Dragons of Legend
Django and Kain were staring down Lucifer in the Sargasso pocket dimension, all three showing equal determination. On the sidelines, Tempest, Cody, Jack, Leo, Fiona, and Nicholas were watching the Duelists prepare themselves for this three-way Duel.
Kain said silently, “I’m still in shock that Django gave me a Number. This means I can finally crush him with the same Numbers he claims to hunt. But time for that later, Lucifer takes priority right now.” He said aloud, “Lucifer, you’re going down here and now! Time to show us what kind of a man you are.”
Lucifer cackled, “What kind of a man I am? Why, I can answer that right now. I’m the most Supreme Being to ever exist in this pathetic world. Once I’m rid of both you and Django, then I can finally conquer this world without any opposition! Now, let’s get this Duel underway!”
Django stated, “Fine with me. Kain, let’s demolish him once and for all!”
Kain nodded in agreement, arming himself with his Blue-Eyes D-Pad, while Lucifer materialized his. However, both were shocked to see Django arm himself with his red Infinity Disk.
Kain said, “That’s an Infinity Disk! But they’re not supposed to be out on the market just yet. How do you have one?”
Django rolled his eyes, “Hello, I invented it, so it’s only natural that I have one before everyone else. But time for that later, Kain, we have a Bloodlust to flatten.” He then clutched his Spirit Crest, “Spirit Crest, heed my call. Create a shield to help protect Kain and me from the energies of this Psychic Duel!”
The Spirit Crest responded by releasing a bright light. Then, the symbol of the Spirit Crest appeared on the back of Kain’s right hand, briefly summoning an energy shield in front of him before it vanished. The light then subsided, allowing the psychic energy from Django and Lucifer to create the psychic field. The three of them had their Life Points set to 4000.
They all drew their starting hands, stating, “Let’s Duel!”
Kain touched his deck, “Since I’m brilliant and handsome, it’s only natural that I go first. I Draw! First I activate the Spell: Shard of Greed! As you probably know already, every time I draw a card during my normal Draw Phase, this card gains a Greed Counter. When it has two or more on it, I can send it to the Graveyard to draw two cards. Next up, I summon my Photon Chargeman to the field in Attack Mode!”
A new monster appeared. Photon Chargeman was a powerful-looking warrior in a blue bodysuit, silver armor, and an encased head with glowing eyes. It was a Level Four monster with stats of 1000/1000.
“To wrap things up, I place two cards face down to end my turn. Now let’s see what a cowardly rattlesnake like yourself can do, Lucifer.”
Lucifer sneered, “Is that the best you’ve got? Then this’ll be easy. It’s my turn, I Draw!” He took a card from his hand, “First, I activate Pot of Greed to draw two cards.” He drew two cards, looked at them, then activated one of them, “I activate Gilasaurus’ effect from my hand! I can Special Summon it to the field with no questions asked. However, that means you can also choose a monster in your Graveyard and summon it as well. However… you don’t have ANY monsters in your Graveyard right now, so that problem is rendered moot! Heheheheh! So I summon my Gilasaurus to the field in Attack Mode!”
A new monster appeared on the field. Gilasaurus looked like a brown velociraptor with sharp claws and teeth. It was a Level Three monster with stats of 1400/400.
“But why let my little vicious dino friend be lonely? To keep him company, I summon a second Gilasaurus to the field, also in Attack Mode!”
A second Gilasaurus appeared, identical to the first in every way.
He took another card from his hand, “Next up, I think I’ll activate this Spell Card. The Spell known as Level Lifter! By sending any monster from my hand to the Graveyard, I can change the Levels of any two monsters on my field to match that monster’s Level. So I’ll send a Level Five monster to the Graveyard to raise my two dino friends’ Levels to Level Five!”
He sent a card to the Graveyard, which then caused both of the Gilasaurus to glow, the stars representing their Levels changing from three to five.
Tempest observed, “He’s got two Level Five monsters on his field. Here comes an Xyz Summon.”
Lucifer sneered, “Bingo, Elemental wench! I Overlay my two Level Five Gilasaurus! With these two monsters I build the Overlay Network and Xyz Summon Number 14: Greedy Sarameya, in Attack Mode!”
Both Gilasaurus became brown orbs of light, shot up into the air, and entered the galaxy-style Overlay Network. Out emerged a new sealed form. It looked like a blue gem encased in crystal-like flame. The crystal then shattered, allowing the gem to expand and unfold, and before long, a new monster was standing before them.
