Both Spyro and Cynder looked at the older dragon as he explained that, and for a long time, no one said a word. The two young dragons were still coming to terms with everything that Aquarius explained to them, and the last revelation of the older dragon had really made them think.
Aquarius looked back at them, and he sighed. "Yes, I know that it is a lot." He spoke as he diverted his gaze, as if he was ashamed somehow. "I know that I have no right of asking you two to do something dangerous after all that you have been through. But the world needs your help." He looked at the two again. "So, I need to ask you to do this, Spyro. You are part of the prophecy, and only with your help we will be able to save the world."
Spyro continued to look at him, and he looked at Cynder, a million thoughts going on his head again.
after all I went through, I still need to risk my life again? He thought, as he looked down. This is my fate? I cannot have a normal life?
Spyro was awfully silent, and he barely noticed Cynder coming to his side, until she placed a single paw on his shoulder. Spyro raised his head, as he looked surprised at the black dragoness.
She had a soft expression on her face as she looked at him. That single look, to Spyro, was worth more than a thousand words. It told him that she understood how he felt, but she also was giving him support to go and do it. It told him that she was confident that he could pull it out after all that he had been through. It told him that, all along the way, she was going to be right by his side, just as she had been from the very beginning, from the very first time that they had started to travel this path together.
To Spyro that single look meant a lot, and it gave him strength that he didn't knew that he had.
Looking up at the older dragon, Spyro had now a determined expression on his face.
"I'll do it." Spyro said, his voice sounding confident, and this surprised Aquarius, almost as much as when Cynder said:
"We both will."
Aquarius looked at her, and he said:
I admire your strength, but there is no need
I mean, you are not part of the prophecy."
"Neither was I part of the one that said that Spyro would defeat Malefor, but I helped him either way." She spoke, and the expression on her face made it clear that the subject was not open for discussion. "Whatever it is going on, I'll not let Spyro face it alone. If he is doing it, then so am I!"
Aquarius could not help but stare at the two young dragons, seeing the determination in their faces, and how they both seemed to be ready to face it, even after all that they had found out and all that they had passed in the following days. The psychiatrics said that even with the shock reduced, the young dragons would take their time to be able to absorb completely the shock, and they could both be hesitant into accepting this kind of responsibility in them in response to their situation. However, there they were, ready to take this mission in a moment's notice, as if it was just natural for them to answer to the call whenever it came.
And they are both so young
they are truly admirable individuals, truly worth of the legends.
"Well, I'm glad that you are so ready." He spoke to both of them. "So, as soon as you both feel ready, I'll put you in pair with the details."
"Why not now?" Spyro asked, making Aquarius look at him surprised. "I mean, this whole thing was basically to get us ready, right? So, I think that after all of that, we are ready now." Spyro said, "It is as much of a better time as any other."
Aquarius looked at him, and he nodded. "You truly are an admirable dragon." He got up on his legs, and said, "So, if you two are really ready, I guess it is time to start. And first, I'm going to introduce you to some important dragons." He then looked up, and said to the ceiling. "Okay, I think we are done with the simulation!"
It took a few seconds, but then, the whole room changed as the walls, ceiling, and everything in there changed into a blue coloration, as if they were all constructs made of energy. The cyber constructs then dissolved and the room started to change. The walls expanded, and the corners changed to become round. The windows vanished as they merged back into the walls, and the light that formed the constructs now was focusing into glowing veins in them, as the room adopted this new shape around them, Spyro and Cynder were still amaze by all of that.
After a while, the process was complete, and the room they were in changed once more. This time, it resembled a style that was very similar to the futuristic room that they had been, but this one lacked windows or any kind of furnishing. It was basically as great round room with the same glowing blue trimmings in the wall, seeming almost as if they were veins in the wall. The rest of the room was white, and it actually made Spyro remember a lot of the training grounds that there originally were on the Dragon Temple. Spyro and Cynder had the strong feeling that this new version of the room could actually be the real one, and that was what the room looked like when it was not being use to "simulate" things and other places. Once the room was back to normal, Aquarius spoke again:
"So, I guess it is time for you two to be included in this whole story fully." The two young dragons looked at him as he looked at them. "So, I guess that you two are to be properly introduced to everyone else. If you would follow me." He said, and the two dragons said, and they started to follow him as he walked in direction to the door. As they approached, the circular portal slid open, revealing a clear gateway to the outside of the place.
