Part 3. Blanoir's Revival
That night, they gathered to see what the Oracle’s crystal could reveal. With all her might, she held the crystal and muttered some incantation. She was kneeling, her body shone with blinding light and the vague image started to form. What they could see was a monstrous bird with its body full of hatred and revenge. It was Blanoir’s dark soul within a Phoenix.
Three days after the prophecy, indeed the Phoenix was coming form the west. All of the heroes, including Srepid, hurried outside to cooperate to defeat the Phoenix. This time, Blanoir was alone, without any of his minion. The Phoenix performed the initial attack to warm up, it winged its way surrounding the kingdom in the speed of light, then soared. The heroes’ vicinity was engulfed in malicious fire. They tried to dodge the second forthcoming attack. From the height, the Phoenix breathed out sizzling fire from its pointy beak. The fireblast met solid ground and dispersed away, leaving deep crevices.
Buildings were burning, towers were demolished. Afterward,the Phoenix swooped down, attempting to forcefully tackle the element users. With all her power, Tundrous cast a devastating lightning bolt to strike the Phoenix, which then croaked in pain. The red fiery bird went back to the corpses of Blanoir’s minion. With its wings fluttering, it let out a shrill scream. All of the carcasses turned into fire souls, hovering in the air, then circling its body and empowering its strength. Then it spread its flaming wings, flapped them, and emitted invisible radiation of fire, annihilating the West Gate, as well as East Gate. The kingdom collapsed into rubble, only some defensive towers left. Now, the Phoenix aimed its beak at the Heroes, and a ray of blistering lava shot from its red beak. Stonehoof formed a tough rock wall, but the lava easily broke it and continued to shoot. Nelcine guarded them by creating an ice barrier in their vicinity. The lava hit the ice and turned into smoke. The Phoenix was maddening. It spread the wings, but this time they failed to flutter. Nelcine shot an ice beam, followed by Tundrous who then cast a lightning bolt. The combination was lethal. One of its wings was badly damaged, but the Phoenix seemed invincible. It flapped the other intact wing, and a fire wave hurtled to their position, and hit all of them. Veredoom was unharmed while conversely, Nelcine fainted.
“Tundrous, electric vortex beneath the Phoenix!” Stonehoof commanded.
The vortex aggravated the Phoenix’s stability. The earthshaker thumped his fist on the ground, and thousand of streamline pointy rocks began to dart toward the Phoenix like bullets. Blanoir’s fake body thudded on the ground, paralyzed and immobilized. The phoenix’s whole body was beginning to melt into hot lava.
“Heroes! Focus! Concentrate on your mind!,” she held the crystal high and whispered to herself,”I won’t let you flee again, Blanoir!” the Oracle unleashed her immense power. The crystal shone, with evil-like black light. The bright sky was suddenly overcast and there was violent squalls. All of the restless souls were sucked into it. Stonehoof soul was sundering from his burly body. Blanoir was struggling hard to avoid the crystal, but the effort was futile. He was pulled in and ensnared in the crystal. Srepid immediately put an end on her incantation, scared that Stonehoof would become soulless. With Blanoir’s soul trapped and the Phoenix dead, the war ended.
Despite the devastated Rendemor, the exhausted Heroes, with the assistance from Srepid, came to a victory. All of Blanoir’s army around the world burst into black smoke. Rendemor and other areas stood in disorder yet peacefully. All people, including the heroes lived in the world with no threat.