Number 14: Greedy Sarameya looked like a blue Cerberus with yellow flaming manes and tail, sharp claws, glowing yellow eyes, and mouths full of sharp teeth coated with fire. On its left hind thigh was the number “14” written in curved lines and dots, and orbiting it were two purple orbs of light. It was a Rank Five monster with stats of 2500/1500.
Leo stated, “Lucifer summoned a different Number this time! And this one looks quite mean.”
Fiona added, “And since this is the first time we’ve ever seen this Number, we have no idea what its special powers are. Well, outside of the usual abilities of a Number, that is.”
Lucifer cackled, “This Number is but one of the many I hold! I figured I’d let him off his chain to meet you, and destroy you. Let’s see if you can put down this three-headed dog. To keep things interesting, I activate two Spells: my own Shard of Greed and a Spell you’ve probably never heard of called Don Thousand’s Throne!"
Shard of Greed appeared on the field, along with a massive, sinister, evil-looking throne with Lucifer cockily sitting on it.
"Now I could just sit up here and crush you both, but that wouldn't be very sporting of me. So I think I'll equip this throne to myself!"
The throne turned into a bolt of energy and merged with Lucifer. Before long, he was standing before them wearing a full-body suit of armor. It was primarily dark purple in color with blood red sections, with sharp metal plates, a raised, spiky collar, with several segmented metal tendrils, and a glowing red eye smack in the middle of his chest.
He gleefully snickered, "I won’t explain what Don Thousand’s Throne does, as that would spoil all the fun, but let’s just say it’ll keep me borderline immortal. To wrap up my turn, I place this card face-down and activate the Spell: Magic Reflector. This card enables me to protect one Spell Card by placing a counter on it. If it were to be destroyed, I can remove the counter instead. Now then, let’s see what you’ve got, Django.”
Django touched his deck, “Your new Number may be strong, but it’s not unbeatable. So prepare to lose it all, Lucifer! I Draw!” He took another card from his hand, “First off, I summon Breaker the Magical Warrior to the field in Attack Mode!”
Breaker appeared on the field, giving his sword a quick slash before standing in a proud pose.
“Whenever Breaker is Normal Summoned successfully, he gains a Spell Counter. When he has a Spell Counter, his Attack goes up by 300 points.”
A Spell Counter on his shield started to glow, his power jumping up by 300 to 1900.
“Next up, I activate the Equip Spell: Wonder Wand! When equipped to a Spellcaster, it increases its power by another 500 points. But that’s not all it can do.”
A long wand with a silver tiki-like design and a large green gem appeared. Breaker placed his sword on his hip before grabbing the wand. His power jumped up by another 500 to 2400.
Django stated strongly, “Now, because of Magic Reflector, I cannot destroy your Don Thousand’s Throne. Instead I’ll use Breaker’s ability to destroy your face-down card, as that can be just as dangerous, if not more so, to leave a possible Trap ready to spring. So I remove a Spell Counter from Breaker to destroy your face-down card.”
Breaker’s Spell Counter stopped glowing, lowering his power by 300 to 2100, but this allowed him to destroy Lucifer’s set card, which turned out to be Xyz Reflect.
“I end my turn with two cards face-down. That’s all for now.”
Kain touched his deck, “Then I’ll show you both what a REAL Duelist can do! I Draw! First off, my Shard of Greed gains one Greed Counter.”
Shard of Greed started to glow, a counter appearing, going from zero to one.
“Next up, I activate Photon Chargeman’s special ability! I can double my Photon Chargeman’s original Attack Power until my next Standby Phase, but it cannot attack this turn.”
Photon Chargeman started to glow brightly, its power jumping up by 1000 to 2000.
“Next up I summon my Luster Dragon to the field in Attack Mode!”
Luster Dragon appeared on the field. It gave a roar as it glared at its foes.
Lucifer huffed, “Big deal, Kain, neither monster you have can even scratch my Number. You’re just wasting your time.”
Kain countered, “Not quite, Lucifer. While thanks to Django I know I can’t destroy a Number in battle except with another Number, unless its abilities are negated, I do know that, regardless, I can still deal you damage! So I activate the Spell: Shrink! This cuts the original Attack of one monster on the field in half! So I target your Greedy Sarameya!”