As the door opened, it startled a group of three creatures, who seemed that they were with their earholes glued to the door when it slid open, and they all looked to be embarrassed as the three dragons looked at them. They said a few rushed apologizes as they started to walk away as fast as they could without running.
Aquarius sighed at this, and he looked at Spyro and Cynder. "I'm sorry for that. Things had been a little like this since you two came." The young dragons looked up at him. "More so than they were for all the others
well, let's keep going." He said as he went back to walking, and the young dragons shared a single look before they started top follow him again.
Aquarius started to lead the young dragons across the hallways. Spyro was a little familiar with the things, cone he had walked around there nearly a week previous. Cynder, on her end, was pretty much seeing the place they were in for the very first time since she was brought in there.
As they walked, Aquarius made sure to guide them so they would avoid the parts of greater movement. After all, the last thing these young dragons needed was to be swarm by someone who would act like a fan-boy. They deserved at least this small break, even if it was only for a time.
Of course, only because an area is one of less movement, it doesn't mean that there is no movement at all in them.
As they walked, they passed by an intersection hallway, and just as they walked, they nearly bumped into other two dragons who were coming.
"-I'm just saying that you should get more in touch with your charming and sensitive side." The male voice said.
"Well, I don't think that this is the moment to-" The female voice started to answer, but it stopped as they nearly bumped into the armored dragon.
These two were interesting dragons. Mainly because they too were purple.
The female was of a coloration of pearly purple in her body, with shade of grey on her underbelly scales. She was clearly a female, but she was rather buff, with well-defined muscles on her body, denoting that she was not a weak dragon, making it clear to anyone who would look at her. In her head, there was a crown of long and curved horns, looking like the ones of an ibex, and she also had some spiky protrusions on her shoulders, and a tailblade that looked like a spiked mace, all of them purely white in coloration. She had a collar-like ornament around her neck, and this one had the symbol of, this much Spyro could tell, the Royal Warfang Family. She had amber-colored eyes, and she looked at Aquarius as she almost bumped into him.
The male was also interesting, with corporal scales of a shade of purple that was on the red-violet tone, and the colors of his underbelly, chest, and jawline were of a softer shade of purple that was very close to mauve. If the female was beefy and clearly stronger, this male was sleeker, with a body that was more curved and clearly slender, with a body that was clearly masculine, but also had several attributes that made it more
delicate, like the round hips and the slender members. On his head there was a long pair of horns, smooth and curved backwards like the one of an antelope, of deep brown coloration, and his face had some frills on the side as a small decoration for his face, with the same mauve coloration of his underbelly. On the tip of his tail, there was a tailblade that looked like a perfectly sculpted leaf of blade, as if someone wanted to create a beautiful sword out of it, and it was smooth and of a bony-white coloration. His eyes were of a baby-blue coloration, well, one of them was, for the left one was covered with an eyepatch, and the one that wasn't looked at Aquarius as he nearly walked right into him.
The female was the bigger of the two, standing a little bigger than Aquarius, while the male was actually a bit smaller.
"Oh! Captain Watercrest." The female said, while the male was
a bit less formal.
"Aquariusy!" He said to the water dragon, with a tone of voice that denoted excitement. "It is so nice to see your face again! I was starting to think you were avoiding me!" He said it with a smile on his face, and Aquarius only smiled at him.
"Yeah, I was really busy in the past days." He said, and the two dragons looked at him, until both of them noticed that he was not alone. He was companied by two young dragons, teenagers, one of them was a black female, while the other was a purple male. They both looked at the newly arrived dragons with surprise.
