scabbard.
You are making big mistake!
Calmly said Lel.
What? You are threatening me?
The soldier jumped off his horse, holding it by its bridle.
Come on, get off the horse, or I will cut veins of your horse.
Лель has jumped off from a horse and quietly walked over to the soldier. He made a few subtle movements, and the soldier flew away.
What are you doing? – with anxiety and threat began talking the soldier, avoiding him and trying to attack on the other side. He began with a sword attack. The fight began. The soldier beats with a sword, but all the time Lel masterfully dodging.
He does short striking blows, and his opponent flies away a few steps but persistently again comes back.
The soldier cannot understand how an unarmed man prevails against him, armed one? The fight is getting hotter. The soldier has already flown into a rage. He sniffs and there is some blood on his face, he looks like a beast, attacking again and again and still cannot strike Lel.
Finally Lel makes masterly twisting movement by a body and snatches out a sword. Now he is with a sword, and the soldier – without. He stands on the precipice. Lel stands quietly, holding his sword directly on him. He can leave, but he rushes on Lel runs on a sword. Then he begins to move back with a sword, having grasped with his hands, he falls from a cliff.
"Dog" – contemptuously throws Lel, masterly sat on his horse and rides to the horizon. Lel rides for a long time, until finally he reached some mysterious forest.
He has passed the dark forest;
Before him opened a wide field with a morning glaze of morning skies.
He goes to the field, which is covered with killed soldiers. There are low lead clouds in the sky. Absolute silence. No movements. Everything has become covered by a dust of centuries. Many skeletons have turned to ashes and are scattered from knocks of hoofs. He sees the old battle field.
All is in the distance empty; here and there
Bones turn yellow; on hills
Quivers, armor are scattered;
Where a harness, where rusted a board;
In hand bones here the sword lies;
Grass the helmet shaggy has acquired there,
And the old skull decays in it;
The athlete there a skeleton whole
With his prostrate horse lying motionless,
Arrows plunged into the damp earth, and
The peaceful ivy chokes them…
Nothing silent silence wilderness is not perturbed.
He dismounts and looking for a suit of armor. At first he found chain armor, put it on, then the helmet, and next – a shield with an eagle.
He moves further and the ruins of the ancient civilizations started to appear on the sides. t. Roman, Greek, Persian – they are recognizable by buildings – the Coliseum, the Parthenon, the Ishtar Gate – but all is dilapidated, on all the print of desolation. There is not a soul. Lel finally reaches the ruins of Egypt.
He enters these torn down temples - everywhere there is dust, debris, fallen statues. He enters the temple. There is a dim light from the above. There is dust till ankle. In the depths of the temple there is a statue of Osiris. It is covered with dust and debris till its shoulders. There are two feathers about its head.
He sleeps. Lel went up to him, got up, crept to his ear and whispered: – "Isida". At first, nothing has happened. Lel jumped down and looked at the Head. Shaking started, the temple has begun to shake, something began to fall from above, and the statue came to life.
Оsiris slowly opened his eyes, «Who has dared to disturb me?» - the thunderous voice was distributed. Osiris saw Lel. «It is you, impudent? And you in addition also the mortal! If you do not have enough reason to wake me up, I for such impudence will incinerate you!» - and eyes of Osiris began to be poured by fire.
«Hey, wait a minute! I have a reason! We have a common enemy with you. Chernomor!
Eyes of Osiris were filled by hatred. «Chernomor! I knew him under a name of Seth. He was the Supreme Priest in my Kingdom. Do you want to listen about him? You want to crash about it? Listen to my sad story …».
Osiris from the statue turns to live tsar, and we are transported to ancient Egypt, even more ancient than the era of the Pharaohs. Pharaohs and Isida sit on the Throne. She sits from his right side They accept ambassadors.
Pictures follow one another through the fog and the paintings themselves somewhat vague. We see Chernomor in clothes of the Egyptian priest, his beard is shorter, but as a whole appearance – the same. He is sitting over some scrolls. Arcane 15 Typhon.
The following scene of Osiris and Chernomor walk along garden gallery and Chernomor whispers:
«I in black books have found,
That behind east mountains,
On silent exhausting coast,
In a deaf cellar, under locks
The sword - and what is stored? Fear!
I have disassembled in darkness magic,
That as the fates decree the hostile
This sword will be known to us;
That it both will ruin us:
To me my beard will chop off,
To you head; judge yourself
How important to purchase
this creature of evil spirits!
Osiris answers him:
"Well, where are difficulties to do it? I am ready to go even to the end of the earth".
The next scene. Chernomor and Osiris are in some ancient temple facing the opening between two columns – Chernomor gets the magic powder from the bag, throws it into the doorway and there a dark passage opens. They go to it, and find themselves in a deserted area. It is obvious that they are in other space.
