HEY THERE EVERYBODY! I AM ALIVE!!!
I know. This took FOREVER. It's like Valve trying to make Half Life 3. It nearly went into vaporware! But the good news, it's here! Right before your very eyes. Legacy of Legends 3 CONFIRMED and is POSTED. YES! But due to my FIVE month absence (longest I've ever been gone. Last time it was just three), I feel the need to explain myself.
This story has went through NUMEROUS rewrites and along the way, I NEARLY gave up on it. It's like my curse of not being able to write up to three was definitely trying it's best to remain true. But in the end, I persevered and pulled through. With the aid of my two co-writers, we managed to make what you guys will be reading now.
The main reason why this story took so long to be posted are mainly because of the following:
One, I kind of procrastinated on it. I'm only human after all. I get distracted too with other things.
Two, my school life decided to kick things up a bit. I'm in my last year in college. That means I have to deal with a thesis and that is a very big problem that has to be tackled head on. So that took a considerable chunk of time.
And lastly, it was the story itself really. When I first made Legacy of Legends, I had a general scope of things. I had this idea, this character that had this mysterious past and the story revolved around him and that past. When Zaze's secret got out of the bag, it was a bit hard to think of what happens next. All I had going for me were these loose social arcs that needed to be fully resolved. After a long time, rewrite after rewrite that I've already lost count, I and the team decided to just make the plot simple. After all, that was how LoL started anyway. It wasn't the story that made it shine. It was the colorful cast of characters. So this time, we approached from a different point of view. How would other dragons see them? Especially with how things ended in LoL 2. And that's how LoL 3 starts. How everyone copes with the new developments. Specifically Zaze seeing as Latis died because of him. WHOOPS. Spoiler alert?
I can only hope you guys like what we've made so far.
Don't forget: I FEED OFF REVIEWS! WITHOUT IT I DIE!
Well enough chit-chat from me. I think it's time I let you guys read the story for yourselves. But before that, here's a primer for you all. A refresher on the story so far. Feel free to skip it, if you feel like it.
Summary of Legacy of Legends
After the events of the incident at the volcano, Spyro and Cynder find themselves resting, glad to be alive. Deciding that they should get back to Warfang, they do so; however, night falls and they are forced to make a stop, making a campsite at the very place they were at before, with Hunter the Cheetah. This in turn, led them to meeting Zaze, an energetic, cheerful, friendly dragon that had the case of amnesia. Introductions were done, and soon after, Zaze was giving his purple friend advice on how to make his feelings known to his partner.
The next day, they arrive at Warfang, where they were greeted by the three remaining Guardians, along with Sparx the Dragonfly. Excitement soon stirred as the rekindling of hope appears in the form of Zaze. Apparently he was the first dragon they had seen, aside from themselves. The Guardians immediately call upon Hunter to aide them in finding the others.
One week later, Zaze and Cynder happen to make a bet, wherein if Hunter were to appear, bearing good news, the latter were to kiss Spyro. It ends in the favor of Zaze, as the cheetah appears bearing good news for all of them. As Cynder contemplated on how to accomplish her task, Hunter shares with them his findings. The Guardians are surprised to find that many dragons actually survived the war against the Dark Master. This in turn led them to planning a party; a celebration of sorts to welcome the new age of peace. As they get busy, Cynder leads Spyro away to do her consequence. Sparx and Zaze on the other hand talk with each other, the former informing the latter of the dragonfly's relationship with the purple dragon. Braving herself, Cynder attempts to spill her feelings to Spyro, but is interrupted when the purple dragon sees the new comers, flying from the distance.
Cynder stops and decides to just wait for her next chance, as greeting the newcomers was more important. This leads them to meet Pyre, a childhood friend of the Guardians, and somewhat acting leader of the colony that arrived. Later, Zaze finds himself alone and headed to the library. Coincidentally, Volteer was also there. However, Zaze happens to find the Guardian, crying, much to his surprise. Volteer later opens up to Zaze. It would seem that Pyre's mate, Flame's mother, was Volteer's ex. They had history. However, due to him being a Guardian candidate, he was forced to end the relationship. Now, he has resigned himself to no longer put himself out there, in fear of feeling the dread of losing someone. Zaze however puts him out of his depression, and helps the Guardian in gaining confidence. The two develop a close friendship. A little later on, Zaze finds his room messed up completely. He suspects and plans to confront a certain black dragoness about it, at the party later that night.
Much to his surprise however, Zaze was wrong with his hunch. It would seem that Cynder wasn't the one that had messed up his room, as she confirms it at the party. Zaze rethinks his hunch, as Flame steps in, claiming that Zaze and Cynder were together. Crushing the claim down, Cynder asks the red dragon if he has seen the purple dragon. Flame replies that he was last seen with a companion of his, by the name of Ember.
Cynder leaves, looking rather pissed. Flame and Zaze talk, the latter finding out that Pyre seems to want to have Flame find someone 'special'. The two slowly start to develop a good friendship. On the other side of things, Spyro and Ember are chatting and having an all around good time. However things take a turn to the interesting when the latter has a rather odd request. Ember asks Spyro for him to kiss her.