For a few moments, no one said a single word as they looked at each other, and the female was the first one to talk:
you two are
?" She asked, and the two dragons shared a look with each other, before they looked at Aquarius, and he simply nodded at them.
The young dragons took this as a sign, and Spyro looked at the two new dragons, and he said: "My name is Spyro. And this is Cynder." He said, gesturing both to himself and to the black dragoness, and the two older purple dragons shared a look.
"So, you are the legendary Spyro
" The male adult purple dragon said, and he looked very intently at the younger purple dragon as he said that. "You are so
" He said, and to Spyro he almost seemed disappointed.
There was a long and awkward silence, and the female broke it by clearing her throat, making the eyes turn to her. "Spyro, I cannot say how much of an honor is to know you personally." She said, ande she bowed her head to him in a sign of respect. Spyro really felt uneasy when others started to treat him like that.
"O-okay." Spyro said simply, and he looked at the two older dragons.
"My name is Allisandra Swiftclaw." The female said, "General of the royal guard of Warfang, commander of the XXVIII division of infantry and aerial division of the great kingdom, and knight of the Order of the Iron Claw, answering directly to the king Destonius Warfang." She spoke it in a solemn way and it almost made she sound truly like a soldier and a knight.
Spyro looked at her for a moment, and he absorbed the fact that she was truly a dragon knight. Spyro heard a lot about them, and he knew that they were already present in the time when the war with Malefor's forces raged. It was way back on his time
Wow. Thinking about something that to him felt like a few days ago as "his time" was something new to Spyro.
"Oh, yeah!" The male adult purple dragon said, and he looked a bit embarrassed at himself. "Of course, where are my manners?" He said, and he composed himself, and he soon was clearing his throat and speaking. "I'm Cedric Warfang. Son of Emperium Warfang. Brother of Invictus Warfang and Secundius Warfang."
Spyro looked at him in surprise. "What!?" He said, "Warfang? As in, the royal family Warfang, to whom Warfang is named after?"
"Yeah, pretty much." Cedric said, as he smiled. "In fact, I am
I mean, I was king of Warfang
for a time." He said, and Spyro only stared at him in surprise and wonder.
"Yes, in fact, his story is quite famous, as so is the one of most purple dragons who ever lived." Aquarius said, and the other dragons looked at him. "In fact, you will find out that the other purple dragons you are going to meet have their own fair share of fame and adventures to share with you. Now, I do believe it would be good to meet the rest of them, right?" He said, and the young dragons shared a look, before nodding at him.
"Oh, can we come?" Cedric said, sounding somewhat excited. Aquarius looked at him, and he said:
Soon, the group was walking across the hallway, and Allisandra was talking. "Everyone else is in the danger room for training. Except for Jocasta, she is watching Shiloh and Shiryu."
"Well, it does makes things much simpler." Aquarius said, and the group continued to walk across the hallway, and as they walked, Spyro and Cynder both could hear sounds that almost seemed to be one of a great battle. There were explosions, roars, and also the sounds of metal hitting metal.
The two dragons shared a look as they heard these sounds.
"Don't worry." Aquarius said to the two young dragons. "The danger room is one of the rooms we use for training. It is to simulate situations of combat, pretty much like the simulation room you were into."
The dragons looked at him, and as they walked, the sounds of battle almost sounded as if they were getting louder.
Soon, they were reaching the front of a door, and as they approached, the doors opened.
What they saw almost made them both instinctively move into battle stance.
Inside, there was an actual battle going on. There was a group of bluish, ghostly dragons and beasts attacking and roaring in rage as they did their best to attack. On the other end of the battle, there was a group of dragons who was fighting these visages, they were nine, and they were all purple.
There was one who was particularly massive and big. This one was fending against a great and winged serpent, and it was biting him, but he seemed not even to notice. Passing by him, Spyro saw a purple dragon who was moving his forepaws/hands, and Spyro could swear that the visages were being fling as if they were toys at the gestures that he did.