Light, the nature – everything indicates they it is a different world. They go to the mountains, valley and appear on the seacoast. The sea is calm, almost like a mirror. On seacoast there is a Sphinx and looks at the heavenly sun. The sphinx in the form similar to the Egyptian, but it is not the Sphinx, when they come near it, they saw that the Sphinx has a woman's face.
Between the paws of the Sphinx they found out the passage, which is covered with a translucent wall that is produces smooth hum as power generated station.
Chernomor tried to pass, but he was thrown, so much that he fall on his bum.
«Only you, the Great Tsar, can pass» - noted the rising Chernomor.
Osiris went to the wall, touched it and it broke under his hand iridescence. Then he was pushing with his hand inside, and then other wall, and began with an effort to push the wall. It has given in and moved apart.
They entered the passage between the Sphinx paws and they found the room, basement, littered with fallen leaves of palm tree. Osiris scattered the leaves and on the bottom on a small pedestal flashed the sword – a crescent sword Khopesh.
When Osiris took it in his hand, it hummed and glowed.
We see now again Egypt and Osiris kingdom. There is a feast. Chernomor-Seth sits from the left of Osiris. On the other side of Osiris sits Isida. Chernomor whispers – «Oh, great tsar! I have proved you the devotion, but I am willing to do for you even more!»
- «Speak!» -
«Your Highness! Listen! You are great, but the Tsar on the Earth even the greatest tsar can't avoid death» - Osiris has frowned, - «Yes, it so, unfortunately» - «It can be avoided! You can become Immortal God, and I have made for you a surprising sarcophagus – who lays down in it, finds immortality!» -
«So lead me!».
Isida: – «Tsar, don't go! I have a bad feeling! Better stay with me.
Seth in the ear of Osiris – «the Tsarina doesn't want that you will become stronger than her in Magic!»
Osiris is firm – «We will go!»
They in already in a temple. Together with Osiris and Chernomor came people of Osiris and Isida. This is underground room, illuminated with torches. In the of the room on a small hill stands the ornate gold sarcophagus. It is open and it has a hinged cover.
In this round room on the perimeter there are 72 priests in dark black-lilac clothes and half closed faces. Osiris looked inquiringly.
Chernomor: These are my servants, Черномор – «It is my servants, 72 junior priests, they will assist you in the Great Transition!»
Osiris walked around the sarcophagus, touched it, and stroked it on the sides. Then he climbed up an eminence, has stepped in a sarcophagus, for the last time has looked at Isida and has laid down in it.
Above him the smiling face of Chernomor – «Happy Return! O, great Tsar!»
And two of his attendants close with much effort the sarcophagus cover. We see through the eyes of Osiris how the cover is closing and there comes full darkness. A moment of silence.
Chernomor as if it was planned, touches the handle on the lid of the sarcophanogus, which was not visible before. Close-ups we see – that it is the handle from that Khopesh. This handle is at level of a neck of Osiris. Chernomor sharply but firmly turns the handle on a groove in a sarcophagus lid, so it passes a semicircle.
The sarcophagus begins to beat! It is agony, or more true is a post mortal agony of Osiris because his head is already cut. People of Osiris suspected something wrong, bared swords, and have rushed to rescue the Tsarina Isida, but priests of Seth were on call – they have bared the hidden daggers and have there and then killed the first who has tried to break to a sarcophagus.
«Treason!» - people of Osiris have cried, and guards of Isida surrounded her and took her out of the basement.
Chernomor is no longer pay attention to it. He is triumphant. His servants open the lid and we see the body of Osiris with the cut head in a blood pool. Chernomor pulls out of the grooves skillfully installed Khopesh from which drip drops of blood of the Tsar.
The next shot – Seth – Chernomor sits on the throne of the King of Egypt. In his hand there is a baton Uas. The video camera drives off back – in front of him in the throne room – kneeled younger priest in black-lilac, further – all other obedient people – mostly in white.
Again we see a statue of Osiris. There is silence for a short time.
«O knight! You are kept safe by fate,
Take this sword, and god is with you!
Perhaps, on the way
You will meet the dwarf-magician -
Oh, if you notice it,
Deceit, malice revenge!
And finally I will be happy and leave this world quietly».
Under the statue of Osiris there is a pedestal, and it starts to open – some hidden opens the locks. The sand is pouring. The lid opens and the in the depths of the stone box flashed Khopesh. Lel approached it, took it, and immediately it whistled in his hands.
All power of Chernomor is in his beard, - again said Osiris, - and only this sword can cut his beard».
«Farewell, the great Tsar, I thank you» - Lel told with bow.
"Go" - has whispered Osiris and again closed his eyes.
