• Published 8th May 2013
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Po-Ni-Oh!: Rise of the Heroes - flawlessvictory20

Follow the exploits of young pegasus named Star Driver as he sets out to become the next King of Games.

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Chapter 17: Setting the Plan In Motion (part 01) [revised]

As the group made their way to the hotel, Star’s mind was abuzz with what he had just learned. Not only was he wielding one of the most powerful artifacts in all of Equestria, but he was part of a prophecy to save the world. While lost in thought, Star felt a tug on his jacket. He looked to see that Fluttershy was trying to get his attention.
“Are you okay, Star? You seem distracted,” she asked with concern.
“I’m fine ‘Shy,” he replied. “Just a lot of information to process is all.”
“Well don’t fret too much Star. Y'all may be part of some sorta ancient prophecy ta the world 'n all. But just remember, no matter what you always got us ta watch yer back,” assured Applejack.

Star couldn't help but smile at her words.
Classic Applejack, chuckled Star.
“So what does everypony wanna do?” asked Spike.
“Well Mac, Bloom, and I were gonna head to the booths ta win so more prizes,” Applejack grinned.
“Ooh, can I join you?” Pinkie grinned.
“Ah don’t see why not,” shrugged Applejack.
“Yippee!” Pinkie exclaimed.
“What about you, bro?” asked Star.
“Well, me and Sweetie were gonna go out to celebrate my win today,” he grinned.
“And I simply must head back to the hotel to freshen up,” spoke Rarity.
“That leaves me, Fluttershy, Twilight and Star to hit up the ‘all-you-can-eat’ buffet down the street," chimed Rainbow Dash.
“Aww yeah! I'm starvin’,” shouted Star.
“Sure, I am getting a little hungry,” replied Twilight.
“Sounds lovely," smiled Fluttershy.

Star then noticed somepony was missing.
“Say, anypony seen Phantom Heart?" he asked.
"She went back to the hotel to prepare for tomorrow,” answered Fluttershy. “After seeing the duels from today, she said she was super excited.”
“Well, let's get going. My belly needs some food,” chuckled Star.

With that, the group then departed to their separate destinations.


While on her way back to the hotel, Rarity became rather annoyed at the crowded streets (due to her bumping into a random pony, griffon, or the occasional dragon).
“I do so hate large crowds," groaned Rarity.

She bumped into and random passerby, and they both fell to the ground. As she regained her composure, she look at the pony she bumped into. It was an slate blue earth stallion with a long black mane tied back in a ponytail. He was wore a light blue short sleeve shirt with a jet black long sleeved undershirt, and black pants with a black belt. As his light blue eyes met her, she felt her heart flutter.
Oh my, what a handsome stallion, she thought.
“Oh dear, are you alright miss?” asked the stallion.
“Y-Yes,” answered Rarity.

The stallion then helped Rarity to her hooves.
“You weren't hurt were you?” he inquired, with concern.
“No, I'm quite alright,” she spoke.

The stallion then looked deep into her azure eyes.
“Pardon me for staring, but you have to most beautiful eyes I have ever seen,” he complimented.

Rarity felt her face heat up with such flattery.
“My, my. You certainly are quite the flatterer mister…”
“Runner…Storm Runner. But everypony calls me Storm,” he smiled.
“Very pleased to meet you, Storm. My name is Rarity.”

Storm then took her hand and gave it a gentle peck.
“A lovely name for a lovely mare. Yours is truly a beauty that is a rarity,” he flattered.
“Quite the charmer, aren't you Storm?” she giggled.
“Some say that,” he grinned.

The two shared a brief laugh.
“My dear Rarity, I hope I'm not being too forward. But would you do me the honor of accompanying me on this lovely evening?”

Rarity was speechless at how effortlessly he asked her out.
Oh, my. How could I say 'no' to such a handsome stallion, she thought.