However, Spyro found it hard to follow them, as well as all the other purple dragons in the place, for the battle was fierce, and there was a lot of things happening all at the same time. Spyro felt kind of dizzy, especially with each individual purple dragon that seemed to be fighting their own on the middle of it, almost as if it was actually a war.
" was all that Spyro managed to saw as he saw that, and Cynder was in awe, as much as he was.
"They are all making progress." Aquarius commented, paying little mind to the awe that the two younger dragons seemed to have as they looked at the scene.
"Indeed, they are improving significantly. Of course, some of them still need to work better in the team work."
"Adamaius." Aquarius said, and Allisandra only nodded at him.
As they spoke, Spyro focused on one purple dragon of there. One that he had already saw before. The dragon that was introduced to him as "Adamaius". He was moving across the enemy dragons, and he was both amazing and fearsome.
Amazing because he was able to move past the enemies as if they were nothing, and he was proving to be really skilled in combat. However, he was fearsome, because he was attacking without mercy, and at each enemy that he passed, he was able to slice off one limb, or perhaps even a severed head.
The scariest part was that the dragon was not doing that with any weapon that Spyro would be able to see, he was only attacking with his claws. Still, he was able to cut off members and heads and make it look easy. Of course, the look of cold determination that Spyro saw on his face did nothing to help on how frightening the dragon looked.
This was cut when Aquarius decided to say: "End combat simulation!"
As if on cue, all of the phantasmal enemies froze in place, and their images oscillated for a moment, before dissolving into dots of blue light and vanishing in the air, as if they had never existed.
The purple dragons looked a bit surprised at this, in fact, one that was wrestling fell flat on his chest as the enemy he was wrestling suddenly vanished. They took a few moments to realize that the simulation had been stopped, and to pinpoint the one responsible for it. They all looked at Aquarius.
"Hey, Aquarius." Said a male purple dragon. He was a dragon that was different from the ones that Spyro had seen on his previous years, even though he had seen some of them since he woke up. It was one of the two-legged dragons that Aquarius explained to them about. His body was toned, but at the same time it was slender, with his legs being toned and looking strong and great to run. His arms were shorter and thinner than his legs (think of something like a dinosaur), and they ended into hands with four digits in them and white claws. His tail was long and ended into an axe-like blade, and his wings were on his back, and they looked like they were efficient on flying. This dragon stood as tall as Aquarius as he stood on two legs. His body was covered in scales of a tone of Tyrian purple, and unlike other dragons, he didn't had other colorations on his body, like his underbelly and jawline, his whole body was a sea of that shade of purple, leaving no doubt of his quality as a purple dragon. His eyes were of a strong shade of amber, and they looked at the captain as he spoke. "So, what is up? We were kicking some serious tail in here. Have we had enough training for today? Because I wouldn't mind taking a break." He turned his gaze to the adult dragoness who was with him. "And I surely wouldn't mind spending it with some nice company."
Allisandra only looked at him coldly, but it was Cedric who said something. "Oh, I bet you would, sweetie." He said, and the tone he used was somewhat
flirtations. This made the other purple dragon take one step back.
"Get off, man. I told you, I don't like this fruit!" He said, and Cedric chuckled.
"You know, girls don't like guys who don't have sense of humor." He said as he clicked his tongue, and Aquarius finally decided to talk:
"Actually, I came here because we decided it was time for the introductions of the last member of the prophecy."
This made the purple dragon look at him, and he seemed to finally have noticed the two young dragons that came with Aquarius group. He looked at them for a while, and as he did, other purple dragons were gathering around, and they all looked at the young dragons, who felt uneasy.
"Okay, everyone. I'd like to introduce you all to Spyro, the Star of the Savior."
There was some staring and also some whispering coming after that.
"So, it is true!"
"So that is the legendary Spyro?"
"He is kind of young, right?"
"Also," Aquarius said, "You probably heard about this already, but we found someone else in the crystal with him." He gestured at the black dragoness. "This is Cynder."
More whispering followed.
"Wow! They really found both of them!"
"She is young too, the stories didn't said that she was, like, huge?"
