open the 3rd issue with Thomestharustra telling
our heroes the Legend of the lands.
version: D'Jinn, Oge K'Tion, has been around for
over 2000 years, and has fought (and won) against
evil not just once, but twice. But the second
time evil had a back-up plan: if the D'Jinn is
to win again, they would trap him inside a magikal
amulet forever, so he would never be able to fight
again. But like all magikal possesses, if there's
a way to do it, there's a way to undo it.
Tom's done telling his story, he reveals that
Jarek is the one who will free the D'Jinn, and
battle the evil Malesur. Jarek's all like "What?
No way!" Tom reassures Jarek that he must
carry out the prophecies, as he really has no
choice but to do so, but the boy mustn't have
contact with the amulet until the battle has begun.
Koj offers to carry the amulet but Tom cuts him
off "you must NEVER touch the amulet!"
the Shadowjumpers that Oge K'Tion destroyed? Well,
not all of them died in the explosion, just one
lived. As he reports to his lord and master, Malesur,
the warrior tells him that the "hinders"
have the amulet and the 'jumpers have failed.
We then learn that you do not fail Malesur: his
crows pick the meat off the still living Shadowjumper.
to our heroes. While Serra's off delivering a
message to Dani, the faerie, Koj is off looking
for horses they can ride to get to Ona-Li where
they will find a way to get into Malesur's citadel.
Jarek's just sitting on the ground when he witnesses
a cart crash between two venders. One a doll vender
and the other a wine vender. They zoom in on the
three dolls laying on the ground that have captivated
all of Jarek's attention. Serra joins Koj and
Jarek again with a map, in order to get to Ona-Li
they must travel through Torrent. Jarek asks what
a Torrent is to which Serra replies "can
in Malesur's Citadel we meet a team of bounty
hunters who have just about enough of one another,
resorting to fighting in the meeting room. Malesur
enters to find the five at each others throats
and scolds them for acting like Children. He appoints
them the task of acquiring the amulet and Jarek,
and killing "the tiger and the tease".
watching the trio travel through Torrent, decides
that the three need to be worn down a little before
his 'hunters ambush them on the edge of Ona-Li,
so he whips up a Hydra made out of water.
getting their asses handed to them by the unkillable
Hydra the three heroes are just barely able to
get out of Torrent and the hydra's wrath before
meeting face to face with the 'hunters... who
now have the amulet.