Revenge: The Bare
by Jonathon Pierce
Quische sat in the corner of his room. It was crying. Large drops of tears
flowed down its round checks and splattered on the floor. It clutched a
picture of its only love: the Queesh. The Queesh was a beautiful creature, by
blob standards, having curves in all the right places. The Queesh had died
bravely, and the Quische was ready to avenge its lover's death.
* * * * *
Iffley, Campuria, and the Twins stood before the Mirror. Jonathon crumpled the
note in his hand.
reign of terror has to be stopped!" He said, "Campuria, call the
Quische, we are about to embark on a journey."
left silently out of the room. A feeling of remorse permeated throughout the
castle. Ambercrombie broke the silence:
proclivity Enad has for destruction must cease. I have had a surfeit of his
love for death. Only by sagacity may we have a chance to usurp him. "As
he ended his speach, Campuria returned with the tear-stained Quische.
your magic, Campuria, to protect us during our journey." Jonathon
opened her Book and located the spell for protection. She carefull read the
spell and then said, "Lamg!" An invisible forceshield appeared
around the group. Campuria began, "This shield shall protect you and your
possessions from beings of magic. The spell should last until you return back
to the castle. Good Luck!"
Mirror clouded as it sought T. G. Taft. It reflected back the image of Taft
Towers where Mr. Taft was busily sleeping at his desk. Iffley touched the
Mirror with the Sceptre, leaving Campuria and the Twins behind.
* * * * *
Smith the IV barged into the office. T. G. Taft bolted from his desk and
shouted, "Get out of here, you old bag! Can't you see I'm
she couldn't see that he was working. She said, "Excuse me...sir...but
the Patrolsworshks report that Jonathon Pierce is on his way. They report that
the...uh...Kwish...no, that's not right..."
it...and the Iffley person are also coming. And it appears, sir, that they're
holding a flag of truce."
they arrive, send them in." He smiled evilishly.
* * * * *
helicopter circled Taft Towers and landed gently on the helipad. The
helicopter slowly turned back into the Quische. The group then walked down the
steps to Mr. Taft's office.
obediently showed them in, where Taft was waiting for them. The moment they
entered the office, Mr. Taft lunged for the Sceptre. He screamed in pain as
the Sceptre gave him a nasty shock.
you belive in the flag of truce, Mr. Taft? Iffley asked, his eyes twinkling.
He then began to tell his adversary their mission of revenge.
Enad is a threat to my kingdom..." Taft said at the conclusion of
Iffley's oratory. "But this truce is only temporary,
right...friend?" His mouth curved into a grotesque smile.
until the danger is past."
truce, then." He shook hands with the group, opened the desk, and removed
know." With these words, the Sceptre transported them away.
* * * * *
group appeared in Bronson's castle. Bronson, who had painstakingly laid his
traps to protect his castle, seemed very surprised. He opened his mouth, but
then closed it, saying nothing. He stared at the Keys, his true nature
can allow you to become the ruler of all Enad's territory."
your eyes! I already own all that was his!"
with your help, we can rid the world of Enad forever."
is an offer I can't refuse."
truce, then, until we resolve our problem with Enad. We must hurry, Adena will
be waiting. "With a wave of the Sceptre, the group faded away.
* * * * *
group rematerialized atop Mount Everest. The giant mountain, now part of the
Phire Island, was still the highest point on the entire planet. The view was
breathtaking: the land of Furanose could be seen far off to the west; Alarius
was off to the north; Bronson's Paradise to the south. The bitter cold did not
affect them. Adena and Blue were patiently awaiting the arrival of the other
this is the mysterious sixth Key. It looks facinating. It's called the Note, I
believe." Jonathon said, "My name is Jonathon Pierce, ruler of
Alarius." He then introduced the rest of the group to Blue.
idea suddenly came to Bronson for a dimension field. Iffley followed Bronson's
instructions and created this device with the Sceptre. Even as they worked,
the sky grew dark with black clouds; Enad was coming.
group held their Keys aloft and concentrated on Enad. The Power surged forth.
It raced through the clouds and into Enad's castle. It transported Enad and
Kwamkut to Able. Next, it sought out Blotzfrig.
Dimension Field Device hummed to life as the Power inserted Blotzfrig into it.
The machine created a barrier around Able, preventing creatures from leaving
or entering this dimension.
Taft's excessive imagination, the Power removed all of Enad's clothing. Then
the circle placed a spell on Enad, dissolving any type of covering he would
try to wear. Unfortunately, Enad was naked forever (According to the laws of
courtesy and common sense, naked people are not to leave their homes.)
blushed, turning bright red. The entire group laughed at Enad's predicament.
The group's suspicion seemed to lift as Blue invited everyone to dinner.
into my parlor..." Iffley thought as he accepted the invitation....
| ||© 1984, ||L. Charles, D. Conrad, A. Duncan, Enad the Great, J. Pierce, B. C. Randolf, and T. G. Taft|