The End? (Doomwood)

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«Scene: Hero stands on a cliff in Doomwood, overlooking Artix facing off against Vordred.»

«Cysero and Beleen run up to the Hero.»

Beleen: There you are, hero… we have been looking all over for you!

Cysero: Oh man… Artix found Vordred. This is bad. Really bad.

Beleen: Is Artix going to fight Vordred WITHOUT a weapon? What is he thinking?

Hero: Wait… Listen. You can almost hear what they are saying.

«Screen zooms in on Artix and Vordred.»

Vordred: HA HA HA! YOU… ARE ARTIX?

Artix: Yup! Nice to meet you. You must be Vordred. I have been waiting here for you.

Vordred: HAH! I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE… I DUNNO… TALLER… WITH A DEEPER VOICE.

Artix: I get that a lot.

Vordred: DID YOU DO THIS TO MY ARMY… ALONE?

Artix: I freed all the spirit orbs you imprisoned in your skeletal minions, Vordred.
Artix: … and to be fair, you did keep me waiting for 2 zones. I had some time to… um… kill.

Vordred: HA HA! NO MATTER. ONCE I SLAY YOU, I WILL BECOME THE CHAMPION OF DARKNESS!
Vordred: IT IS TIME TO CLAIM MY FINAL PRIZE….

Artix: Vordred, I will give you one last chance to surrender.
Artix: Let go of the darkness, free all of the spirit orbs enslaved within you… and float away to the world beyond ours… where you will at last find peace… and happiness.

Vordred:
Vordred: …HA.
Vordred: HA HA HA…

«Vordred laughs»

Vordred: ARE YOU SERIOUS? HA HA HA HA HA HA…..
Vordred: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

«Scene fades»

«Scene: Hero, Cysero, and Beleen standing on the cliff»

Hero: What in the world is happening down there?

Cysero: Maybe Artix is killing him with his puns.

Beleen: I really need to coach Artix and the art of smack-talking. He is terrible at it.

Hero: I need to find a way down there… how far do you think that jump is?

Cysero: Jumping down from here is JUST far enough to break every bone in your body.
Cysero: Twice.

Hero: Great! Can you do me one more favor? Can you…

  • Evil: Go find Gravelyn!
  • Evil: Go find Vayle!
  • Evil: Go find Zorbak!
  • Good: Go find Daimyo!
    • Note: The option the player chooses here determines that ending they will get at the end of Doomwood I.

«Scene: Artix faces off against Vordred»

Vordred: HAHAHAHAHAHAH! DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

«Vordred attacks Artix, knocking him to the ground.»

Vordred: IT WAS FOOLISH ENOUGH TO COME HERE ALONE… UNARMED….

«Artix gets back up»

Artix: Look closer, Vordred, I was not waiting for you alone.

«Spirit orbs flicker into view around Artix»

Artix: I freed ALL of the spirit orbs that you enslaved.
Artix: They are all here to make sure you can never do this to another.

Vordred: IMPOSSIBLE!? YOU TURNED MY ENTIRE ARMY OF MILLIONS AGAINST ME?

«Artix raises his arm in the air.»

Artix: Ultimate Dragon Soul Spear of Ten Million Spirit Orbs!

Vordred: HA HA HAH… THE ONLY THING LONGER THAN THE SKILLS NAME IS THE CHARGE UP TIME…
Vordred: I WILL TURN YOU UNDEAD BEFORE YOU ARE EVEN ABLE TO THROW IT!

Artix: If only I had more time…

«Here, the player must make a choice to proceed.»

  • Good: Protect Artix!
  • Evil: Try to stop Artix!
  • Betrayal: Backstab Artix.

«Artix continues gathering spirit orbs.»

«Hero runs up to Artix, pointing their weapon at Vordred.»

«Scene fades»

  • Note: The player is sent to the "Vordred" room after this part of the cutscene.

After the Hero defeats Vordred:

«Artix is still charging up the Ultimate Dragon Soul Spear of Ten Million Spirit Orbs»

«He finishes charging and a glowing spear appears in his hand.»

Artix: Vordred… your reign of terror ends NOW!

Vordred: HAH! I AM UNLIKE ANYTHING YOU HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED ARTIX….
Vordred: I AM IMMUNE TO LIGHT…
Vordred: DO YOU THINK ONE LITTLE DRAGON SPEAR CAN HURT ME?

Artix: This Dragon Spear is not made of light… and we brought two!

«The Hero changes their weapon into another Dragon Spear.»

Artix: Ready?

«Here the Hero chooses their response»

  • Good: Battle on!
  • Evil: Long unlive the Shadowscythe!
  • Neutral: By the power of Gray Sku… Whoops!

«Artix and the Hero throw the spears at Vordred.»

Vordred: HA HA HA….

«The spears hit Vordred with an explosion.»

«Scene fades»

«Scene: Artix and the Hero are standing on the battlefield, with a layer of smoke covering the screen.»