Kain’s Spell caused Greedy Sarameya to shrink briefly, its power being cut in half from 2500 to 1250.
“Now, Luster Dragon, attack Greedy Sarameya with Breath of Fire!”
Luster Dragon inhaled then fired a blast of fire breath that struck the shrunken Greedy Sarameya. While it remained unscathed, Lucifer had to brace himself as the flames scorched around him, his Life Points dropping by 650 to 3350.
Kain sneered, “Can’t take the heat, Lucifer? Well it’ll only get worse.”
However, to everyone’s surprise, Lucifer started to chuckle, then laugh, which quickly became a psychotic cackle.
Jack stated, “What’s the deal? Why is Lucifer cracking up like that?”
Cody snapped, “And this is somethin’ you’ve just noticed now? He’s nuts, and he’ll always be nuts!”
Tempest said, “I don’t think it’s just that, Cody.” She then realized something, “Oh, no! I bet it has something to do with that Don Thousand’s Throne card!”
Lucifer sneered, eyes bulging, “That’s right, girlie! I told you that this card would be a game-changer, and I’ll show you what I mean! Every time I take Battle Damage, this card will regenerate my Life Points. 500 points times the number of attacks I took during each of my opponent’s End Phases, to be exact. So as long as it remains on the field, I regain Life Points at the end of each turn! I told you that this little card will make me borderline immortal! So since I took Battle Damage this turn from one attack, I gain 500 Life Points!”
The tendrils on his “armor” extended as a red barrier formed around him. The tendrils latched themselves onto the barrier’s inner walls and started to absorb energy. Lucifer’s body, in turn, started to glow as he gained more energy. The barrier then dropped, the tendrils retracted, and Lucifer’s Life Points increased by 500 to 3850.
Kain snarled, “You snake, you wanted me to attack you, didn’t you? So you could turn around and use that Don Thousand’s Throne to recover your Life Points!”
Lucifer’s eyes narrowed gleefully along with giving a toothy sneer, “Indeed, Kain, and you took the bait. But don’t think that Don Thousand’s Throne will be the only card to keep my Life Points healthy. No, I already have another card in play that’ll keep restoring even more Life Points, so I’ll be practically immortal throughout this Duel! You’ll have to do better than that to defeat little old me.”
Kain gritted his teeth, but Django said, “Chill out, Kain, we can still win. While that Don Thousand’s Throne will keep his Life Points healthy, it’s not a perfect strategy. If we can damage him considerably with only one or two attacks a turn, then even with Don Thousand’s Throne, he won’t be able to regenerate enough Life Points to keep him at full capacity. So we just have to plan for our attacks to deal more damage than 500 points per strike.”
Lucifer chuckled, “Wishful thinking, Django, but enough chit-chat, it’s my turn, I Draw! And you know what that means, right? My own Shard of Greed gains a Greed Counter.”
Lucifer’s Shard of Greed started to glow, a counter going up from zero to one.
“Next up, I activate Marie the Fallen One’s ability from my Graveyard! During each of my Standby Phases, as long as Marie is in my Graveyard, I gain 200 Life Points! And in case you’re wondering how Marie the Fallen One got in my Graveyard, I sent her there when I used Level Lifter to increase my monsters’ Levels earlier. So I gain 200 more Life Points!”
As he said that, a female monster appeared from the Graveyard. She looked like a fallen angel wearing a one-piece dress, with dark blue, almost black, skin, horns on her head, and sharp nails on her hands. She held her hands close to her face, and blew several sparkles at Lucifer. He merely grinned as the sparkles embedded themselves into him, his Life Points going up by 200 to 4050.
He stated, “Ah, that felt good. Now, onto business. Greedy Sarameya, attack Breaker the Magical Warrior now!”
Greedy Sarameya opened all three of its mouths, took aim, and fired yellow flames at Breaker. Django, however, was prepared.
He stated, “Sorry, Lucifer, but that won’t happen! I activate the Trap: Half Unbreak! Now not only is my monster protected from your attack, but any damage I take is cut in half! So both Breaker and I aren’t going anywhere!”
The flames were diverted around the large rainbow hued bubble that protected Breaker, while Django merely flinched as the flames licked around him, his Life Points dropping by 200 to 3800.
Lucifer merely shrugged, “Fine, fine, whatever, you protected your monster. Big deal. I place one card face-down to end my turn.”