The next day, Zaze wakes up to find more clues in regards who messed up his room: dirt; with nothing much to go on, he proceeds onward with his day. He even sees Pyre leaving, off to find other surviving dragons. At the other side, Sparx is in for a shocker. Sparx, who has finally decided to let go of his indifference to Cynder, is surprised to hear that Spyro had kissed Ember. The dragoness had witnessed this herself and is now trying to dissect the situation.
Moving forward. Zaze and Flame later find some time to chat, with the latter wondering who they'll be learning under, since Ignitus was no longer around. The topic slowly drifts to Ember, where Flame accidentally spills the beans on him liking the dragoness. But due to certain circumstances, he is unable to be with her. Zaze decides to ask why. Meanwhile, Cynder decides to brave herself and confront Spyro, and ask him if he was in a relationship with Ember, due to the kiss she had seen.
Moving back, Flame tells Zaze the reason. Apparently, he believes that Ember has her sights on Spyro, missing him completely. As the latter comforts him by giving advice, they head into the Guardians' Room to find out that there is a competition being held, and the winner will be heralded as the new Fire Guardian. The two immediately head over to see the spectacle. However, they arrive rather late and miss the event altogether. Heading back, they bump into Ember who tells a piece of shocking news. Apparently, Flare, the victor of the competition thus will be the new Guardian, is a she.
Back with Cynder, the confrontation went rather smoothly and things went well. The two soon find out that they've been harbouring feelings from each other, and it just flowed like a river from there. There mate status is sealed with a kiss. As things went fine there, it also is also the same for Volteer. Apparently, Flare was an old companion of his from his distant past. The two take time to catch up with each other.
Going to Zaze and Flame, the former, wanting to help the latter, decides to prove a point. Wanting to prove that Spyro isn't who Ember was looking for, Zaze decides to take her on a date. Much to Flame's surprise, she accepts; point proven.
Terrador and Sparx on the other hand were chatting when the latter wonders how Terrador seems to know Flare. Terrador proceeds to clarify. All the stuff he knew came from Volteer. Apparently the two, Volteer and Flare, used to be partners. Guardian candidates were occasionally sent to do missions, ranging from simple delivery missions to rather complex and not to mention dangerous ones. Terrador was strong enough to hold his own ground, unlike Volteer. The chatting ends as the two parted. Sparx is later joined by Spyro and Zaze. The two are somewhat surprised to find Zaze "hanging out" with Ember, which Sparx translated to as "having a date" with her. The two give him their good lucks. As Zaze leaves, Spyro unwittingly spills the beans onto Sparx. The dragonfly soon finds out that the purple dragon has finally someone.
Ember wasn't fairing the same way however. Zaze breaks to her the news that he came to "hang out" and not to go on a date. Sad, but true; Zaze then decides to ask her if she had a thing for Spyro, his main motive for doing the meet up in the first place. Things get clarified as she states that he likes Spyro, yes, but not in a romantic sense. Zaze then decides to ask his next main question, and that was if she liked Flame. She replies rather vaguely, to which Zaze decides to push, stating to her that Flame actually liked her. However, before he could finish his sentence, a sudden and quite abrupt headache attack washes over him, making him lose consciousness on the spot.
He wakes up some time later, to find himself in a place none other than the Chronicler's Lair, at White Isle. There he is greeted by the new Chronicler, Ignitus. He is told that he has book dedicated to his life, same as everyone else. A thought comes across his mind. He asks if he may read his book, to read about his past life, thus solving his amnesia. He is turned down however, as only the Chronicler has the ability to read the books. He isn't allowed to tell him either, since the Chronicler is bound to an oath of secrecy. No Chronicler is ever allowed to meddle, serving only as the dragon that records Dragon History; such is the consequence for the amount of power. The only reason he appeared before Zaze, is because it was written as such in the electric dragon's book. The Chronicler then continues on, saying that Zaze is the dragon that will save the Dragon Realms from an impending danger. The dragon however, downright refuses, saying that Spyro is the more ideal dragon. Ignitus replies that Spyro isn't capable of doing so, under the circumstances he was in. With all that said and done, Ignitus sends Zaze off, no longer answering the questions of the confused dragon.
The next day, the newly minted Fire Guardian, Flare has her thoughts scattered, as she remembers what happened yesterday. Zaze had appeared before her and quite blatantly told her to just tell Volteer what she felt. The electric dragon had picked up on the subliminal messages and came to the conclusion that Flare liked Volteer. And he was right on the money. She tried to deny it but failed. She had feelings for the dragon. But she couldn't bring herself to tell him, since he was still clearly recovering from the death of his ex.
On the brighter side, Zaze, Flame, Ember and Cynder found themselves entering the Training Dojo. The two males, under a bet, wanted to spar with each other to find out who was the better one. Spyro wasn't around since he had errands to do for Terrador. As Flame prepares himself for the fight, his mind wanders to what he had done yesterday.
He had asked the Guardians yesterday for advice as to what to do. Zaze had become his rival of sorts after all. In the end, he was given advice to settle the score with a sparring match. Victor gets all the spoils. The stuff their bets were made off. And that's why they were doing this match to begin with.
The match begins with the two going all out, to try and incapacitate the other. However things take a sudden twist when Zaze decides to give up, after getting knocked down by Flame. That was his agenda all along. He just took on the bet to give Flame the courage to speak to Ember. Zaze was indeed always the bridge, and never the crosser.