With a flip of her mane, she looked at Storm with a half-lidded gaze.
“I would love to, Storm.”

The two then headed down the busied street.


As Star and the gang headed to the restaurant, Star was still lost in thought.
This is insane. How can I possibly save Equestria? I mean I don’t even know how to use this thing, thought Star, as he clutched the Millennium Pendant.
Greetings, young Star Driver.

Star then looked to his left a translucent image of Moon.
Moon? What are you doing here? asked Star.
I sensed that your were troubled by something, he replied.
Yeah, I just found out a little about you and the events that lead to the creation of this pendant...and about Ehmah…
I see… It has been quite some time since I heard that name.
I know you two were close…
Yes...we were…

Star couldn’t help but notice the somber tone in his reply.
Do you have any regrets?
No…she needed to be stopped. I just wished I didn’t have to banish her to the Abyss.
Well, it seems that she may be soon returning to our world.
What do you mean?
We were told by Princess Celestia that Ehm’s return is drawing near, and it’s up to me to stop her.
I see…

As Star was having this internal conversation, he accidentally bumped into a random pony. The impact caused both them to fall to the ground.
“Star, are you okay?” asked Twilight, as she looked back.
“Yeah, I'm fine,” he replied, as he rubbed his head.

He then looked up to see that Fluttershy offered her hand to help him up.
“Thanks, 'Shy,” smiled Star, as he accepted her gesture.

As he got to his hooves, he saw the pony he bumped into. It was a stallion that was dressed in a dark blue cloak with a spiral galaxy on the back.
“Sorry about that. I guess I should've been watching where I was going,” said Star extending his hand.

The cloaked stallion then accepted Star's gesture.
“That's alright,” said the stallion, as he rose to his feet.

As the stallion looked at Star he pointed at him in disbelief.
“Hey, aren't you two the ponies who just dueled?”
“Yup, I'm Star Driver. The next ‘King of Games’,” he proudly spoke. “That’s Rainbow, but she’s still a little huffy about the match.”
“Whatever Star,” pouted Rainbow Dash.

The stallion then removed his cloak to reveal a midnight blue unicorn stallion. He had with a long silver mane and dark silver eyes. He wore dark gray crew-neck short-sleeved shirt with black jeans.
“The name’s Darkshine Swirl,” he said.
“Pleased to meet ya, Darkshine,” Star Driver smiled.

Darkshine then retrieved his hidden duel disc.
“Say Star Driver. Do you have the time for a quick duel? I didn't make it to my qualifier for the tournament and I'd like to duel against somepony that made it in.”
“Really?” replied Star.

Twilight then tapped her chin, as she tried to remember where she heard that name before.
“Wait, Darkshine Swirl? I've heard of you. You’re a very talented duelist,” she stated.

This caused Darkshine to slightly blush.
“You should duel him, Star. I'd love to see him duel first hand,” suggested Twilight.

Star scratched the back of his head.
“I don't know. I just had a tough duel with Rainbow.”

Rainbow then nudged Star in the side with her elbow.
“What's the matter Star? Scared you'll lose?” she teased.

When Star turned to face her she could tell that she got under his fur (after all that's her speciality).
“I am not!” he shouted.
“Prove it,” she smugly grinned.

With a slight eye twitch, Star turned to Darkshine.
“Okay Swirly, you're on!” Star said, he activated his Duel Disc.

Darkshine's eye slightly twitched upon hearing that nickname.
“Don't call me, Swirly,” he flatly spoke, while he activated his Duel Disc. “Now, let's do this!”
You ready, Moon? asked Star.
Of course, Star, he replied.

Once again, the Millennium Pendant began to glow and oscillate rapidly.

Once again Star appearance changed.
Let's duel!” said Star, as he drew his card. “I'll go first. And I'll summon 'Celestial Hero Yin' in attack mode.”