Django stated, “Oh, it’ll be a big deal soon enough, Lucifer. So enough of that. It’s my turn, I Draw! Now I activate Wonder Wand’s other ability! I can send the equipped monster and Wonder Wand to the Graveyard to draw two more cards. So I’ll send Breaker to the Graveyard to draw two cards.”
Wonder Wand started to glow, and then it vanished, taking Breaker with it. This maneuver made Django’s deck glow, allowing him to draw two cards. He looked at them, smiling, before returning hi attention to the Duel.
“Next up, I activate my Trap: Call of the Haunted! So welcome back to the party, Breaker the Magical Warrior, in Attack Mode!”
The Graveyard Portal opened up, allowing Breaker to jump out onto the field, the portal closing up afterward.
“However, he won’t be around for long, as I Tribute him to summon my Curse of Dragon in Attack Mode! Come forth, my old dragonic friend!”
Breaker vanished from the field, allowing Curse of Dragon to take his place. It gave a screech like a hawk as it glared down at Lucifer.
“Now, to keep things interesting, I place three cards face-down on the field, then I activate Mirage of Nightmare. That should do it for now.”
From the sidelines, Leo observed, “I wonder what Django’s plan is. He’s got three cards face-down. I’m guessing one is Emergency Provisions, but he does tend to mix things up a bit. And why did he summon Curse of Dragon? I can understand that it was the only monster in his hand, as his hand is now empty, but still, it’s no match for Greedy Sarameya, let alone Tachyon Dragon. So what’s his plan?”
Fiona said, “I dunno, but I have a hunch that it may have something to do with the Number he gave Kain. Django always does what he does for a reason, so he may have another motive in giving Kain that Number. But I’m just as curious as you are at what his plan is.”
Nicholas turned to the gang, “Do you think that Django’s strategy will also help Kain, too? I know that they don’t really get along, but do you think that Django has some sort of plan that’ll benefit both him and Kain? I hate to admit it, but Kain has a lot of self-pride, so he’s not always keen on working alongside others. So I hope that he’d be willing to accept help from Django, even though they’re rivals.”
Jack turned to him, “We all know how Kain can be, but rest assured that, even though those two are always at odds, Django will help him. And Kain would be an idiot to try to tackle Lucifer by himself without asking for Django’s help. Since Django has experience with Lucifer, he’s more aware of that demon’s tactics and nature than Kain is, so I think even Kain will admit that he’ll require Django’s help. Just don’t expect any gushing gratitude from your brother when this is all over.”
Tempest stated, “It won’t be easy, and Kain now owning a Number may cause Django a headache or two later on, but like Fiona said, Django always has a motive for his actions. I’m sure this is all part of his plan. But the question is… what is his plan?” It then dawned upon her, “Wait! I think I know! And I think I know what Number Kain now wields, as well!”
At the time, Kain stated, “It’s my turn, I Draw! And you know what that means. My Shard of Greed gains another Greed Counter, totaling two!”
Kain’s Shard of Greed glowed as its counter went up from one to two.
“Now, my Photon Chargeman’s power returns to normal, but that’s fine with me, as I have another plan in mind.”
Photon Chargeman’s power dropped down to its original value of 1000.
“Next up, I send my Shard of Greed to the Graveyard to draw two cards from my deck.”
Shard of Greed vanished, causing Kain’s deck to glow, enabling him to draw two cards. He looked at them, smiling, before deciding what to do.
“Next up, I Tribute both my Photon Chargeman and Luster Dragon to summon my Rabidragon to the field in Attack Mode!”
Both Photon Chargeman and Luster Dragon vanished, but were replaced with the ferocious Rabidragon. It roared as it entered the field, glaring down at Lucifer.
“Now, Lucifer, I hate to break it to you, but I found a way around your Don Thousand’s Throne. It only activates when you take Battle Damage, but not Effect Damage! And since you have more than 3000 Life Points, I’ll use my Meteor of Destruction to wipe out 1000 of your Life Points! Let’s see you get out of this attack, Lucifer!”
A giant meteor was summoned from the sky and started its path of destruction toward Lucifer. However, much to Kain’s horror, Lucifer started to cackle.
