Antasma's new life

by Phantom Shadow King

Antasma fuses nightmares and harmony together

As soon as Antasma gotten away from the white Alicorn, he immediately flew off to find a better hiding spot. Antasma flew a good amount before he found a forest nearby and decided to head towards it.

"SKREEHEHEK, This shall do. That forest should save me. I might not be able to return to my bat form, but I can still handle my flying." Antasma said as he gone inside the forest and soon seen it was both dark and different from the castle he was at before. A rustling nearby alerted Antasma to a wolf made from lumber and had hissing yellow eyes. The creature snarled at Antasma for entering it's territory and was in a position to attack the Bat King.
"Pfft, Are you really sure you vant to be..." Antasma started before spitting a purple flame three inches away from the wooden wolf. The wolf-like animal stepped back from the purple embers and looked at Antasma again in anger for what he did.

"Fine I'm going, happy now?" Antasma said as he left the creature alone. The Bat King's stone started glowing a dark rainbow color, and had gotten Antasma intrigued. The Bat King used the glow as a compass to find the power. A faint voice nearby alerted Antasma to a Pegasus with a cream yellow fur coat, pink mane and tail, three butterflies on both of her hind legs, and had sea foam green eyes.
"Excuse me sir, but could you please not go there? I mean if it's okay with you, you could go if you want to. I'm sorry about that." the light coated mare said in a whispering tone, but Antasma heard what she said. Antasma turned his head around and seen the mare was trying to hide herself from him, the Bat King bit his lower lip before he answered her.

"SKREE, I'm just enjoying a nice valk is that vrong to do here?" Antasma said to her as he turned his body towards her. The yellow mare hid more behind her mane when she caught a glimpse of the Bat King's front side. Antasma had one hand under his chin as he studied the mare. A couple of minutes passed until the Pegasus broke the silence.
"Nothing, don't hurt me please." the mare squeaked as a tear rolled down her eyes. Antasma blinked at the terrified creature, and it didn't take him one second to realize why.
"SKREEHEK, Vhy vould I vant to do that? You vere just trying to keep someone out of a potentially dangerous situation my dear. Don't be vorried young one, I'm tougher then I look." Antasma comforted the mare as he turned back towards the path his stone pointed him to.

Antasma had followed the glow to a large ruined castle made of dark stone. The walls had some vines and moss on it, gargoyles were perched on the balconies, large areas of the castle was missing as if it was bombarded with something powerful. Antasma giggled like a schoolboy when he entered the decaying castle. Inside the castle were more detailed signs that a great battle took place, as well as some suits of armor that looked like it belonged from medieval times.
"Vell, I got to say that this is my kind of castle. After a little restoration that is. Now vhere is this power?" Antasma said to his Darkstone. A few minutes passed until the Bat King found a chamber with five spheres with a single gem inside each of the orbs. Antasma reached his left hand out and touched the one closest to him. The sorcerer felt a different power emitting from the sphere, he felt like someone exposed him to laughing gas. However when Antasma put the sphere down he felt himself calming down.

A crumbling sound from behind alerted the King to small white wolf pup no more then a few weeks old. Antasma scanned the area for the wolf's mother but he got nothing. After some time thinking to himself Antasma had came to the possibilities that the pup is a runt, an orphan, or he might be a spirit.
"SKREE? Vhat's the matter vith you young one? Are you lost or something?" Antasma asked the pup. Even though he is a transformed bat, Antasma kept some traits with him like communicating with other species of animals. The wolf pup just lowered it's head and whimpered to itself. Antasma knew that wolves are not to be messed with especially in the wild, but there was something about the wolf that made him feel like he was the same as the King himself.
"Very vell, if you stay vith me und never leave my side then I'll be there for you clear?" Antasma told the wolf and a nod from the pup gave Antasma the answer he wanted.

Antasma along with his new protégé turned towards the gem spheres. Antasma motioned to the pup to stay behind him with a flick of his wrist. The Bat King then brought out his Darkstone and placed it in the center of the orbs.
"Forces of the night heed my call. Bring out the power of the forces that created me und pass it through to these gems. I summon the power of the darkest dreams and the power of the gems to return this castle to it's former glory! Heed me my Darkstone! Grant my vish!" Antasma shouted as dark streams of energy started to combine the gems and the Darkstone into a single form.

The spot where the Darkstone once was had a deep black colored crystal resembling the stone used to make it. Antasma felt the darkness the new creation he made emitted and motioned it to come to him. Dark orbs wisped around the castle and began to alter the castle to how it used to be. The pup was staring at the creation it's new master made before looking at the King.
"SKREEHEHEK, Now for the fun part. Behold my young wolf, the power of the Darkstone is vorking as vee speak. This castle vill be restored soon und then vee shall resurrect my nightmare army. Brace yourself Pegascorn, Antasma's back und he's got some new tricks up his sleeve." Antasma cackled as he brought the pup to him.