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Chapter 15 – Abyss Unleashed
The stormy waves washed upon his broken body, trying to crush him and prevent him from fulfilling his destiny. Noxallis, with the last ounce of his strength, threw himself ashore and stretched out on the jagged rocks. He turned to his back and stared at the dark clouds above: their threatening visage promised a great storm, but there was no sign of rain coming aside from distant, low thunders.
Noxallis was shivering from the cold as the wind bit into his flesh, and he would’ve passed out had an odd feeling not groped at his brain.
He sensed a glooming darkness in the corner of his eye. He looked to the right, but nothing was there. He felt a shadow towering above him; snapping his head at the source, he saw nothing but barren hills beneath a grim sky. Forcing himself up with great effort, he finally set his eyes on the goal: a jet-black obelisk with an impossibly smooth surface stretching towards the sky, as if attempting to pierce the rain-laden clouds.
My purpose… I’m almost there. Noxallis tried to slither as fast as possible, but he kept falling flat after several feet of progress. His battle with the humans left him exhausted, and now that they had miraculously survived his last spell, they’ve been harrying him for days on end. If he had stopped, they would’ve caught up to him, and thus he swam and swam all day, using the remainder of his power to survive.
Noxallis glanced back to see that familiar shape appearing on the horizon, heading straight for him and his key to salvation.
“Xssssssssssssssshhhhhh! NOOOO! You won’t… *cough* you won’t take it from me!