"She doesn't quite look like a daughter of Tiamat."
"So!" Aquarius said once more, so silence the whispering. "Spyro, Cynder, I'd like to introduce you to the other purple dragons who are part of the prophecy." He spoke, and gestured to two-legged dragon who came to talk to them first. "This is Kastiel, the Star of the Lover."
"Hey." The dragon said, waving at them and offering a smile. The two dragons nodded back. Next, Aquarius presented them to another dragon.
This one was a little bigger than Kastiel, and he looked back at the Spyro and Cynder with a serene expression, as they both looked back at him. He was a dragon that had a very calm posture, and he was clearly much older than the others, still, he had a certain aura about himself that was the kind of thing that inspired respect. The purple of his scales was somewhat faded due to old age, making it have the shade of a pearly purple, and the same fade was on the cream of his underbelly. His wings were big, and the white membrane of them had several tears on them, which was somewhat to be expected from dragons who were very old. His face was full of signs of age, and yet, the look on his eyes and the smile were as jovial as someone who was the same age as Spyro and Cynder. He was looking intently at the two young dragons with these eyes of a faded shade of green. It was hard to tell his age, but he surely had a lot of years on his back, even though both Spyro and Cynder had the feeling that he was not the kind of weak dragon. His tailblade ended into some kind of bone-ring, which almost looked as it was part of some kind of special scepter. On his head, there was a crown of eight small horns that projected from the top of his head and backwards, and they actually looked like some kind of crown.
"This is Cosmo, the Star of the Hermit." He spoke, and the dragon nodded at them, he had a calm smile in his face that made Spyro remember a lot of the Chronicler
Also, maybe it was just Spyro, but he had the feeling that there was something about that dragon that was somewhat
"It is nice to finally meet you in person, young dragons." He spoke. "I'm glad that this path was the one that was chosen for our meeting."
"He speaks like that a lot." Another male voice said, "You get used to it."
Spyro and Cynder turned to the source of this voice, and they couldn't hold back their surprise. Before them stood another purple dragon, and this one had a slightly muscled body, but not very much, somewhat like Cyril or Volteer. His body was covered into scales, most of it of an intense purple coloration, while the underbelly and chest was covered into arrow-styled plates of a white color, the same color of the wing-membrane. The tailblade in the end of the tail was shape like a long spike, pure and simple, and it was on the same bone-white coloration as the horns on both heads. Yes, both heads. This purple dragon had two. Both heads looked down at the young dragons with interest into their eyes, which were of different colorations. The head of the left had a left eye of orange color and a right eye of blue color, while the head of the right had a left eye of blue color and right eye of orange coloration. It was as if the heads where each the mirror of the other, and it also applied to the horns. The left head had a left horn that curved up and forward, while the right horn projected down and backwards in a curved fashion, with the other head having a mirrored version of this.
Spyro and Cynder both looked up at the dragon with two heads, and the heads looked at them, before one of them, the right head said: "Yes, we are a two-headed purple dragon, and it's rude to stare." This seemed to break the two dragons off their trance, and they said some apologizes.
The head of the left then spoke: "Nice to meet you, I'm Soren Mysticus". He spoke, and he rose his snout with pride as he spoked that, before adding, "And this tumor on my shoulder is Randall."
"But you may call me Randy." The head of the right said, and Aquarius approached.
"They are twins, so to speak." The dragon of the army spoke, "They are the Star of the Double."
"Quite appropriated." Said another one, "Even though it seems of a situation so curious that some would even consider that the Ancestors decided to make a joke out of it."
The two dragons looked at the owner of that new voice, and they saw a dragon that was sleeker than the other one, he looked as if he never saw many battles in his life, and he actually looked kind of frail. He was another two-legged dragon, like Kastiel, but he was clearly not as built as him, and his body was covered into scales of a shade of medium purple, and he had a shade of white going down his jawline all the way to the tip of his tail, which had a spiral boneblade on it. His arms were long and they also looked thin and rather frail, clearly not the kind that was meant for battle. The dragon was taller than Kastiel by a shoulder, and he looked down at the young dragons with his smart, grey-colored eyes, which hide behind some half-moon glasses of golden trimming. His head was crown by two sets of horns, one curving backwards as the ones of some kind of goat, and the second was a smaller set of four horns that curved around his features, almost seeming some kind of styled hair (to who knew what hair could possibly look like).