Lel is already in our world. He stopped in the middle of a filed. He took out Khopesh, looked at it and it at once got lit. Lel made some crescent movements and saw how the grass and small trees at a distance of half of a mile from him fall as knocked down. He carefully wrapped the sword and tied it behind his back. After that, spurred his horse and galloped at full speed to the north.
Council. There is a council of the magicians on a large meadow. But here are not just magicians, but also American Indian magicians, Taoists, the Tibetan llamas, druids, many women. In total 200 people. Finn stands and delivers a speech. This is the continuation of the speech, because everyone is already excited and there is heated discussion.
«Friends, listen to me… Yes, we few but each of us costs to the whole Army. Who will we resist? Also the army but an army of biorobots, they are primitive and only execute programs installed in them.
"And Dragons? What if reinforcements of Dragons will arrive? We would not plight."
-"the Brother Big Mountain promised to deal with the Dragons. It has a special account with them.
Finn said pointing to the large old North American Indian. He silently nodded.
We have the Wizards, who own the elements of Earth, Water, Fire and Air - are powerful forces that can disperse any army.
All of this is good, said someone, - but what about the astral traps? If you are taken as a prisoner, they will torture you for thousand years.
There is such possibility – the enemy is artful and more than once showed the unprecedented insidiousness, - the Finn has agreed, - that’s why we do not force anyone, we need only volunteers.
Free choice of a free person ».
Everybody is silent. Serious thoughts.
«Of course, I understand, - the Finn continued after a pause, - many of you at the cost of great work achieved immortality, and now have the opportunity to live in other, light worlds. And so it is very difficult to decide to sacrifice this precious immortality.
But think about this – when you will be asked about what has happened with your native planet? What will you answer? That you got everything what you wanted from it and threw it deserted, escaped, giving it at mercy of predators and parasites…
Will you be after that respected? Will you respect yourself after that?
There is silence.
Now we all will disperse. And let everyone to consider and make a choice.
Anyone who does not want to engage in a battle is free to leave this Council, but in that case – he had no right to return to earth in any capacity. For those who remain – we must and we can drive out the invaders from our planet, we must and can punish them for all the atrocities, we must and can restore the Great Ring of Life. And we will do it!
A gloomy northern morning. Lead clouds hang over the earth. The tower top disappears in height behind clouds. Lel from the top of the nearby mountain examines a field of forthcoming fight. Round the Tower some defensive boundaries, on each boundary – an arm. For now they lazy stroll and it seems there are not many of them.
Lel began riding downhill. He is noticed. So far there is no alarm, but the soldiers on forward boundary have begun to worry, and bewildered examine the lonely soldier. Soldiers are all alike in the same uniform. Everyone has the Pentagram on the chest. Lel is in armor. He has a helmet, a shield and in his hand a sword, but not the one who gave him the Osiris.
That sword is hidden behind the back, under a raincoat and only its handle is visible over the right shoulder. Lel stopped and blew the horn. The trumpet voice was powerfully carried through the entire valley. Chernomor in his room as always recline on his throne. When he heard the sound of horn, he literally jumped out it, and in extreme alarm, picked his beard, started running in the throne-room.
He from the top tries to make out something of what going on down, but he cannot see anything. Meanwhile, tower guards, having heard a horn sound, at once has woken up and from all doors soldiers began to pour out and to fill defensive boundaries.
Intense silence. The guards do understand anything. And suddenly, out of all the surrounding hills began to appear magicians.
But the guards feel very confidently behind defensive walls. In front of them just a handful of magicians. And they are thousand times more. And their weapons are not even visible! One of the magicians, who work with the elements of the Earth, began to shake the earth. He makes some kind of squats, springs to his feet, and the earth under his feet becomes unsteady and goes low waves on defensive walls. And when they reached the defensive walls, the walls began to heel and plunge into the earth. Soldiers began randomly and chaotically jump off the walls and run.
Commanders shout something to them trying to put everything in order. Other Magician who works with the element of Water, standing on the shore, ran his hand through the water and picked up a big wave that overflowed some part of an army. When water has covered them, he began to blow on the water his frosty breath, and it immediately turned to ice, freezing to death a whole regiment.
The troops are in panic, but from the tower more new soldiers pour out. They are organized in a fighting order, and there has already begun melee battle. Magicians penetrate into the middle of the army, and there is immediately formed a mountain of corpses. A fierce slaughter has started. The magician who works with the elements of the Earth still shakes the earth and knocks down the whole battalions.
Guards of the Tower are very furious, they are skillful in fights, but here they have met the unprecedented opponent. They kill the attacker, but that for some reason doesn't fall, and disappears, and on his place appears just the same and continues fighting. This puts them in their confusion and fear. The battle continues.
At this time Chernomor was told that things were bad. He ran to the phone, shook his turned its handle and began shouting something into it. Then he threw it and again ran to the Tower edge, trying to see what was going on below.
