Chapter 12:

2004

Forever


They go to a local tavern to look for strong warriors. They spot a woman with wings like an angel.

"We're looking for strong people for our crew, would you like to join?"

“You’re Jack! I love you! i’d love to join your crew! My name is Nephelis, The Harpy. I can fly and use powerful wing attacks I have unlocked the Sorcerer’s Ring (V).”

“I’m Jack I have the Apprentice’s Ring (II), this is Saint Altryx he has the Soldier’s Ring (III) and this Aderland he has the Commander’s Ring (VI).”

“Hey if you’re looking for more members I heard of a guy in Thalore who could help us.”

“Where is Thalore?”

“It’s in Northumbria, not far from here, maybe half a day?”

The decision was made to go to Thalore. After they arrived they could immediately tell who they were looking for. The strong man they were looking for, Aphaeleon was in the center of the town performing magic tricks.

“Can we talk to you for a second.”

“I'm sort of busy right now. Wait you’re Jack Hopal!”

“What do you mean I’m Jack Hopal?”

“I have lived since the beginning of the world 2004 years ago. I was born into the land of Eterna. We were the first animals in the world, or so we thought. With us also came Yog-Sothoth, Cthulhu, and The Great Old One. We lived among them for years until Yog-Sothoth and Cthulhu betrayed us. They killed all of my family and friends. I was able to escape alone and see the birth of humans and other creatures up until now. The Eterna were just an experiment to them, the prototpye for humans. I don't know how long our lifespan is but if I had to guess I'd say there's no limit. If I'm correct The Great Old One and Cthulhu each had two children and Yog-Sothoth had three.”

“Who are these people?”

“They are the upper gods their children are the lower gods. The upper gods are still alive today because they can only die one way.”

“What is that?”

“The Excalibur, it is a beautiful blade forged by the Great Old One. You have to take the blade and infuse it with the power of the upper gods and kill them, It takes a god to kill a god."

“So how do you know my name?” 

“Jack was the nickname given to the second son of Cthulhu. The upper gods cannot die but the lower ones can. Each time Jack dies Cthulhu reincarnates him but this takes a toll on his power. The other gods would most likely not do this. Are you the next Jack?” 

“I don’t know, if Jack is his nickname what's his real name?"

"Nyarlathotep"

"I see, then this beast inside of me is the second son."

“I'll hang around the crew for now, I want to see what you can do with the son of Cthulhu on your side. I'd love to see those gods fall from their heavenly thrones after all this time. Can you do that?” 

“Yes"