The victory celebration is soon stopped when Spyro appears. A quick chat and a minor slip up later, everyone is soon congratulating Spyro and Cynder, as the news of their relationship, officially, just got out. Moments later, Sparx arrives at the Training Dojo to find Spyro and Flame sparring. All of them sit along the sidelines, eagerly watching the exciting match. Things do get exciting, but not in a good way. Out of the blue, Spyro uses Convexity on Flame. Zaze, thinking quickly, uses his element to jumpstart his body, giving him the ability of lightning speed. This in turn saved Flame from a quick and painful death. They leave, heading immediately to the infirmary, leaving Spyro alone at the Training Dojo.
With Cyril's medical training, they are able to save Flame. Zaze's valiant effort however, had its consequences. Using his lighting speed technique leaves his body twitching afterwards, which was easily cured with a tonic given by Cyril. He remarks that they are running out of medical supplies, and is understaffed. Ember volunteers to take care of Flame in the meantime that Cyril is gone. And with that, Sparx, Cynder and Zaze leave the room, still shaken up by the event that happened.
Deciding to take a breather, Zaze wanders down the hall, heading to his room. He is, however, sidetracked when he happens to stumble into a room. It was unknown to him that he had actually entered the Grotto, where the Pool of Visions resided. Thinking the pool in the middle is for nothing, he leaves, until something actually happened. The pool caught his attention, and he peers into it, only to be bombarded with visions. Zaze sees Warfang, under siege once again, led by a dragon covered in black aura. As he regains his composure, the "dream" he had that involved the Chronicler rang in his ears; specifically, the mention of him being the saviour of the Dragon Realms. Later he confirms his horror, when he asks Volteer what the pool was for. It is then he realizes that what he saw is actually, the future.
But Zaze, being Zaze, decides to keep this to himself for now. He didn't want to outright blurt this sort of thing out in the open. They'd think he was crazy. And besides, maybe he was just seeing things. Changing the topic around, the electric dragon decides to have a chat with the Electric Guardian, wondering why he was in the library in the first place. However, due to a minor slip up, Volteer blurts out something he never thought he'd say himself. He mentions that he actually likes Flare. Things get clarified later on though, as the Guardian tells Zaze that he can't handle a relationship right now. He was still stricken with grief. He was clamming up and shunning everyone out. Zaze talks some sense into him, and succeeds. The Guardian decides to give himself a second chance, and plans on catching up with Flare.
At the infirmary on the other hand, things get happier as Flame finally recovers and wakes up. Ember gets him up to speed and does also another. She braves herself and asks him the question, if he actually liked her.
Outside, Flare stands, bored. She finished all her Guardian duties, and she was completely bored with nothing to do. Luckily though, Cyril arrives and invites her to go with him as he does some errands. The Ice Guardian then proceeds to go to the Gem Depot, a shop that sells the gems that populate the Dragon Realms; a distributor of sorts, with their supplies coming directly from the moles' mines. There Cyril manages to place the order they need, solving the lack of gems they have in the Temple. He, or they, gets this for free, because of an old agreement, dating way back to the time of the Ancestors, between the dragons and moles, as he explains to a puzzled Flare.
Listening to Zaze's advice, Volteer heads out and is soon wandering the streets of Warfang as well. There he bumps into a familiar face, Hunter, along with his eagle, Chase. Inevitably, he crosses paths with the dragon he was looking for, Flare. The two hit off, with the latter feeling happy that Volteer was back to his old, happy, talkative' self again. The happy atmosphere also translated back to the infirmary as Ember nervously waited for Flame's response. The two soon find out that they've been having the same feelings for each other after all and seal the deal with a kiss.
An hour later, Volteer and Flare have been hanging out and overall having a great time. But all good things must come to an end. As they head back up the stairs, heading to the Temple, Volteer braves himself to ask her if she wants to start dating. He gets interrupted by none other than the dragon that Flare fought back at the Ascension Competition, Pyrus. He comes with an odd request. Seeing as learning from your mistakes is the best way to get experience, he asks Flare if she is willing to have him as a temporary student for the time being.
Meanwhile, Zaze is keeping Flame company as he hangs out with him at the infirmary. They talk and slowly drift into a specific topic of relationships. There Flame asks Zaze if he has found "someone", like he found Ember. The electric dragon replies nonchalantly, saying it's not worth his time. A few moments later, Ember and Cyril enter the room. They are informed that Spyro has been reprimanded quite badly for what he has done, and was now doing hard exercises given by Terrador. Later that night, Zaze encounters Spyro, who was looking worse than ever. He asks if he can apologize for him for what he has done. Zaze agrees and watch as the dragon grimaces, saying he's been having strong headaches as of late. Zaze could only watch as Spyro walk away, looking tired as ever.
The next day, news of Flare taking up an apprentice is beginning to spread around the Temple, and its effects were showing on a certain Guardian. Volteer walks around grouchy, trying to deny a blatant fact. He's downright jealous, and just wouldn't admit it. The other guardians however, have their own paws filled as they realize that a special time was beginning to near. It was time to give the "talk" to their fellow young dragons, since most of them haven't received it yet. At the Training Dojo, Pyrus, Flare, Flame and Ember are there, having their first class. Pyrus finally shows his motives as he tells Flare that he actually came because he wanted a rematch, since he lost back at the Ascension Competition; however, Volteer later stumbles upon the two, at the Training Dojo, in a rather…sexual position.