"Well, I can say that is a pleasure to meet the legendary duo of dragons, Spyro and Cynder. Even though you two are quite different from what I expected." He spoke to the two young dragons, and he added, "My name is Hanson Alisterius Garmanius Temoroso Oceanus, and I am the Star of the Sage, or so I have been told."
"Yeah, he is the smartest of us all, and he makes sure to remind us of this." Kastiel said, and the young dragons looked at him, before looking back at the dragon named Hanson
his full name was way too long
"Yes, and also, there is him." Hanson said as he gestured to behind himself, and the young dragons looked. To see the biggest dragon that they had ever seen.
The build and the massive size of that dragon suggested that he was an earth dragon, like Terrador. However, even the massive earth Guardian dwarfed in comparison to that giant that was standing in that room. The dragon was massive, nearly six times the size of a regular adult earth dragon, and he was a true behemoth, covered in muscles. The scales on his body were of a deep shade of purple, and they looked dull, his underbelly had scales of a shade of gray that was as deep and dull as his purple, and he had spikes of a black color on his shoulders. His wing-membranes were of a softer shade of brown, and the tail of that great dragon ended into a massive, hammer-like tailblade. Looking really up, the two young dragons could meet his eyes, which were of a very light shade of green, and they were surprisingly soft, despite the appearance of the dragon, who had massive horns on his head like the ones of a cape buffalo, and he looked down at them with a neutral expression.
"This." Aquarius' voice came, startling the young dragons. "Is Maximus Ironscale, the Star of the Colossus."
The two nearly took steps back when the dragon lowered his head, and he moved his paw, offering a single clawed finger to them.
"Nice to meet you." He said with a voice that was as powerful and imposing as his size.
Spyro hesitated for a moment, but soon, he was able to move his paw, and he grabbed the tip of the claw and shook it. Maximus seemed to have approved it, as he nodded at him, and soon, he was putting his massive paw on the ground once more.
Spyro and Cynder than turned their attention to the other dragon that approached, and this one was looking at Spyro as he walked in their direction.
"Spyro, I do believe that you already met Adamaius, the Star of the Burglar." Aquarius said, as the intimidating-looking purple dragon approached, and the way he looked at Spyro made the smaller purple dragon feel uncomfortable. Cynder looked curiously at that purple dragon, and she felt something about him.
"Y-yes, we already met-" Spyro started to say, but he was interrupted by Adamaius saying:
"It is all story, right?"
"You." Adamaius said, being as direct as possible. "World breaking apart. Black magic. Evil purple dragon. It is all just a story, right?" He asked to the purple dragon. "Or at least most of it."
Spyro looked at him with a tilted head, and Adamaius seemed to get annoyed by this. He was about to open his mouth when Hanson stepped on his way.
"Well, good to know you already made acquaintances with Mr. Bloodpaw." He said, breaking the tension. "Don't worry, you will have time to get used to his rude ways."
"Thank you, Hanson." Aquarius said, and Adamaius looked at the two adults, before looking back at the purple dragon, as if he was saying: "we talk later". It made Spyro quite uncomfortable under his watchful gaze.
A voice made throat-clearing sound that caught the others' attentions, and made them turn their attention to the two other purple dragons in the place.
"And of course." Aquarius said "You have just met Allisandra Swiftclaw, the Star of the Knight
" The dragoness bowed her head once more. "
and Cedric Warfang, the Star of the Prince."
"But we all know that he wanted to be a princess
" Adamaius mumbled, granting a few looks from the others, but Cedric didn't actually seemed offended in the slightest, he even said:
"Yeah, but being a Star is already enough for me." He was smiling as he said that, and Spyro could not help but look in his direction for a bit, and after this, Aquarius cleared his throat, and he said: "Well, that is it. These are most of the members of the Stars of Destiny."