Celestial Hero Yin
Level: 4 stars
Type: Spellcaster
ATK/DEF: 1900/1500

In a flash of light, a humanoid maiden appeared on the field. She's a tall, slender young woman. She has light tan skin, long raven hair, and captivating magenta eyes. She wore a long, flowing sleeveless white dress with golden waistband, a see-through facial veil, a golden headband, golden wristbands, and light brown sandals.

Next, I lay 2 cards facedown and end my turn.”
“Right, my go!” Darkshine spoke, as he drew his card. “First, I discard my ‘Fabled Cerburrel’ to summon ‘Fabled Chawa’ in Attack Mode.”

The Fabled Chawa
Level: 1 star
Type: Beast/Tuner
Card Text: During your Main Phase, you can discard 1 "Fabled" monster and Special Summon this card from your hand.
ATK/DEF: 0200/0100

Just then a small, light beige furry large-eared creature emerged on the field Ridden by a yellow imp, it donned a headband with light purple skull in the center of it.
“And since I discarded my ‘Cerburrel’ from my hand, I can summon it to the field in Defense Mode.”

The Fabled Cerburrel
Level: 2 stars
Type: Beast/Tuner
Card Text: When this card is discarded to the Graveyard, Special Summon it.
ATK/DEF: 1000/0400

Another small, furry creature emerged. It was a light red, three-headed pup with light yellow claws. Being held by a gray imp it wore a spiked black collar and black and gold headbands on all three heads.
“Now, I summon ‘Beiige, Vanguard of Dark World’ in Attack Mode.”

Beiige, Vanguard of Dark World
Level: 4 stars
Type: Fiend/Effect
Card Text: If this card is discarded to the Graveyard by a card effect: Special Summon it from the Graveyard.
ATK/DEF: 1600/1300

A dark portal then appeared on the field. From within it arose a tall, purple demon-like creature. It had various outer skeletal armor on its body (head, shoulders, chest, pelvis, and knees.) He wielded a bone-like halberd.
“Next, I tune my ‘Fabled Chawa’ to my ‘Beiige, Vanguard of Dark World’.”

The two monsters are then transformed to balls of white light. They are then shot through a series of green rings.
“I Synchro Summon…‘Fabled Ragin’.”

Fabled Ragin
Level: 5 stars
Type: Fiend/Synchro/Effect
Material Monsters: 1 “Fabled” Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters
Card Text: When this card is Synchro Summoned, if you have 1 or less cards in your hand, you can draw until you have 2 cards in your hand.
ATK/DEF: 2300/1800

As a drop of dark light fell from the heavens, a tall armored winged creature emerged onto the field. This ominous creature donned golden breastplate, gauntlets, and helmet trimmed with black and red plating, golden tasset with red trim, golden cuisse with striped red and blue accents, yellow and black greaves with red trim, and a large blade hilted in its scabbard located on the back of the tasset.
“Now ‘Ragin’ attack! Fabled Strike!,” ordered Darkshine.

The mighty warrior then drew his blade and charged the defending maiden.
Not so fast, Darkshine! I activate my Trap Card 'Dimensional Black Hole’,” said Star.

Dimensional Black Hole
Type: Trap Card
Card Text: Destroy all monsters on the field (regardless of position), and remove them from play.

And thanks to this card every monster on the field is destroyed and removed from play,” Star explained, with a smug grin.

At that moment, a large dark violet vortex appeared above the field. Within seconds, the monsters were sucked into the void and destroyed.
“Hmm, I'll set this facedown and end my turn,” huffed Darkshine.
Okay, my draw,” he said as he drew his card. “First, I play the Spell card ‘Pot of Greed’, which lets me draw two cards.”

He then drew two cards. After he looked at them, he proceeded with his turn.
Next, I summon 'Celestial Hero Reflector' in Attack Mode.”