But Volteer just sees the ending of a rather epic fight. Earlier, Pyrus and Flare sparred, both equally giving it their all. But Pyrus won, and coincidentally lands atop of Flare. And in reality, Pyrus is mated and already has hatchlings. But Volteer fails to know that and has his heartbroken completely. Zaze could only comfort the old Guardian.
A little later, a bit of good news sweeps up, as news of Pyre's arrival is intercepted. His mission was a success and has found more dragons that had survived the entire incident. But on Volteer's side, the electric guardian was in pieces. Luckily for him though, Flare arrives in his room, and she clarifies what exactly happened back at the Training Dojo. With truths being spilled out, Volteer decides to spill his feelings for Flare as well, and wouldn't you know it, the two hit off quite nicely. Another successful relationship, brought out about by Zaze's matchmaking.
The next day, many more things happen. Zaze manages to find another piece of clue that he failed to realize before. A clue to case nearly long forgotten; said case was the one about who messed up his room around the time of the party. This time he got the clue of fire. It isn't much to go on, but he made a mental note about it. But the main event was the fact that Pyre had arrived, bringing about many more dragons into the Temple. Two of which, Zaze got to talk to. Alyssa, a healer, and Manuel her younger brother; Cyril actually sought out Alyssa, wondering if she wanted to work at the Temple, since they were understaffed. However, the response he got was a big slap to the face, shocking everyone completely. Apparently, he and Alyssa had history. The problem was, he couldn't remember it.
On the other side, Flame is fairing better than Cyril. He tells the news of him and Ember finally together, and his father receives it quite well, and even gives his well wishes. Cynder on the other hand is also on the same level, as he meets Manuel, and easily befriends him. But a little later, things get a bit out of hand, as tempers rise, as Cyril confronts Alyssa on her behaviour. That wasn't the only thing that was confronted. Zaze too had an encounter, as he sees his door ajar, and wonders if the culprit that had been messing up his room, would finally be caught by him, red handed.
His efforts are in vain as he finds the culprit nowhere in his room. What he does hear however shock him. He hears a scream, coming from outside. Without missing a beat, he jumps out the window and flies to the scene. There Zaze finds himself a dragoness frozen in ice. Manuel and Cynder later arrive to the scene, to help him rescue the poor dragoness.
After a rather near death situation later, they get her out of the ice and back to the infirmary. Her name is Latis, the apprentice of Alyssa. And apparently the one that had attacked her was a black dragon. With the excitement dying down, Zaze gets to snoop around and hears that the issue between Alyssa and Cyril aren't getting any better. In fact it's getting worse. Zaze decides to give the guardian some advice, and talk some sense into him. Later that night, Cyril follows Zaze's advices and talks to Alyssa calmly. That was when Alyssa finally tells the reason why she acted that way to Cyril. Apparently, she and Cyril did have history. They were together for a short time, and even mated. It meant the whole world to her. However, Cyril thought different. To him, it was just one of the many relationships he had as a playboy. And that was why Alyssa hated him. He didn't apologize to her. And now that she actually told him what he had done, he had the nerve to even ask her what was wrong with his actions. This earned Cyril another well placed slap to the face. Zaze hears about this later on from Alyssa, and decides to talk some sense into Cyril one more time.
The next day, he did so. But things got a bit out of hand. After a heated argument, Zaze ended up giving Cyril a punch to the face. But it never came. Latis had managed to stop him in time. However, she equally reprimanded Cyril, after hearing what the argument was about. And she topped it off by slapping Cyril across the face, before taking Zaze to the infirmary. He had developed a cough, and it needed to be treated, before it became worse.
Outside, Cyril is contemplating the recent events that transpired. He just got told off by two younger dragons. He needed to look at what he had done with his life. So he finds himself walking, walking and walking, contemplating if what he had done to Alyssa was truly a bad thing. He even walks into Pyre, who also talks some sense into him. But earlier however, things looked far bleak than Cyril's situation. Manuel and Flare find themselves looking at a dead body of a dragon in the Temple.
Spyro is immediately dispatched, and news of the situation spreads quickly. Cynder, Sparx, Flame, Ember, Latis, and Zaze arrive at the crime scene to find the body. Identified as Kastel, but cause of death was unknown. He was skewered by a metal spike, but that didn't kill him. It was mystery, and it was one that Zaze wanted to solve. Unfortunately though, suspicion falls upon Zaze, as he has no alibi whatsoever out of all of them. But with some thinking, and some time, Zaze deduces who had killed the poor dragon. It should be noted that Cyril by now tried to apologize to Alyssa, but the latter was too busy to talk. Their talk is put on hold.
Kastel's killer was a shocker too all of them.
The confrontation happens at the rooftop, with Zaze accompanied by Latis, stopping Spyro and Cynder from entering the Temple. The culprit was Spyro, but not Spyro. It turned out that Spyro is under the control of Darkness, but not his own darkness. And this darkness seems to know who Zaze is.
