Post by Darrian Swifen on Aug 8, 2012 22:31:46 GMT -5
Wind blew into the cave, then a rush of magic. "My, my, the currents of magic are strong in here. I'm not even unicorn and I can perfectly feel it." He said. "You said this cave is old, yes? Safety first then, I guess." Darrian announced, drawing out Darklight slowly, it's crystal glowing a crimson red.
"Magic doesn't come in strong concentrations like this in many places. I've been to similar conditions before, but only twice in my life. Expect resistance, these places are guarded heavily, in my experience." Darrian said, Darklight out and ready to strike at the first thing that tries to kill them.
"Well yeah it would be heavily guarded but Princess Luna said that they don't attack Kamen Riders who swore loyalty to the Princesses and i already did that," said Koriu," This feels older maybe this place was made way back when the King and Queen ruled Equestria... though look at this mural here Darrian."
Koriu pointed with the Engine Blade at a mural on the side of the cave. The mural showed the old King and Queen with three Riders bowing down to them each with their names placed under their images. The first was Kamen RIder Ichigo, next came Kamen RIder Nigo and lastly was Kamen RIder V3.
Post by Darrian Swifen on Aug 8, 2012 23:13:57 GMT -5
"Well then, I'm in for some trouble." And just as soon as he said that, a axe swung down from the celling. Darrian sidestepped and lashed out with Darklight, splicing it in half. "I've seen dungeons with worse timing too.". He then tured his attention to the mural Koriu pointed at. "Intriguing. How much the Princess' sequester. All the peace for a price."
"Lets go in deeper, I'm sure there's something more about the origin of the things, not just their users." Darrian said, and moved deeper.
"Sure but i think it would be better if you hanged on to me," said Koriu the quickly took out his Accel memory and inserted the Trial Memory changing him from red to his blue form dramatically shrinking his armor to a more slick-line form," Ready for some super speed? I can get us around the rest of whatever to the door it isn't to far away."
Post by Darrian Swifen on Aug 9, 2012 0:10:12 GMT -5
"I'll keep to my wings, it's better if I not miss details. You can go ahead if you want, I'll asume that this place doesn't have a lot of sidetracks that deviate one from the main path." He said, flexing his wings and pushing into the next room with a burst of speed, at the same time, a another axe decided to fall. Darrian once again disabled it with Darklight. Another axe fell to the floor.
Post by Darrian Swifen on Aug 9, 2012 1:20:00 GMT -5
The voice almost startled Darrian, but he mainted his cool. "Who are you? What are you?" he shouted into nothingness. But it was useless, the door was opening, and soon he would know who his would-be-attempted-killer is. "By the way, all traps I find are never left the way they were. Most end up damaged beyond repair. Consider yourself lucky that I didn't decide to jack the entire system." Darrian said again.
"Now mind telling me, and my friend here, what the hell is going on?" Darrian questioned. He kept Darklight infront of him as a precaution.
"Easy sir," said the voice as the door fully opened," The only few non-riders never come here not even Luna and Celestia anymore so i don't bother shutting of that old defense system. I really need to get it upgraded. Anyway I am Goro or to you my good friend," said the pony standing in the doorway," Kamen Rider G: The Wine Rider. Now why don't you ponies come in and may i offer some refreshments? Maybe a cider or ale or maybe some champagne?"
Koriu looked at the pony behind the doorway and stared walking in and saying," No thank although i would like to know why Princess Luna sent me here."
Post by Darrian Swifen on Aug 9, 2012 5:26:16 GMT -5
Uneasily, Darrian sheathed Darklight. "Very well. And maybe a mug of Cider while we're at it." he said. Pausing in his talking as he tried to find, at least, a question for what just happened. "By the way, why the hell does such a place have a weak defence system, surely the secrets you keep here are deserving of much more protection, and more concealment." he added on.