Number of corpses grows, number of defense ranks begin got thaw. A magician, who works with the elements of Fire, throws small fiery spheres towards an army, and they turn into a broad ban of fire, from which all the army jumps aside, knocking each other down.
The fight goes on, when suddenly someone shouts - «Dragons!».
And Chernomor from the throne-room, triumphantly sees from the West to the battlefield is approaching a squadron of black Dragons. Everyone see them. A Native American, who is called the Big Mountain, stands on a hillock and begins his dance.
E rotates on the same place, slightly bending his knees and waving outstretched arms. From under the fringe of his arms begin to form small whirlwinds of dust, which he seems to be thrown forward with each rotation to meet the squadron.
These whirlwinds start to expand to the clouds and turn to the huge tornadoes which are terribly roaring and speeding up. These tornadoes are becoming more and more because with each turn from under hands of the Big Mountain all new whirlwinds are shot.
And now Chernomor sees how Dragons and tornados come closer to each other. First Dragons immediately fall into the tornado tunnel, their wings are broken like if made of paper and they are rapidly tightened inside. So the entire first echelon of the Dragons has been destroyed. Other Dragons immediately turned back.
This resulted in extreme frustration and anger of Chernomor and gave joy to the magicians. The Tower defense has trembled and began to recede. Chernomor grabbed from the wall a mace hanging there. It is time for him to join the battle.
And where is Finn? We see an oak under which the Finn in the Lotus pose sits. His eyes are closed, he holds in his hands a vajra and bell, and works with these magical tools. It is becoming clear that he leads a fight.
At the bottom magicians almost finishes depleted army. Suddenly they began to hit the Mace. The attacker cannot be seen – he is in a cloud of fog. But Chernomor strikes powerfully – under its blows magicians fall. Some can't rise. Its weapon is visible beats at many levels. The mace fell on Lel, but he managed to escape with a shield.
The second blow blew a shield in pieces.
At this point, the magicians, who work with the elements of Air, threw up the sparkling stars and the mist suddenly turned into snow, and attackers became visible. Lel saw overhead a furious face of Chernomor. He raised his hand and hit Lel. From this blow Lel fell from his horse on the ground. But after that blow, the beard of Chernomor slung over his shoulder and hung.
Chernomor in the heat of attack does not notice, he does a new horrific blow, but it falls into the ground. Lel dodged and grabbed Chernomor’s beard. He wound it on his left hand. Chrnomor released the mace and grabbed his beard. Lel does not let it go, and keeps even stronger. Chernomor began rise promptly upwards and Lel on its beard too.
They flew in a few moments at the top of the tower, and Chernomor to pull Lel across the hall. Lel clung to the beard and doesn’t let it go swapping and knocking everything and everyone on his way.
«Servants, servants, here!» - Chernomor roars, - kill him! »Bodyguard of Chernomor attacks Lel who has already managed to get up and he fights back with the sword.
It is very difficult because he has only one free hand.
Guard soldiers waves their swords but the Chernomor shouts, - «My beard! I will kill anyone, who will touch it!!!!»
Security is afraid to approach him and Lel have an advantage. He is waving his sword in fan motions, and throws opponents without releasing the beard which shakes Chernomor from side to side. He is trying to slow down, but slips on the smooth floor.
At this point, the vanguard of the magicians burst into the room and destroys the guards. They are uncontrollable. Guards are killed, they hides in the corners, at the same places are servants. Their eyes express horror. Chernomor and Lel left alone. Chernomor is snorting and making strange noises, his eyes filled with hatred and despair.
They appear on the edge of the Tower. And now Lel took out behind his back a Khopesh.
«Do you recognize it? Khopesh buzzed and glowed. Lel holds it handle upwards, so that the blade bottom edge forward. Chernomor in horror begins to back away from Lel. Lel pulls the beard, and with one movement from the bottom up cuts it. Chernomor by inertia start to fall back and is thrown through a balustrade.
He starts to fall down. The video camera flies along with him. He starts to pull off all his precious dressing gowns. Why? Because in the process of the fall, he starts to turn into a reptile, just slightly different color than his colleagues from the West. He is of red-brown color with green shades. He tries to get rid of interfering clothes to release the wings.
They had actually disclosed. The wings like a pterodactyl, but he did not have time to wave them and slow down the falling. He is smashed over the stones and only a dirty wet spot of mucus left of him. Arcane 16 Tower.
Lel finished watching the falling from the top. He turned around – the beard is still live and move. He picked up with Khopesh and tossed into the fireplace where it has flashed a bright flame.
At this time the rests of fights still proceed on Tower floors.
From its windows – loopholes now and then fall out the soldiers and shouting fall down. Somewhere in the secret tunnels something is happening – tow monks led by the hand one old and decrepit the High Priest. They brought him to a laying Dragon and pile him up on its back.