"That is the name they are giving us." The oldest dragon, Cosmos, said to the young dragons. "Sounds quite interesting."
"Sounds like the rejected name from a comic book superhero team."
Spyro looked at him, unsure of what that meant.
"Well, we only have nine stars in here. Where are the other four?"
"Well, Jo is with Shiloh and Shiryu." Kastiel said, "And Asher said something about a new 'game console', or whatever."
"Again?" Allisandra asked. "This is the third time this week that he misses a training session! He is a part of this prophecy along with all of us! Actually, he might just be the most important part!"
"Come on, Al, give him a break, he is just a kid." Aquarius said, "I think he is still trying to take a grip about this whole situation. I mean, he might be a purple dragon, but the prophecy only came very recently. Up until them his life had been calm."
"No purple dragon has a calm life." Adamaius said somberly "He should expect something like that."
There was a heavy silence following these words, and after a while, someone finally spoke: "Sooooo, since the Savior is meeting the other Stars, maybe we could introduce him to the ones that are in this building now!" Cedric said, "Shiloh has been talking all week about having met you! And Shiryu has been crazy about that as well! They are huge fans of you, you know?"
"Oh, really?" Spyro asked.
"Oh, yeah, that is what he needs, a fangirl and fanboy crowding him." Kastiel says. "Come on, the guy just got out of the room and found himself a member of a prophecy. Give him some breathing room, he can meet the other later."
"I agree." Allisandra said, "Right now, I think we should know your specialties."
"My what?" Spyro asked, as he looked up at her.
"Your specialties." Jocasta said, "The kinds of special elemental manipulations that you know."
"I bet he knows a lot." Soren said, and the other head, Randy, spoke: "Of course he does, he is Spyro!"
Spyro felt a bit surprised in that moment. He looked at the other dragons, who were looking at him, almost expectantly. "I-I
Well, I was taught the basic of the elements by the Guardians." He spoke to them, "They taught me all about it."
"All eighteen?" Asked Adamaius, with a raised eyebrow.
"Wha- eighteen? No. There are only four guardians." Spyro said, and the other dragons shared looks among them, before looking back at the young purple dragon. Spyro was feeling like he had missed something.
"Captain Watercrest." Spoke Hanson "You have not told this young dragon about the other elemental paths and sub-paths?"
"Well, it seemed to be a little too complex to add to all that he had already learned in the past week."
Spyro looked at them, and he couldn't help but wonder what they were talking about. It was Hanson who spoke next:
"I see. Well, I guess that he will learn it in due time."
"So, what elements do you know?" Allisandra asked, and Spyro looked up before saying:
"Fire, Earth, Ice and Electricity."
"Two main paths and two sub-paths, not bad." Hanson said once more. "Anything else?"
Spyro looked up at them. "No, nothing really. Wait, you mean that there is more elements?"
"Duh!" Adamaius said at him, as if he was asking a very stupid question.
"There are six main elemental paths and many sub-paths, and you will be introduced to all of them in due time, as part of your training." Aquarius said, making the purple dragon look at him.
okay." Spyro said, and the other purple dragons shared looks before someone else spoke:
"Well, you have any specialization in the paths you control?" Hanson asked once more. "I mean, you have any specialized use of the elements, like increasing or decreasing temperature from a distance, or having control over plants?"
"Not really, I
I didn't even knew that it was possible to do things like that." Spyro admitted, and a snort called his attention.
"The legendary Spyro knows nearly nothing." Adamaius said, "You know what this spells out about the legend of the 'Savior of the World', right?"
"Adamaius Bloodpaw!" Allissandra said, granting the attention to shift to her. "Show respect. We all are partners in this. We need to at least be respectful with each other."
Adamaius just scoffed at this, looking away. Meanwhile, the attention shifted back to Spyro.
"So, you were saying?"