He stated, “You moron! I knew you’d try a stunt like that. I know that Don Thousand’s Throne doesn’t work on Effect Damage, so my Greedy Sarameya helps me get around that problem! Whenever I would be targeted for Effect Damage, Greedy Sarameya’s ability makes YOU take all the damage I would’ve taken instead! Now you get why I played both Greedy Sarameya and Don Thousand’s Throne together? Now eat your own Meteor of Destruction, Kain Kannon!”
To Kain’s horror, Greedy Sarameya started to roar, causing the giant meteor to stop in its tracks. It was then fired right back at him, making contact, knocking him off his feet, but not before the Spirit Crest symbol appeared in front of him. He landed on the ground with a thud, his Life Points dropping by 1000 to 3000.
Django called out, “Kain! Are you okay?”
Kain grunted as he got up, “I’ve been better.” He then noticed a large burn mark on his arm that stung badly, “What the!? Where did this come from!? Augmented Reality can’t do that!”
Lucifer sneered, “Have you forgotten already, Kain? This is a Psychic Duel, which means that all the damage is real! So as your Life Points drop, your body will feel every point get ripped out of you. But it appears that Django’s stupid Spirit Crest shielded you from the worst of it. So consider yourself lucky that Django’s pendant is able to protect you, otherwise even minor psychic damage could end up as fatal damage to a pathetic human like yourself.”
Kain turned to Django, alarmed, “Is that true?”
Django sighed, “Have you learned nothing from some of my past Duels, Kain? Like against Vylon? Psychic damage is very much real, so when you engage in a Psychic Duel, your very life is on the line. But, like Lucifer said, my Spirit Crest is protecting you, shielding you from most of the damage. You’ll still feel it, but it’ll be considerably less than what it really is. So be thankful that I’ve managed to protect you from the worst of it using this family heirloom of mine. But time to worry about that later, it’s still your move.”
Kain stood up, though he stumbled briefly, “While I don’t like it when someone is babying me, I’ll admit I appreciate the extra layer of protection. So this is what a Psychic Duel really feels like. And here I thought you were just being a wimp in those Duels. But like you said, it’s still my move, so I’ll have my Rabidragon attack Greedy Sarameya!”
Rabidragon roared and then fired a powerful beam of energy at Greedy Sarameya. Like before, Greedy Sarameya weathered the attack, and Lucifer merely flinched as his Life Points dropped by 450 to 3600.
“Now I place one card face-down to end my turn.”
Lucifer sneered, “Not so fast, Kain. Don’t forget about my Don Thousand’s Throne. Since you attacked me, it activates, restoring my Life Points. So thanks for the power boost, you pathetic human.”
The tendrils on his armor extended as the same red barrier formed. The tendrils then started to absorb energy from the barrier, healing Lucifer’s Life Points, raising them by 500 to 4100. The barrier then vanished and the tendrils retracted back to normal length.
Cody snarled, “Nice move, Kain! Lucifer recovered more Life Points than he lost thanks to your attack! Try thinkin’ before you attack next time, rich boy!”
Kain replied coldly, “You’re telling me to think before attacking, Cody? Coming from you, that’s quite ironic, since you never think before you act.”
The redhead snapped, “What did you just say!? You’re just lucky that you have to Duel Lucifer right now, otherwise I’d rearrange your face!”
Lucifer snickered, “Watching you argue and struggle is so amusing. But business before pleasure, I guess, though I get great pleasure in my business regardless. Anyway, it’s my turn, I Draw. And now my Shard of Greed gains its final Greed Counter.”
Lucifer’s Shard of Greed started to glow as the counter went up by one to two.
Django stated, “Not so fast, Lucifer! My Mirage of Nightmare activates! I can now draw four cards from my deck.”
He drew four cards from his deck, looked at them, and then returned his attention to the Duel.
Lucifer shrugged, “Big deal, Django. Now, if you don’t mind, I have a turn to take. So first off, Marie the Fallen One’s ability activates, so I gain 200 more Life Points!”
Marie the Fallen One appeared again, blowing more sparkles on Lucifer, boosting his Life Points by another 200 to 4300.
Jack growled, “Lucifer just keeps gaining Life Points. If this keeps up, that slime will be almost invincible. I hope Django has a plan, otherwise Lucifer will just keep getting stronger.”
Lucifer sneered, “So very true. But in any case, it’s still my turn. I’ll send my Shard of Greed to the Graveyard to draw two cards from my own deck, thank you very much.”
