Chapter 18:

Satyr's Grand Entrance

Tears of Wars: The Heroes are Born

“Whoa… That’s a lot of monsters,” Roman said.

“Are we going to fight them all?” Darma asked.

“I’ve been waiting for this day to come!” Roman said.

“But aren’t there too many?” Kenue asked.

“Are you scared? Quality over quantity!! I don’t like waiting!! Charge!!” Julia exclaimed.

“Okay. Terry and I will watch over you from afar,” Darma said.

“All right, let’s go!” Shinra said, drawing his twin swords.

“I see you are all raring to go,” Torou said.

Suddenly, they heard the sound of trumpets and hoofs from behind. They were surprised by the arrival of a large number of soldiers from the Sacred Hawk Kingdom led by Kong and Torto.

“Woohoo… Now that’s a real battle!!” Roman shouted happily.

“Did you tell them to come, Shinra?” Darma asked.

“No, I just gave them a copy of the map Torou-sensei gave me,” Shinra lied.

“Are you stupid? That’s like telling them all to come!!” Julia snapped.

“Now we’re outnumbered no more!” Roman said.

Kong and the Torto walked over to them.

“Hey, sorry I’m late, I have to wait for the Torto to get used to this horse’s speed,” Kong said. “You know that he’s slow, right?” he whispered.

“Hey, I can hear you from over here!” the Torto snapped.

“Oh yeah, how are we going to tell you apart from evil Torto?” Roman asked.

“Well, lend me your headband, Roman,” the Torto replied. Roman gave his headband and he tied it on his forehead.

“Isn’t it easy this way?”

“You’re awesome, Torto!!” Roman said.

They geared up for battle.

“This is our last fight!! I will give only one order: attack!!” Shinra hollered. His order was firm and resolute.

Finally, the war began. They charged at the monsters right away.

Torou, Shinra, and Kenue dispatched several Wolfies and Tortos. Monsters fell one after the other. Roman and Julia cleared up a path to the castle gate. Darma and Terry stood guard at the back.

Finally, Julia entered the castle and was greeted by the Baramus who was standing there.

“Well, if it isn’t Julia.”

“Bastard!! You killed my father!!” Julia yelled, clenching her fists.

Roman followed Julia into the castle.

“Oh, that’s great. The two siblings have gathered, huh?”

“I’ll murder you!!” Julia rushed forward, throwing a punch at the Baramus.

He managed to block the blow by using the side of his large axe, then he hit Julia, flinging her far away.

“You’re being too cocky, Julia. Did you think I’m as weak as my brother? I am the supreme commander of the monster army. The Baramus you guys fought earlier was my brother. He was only the second-in-command. Don’t be cocky just because you can beat him!”

Ten years ago...

The Baramus fought a one-on-one with Satria. However, it was not a real fight

In the arena, Satria could only endure the Baramus’ blows. Even though his body was covered in wounds, still he persisted and rose to his feet everytime he fell.

He gritted his teeth. His face was marked with pain as he staggered.

Meanwhile, the monsters were watching with laughter. Satria could not return the Baramus’ blows because if he retaliated, he would immediately lose his two children right in front of his eyes. He defended against all of the Baramus’ attacks without dodging a single hit.

In the end, his body could not take the pain anymore. He finally collapsed. He looked at his two children, tears coursing down his cheeks.

After the fight, he fainted. The Baramus brought Satria over to Satyr to eat. He said that Satria was a very strong human.

Satyr did not immediately believe him. He commanded the Baramus to treat Satria’s wounds.

Two weeks later...

“So, your name is Satria? Can I ask you something?” Satyr asked in a calm voice.

“What do you want? Where is my children?!” Satria snapped.

“I threw them into the river!!” the Baramus replied.

“Damn it!! I’ll murder you, bastard!!”

Satria’s hands and feet were tied with chains. He tried to break free with his strength.

“Are you really that strong?” Satyr asked. He walked up to Satria and broke the chain.

“Now you can exact revenge on him. I want to see you in a fair fight against the Baramus.”