Celestial Hero Reflector
Monster Level: 3 stars
Type: Machine/Effect
Card Text: Depending on what card effect your opponent activates will determine this card’s effect is activated:
- Monster: By discarding 1 Monster Card from your hand, negate the activation of your opponent’s monster effect and destroy that monster.
- Spell: By discarding 1 Spell Card from your hand, switch the effect to your opponent’s monsters.
- Trap: By discarding 1 Trap Card from your hand, negate the card’s activation and destroy it.
Only one effect can be activated per turn.
ATK/DEF: 1400/1500.

A series of crystals then emerged on the field. After a few seconds, a crystallized humanoid warrior broke free of his prison. He had spiky light green hair, peach skin tone, and a light blue mask that covered his eyes. He wore a light green vest with white trim, green sash, jade wrist gauntlets, forest green pants, and dark green boots.

Now ‘Reflector’, attack him directly with Reflector Beam!”

The crystal warrior then gathered energy into his gauntlets and fired a massive energy beam at Darkshine.
“I thought you’d try that. I activate the Trap card ‘Sakuretsu Armor’!”

Sakuretsu Armor
Type: Trap Card
Card Text: You can activate this card when your opponent declares an attack. Destroy the attacking monster.

A light gray astral armor appeared around Darkshine.
“And thanks to this card, your monster is toast!” grinned Darkshine.

Reflector’s attack is then deflected off the armor and he is then destroyed.
Err… I'll play this card facedown and end my turn.”

Star then looked at Darkshine with a competitive grin.
You're pretty good, Swirly.”

That caused Darkshine’s eye to slightly twitch.
“I'll forgive you for calling me Swirly just this once,” he smirked.


Meanwhile, somewhere in the festival, the Apple clan were enjoying the various games they had to offer.
“Come on, guys. I see a ‘Ring Toss’ game over here,” Pinkie spoke with glee.
“Slow down girl. We got all night to enjoy the festival. Ya don’t have ta do every little thing a once, y’know,” spoke Applejack, trying to keep up with the hyperactive mare.
“But that’s what makes it fun,” she grinned.

Applejack merely rolled her eyes.
“Pinkie? Is that you?” called out a voice.

The group turned around in the direction of the voice to see a goldenrod pony running up to the group. This tall, slim earth stallion had a curly dark mane and tail and energetic light green eyes. He wore a yellow collared short-sleeved shirt and black pants. Pinkie instantly knew who it was and ran up to happy tackled the stallion.
“Cheese! It’s super duper awesome to see you!” beamed Pinkie Pie, as she enveloped him is a lung-crushing hug.
“It’s…nice…to…see…you…too…Pinkie…” Cheese Sandwich replied, trying not to lose consciousness.

She then released him from her embrace, to which he gasped for air.
“What brings you here?” she asked.
“Just came by to check out the tournament,” he answered. “I saw your match earlier today. It’s a shame you didn’t win.”
“I know. But there’s always next year,” she smiled.
“That’s true,” laughed Cheese.

The other made their way over to the two.
“Howdy there Cheese. It’s been awhile,” greeted Applejack.
“Hey there, Applejack. Long time no see.”
“Y’all here to watch the tournament?”
“You know it!” he grinned.
“Well, we’re off to play so more games. If ya want we’d be happy if ya joined us,” she offered.
“I’d love to,” he said, as he leapt into the air. “Come on, Pinkie. There’s a ‘Ring Toss’ game with our names on it.”
“Yeah! Let’s go!” she spoke with glee.

The two ponies then race to the booth. Applejack couldn’t help but chuckle.
Well, at least she has somepony that can keep up with her.


Back at the duel, unknown to Star and Darkshine, a small crowd had gathered around to watch the two of them duel. As they looked on, Twilight, Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash couldn’t help but be impressed with Darkshine.
“Wow, he is really good,” Twilight spoke in awe. “It's real a shame that he didn’t make it into the tournament.”
“Yeah, he's giving Star a run for his money,” chuckled Rainbow.