Shard of Greed vanished, causing Lucifer’s deck to glow, allowing him to draw two more cards. He grinned as he looked at his cards.
“Time to summon a nightmare like no other! You might remember this monster from last time. It’s my Mythic Tree Dragon, and I’m putting it in Attack Mode.”
Mythic Tree Dragon appeared. It gave a roar as it entered the field.
“Now, because I have an EARTH Attribute monster, I can summon my Mythic Water Dragon to the field, also in Attack Mode.”
Mythic Water Dragon appeared on the field, floating alongside its counterpart.
“Now I activate Mythic Tree Dragon’s ability. If I control a WATER Attribute Dragon on my field, I can have my Tree Dragon copy that monster’s Level. So my Tree Dragon goes from Level Four to Level Eight.”
The stars representing Mythic Tree Dragon’s Level changed from four to eight.
Tempest stated, “Here comes Tachyon Dragon!”
Lucifer grinned, “Bingo. I Overlay my Mythic Tree and Water Dragons. With these two monsters I build the Overlay Network and Xyz Summon Number 107: Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon, in Attack Mode!”
Mythic Tree Dragon became a brown orb of light while Mythic Water Dragon became a blue one. Both shot up into the air and entered the galaxy-style Overlay Network. Out emerge Number 107: Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon’s sealed form, which quickly unfolded into its true self. It roared as it stared down at its opposition, which Curse of Dragon and Rabidragon returned with equally fierce glares.
Lucifer thought, “Okay, let’s see what’s on the field. I could attack Django’s pathetic Curse of Dragon with either one of my Numbers, opening him up to a solid beating. However, he has three cards face-down on the field. Normally that wouldn’t bother me, but this time, I cannot afford any mistakes. If I attack… that may be what he wants, and he might spring a Trap like Mirror Force. But if I don’t attack, his strategy, if he even has one, may take effect. I want to remove Django from the equation as soon as possible, but with his love of Trap Cards, I could walk right into one. Even Tachyon Dragon’s ability won’t help here, especially if it’s something like Mirror Force. I can’t believe I doubt my brilliance over a few measly Trap Cards, but I cannot afford any mistakes this Duel. So, to attack or not attack… that is the question.”
Leo noticed this, “Is it just me, or is Lucifer acting a little more cautious this turn? He’s got two bruiser Numbers on the field, but he seems hesitant to attack. Are Django’s and Kain’s face-down cards worrying him that much to the point he won’t attack?”
Nicholas turned to Tempest, “Tempest, you said you might know what’s going on. So do you mind shedding some light on the situation?”
She replied, “If my theory is correct, then Django is attempting to turn the tables on Lucifer big time. And if my hunch is correct, the Number he gave Kain is Number 62, which means Django may be trying to gather everything he needs in one spot to pretty much invoke something major. I won’t say what it is until I see what Django will do on his next turn to confirm my suspicions, but if I’m right, then Lucifer will be in for a rude awakening.”
Django stated tauntingly, “What’s the matter, Lucifer? Can’t make up your mind? Having trouble deciding what to do? Does my hidden strategy have you doubting your brilliance? A dilemma: To attack or not to attack. What will you do?”
Lucifer said silently, “He’s goading me into attacking, but it won’t work. His face-down cards are Traps, that’s for sure, and if I were to attack, I’d be walking right into them. Even my own Trap: Dark Illusion, won’t help. But if don’t attack, his plan may get the momentum it needs to kick in, otherwise he would’ve never summoned that lame Curse of Dragon.” He then said aloud, “Django, I know what you’re up to, and you baiting me won’t work. I simply end my turn. At least I can watch your Mirage of Nightmare backfire…” but was cut off by Django laughing.
He grinned, “You fell for it, Lucifer! I can’t believe you fell for my bluff! I activate all three of my face-down cards! Two Good Goblin Housekeeping Traps and one Emergency Provisions Spell! Emergency Provisions activates first. I send my two Goblin Housekeeping Traps, my Mirage of Nightmare, and my now-useless Call of the Haunted to the Graveyard to gain a massive 4000 Life Points. However, I will split this massive gain between me and Kain. So we’ll each get 2000 Life Points.”
Emergency Provisions sent the other four Spells/Traps on Django’s field to the Graveyard, causing a massive swarm of sparkles to float all around him and Kain. Django’s Life Points increased by 2000 to 5800, while Kain’s increased by the same amount to 5000.