Hero: Did we get him?

Artix: ….

Hero: This is the part where he comes out of the smoke unharmed, huh?

Artix: Yup.

«The smoke clears to reveal Vordred unscathed.»

Vordred: HA HA HA! THANK YOU. I ABSORBED THEM ALL!
Vordred: SO MUCH POWER…. MORE SKULLS….
Vordred: MORE SKULLS!

«Vordred raises his weapon. The screen flashes white.»

Vordred: MORE SKULLS!!!!!

«Skulls float from the massive pile skeletons surrounding the three characters. They attach to Vordred.»

Artix: Vordred is powering up… destroy as many as you can!

«Scene fades»

  • Note: The player is sent to the "Electric Undead" room after this part of the cutscene.

After the Hero defeats Electric Undead:

«Skulls float to Vordred, whose armor now has more skulls than before.»

Vordred: MORE SKULLS!!!!!

«Vordred attacks both Artix and the Hero at the same time, knocking them to the ground.»

Hero: This looks pretty bad… can you use a different attack?

Artix: Sorry, I used every spirit orb on that last attack. That was everything .

Hero: I guess it wouldn't matter Vordred is immune to light AND he can absorb spirit orbs.

Artix: Vordred is not immune to light… only his protective armor of skull is.

Hero: Oh… so we need to find a way to get to his soft squishy center?

Artix: Yes. His skulls protect him from light and his shadow form continously regenerates the skulls.

Hero: Good to know! So, do we have a plan B yet?

Artix: Why? We are still on plan A!

«Vordred attacks Artix and the Hero again.»

Vordred: I FEEL IT IS FITTING TO SLAY YOU WITH YOUR OWN AXE, ARTIX.

«Vordred raises the ShadowReaper of Doom.»

Vordred: NOW… I SHALL BECOME THE CHAMPION OF DARKNESS!

Artix: Vordred… there is something you should know

Vordred: ?

Artix: Spirit Orbs that I free… cannot be re-enslaved.

Vordred: HA! YOU ARE WRONG.
Vordred: I ENSLAVED THE TEN MILLION SPIRIT ORBS YOU BOTH JUST THREW AT ME.
Vordred: …AND I ENSLAVED THE MILLIONS OF SPIRIT ORBS THAT MADE YOUR AXE GLOW.
Vordred: IN FACT, I EVEN ENSLAVED YOUR AXE, THE BLINDING LIGHT OF DESTINY!

Artix: My point… exactly.

Vordred: ?

Artix: Everyone… NOW!

«Screen flashes white»

«Explosions appear on Vordred and the ShadowReaper of Doom. Skulls fly off as the millions of Spirits Orbs Vordred supposedly enslaved rebel against him.»

«Scene fades»

«Scene: Vordred lies on the ground, his armor partially destroyed, exposing his inner shadow form.

Vordred: IMPOSSIBLE!!!!

Hero: Woah! Did you plan this from the beginning?

Artix: Quickly, his skull armor is weakened… Hero, you need to break the rest off before he regenerates!

«Scene fades»

  • Note: The player is sent to the "Enraged Vordred" room after this cutscene.

After the Hero defeats Enraged Vordred:

«Vordred stands with all of his skull armor destroyed.»

Hero: So this is your true form Vordred….

Vordred: NO MATTER.
Vordred: I WILL HAVE MY PRIZE. I WILL BECOME THE CHAMPION OF DARKNESS!

Artix: ….

Vordred: NO MORE GAMES. JOIN MY ARMY OF THE UNDEAD ARTIX… HAHAHAHA

«Screen flashes red»

Vordred: VOIDUMINANCE NECROT-MORPH!!!

Hero: ARTIX! Nooooooo!

«Close up of Vordred's face»

Vordred: HA! HA! HA!

Artix: Awww man, did Vordred just turn me undead?
Artix: I was hoping being undead would at least make this headache go away.
Artix: It is just as bad when I was alive.
Artix: Hey… wait a second. I thought the undead were not allowed to talk?

«Screen zooms out to show Artix not undead»

Vordred: WHAT!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Hero: Psssst… Artix, I think you're still alive.

Artix: AWESOME! How did that happen?

Vordred: I SHOULD HAVE FORESEEN THIS…

Hero: Maybe you didn't turn undead because you are the Champion of Light?

Vordred: NO….
Vordred: IT IS BECAUSE ARTIX IS… THE CHAMPION OF DARKNESS.

Hero: WHAT!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Artix: WHAT!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Vordred: THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE. AND ONCE I SLAY HIM, I GET ALL HIS POWERS.

Artix: One more time… WHAT!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Hero: One more time… WHAT!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Vordred: ARE YOU SERIOUSLY TELLING ME NEITHER OF YOU KNEW?

«Artix nods»

Hero: Artix is the ultimate Mr. Goodie Two-Shoes… there is no way he can be the Champion of Darkness.

Artix: I think I would have been able to tell if I was some supreme being of darkness.