On the field, after he drew his card, Darkshine proceeded with his turn.
“I summon The Fabled Rubyruda in Attack Mode.”

The Fabled Rubyruda
Level: 4 stars
Type: Beast/Tuner
Card Text:Card descriptions: When this face-up card you control is selected as an attack target, you can discard 1 “Fabled” monster to negate the attack.
ATK/DEF: 1100/0800

High above the duelist a large avian beast dove onto the field. This bird had fairly large eyes, short beak, large wings (colored with green, light beige, and light red feathers) and razor sharp talons. Ridden by a reddish imp, it donned dark blue wing guards with decorative yellow trim, a headband with a red gem in the center of it and trimmed with yellow lining.
“Now ‘Rubyruda’ attack him directly with Feather Shot!” ordered Darkshine.

The avian was gather a cluster of feathers and was prepared to strike.
I activate my Trap card ‘Hero Call’!” said Star Driver, as he revealed his hidden trap.

Hero Call
Type: Trap Card
Card Text: You can only activate this card when there are no monsters on your side of the field. You can Special Summon 2 level 4 or lower ‘Celestial Hero’ or ‘Elemental Hero’ from your Hand, Deck, or Graveyard.

Thanks to this card, I can summon 2 level 4 or lower monsters from my deck. So, I summon ‘Celestial Hero Taurus’ and ‘Celestial Hero Airess’ in Attack Mode.”

Celestial Hero Airess
Level: 4 stars
Type: Winged Beast
ATK/DEF: 1800/1500

Just then, a humanoid avian maiden emerged onto the battlefield. This young, petite maiden had soft peach skin, white wings that protruded from her back, wavy brown hair, and gentle blue eyes. She wore a pearl short skirt dress with golden yellow sash, gold armbands, silver necklace and brown sandals.

Celestial Hero Taurus
Level: 4 stars
Type: Beast-Warrior
ATK/DEF: 1800/1500

A rugged humanoid bull sprung forth onto the field. This middle-aged, muscular warrior light brown fur, small white horns on either side of his brow, spiky black hair tied back into a pony tail, and sharp brown eyes. He's dressed in tan vest with sand color trim, a beige sash, dark brown gauntlets, and sienna pants.
“Err…fine I end my turn.”

With the slight advantage on his side, Star couldn’t help but smile.
I have to say Darkshine. You're not too bad,” Star said with a cocky grin.
“You too,” Darkshine smirked.

The two then noticed the small crowd that had gathered to watch their duel.
Guess we better give them a show,” chuckled Star.


As they were walking down the busied street, Rarity and Storm were enjoying some crystal ice cream.
“You didn’t have to pay for both of them,” giggled Rarity.
“I know, but a gentlecolt always pays for a lovely mare,” he replied with a wink.

His comment made her slightly blush.
“My Storm, if I didn’t know any better I’d say you were trying to win me over,” she smiled.
“Is it working?” he grinned.
“It might be,” she teased.
“Can I interest you in having dinner with me?”
“Aren’t we bold this evening?” cooed Rarity.
“Shall I take that as a ‘yes’?” he queried.
“Indeed it is, my good fellow,” Rarity smiled.

He then offered his arm, to which Rarity wrapped hers around it. The two the walked down a secluded street, devoid of the busied crowd.
“And where will we be dining?” she asked.
“It’s a quaint little restaurant. Sort of a hidden gem if you will,” explained Storm. “But they have the best food in the Crystal Empire.”
“Well, it sounds like this will be an enjoyable dinner,” sighed Rarity.

As they were walking, she quickly noticed that the surrounding buildings were run down and abandoned.
“Storm, darling. Where was this restaurant again?” she asked.
“It’s not too far. We’ll be there shortly,” he responded with a smile.

It was then, she noticed his blue eyes flickered with a subtle light green flash.
That was rather odd, she thought.