However, the Darkness wants Zaze out of the picture, for a reason he didn't disclose. The fight began but ended terribly. They were beaten; badly. Zaze watched in horror as the Dark Dragon tried to finish of Latis. Summoning all his strength, he attacked.
Attacked with the element of Convexity.
Cynder was shocked to see this, but it did the job. The Darkness that engulfed Spyro was gone and he was alive, but out cold. Zaze was in the same condition. The two immediately bring the two some medical attention.
So many questions raced through Cynder's head as she gently carried Zaze's body.
But one question stuck the most.
Who is Zaze the Dragon?
End of Summary for Legacy of Legends
Summary for Legacy of Legends 2
The story picks up with Zaze waking from his slumber. It has been exactly one week after his encounter with the Dark Dragon. One week after the fight they had that they nearly lost. To his relief, everyone else had made it out alive and in one piece. Latis in particular was rather happy seeing finally wake up. It didn’t take long for him to be brought up to speed. Classes had started while he was out cold, so the dragon temple was now flooded with new faces that weren’t there before. The fight with the Dark Dragon was purposefully kept under wraps by the Guardians to prevent widespread panic. But the most notable thing he was informed of was the latest development he had. Convexity, the element he managed to summon to save Latis from certain death from the Dark Dragon. It would seem that using the element was the main cause of his coma. He was given a fair warning to not use it, or it may lead to problems that are worse.
Later that night he was contacted once again by Ignitus, the Chronicler, to be told an ominous warning. “Not all is what it seems to be, and the first try is not the last.” Vague words that couldn’t be explained due to the Chronicler being bounded to an oath; Zaze was left to contemplate.
The next day, Zaze got the first taste of his class. Surprisingly, their teacher was Pyrus. At the Guardians room, an urgent message arrives. After a short discussion, it turns out that Volteer and Flare were up to the task of checking out the problem. They take off, leaving Cyril and Terrador to watch over the temple.
Hours later, Zaze and Spyro found themselves in an interesting face off. The two wanted a rematch, seeing as the prior fight they had (Zaze versus the Dark Dragon) didn’t count. It was all in good fun and not to the death. But that didn’t mean that they weren’t going to give it their all. The crowd watched eagerly as the sparks flew. But only one had to come out on top. It was none other than Zaze; but for only a few seconds however as he passes out from exhaustion.
The next day goes by and Zaze, Latis, Flame and Sparx find themselves accompanying Terrador. They needed to recover some lost scrolls and tomes that were left behind at the old temple near Silver River. As they search for the items to be recovered, talk of the Acquaintance Gala begins to pop up. It was an event meant to help dragons get acquainted with each other. But it was interrupted by a dragon who apparently took lodging in the old condemned temple. Thankfully, Terrador easily restrained the dragon and they came to know him as Crombe. Crombe was a dragon who bore hatred for Malefor and his minions. He lived with the belief that they were working for the Dark Master.
The belief was soon shattered as they informed him that the Dark Master was dead and all was well. Of course he didn’t take it lightly. Revenge on the Dark Master was the main motive he had in living. But after some convincing, they managed to bring him back with them to Warfang, with the reasoning that it wasn’t safe for a young dragon like Crombe to be staying out so far alone. Naturally, sparks flew when the dragon laid eyes on Cynder. A verbal reprimand followed suit. Seeing the conflict, the Guardians devise a plan to fix the problem.
And that was in the form of a camping trip.
They were grouped into pairs, and throughout the entire camping they were to stay with each other. Cynder and Crombe were paired together whilst Zaze and Latis ended up with each other. Flame was with Draiana and Spyro was with Ember. The first pairing naturally had some sparks flying given how Crombe’s attitude was towards Cynder. And this even boiled down to a near death scenario that happened throughout the camping trip. However, with Zaze’s advice and Cynder’s understanding, they managed to finally let Crombe understand the situation of the reality he was in. The Dark Master was no more and Cynder was just another dragoness in the world growing up.
But that didn’t mean that peace was evident as they thought it would be.
A few days later, Courtship Week began. Zaze found the entire event confusing but didn’t let it get to him. He briefly wondered around for a while until he came across Latis training at the Dojo. He noted had strong she had gotten and her techniques had improved. That was until she passed out. In a rush, he immediately brought her to the Infirmary. Latis was grateful, but the act brought about questions in her that she had trouble answering. Ember came upon her and she soon found consultation. She was confronted with the question: did she have feelings for Zaze?
She didn’t know the answer but she planned to find out. And she was to confront him later at the Gala. That was, if she wasn’t drunk. It turned out that she couldn’t hold her drinks and Zaze had to carry her to her room.
After the night’s festivities, and everyone waking up with hangovers, Spyro and Cynder were summoned. Volteer and Flare had been gone for too long, and the rest of the Guardians were getting worried. It turns out that the two were sent to investigate a monster that had been terrorizing the area near the cheetahs. It was a simple search and destroy mission that two Guardians would have no problem dealing with. But their prolonged absence was a red flag. Much to his dismay, Spyro and Cynder were sent out to look for them. He couldn’t since he had to deal with running the Temple.