Spyro felt uneasy for a moment, but he resumed to speak. He explained to them what he had been taught, and he discovered that what the Guardians had taught him about the elements were actually different levels of the basic.
"Including the Fury Attacks?"
This caught the attention of the other dragons.
"So, you mastered the use of the Fury already?" Hanson asked. "At your age? Now that is impressive."
"Actually, I mastered the use of Fury three years ago
. I mean, three years before the first time I was stuck in a crystal
" The whole concept was still something that Spyro was trying to come to terms with.
"You mastered the Fury at Twelve!?" Adamaius said. "That is impossible!"
"Well, looks like you are no longer the youngest dragon to master the Fury." Randall said, and his twin soon meddled by saying:
"Actually, since Spyro was born way before him, he never truly was."
Adamaius only snorted as he turned away. "So, he dominates one advanced elemental technique. Big deal! He still knows nearly nothing major."
"So, you know the Elemental Fury of all of your elements?" Someone else asked, and Spyro answered:
"Well, yes, as well as Convexity."
Even Adamaius turned back to look at Spyro over his shoulder.
"Convexity, you say? Well, that is an element that is hard for a purple dragon to master. Mostly because no dragon was ever born under this element, at least not during my time."
"And it did not changed." Aquarius said, "That much I can assure you, it is still considered an elusive element. Said to have properties like bending time and space. Allowing to create portals or even to control the flowing of time."
"I can do that too." Spyro said, granting the eyes to be on himself once more. "I can slow down time. But I should only use it on an emergency."
"You are totally right, young dragon." Cosmo said, smiling at Spyro. "Such power is so grandiose that it is the kind of which you should never abuse."
"Oh, not that now!" Adamaius said, "If you start one more speech I'm gonna puncture holes in my own eardrums!"
Spyro only looked back and forth at them, quite unsure of how to proceed in a moment like that. In that, he turned his eyes to Cynder, who had ended up left out of the conversation, and he saw that she was as lost as he was.
"Wow, won't you look at that!" Cedric said, gathering everyone's attentions. "We were so focused in our purple compatriot that we nearly forgot his friend! How rude of all of us!" He said, and everyone now seemed to acknowledge Cynder. "What about you, girl? According to the legends you also have some skills yourself. I bet you two make the greatest team." He said, demonstrating more interest in the black dragoness, and Cynder now saw herself in the center of the attention.
However, before she could say anything, Adamaius spoke. "Oh, for Yo! If you all want to know what someone is capable of then you shouldn't ask, but have them show you!" All eyes now turned to him, and he looked at the others in a way that could almost be describe as annoyed. "When you asks someone what they can do the answer is rarely reliable! If you want to get a real impression on someone's skills, you gotta see them in action. That is the only way to truly know if someone can take the hit or not."
There was a brief silence, and soon, a voice was speaking:
"Well, he does have a point." It was Hanson. "There is a great number of individuals who either overestimate or underestimate their own skills when talking about them. Sometimes, opinion cannot be reliable, at least not as much as witnessing the extent of someone's skill with your own eyes."
"So, are you saying we put them through the training?" It was Kastiel, and he looked at the young dragons, "I mean, they just got out of the other room."
"Maybe they should." Allisandra said, "After all, they would join us for training sooner or later. They both look to be in good physical shape. Perhaps they could start their training now."
"I agree with them being in physical shape." Hanson said, "However, I'm not sure about the part of letting them train now. They had surely been through a lot."
"They had a whole week to rest."
"Yes, a week during which they received an awful lot of information that certainly was as draining to them as a heavy training would be."
"Anyway, I think that if they feel like it, maybe they could train."
With that, all eyes turned to the two young dragons. Spyro and Cynder looked at each other, and Allisandra asked them.
"So, do you two feel like maybe showing us your skills in a simulated combat?"
"But you don't have to if you don't want." Aquarius said, and the two dragons looked at him, before they looked at each other. There was a long moment of silence, before Cynder looked up at Spyro in the eye, and nodded.
Spyro only nodded back, and he looked up at them, and said only three words:
"Bring it on."