After a few moments, the two reached the a fancy looking restaurant. As Storm opened the door, Rarity felt an eerie chill run down her back.
Something’s not right, she thought.

Storm then noticed her hesitation.
“Is there something wrong, my dear?” asked Storm.

As she was about to respond, she saw the restaurant’s entrance slightly flicker from a fancy restaurant to a shady looking building. It was then Rarity knew something was amiss and stepped back.
“What are you playing at, Storm?” she demanded.
“Whatever do you mean?” he asked, with an arched eyebrow.

She then fired a magical blast at the restaurant. Within seconds, the image of the restaurant disappeared. Storm turned back around to see a fuming fashionista.
“What do you think you were going accomplish by trying to trick me?” she shouted.
“Well…” he said, as his body was enveloped in a bright green light.

Rarity shielded her eyes from the light. When it faded, she looked to see that Storm was a changeling in disguise. His shirt was now gone and his abdomen was wrapped with a light green sash, and his black pants were now tattered.
“I was just following the orders of my queen.”
“A changeling?!” gasped Rarity. “Well, if you want me you’re not getting me without a fight.”

To this, Storm merely chuckled.
“Something funny?”
“Do you really think I would try to take on one of the Elements of Harmony alone?” he smirked before snapping his fingers.

Rarity then looked around to see that she was surrounded by a horde of twenty-five changelings.
How could I have fallen for such an obvious trap? she groaned.
“Now, my dear. You have two options here. A, you can come with us willingly or B, we can take you by force. It’s your choice,” he spoke in a smug tone.

With no other choice, Rarity used her magic to form light blue aura armor around her body (breastplate, hip guard, gauntlets, boots, shield and a sword).
“As tempting as those offers sound,” she said, before delivering a slash to a group of changelings to create a path. “I’ll have to go with option ‘C’, none of the above.”

She then used her armor to propel herself through the opening she created. As she ran the changelings were not too far behind.
I have to warn Princess Celestia!, she thought.

Before she could get too far, Storm appeared in front of her.
“You’re not going anywhere, my dear,” he leered.
“And who's gonna stop me?!” she stated, as she charged him.

Before her sword could make contact, Storm vanished.
Where’d he g-

Her thoughts were halted and she felt a sudden force impact her stomach. As she looked down, she saw Storm had delivered a fierce punch. The force of the blow launched her into a nearby wall. The impact caused the breath to be knocked out of her and her aura armor disappeared. She struggled to maintain consciousness as fell to her knees. Before she fell to ground, Storm caught her in his arms.
“Sorry my dear. But I cannot fail my queen. Even for a beauty such as yours,” he whispered.
“Y-You…won’t…g-get…a…way…with…thi...s…” she spoke, before losing consciousness.

As he draped her over his shoulders, he turn to his horde.
“First target…captured!”


Okay, it’s my go,” Star stated, drew his card. “I sacrifice 'Taurus' to 'Celestial Hero Sentry' in Attack Mode.”

Celestial Hero Sentry
Level: 5 stars
Type: Warrior/Effect
Card Text: You can only activate this card's effect you have at least 2 or more cards in your hand. Once per turn, by discarding any number of cards from your hand, Special Summon the same number of ‘Celestial Hero’ monsters from your Graveyard.
ATK/DEF: 2000/1800

A humanoid female warrior emerged on the field. She is slightly tall, petite woman. Her has shoulder length auburn hair light peach skin, and curved light green eyes. She was dressed in decorative silver breastplate with light blue lining, a decorative silver armored belt silver light blue trim, blue arm warmers, teal cape attached to a silver medallion, midnight gauntlets with cool gray lining, navy pleated skirt, cobalt blue stockings, blue shin guards with brown boots. She wielded a silver shield and a onyx colored staff.

Now Airess attack his ‘Rubyruda’ with Zephyr Cannon!”