Latis on the other hand had an epiphany. Since she could now think clearly, given her heat had passed, it dawned on her. She did have feelings for Zaze. Zaze on the other hand was thinking of different things altogether. He had bumped into a dragoness by the name of Decibele that claimed she was an acquaintance of the earth guardian. But when the two finally came in contact with each other, Terrador’s sudden outburst made him think otherwise.
On the other side of the temple, Crombe’s been having a bit of a development. Dreams shave been entering his mind, giving him glimpses onto his fun filled life before it all went to hell. He was reminded of a relative he once had. Alongside this, danger seemed to be drawing closer to the temple. Crombe, finding himself in the company of Latis and Ember, hears but fails to see the mysterious figures that seemed to be hanging around the temple.
Back with Zaze, his kindness begins to kick in and he manages to get a handle on the situation brewing between Decibele and Terrador. But for him to fully understand the situation, he needed to know what he was really dealing with. Inevitably, Decibele gives him the story of how she met Terrador. And from there Zaze got the gist of it; he was going to make things right; because that’s how he rolled. And Zaze being Zaze, fixed the situation. He explained to Terrador that it all started from just a misunderstanding. And Decibele, Nox and Glacylynn didn’t mean it. It was hard at first, but eventually, Terrador let up and listened.
Just as a things settled down, a shocker comes in; literally. Out of the blue, a dragon stumbled into the fray, being chased by wild animals. Zaze comes into the rescue but he got more than he asked for. The dragon utters his name before passing out completely. Zaze is left stunned. Questions buzz inside his head as he brings the mysterious dragon back to Warfang. It turned out that it was his long lost brother, Phase. Reunion was soon brought in and Zaze finally got a glimpse of the past he has been missing. It was depressing, but Zaze had to face the music. But Phase kept from him the real truth. After exposing his blatant lie, Phase completely spills the beans and tells them what really happened. And most importantly, why Zaze hated parties.
After the depressing yet insightful insight into Zaze’s past as told by Phase, another shocker happened. Latis finally found the courage to speak her feelings to Zaze. But apparently Zaze saw it in a different light. Latis left, a few moments later, heartbroken. Ember naturally comes to her aid and surprisingly Crombe as well. That’s when she gets filled in on Zaze’s past and gets a bit of understanding on the electric dragon she fell in love with.
That night, Crombe’s dreams finally give him the answer he’s been wanting. It gives him a glimpse on the past he has been trying to forget and shows that he is not alone. He always thought that everyone he knew died. But he was wrong. One had survived; a living relative. And it was someone he already knew. But before he could go and tell his missing family member, disaster strikes.
The temple is invaded by grublins and trolls and everyone scrambles to safety. Inevitably, after some much fighting and a few close calls, everyone got off roughly fine. But the invasion rang some bells in the Guardians’ heads. Spyro and Cynder have been gone for far too long looking for Volteer and Flare who themselves have been missing. Something was definitely going on. Without much of a choice, Zaze, Phase, Crombe, Latis and Celsius alongside Sparx (who demanded to be part of the search party) are all sent to look for them, seeing as the five were the most abled and least hurt out of everyone. Terrador and Cyril couldn’t go themselves since they had to keep everything under control at the Temple.
Arriving at their destination, they are greeted by Hunter who guides them to the last location Spyro and Cynder were sent in looking for Flare and Volteer. But the group is then ambushed by Grublins and is forced to take refuge at a nearby cave. They managed to survive the ambush and finally locate where the missing dragons were. To their surprise, Spyro and the others were encased in what seemed like crystals. They were about to take them out when they were confronted by none other than the Dark Dragon who had been with them all along, in the form of Phase. Revelations occur one after the other. It turns out that Celsius was the dragoness helping the Dark Dragk. Everything Phase had told them was a lie from the start. Zaze’s past, his relationship with him, everything. He did it all just so he could get closer to who he needed in the first place, and that was Zaze.
Because he needed Zaze to be whole again; he needed Zaze so he could return to full power; to become the Dark Master once again.
And he did just that. Right before their very eyes, the Dark Master Malefor was resurrected, but in a somewhat odd form. But that didn’t matter to him. Leaving the gang to death by trapping them inside the cave, he takes off to conquer Warfang once again.
But Spyro and the others weren’t going to give up that easily. They wanted to bring down Malefor and bring back Zaze. Everyone clamors to head out but unfortunately Celsius is taken out of the picture as they try to rush out of the cave. But there wasn’t time to mourn. They had to stop the Dark Master at all costs. After finally getting out of the cave, they themselves head back to Warfang for the final duel against the resurrected evil.
It was violent. It was brutal. And it wasn’t pretty.
In the end, Spyro, Cynder, Latis and Crombe were the ones to face Malefor. And it was clearly a losing battle.
Inevitably they triumphed, Malefor was stopped and Zaze was brought back.
But with a cost they never expected.
Zaze could only shout in agony as he held his closest and dearest friend’s lifeless body in his paws.
The skies turned dark, and then proceeded to rain.
It was as if it was grieving alongside him, for the death of a dragon.
End of Summary for Legacy of Legends 2
I do advise you though to read "Legacy of Legends" and "Legacy of Legends 2". This is a summary, so it's been cut short. If you didn't notice, the social arcs themselves aren't covered in the summary of LoL 2. So you'll be missing out on some character development.