The Baramus’ eyes widen in shock. Satria immediately charged forward and pummeled the Baramus with a series of very powerful punches. The unarmed Baramus could not fight back. He sustained severe injuries all over his body.

“Die, loser!!” Satria roared.

He continued to punch and kick the Baramus. The Baramus attempted to hit him. However, Satria countered his fist with a hard punch.

Crack… Snap...

The Baramus’ hand broke due to the impact. Satria had really wanted to finish the Baramus with one last punch, but Satyr stopped him with only one hand.

“Enough. You’re strong indeed, Satria.” He gripped Satria’s hand, then threw him hard against the wall.


The wall cracked.

Tch, looks like he’s the boss! So, is he the leader of the monsters on Earth? If I could defeat him, the Earth would be free from evil monsters!

Satria rose, poised to attack.

“Hmm... You really are strong. I’ve been looking for a strong human to eat for a long time,” Satyr said, walking slowly toward Satria.

Satyr only eat quality humans. In other words, those who have intelligence or strength above others. This allowed him to gain additional abilities.

Satria dashed forward, then delivered a powerful punch to Satyr’s face. However, Satyr managed to block his fist using one hand.

He immediately launched a second punch and managed to hit Satyr’s stomach. Satyr was slightly dragged backward by the force of his punch.

Satyr sprang forward and kicked Satria’s stomach with his knee. Satria immediately collapsed. Several of his ribs were crushed.

“You’re pretty strong!! Cough...” Satria spat out a lot of blood.

“I should be the one saying that. Let’s cut it short,” Satyr said. He jumped forward and hit Satria hard. Satria was thrown against the wall and did not move afterward.

Satyr loomed over Satria, getting ready to eat him.


“Big Sis, are you all right?” Roman asked, approaching Julia.

“Roman, this is bad, my hand that was injured from the previous fight still hasn’t recovered,” Julia whispered.

Torou entered the castle.

“Julia, are you all right?” he asked.

“Torou!! We haven’t seen each other in a long time,” the Baramus said.

“Looks like the wound fits your face, huh? You are looking more beautiful than ever,” Torou sneered.

“I’ve been waiting for this day. I’ll exchange this wound for your life!!”

The Baramus quickly slammed into Roman, sending him flying into the wall. He advanced straight on Torou. Torou was poised to attack him. He swung his axe swiftly at Torou’s neck.


“Torou, dodge!!” Julia shouted.

“Too late!!”

The Baramus swung his axe quickly. However, Torou was able to dodge the attack and stood on his axe.

Torou charged forward to strike his neck with his sword. He was able to dodge it.

Damn. I almost killed him.

“Where are you going, Torou?!”

He managed to catch Torou’s leg after dodging his slash. He threw Torou hard against the castle wall.


“Torou!!!” Julia shouted.

Torou slammed so hard against the wall that he was knocked unconscious.

Julia rushed toward the Baramus.

“Take this!!” Julia shouted, hitting Baramus in the face.

“Tch. What are you doing, Julia? You want to play with me, huh?” the Baramus asked, looking at her face.

He hit Julia’s stomach and lifted her up. Before he could throw her, Roman had kicked the Baramus in the head from behind. He doubled over.

“Take this, you bastard!! Don’t you dare hurt my sister!!” Damn. His head was so hard.

Julia approached Torou.

Kenue and Shinra entered the castle. They immediately charged toward the Baramus. The incredible combination of their speed injured both of his legs.

“Argh... Bastard!!”

The Baramus suffered severe injuries on both legs. He sank to his knees.

Shinra and Kenue were getting ready to launch their final attack.

Roman kicked the Baramus from the left and Julia punched from the right.

“I can’t possibly lose!!” the Baramus roared, trying to get up.

Suddenly, Roman and the others were startled by a loud noise coming from the castle entrance.

Kong and Torto were thrown into the palace, slamming into and breaking the sturdy wooden doors in the process.

Satyr loomed over, dragging Terry and Darma in his arms.

“I found this trash outside. Is this yours?” he said, tossing Terry and Darma in front of them.