The avian maiden then gathered a swirl of light blue wind energy to form a large sphere. As she took aim, the winged maiden launched her attack at the opposing monster.
“Not so fast, Star. I discard ‘Fabled Dyf’ to negate your attack,” countered Darkshine.

Before the sphere could contact the avian adversary, it is dispelled.
Fine then. ‘Sentry’ take out that bird with Spear of the Just.”

The armored the used the magic to transform her staff into a spear. She then charged the opposing monster.
“I can't stop that one,” sighed Darkshine.

With one thrust, she delivered a strike that destroyed the avian monster. Darkshine’s Life Points were reduced to 3100.
That does it for now.”

Back at the group, Rainbow’s stomach began to growl loudly.
“Ugh, I’m starving. I’ll meet you guys at the restaurant,” groaned Rainbow Dash.
“Okay, Rainbow. We shouldn’t be too long,” replied Fluttershy.
“See ya guys there,” spoke as she took off down the street.
“Oh, well. She’s gonna miss this awesome match,” said Twilight.

Back on the field, Darkshine drew his next card.
“I activate the Spell Card ‘Graceful Charity’, which lets me draw three cards as long as I discard two,” he explained.

After he drew three cards, he sent two cards from his hand to the Graveyard.
“One of the cards that I sent to the Graveyard was ‘Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World’. And thanks to one of his special abilities, I can destroy one of your monsters. And I choose your ‘Sentry’.

At that moment, a dark dragon-like claw emerged from the center of the field and grabbed the armored maiden.
Sentry!” shouted Star.

The claw then tightened its grip and destroyed the defenseless maiden.
“Next, I summon ‘Snoww, Unlight of Dark World’.”

Snoww, Unlight of Dark World
Level: 4 stars
Type: Fiend/Effect
Card Text: If this card is discarded to the Graveyard by a card effect: If it was discarded from your hand to your Graveyard by an opponent’s card effect, you can target 1 monster in your opponent's Graveyard. Add 1 “Dark World” card from your Deck to your hand, then Special Summon that target (if any) in face-up Defense Position.
ATK/DEF: 1700/0000

Another dark portal appeared on the field. From within the center of the portal a female demon-like creature emerged. She’s a tall, slender creature with short white tentacles with black tips for hair. She has light purple skin tone, aqua green eyes, and a metal mask. She wore metal coverings (on her shoulders, breasts, and pelvis) with a purple gem in the center of clavicle, a white cape, gold bracelets, and a long white skirt with a dark brown pattern.
“Now, thanks to the effect of ‘Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World’, by returning ‘Snoww’ to my hand, I can to summon it from my Graveyard in Attack Mode.”

Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World
Level: 8 stars
Type: Fiend/Effect
Card Text: You can Special Summon this card (from your Graveyard) by returning 1 face-up "Dark World" monster you control to the hand, except "Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World". If this card is discarded to the Graveyard by a card effect: Target 1 card your opponent controls; destroy that target, then, if this card was discarded from your hand to your Graveyard by an opponent's card effect, look at 1 random card in your opponent's hand, then, if it was a monster, you can Special Summon it to your side of the field.
ATK/DEF: 2700/1800

Once again, a dark portal appeared high above the field. A dark gust of energy rapidly fell to the field. As it landed, the dark energy swirled around the large figure outlining it’s silhouette. With a might flap of it’s wings, the dark energy dissipated to reveal a colossal dark gray demon-like dragon. the fearsome beast horns that protruded from various parts of it’s body (six on it’s head, one on each elbow, and one on each knee), skeletal coverings on it’s torso and pelvis, large black wings, razor claws and bone-crushing fangs.
Whoa…” Star said in awe.
“Now, ‘Grapha’ attack his Airess with Dark World Claw!” ordered Darkshine.

The massive dragon then gathered its dark energy into its left claw until it was engulfed in a dark violet aura. The fearsome beast then swung his mighty claw, and instantly destroyed the defending maiden. The shock wave caused Star to slightly stumble as his Life Points were reduced to 2700.
“That'll end my turn,” stated Darkshine.