There may be some plot holes that I may have overlooked, I apologize in advance. I tried my best in making all the canon characters stay in character, but I had to improvise at certain points, since I really couldn't imagine how would they react. Lastly, Spyro fanfic fans who are reading this, please take note. I am not a pro at writing so don't expect me to be great because I'm not. Got that?
So with all that said and done, I present the 1st chapter of my new story,
Legacy of Legends 3
Disclaimer: I own nothing except my characters and the story itself. Other canon characters are owned by their respective companies.
Exclaimer: To people who don't like the story, just don't read it.
Legacy of Legends 3
The dragon could only watch in horror as the scenes in front of him unfold. He felt terrified. His body moved of its own accord and he was forced to be nothing more but a passive observer, watching the terror he is committing without any control whatsoever. Left and right, he saw his very friends fight him and the forces he sent out valiantly but fail badly. He tried to call out to them, but when he opened his maw, only destruction followed. Fireballs rained from the sky, lightning bolts streaked down from the clouds, the earth shook with each of his step and ice froze everything in his path. He was an unstoppable force of nature. No dragon in the world would be in their right mind to try and go up against him. But his very friends—the friends he held dear to his heart—bravely fought him in an effort to stop the chaos. However it was a lost cause.
One by one he struck them down until only one of them stood. She was in the middle of the battlefield; her allies’ lifeless body lay dead at her feet.
“Zaze! Please!” she pleaded. “Stop this!”
“FOOL!” he boomed, sending out a shockwave of electricity that rippled across the air. The dragoness could barely hold her ground as she took cover behind an ice wall she summoned in front of her. “That dragon is dead! He is no more, for I am Malefor! The Dark Master!”
The purple scaled dragon known as Malefor roared into the skies and charged straight at the dragoness. His opponent however was unintimidated and didn’t waver from her spot. She had a determined look on her face as she stared down the charging dragon. She was going to get him back no matter what the cost.
No! Please! Get out of the way! I don’t want to hurt you!
The dragon frantically shouted at himself to no avail. His body wasn’t listening to himself. He was running full steam ahead at the small dragoness who clearly stood no chance against the hulking purple dragon. He could only close his eyes as he waited for the inevitable impact. But he couldn’t drown out the sounds from his ears. She shrieked in pain as her body collided with the large mass. The sound tore him apart mentally. He couldn’t bear the sound of his friends being hurt; especially someone as important to him. However, that was enough to pull him back from the darkness he was in. His body stopped moving immediately as he took control. But the damage was already done.
A few moments later, he stood over her body, watching the life drain out of her like the blood that was that was flowing freely from her wounds. Tears streaked down his face as he literally watched her die in front of her eyes. She on the other hand however was calm.
“W-what have I done…Latis…”
“Zaze…” Latis rasped, signalling Zaze to lean in close to hear her. “What’s done is done. What matters is that we brought you back. And I managed to save you instead.” She let out a grunt, as she felt her consciousness slipping. Sleep felt so good.
“Zaze…before I forget.”
“What is it?”
“I never had the chance to tell you this before…but…Zaze…I…I…”
Even talking felt painful now. But she was going to make sure she’d say it.
“Zaze…I love you.”
What happened afterwards proceeded to traumatize him forever. Zaze couldn’t handle the truth. He; he himself had killed his own dear friend; who which has just professed his love to him. He didn’t know how to react. He just felt empty. Like a part of him inside died. There was now a gaping hole in his heart that may never heal again.
He looked up to the skies and desperately looked for answers, but there was none. All at once, his emotions came out like a flood.
The skies turned dark, and then proceeded to rain.
It was as if it was grieving alongside him, for the death of a dragon.
0 0 0 0 0
Zaze’s eyes burst open. The first thing he saw was light which proceeded to blind him completely. He had to blink a couple of times to get himself reacquainted. He coughed as he felt someone put him upright into a sitting position and began checking him over.
“Are you okay?” The voice called out. “You screamed.”
Zaze calmed himself as he looked around to the source of the voice. Someone grabbed his cheeks and gently turned his face. “You look pale, Zaze. Are you feeling ill?”
He had to blink again to make sure he was seeing things correctly. The dragon that was holding him was none other than his ice dragoness friend, Latis.
“L-Latis…?” Sure enough, she was there; in the flesh; all safe and sound. He had to reach out and touch her to even make sure.
“Z-Zaze?” Latis reacted, surprised at how his friend was acting. It was like he was seeing her in a different light. Then all of a sudden, she was pulled into a tight bear hug.
“Zaze!?” Latis’ cheeks proceeded to light up immediately at the affection she was receiving.
“I can’t believe it! You’re really here!” he whispered into her ear. “Oh Latis…thank the ancestors it was just a dream…oh gosh…”
“I…I am. What are you talking about?” Latis asked.
Zaze pulled away from her and she could’ve sworn there was teardrop in his eyes that he discreetly wiped away. “It’s just…it was just…”
“Were you having a bad dream?”
Zaze sighed and nodded. “I…I did.”
“What was it about?” Latis asked.
“It was…” Zaze thought back.
