the previous issue, the mysterious shadowfigures
started to take form and shape into malevolent
figures take chase of the man-tiger, Koj. Out
of instinct one of the Frogsoldiers whipped his
tongue out and caught Serra by the neck like a
noose. When timing couldn't be worse Jarek swung
by on his rope and snatched the amulet out of
Serra's hand instead of her out of the Frog's
grip, where then the amulet started to glow.
a deafening thunderclap a giant glowing being
is released. Setting Jarek safely on a rooftop
Oge K'Tion, last of the once might race of The
D'Jinn (think of them as warrior genies that don't
grant wishes), reveals that he is the protector
of "the one" who will free him.
away from Jeffsport, in the forest of Brillig,
another half lizard half man Tellos resident takes
notice of a major event that will change the face
of Tellos forever. "...So it begins"
he calmly says knowing the events that lie ahead.
the other hand, Jarek's partner, Koj, notices
the shadowy figures behind him take form, and
knows what they are immediately: Shadowjumpers.
Not actually ever seeing one, let alone a handful
of them, they attack. Knowing their reputation
for being deadly killers and warriors, he "fights
with his head" doing what he can to fend
them off. In the meantime Serra decides to take
matters into her own hands, grabbing her sword
she slices the Frogger's tongue off and almost
makes it to safety on the plank below. Startled,
a dragon, who's just minding his own business
holding the plank in place, swallows what he's
smoking (hrmmm... *rubs chin with a grin*), freaks
out and files away screaming "I swallowed
it! I swallowed it!", once again leaving
Serra in peril. Jarek notices the danger Koj is
in demands that the D'Jinn save him. The D'Jinn
reaffirms his gig, he can only save and help "the
one". So being the brave kid he is grabs
onto a rope, swings past Koj, knocking down all
the Shadowjumpers and lets Oge take care of them
with a large explosion which only leaves Jarek
standing (or rather knocked on his ass).
the ground Serra introduces herself to the duo.
Jarek gives her back the amulet acting like it
was nothing, and the three are prepared to part
their separate ways. The man-lizard mentioned
before the appears, like out of nowhere, to where
the tower used to be (now only a large crater)
and tells, not asks, tells the trio to follow
him. When Koj objects by pulling his sword the
mystery man waves his hand and his sword's blade
turns into light.
in his home in Brillig he finally reveals his
name to the group: Thomestharustra, the mage of
shades (man, it took just about three years but
I finally memorized how to spell his name! Yay!).
He also used to be the head dishwasher at the
Talokian Arms (you have to love Todd's writing
skills, he's the best).
then begins to tell them the Legend of the lands.