Star then stared down the colossal dragon before him.
Taking down that behemoth won’t be easy but I know my deck won’t let me down.

He then prepared to draw his card.
"Alright, let’s check the deck,” Star said, as he drew his card.

He then looked as his card, and a smirk appeared on his face.
Sweet! First, I activate the Field Spell ‘Skyscraper 3 - Hero Tower’.”

Skyscraper 3 - Hero Tower
Type: Field Spell Card
Card Text: Increase that ATK and DEF of all ‘Celestial Hero’ , ‘Elemental Hero’, and ‘Hero Kid’ monsters by 500. As long as this card remains of the field, negate the activation of your opponent's Spell and/or Trap cards that target monsters on your side of the field. At the End Phase of your turn, you can Special Summon 1 level 4 or lower ‘Celestial Hero’ , ‘Elemental Hero’, and ‘Hero Kid’ monsters. As long as this card remains of the field, negate the activation of your opponent’s Spell and/or Trap cards that target monsters on your side of the field. At the End Phase of your turn, you can Special Summon 1 level 4 or lower ‘Celestial Hero’ , ‘Elemental Hero’, and ‘Hero Kid’ monster from your deck or Graveyard.

At that moment, the field was convert into a metropolitan city with various building scattered around the field. And the center was a massive tower then emerged in the center of the city. The massive structure display large Hero Emblem toward the center of it.
And with this Field Spell, my heroes get a 500 ATK and DEF boost.”
Next, I play this card in defense mode. I end my turn, and thank to my Field Spell I bring back ‘Airess’ in Attack Mode.

The winged maiden once emerged on the field. Her stats were changed to 2300/2000.
“I draw!” Darkshine spoke as he drew his card.
As he looked at his card, Star saw a fiery spark that illuminated within them.
“Perfect! It's time for you to meet my ace,” he grinned. “I first summon ‘Fabled Oltro’ in Attack Mode.”

Fabled Oltro
Level: 2 stars
Type: Fiend/Tuner
Card Text: Once per turn, you can send 1 card from your hand to the Graveyard to Special Summon 1 Level 3 “Fabled” monster from your hand.
ATK/DEF: 0800/0500

A little baby monster in a baby bouncer appeared on field. It had pinkish skin, a dark purple mask, and a pacifier with a weird eye design at the base.
“Next, I tune ‘Fabled Oltro’ with ‘Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World’.”
The three monsters are then transformed to balls of white light.
“From within the eternal darkness, these two monsters call upon the true king of the dark angels to rain down his divine justice!”
They are then shot through a series of green rings.
“Now come forth my ultimate beast...Fabled Leviathan!”

Fabled Leviathan
Level: 10 stars
Type: Fiend/Synchro/Effect
Material Monsters: 1 "Fabled" Tuner + 1 or more non-Tuner monsters
Card Text: When this card on the field is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard, you can select up to 3 "Fabled" monsters in your Graveyard. Add them to your hand.
ATK/DEF: 3000/2000

At that moment, the field began to quake. From the city street arose a large white throne which had skulls place all around it. In a red flash of light, a large humanoid creature appeared on the throne. He had long red hair, lilac skin, red wings that protruded from his back, and sharp claws. He donned decorative full body armor trimmed with golden-yellow plating and green gems.
“Now my beast, attack his ‘Airess’ with Fabled Judgement!”

While on his throne, the winged monarch lifted his hand into the air. A dark cloud then began to swirl above his throne. The cloud the began to roll with crimson bolts of lightning. With a swift motion of his hand, the cloud launched a barrage of crimson bolts at the defending maiden.
Oh crap…”

Author's Note:

Many thanks to the Utopianking for helping with the chapter. For being the winner my previous contest I granted Utopianking the right to have his OC Darkswirl Shine duel our favorite protagonist

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