The destruction of Warfang, leading a charge of Grublins, and him turning out to be Malefor; in retrospect it was…outrageous. It was like the imagination of a hatchling gone crazy added in with a dash of nightmare fuel. He could never do it. Attack his friends, let alone kill one of them. That was just plain crazy. He took a quick glance of his surroundings. It really was just a dream, he thought. Everything around him was plain and normal as day. The temple was fine, dragons were walking around, and others were playing in the open fields whilst some chatted happily with each other. He could even see Spyro and Cynder with Flame and Ember talking with a group of dragons. Crombe was underneath a shade of a tree, lethargically relaxing. Right next to him were Manuel and Draiana who were talking with Sparx. He glanced down at himself and saw that his scales were yellow again, not the horrific purple that they were in his nightmare.
It was a picturesque normal day at the dragon temple.
“It was not important,” he said turning back to face Latis.
“Are you sure?” Latis asked, looking at him seriously.
“Sure. Like you said, it was just a bad dream.” He shook his head calming down completely. “I can’t believe I had a—“
That voice. The color on Zaze’s face drained completely. He knew that voice all too well.
“Oh, Phase! Didn’t see you there,” said Latis waiving at the dragon.
Zaze turned his head almost mechanically to see the dragon she was waiving at. True enough, he was there, Zaze’s supposed twin brother.
Phase smirked. “What’s wrong, Zaze? You look pale. It looks like you’ve seen a ghost.”
“He’s fine; he just had a bad dream,” Latis answered for him.
“A nightmare eh?” Phase asked. Zaze remained frozen in his spot. He didn’t know what to do. He wasn’t sure who this dragon was exactly anymore.
“Was it something like…”
Phase moved behind Latis. Flexing his claws, Zaze heard the crackle of electricity fizzle in the air. But just as he realized what he was going to do, he was too late. In one quick motion, he stabbed her straight into the chest, wounding her fatally.
“This?” he asked a maniacal grin on his face.
Zaze’s world crumbled right before his very eyes. The picturesque scene he was in vanished completely and was replaced with a moment he was all too familiar with. Gone were the signs of peace and tranquility, and in their place were destruction and chaos. He looked down on himself and sure enough, his vibrant yellow scales were gone and they were replaced with the familiar striking color of purple. At his feet however, was Latis’s lifeless body.
Again, reality broke through. What happened had happened. And there was no changing that.
0 0 0 0 0
Zaze woke up, panting and his heart beating frantically in his chest.
There was that dream again.
It’s been seven days ever since that traumatizing event, yet his mind would not let up in reminding him of the horrors he had committed. It wasn’t a dream. All of it was a reality. He was the Dark Master. He was truly Malefor. And he was the one that ended up killing one of his dear friends, Latis. He closed his eyes and tried to ease his mind as the images of the event came to him. He didn’t want to remember it anymore. He got out of bed and caught a glimpse of his scales as the rays of the sun illuminated them. His underbelly remained yellow, much to his relief. But his main scales now faded from yellow to purple, as if unable to decide what color to really show. And that was only the start of it. There was also his physical appearance.
But now was not the time to linger on details such as those. His stomach reminded him with a growl on what he was supposed to be doing. And that was breakfast. Zaze only hoped that the rest of the day would be far better, instead of the grim and despair that was his dream. Looking outside, he saw the orange streaks that broke away the darkness, signaling the coming sunrise. At least there was something good out of all this. He didn’t oversleep.
0 0 0 0 0
“Hey can you hand that over for me?”
“You know, I still don’t know why we’re doing this.”
“You’re not doing anything. So don’t complain.”
“He’s right. No one asked you to come here with us.”
“I know. It’s just that, I’m bored.”
“Well, if you’re that bored Sparx, why don’t you hand me that piece of tile over there?”
The dragonfly raised his brow, and looked to where his brother was pointing. “You mean this?” he asked, holding up the tile in question.
Spyro nodded and Sparx flew over to him and handed it over. Holding it in place, Spyro blew a small but concentrated blast of fire from his maw, melting the tile into place completely. He let out a smile, proud of his handiwork
“You done over there?” his companion asked.
“Yes. How about you, Cynder?”
“Just got done as well,” she replied, walking over to them.
“You know, I feel like we’re missing something,” said Sparx scratching his chin.
“What do you mean?” Spyro asked, sitting on the side next to his brother.
Cynder sat next to him. “A booty joke?”
Sparx beamed. “There we go! That’s what we’re missing!”
Spyro glanced at the two of them then shook his head. “I don’t get it.”
“You don’t have to,” replied Cynder.
“But honestly though,” Sparx’s tone turned serious again. “How’s he holding up?”
“I’m guessing as best as he can,” answered Spyro.
“I know how he feels. I can empathize,” said Cynder looking down.
Sparx sat on his brother shoulder to rest his wings. “But you already vouched for him right?”
“We did,” Spyro answered. “Same as I did for Cynder back at the time.”
“But that didn’t mean that dragons still treated me the same,” said Cynder. “There was still prejudice.”
“And having purple scales yet you’re not the purple dragon isn’t making things easier,” added Spyro.
Sparx nodded, understanding their answers. “Must be tough when everyone thinks you’re the enemy.”
This chapter serves more as a refresher. And sadly, yes, it is canon. Latis' is dead. The ship has now sunk. I'm sorry folks.
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