Halloween Episode, pretend this is scary.
Umber Blade The Ax in the Shadows
Umber Blade dwelled within a world of darkness. She struggled to sense a familiar shadow, she could tell how far away the princess and her strange guardian were, it was odd the guardian seemed to be in a tiny box on the princess’s nightstand, she could see the shadow of Cobalt, picking a lock to some building she didn’t recognize, maybe a bank or the home of someone wealthy. In the darkness she saw Ash deflecting daggers tossed by Hazel, it amused her greatly, She could even find Moss Wood and several other Shadowdagers. Yet her brother’s form eluded her she focused hard all her might on finding him and then there was a light. Umber had no idea what it could mean, but she fell from the darkness landing in a dimly lit cave staring up at the ceiling. “This isn’t the caverns of Grull.” Umber thought aloud causing the cave to shake. Her voice seemed to wake up the cave, or rather what lived in the cave. A nearby stone red as a blazing inferno seemed to open its eyes and rize. To Umber’s surprise it was merely the head of a large beast. “Oh I guess real dragons, are bigger than that idiot.” Umber said before fleeing back into the shadows. As much as Umber wished to return to the world of darkness instead she fell into the real world again instantly exiting the next shadow without control.
Umber found herself in a darkened room the sounds of steam and metal clanking filled the air, hissing and banging from all directions confused the assassin enough for her to scarcely notice the heat. “Where am I now?” She whispered causing a man to drop down from somewhere unseen. “What manner of spy are you? Dressed like you serve that idiot king yet I can tell you’re using my brother’s technique.” The man said holding a sword against Umber’s neck, she smiled the second she saw the black blade which felt cold against her skin. “Your brother, he’s a shadow?” Umber asked. “He gave you this skill and asked you to keep an eye out?” The man asked. “I expected you to look like a weird shadow monster man too.” Umber said in surprise. “What do they call you?” The man asked. “I’m Umber Blade, but right now, I have to go, I’m trying to find my own brother.” Umber explained, but before she could slip into the shadow the man grabbed her by the neck and pulled her off the wall. “You can do that if you promise to deliver a message.” THe man said simply. “Umm okay.” Umber said no longer caring about what was going on, merely how long until she could return to her own plans. “Project Soundspirit is going to strike in two month’s time.” He said tossing her into a wall so hard it would have knocked her out had she not instantly fallen into the shadow.
Umber flew out of the next shadow landing on a man dressed in the same robes as her. “Nalgrow’s blessing upon.” you the man said weakly as Umber got up and looked around. She knew by the dryness of the air this was the southern kingdom though it seemed to be within some kind of temple most likely dedicated to the Demon king judging by the way the man was dressed. Umber merely shook her head and went back into the shadows hoping to get to the next destination, with less incident. Umber found herself in a cramped dark area with small slits of light above her. “This isn’t good at all, maybe if I add six more pounds of frost powder to compensate for the silver.” an all too familiar voice questioned. Umber could hear stomping and realised she was in the space between the ground and the floorboards of a house Cobalt was robbing. “I guess absorbing somethings is harder than others” the thief muttered half under his breath as Umber slipped back into the shadows.
Umber was in the room of the princess who was already fast asleep. “Who dares interrupt the slumber of the princess.” Echoshadow said while rising from the tiny box. “I didn’t mean to be here… Sorry.” Umber whispered hoping not to wake the princess. “Someone out of your range?” The Guardian questioned. “My brother is missing” Umber admitted. “Have you checked the nether? I’ll do so on your behalf you just wait at your home” the guardian suggested forcefully while Umber fell through her own shadow not of her accord. She was in her room. “Are you going to find me a room or not?” She heard Hazel complain. Umber groaned and began to move in order to assist but stopped when she heard it. “Sure we have a guest room over here” Rex said sounding exhausted.