"Oh well for one only a rider could have opened this door and i'm part of the defense systems to keep monsters away... why else would there be any monsters or creatures living in this cave." said Goro," You see i'm the only rider who was... ah made with powers you see, an artificial rider so when i kicked my creators to kingdom come with the first Kamen Rider Amazon, he made me this place's keeper. Now wait here in the hall and grab a sit, I'll be back with the Cider for your guest Accel."
Koriu looked around the hall they were in and it was a huge contrast to the cave and ruins they were just in. With polished marble floors and cushioned couches you could mistake the place as some sort of Royal Get-a-way Home. There the hall branched out in a lot of places which include a door that was maked as "The Hall Of the Past."
Koriu sat down on one of the couches and looked at Darrian not sure whther he should take his armor off or not."
Post by Darrian Swifen on Aug 9, 2012 6:32:15 GMT -5
"I see..." Darrian drifted off, sitting in one of the chairs. He turned his gaze around the entire room, not surprising, but the condition of this place is very... Well preserved. He also noticed the sign that identified the place, perhaps he could get answers now, but all would depend on how the host would react to questions, no doubt that such a sacred and well preserved place would be Heavily protected, and it's secrets heavily guarded.
"Perhaps now our host might shed some light on our position." Darrian said to Koriu.
Goro returns with the mug of Cider and set it before Darrian," Now i'm sure you want to get on with it? I know you both have a lot of questions so ask so lets get on with it." Koriu looked at Goro and asked," Ok er..... what is this place?"
Goro chuckles a bit and then answers," This is the old Headquarters of Kamen Riders, this was where the Old King and Queen gave the first three of the Kamen Rider. Ichigo, Nigo and V3. Later it was used as an armory and a safehouse for the Royal Sisters. Anything else?"
Post by Darrian Swifen on Aug 9, 2012 8:41:16 GMT -5
"Yeah. You all seem to have different powers yet one unified purpose. My question is, where does your power come from, your armour and weapons are non-consistent with modern or recent history arms and armour used by regular ponies. Then again, I've seen some exotic things myself, but never anything to this scale. What is the source of it's power, why is it so exclusive, and most importantly."
"It sounds like some of the things my friend used to blatter about. Ancients who once roamed Equestria, their technology surpassing ours by hundred-fold. I've seen some of their relics and inventions first-hand, hell the sword I use was reforged with those techniques." Darrian was very curious, but cautious, he didn't want to spill every secret in here, it was not his business, but it was a very opportunistic moment for him.
Goro though carefully and then answered," Not a clue. The powers are kinda its own creation. A grand mixture of order, chaos and Celestia doesn't know what else. You see from what it was told to me a LONG time ago, The First Ichigo and two of his brothers found some sort of box, no bigger than a jewelry box. The box made them into their true nature. His two brothers became monsters and he became a hero. He had two sons who also encountered the box and so did a lot of other ponies. His sons also became riders which was Nigo and V3 while some of the other ponies who encountered the box became monsters. I know one of the other ponies became Kamen Rider Black."
"The Exclusiveness is because the powers are somewhat sentient. They choose the Pony or Dragon or Griffin and what not. Sometimes a Rider can pass it down to anyone but that's mostly a 35% chance the powers willingly listen to the rider. Its something the first three made a pact with the Old King and Queen."
Koriu looked at Goro and asked," What was that pact?"
Goro answered," The Kamen Riders wanted their powers to continue though the generations, so they turned to the Old King and Queen to help the powers be passed down. In returned all Riders must swear loyalty to the Royal Sisters and anyone they pass the pact down to." Goro then looked at Darrian for the next question.
Post by Darrian Swifen on Aug 9, 2012 18:36:40 GMT -5
"Interesting..." he paused once more to collect his thoughts. "Then, what are these monsters you "Riders" so claim to fight. Why do they not appear in Equestria. I've worked off the book and off paper for a very long time, to the point where it's not even funny, but yet, these monsters exist." Darrian finally managed to ask.