Vordred: HA HA HA HA!!!! THIS JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER!
Vordred: HERO… THERE IS SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR FRIEND, ARTIX.
Vordred: HE WAS SENT TO THIS WORLD BY THE PLANE OF DARKNESS TO DESTROY THIS WORLD… AND YOU.

Artix: Impossible!!!

Vordred: IT IS TRUE.
Vordred: LADY CELESTIAL TOOK ARTIX IN AS A BODY AND TRAINED HIM TO BECOME LIKE A PALADIN.

Hero: …that would explain why he can't use light-based magic.

Vordred: BUT EVEN AS A CHILD THE PALADINS KNEW WHAT DARKNESS WAS IN HIM…

Artix: What are you talking about!? I had a family… and I lost them in the first undead invasion.

Vordred: THE UNDEAD ARMY THAT WIPED OUT YOU AND YOUR FOSTER FAMILY… THE UNDEAD CAME TO RECLAIM YOU!

Artix: It… it… it was all my fault?

Vordred: HAH! HA! HA! HA!

Artix: This still makes no sense. Artix has never cast a single darkness spell.

«Artix nods.»

Artix: …and I never will.

Vordred: YOU ARE A BETRAYER OF THE ELEMENTAL REALM OF DARKNESS, ARTIX…

Artix: I sword an oath to defend this world from the forces of the evil undead…
Artix: So that the pain, suffering and evil you inflict NEVER HAPPENS TO ANYONE ELSE!

Vordred: ENOUGH… NOW REVEAL YOUR SHADOW, ARTIX….
Vordred: LET OUR TRUE FORMS DUEL AND WATCH AS I DEVOUR YOUR UNTAPPED POWERS!

«Vordred summons his shadow.»

Artix: What in the world!?!?

Hero: Woah… is that Vordred's shadow? It's huge! And now we're surrounded!

Artix: I can sense Vordred's life force in that Shadow AND in his body…

Hero: Are you saying we have to defeat both at the same time?

«Artix nods»

Artix: Yes!

Hero: Alright, then! Artix, release your Shadow and let's do this!

Artix: No way! Even if I knew how to… I would never do that! EVER! There must be another way.

«Hero holds up a glowing amulet»

Hero: Wait… what's this? The Shadowscythe Amulet that Gravelyn gave me is glowing…

Vordred: IF YOU WILL NOT UNLEASH YOUR SHADOW THEN…

«Vordred raises his sword and attacks Artix. Artix falls to the ground.»

Artix: …OW.

Vordred: WAIT. HERO. WHAT'S THAT!?
Vordred: HAHAHA! YOU HAVE THE SHADOW AMULET TOO? THIS JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER!

Hero: ….

Vordred: THAT AMULET ALLOWED SEPULCHURE'S MASTER TO CONTROL HIM… NOW YOU CAN USE IT TO CONTROL ARTIX.
Vordred: USE THE AMULET… FORCE ARTIX TO RELEASE HIS SHADOW… DO IT HERO!

Artix: No… don't! There has to be another way!

Vordred: HAHAHAHAHA! USE IT!!!

Hero: So this is the moment everyone was trying to prevent…
Hero: King Alteon, Vayle, Gravelyn… sorry I have to break my promise to you.

«Here, the player has to make a choice.»

  • Good: Do it! (Artix will stay good for sure!)
  • Evil: Do it! (You want to see what happens.)
  • Neutral: DO IT! (There isn't any other choice.)

«The Hero uses the amulet. Nothing appears to happen at first.»

Vordred: …?

Artix: …?

Hero: Nothing happened?

Artix: … whew, I really thought you were going to release some giant world devouring monster from within me.

Vordred: OH WELL…
Vordred: HIS SHADOW IS NOT BIG ENOUGH TO BE MORE THAN AN APPETIZER.
Vordred: NOW. MY SHADOW WILL DEVOUR BOTH OF YOU… HAHAHA!

«Vordred's shadow attacks, but Artix glows red and summons his dragon shadow. It attacks Vordred's shadow.»

Hero: *smirks* Your shadow is pinned and you can no longer regenerate.
Hero: Vordred… time to end this!

«Scene fades»

  • Note: The player is sent to the "Shadow Vordred" room after this cutscene.

After the player defeats Shadow Vordred:

«Vordred leans on his sword»

Vordred: NEED… MORE SKULLS…………

«Screen zooms out to reveal Artix's shadow dragon form standing over Vordred.»

«Artix's shadow fades.»

«Scene: the Hero standing in front of a sunrise»

Hero: We did it….

«Artix pops up next to the Hero»

Artix: We make a pretty good team hero.
Artix: You know, I always believed one day… we would see the sun rise in DoomWood.
Artix: We should enjoy this memory together….

Vordred: BOTH OF YOU…. DIE!!!!!!!!!!

«Scene fades»

  • Note: The player is sent to Screen 1 after the cutscene is finished.

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