Lucifer cursed, “Damn you, Django! I cannot believe I was a victim to such a lame bluff, especially from a Spirit! You’ll pay for that next turn, I promise you that!”
Django stated, “I’ve heard that one before. Now, if I may continue. My Good Goblin Housekeeping Traps will now activate. I get to draw one card plus one more for each Good Goblin Housekeeping card that’s in the Graveyard. So let me do the math for you. Each card grants me one newly drawn card apiece, so that’s two cards. Next, their other effect activates, so I get to draw additional cards. Since there are two Good Goblin Housekeeping cards in my Graveyard, I draw two cards for each, so that gives me a total of six new cards. So I draw six new cards from my deck, but then I must return any two cards from my hand to the bottom of my deck.”
Cody said, amazed, “Woah. D-Man will draw six new cards, along with the four he’s already drawn from Mirage of Nightmare, giving him a total of ten cards in his hand. Then he has to put any two cards from his hand to the bottom of his deck. Talk about a hand full of aces.”
Django drew six cards from his deck. He then looked all ten cards in his hand over before deciding what cards to return to his deck. He took two cards from his hand and placed them at the bottom of his deck, grinning at Lucifer’s anger.
He stated smugly, “I still can’t believe you fell for that, and it paid off big time. Now it’s my turn, I Draw!” He looked at his hand, gaining another grin, “This next move will surely hurt a lot, Lucifer. First off, I summon Mirage Dragon to the field in Attack Mode!”
A new dragon appeared. Mirage Dragon was a long, gold, serpentine dragon with two pairs of wings, one at the shoulders, the other by its hips, sharp talons, and a fierce head with a large cylinder structure arching up from the top. It was a Level Four monster with stats of 1600/600.
He took another card from his hand, “Now, this tactic should look familiar to you. I activate the Spell: Level Lifter! I send any monster from my hand to the Graveyard to raise the Levels of any two monsters on my field to that Level. So I’ll send my Level Eight Magician of Black Chaos to the Graveyard to increase both my Curse of Dragon’s and Mirage Dragon’s Levels to eight.”
As he sent Magician of Black Chaos to the Graveyard, the stars representing the two dragons’ Levels changed. Curse of Dragon’s changed from five to eight while Mirage Dragon’s changed from four to eight.
“Now I build the Overlay Network with my Curse of Dragon and Mirage Dragon! With these two monsters I build the Overlay Network. I Xyz Summon Number 46: Dragluon, in Attack Mode!”
Lucifer choked, “WHAT!? WHEN DID YOU GET DRAGLUON!?”
Curse of Dragon became a purple orb of light while Mirage Dragon became a yellow orb. Both shot up into the air and entered the galaxy-style Overlay Network. Out emerged a new sealed form. It looked like a cross woven out of long, thick, silver strands of hair or fur. It then unraveled to reveal the true monster.
Number 46: Dragluon was a massive serpentine dragon with silver scales and a gold underbelly. It had a crest of fur traveling all the way from the nape of its neck to the tip of its extremely long tail. It had thick yet lean arms and legs ending in sharp claws, five on each hand while three on each foot. Its wings were enormous, with a wingspan that was nearly equal to the dragon’s length. Its head was sharp and slender, with several stiff, thick locks of fur fanned out, giving it the impression of having a set of curved horns, large spikes, and a beard, a green gem on its forehead and glowing red eyes. On its right wing was the number “46” written in curved lines and dots, while orbiting it were two yellow orbs of light. It was a Rank Eight monster with stats of 3000/3000.
Tempest stated, “I knew it. Which means that the Number Kain has is, in fact, Number 62: Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon. When all three are in the same place at the same time, well, it will be a game-changer, to say the least.”
Cody turned to her, “Wait! Isn’t that the legend that Noble was talkin’ ‘bout when we first ran into him? D-Man is trying to invoke THAT legend right now!? That is a big deal.”
Django grinned, “Lucifer, you had no idea what I had planned for you in this Duel, and you played your part perfectly. Now with both Dragluon and Tachyon Dragon on the field, there is only one last piece of the puzzle left. And you know what that piece is, don’t you?”
Lucifer sputtered, “It… It can’t be! The Number you gave Kain is the final piece to the ancient legend! You’ve manipulated this Duel from the very start to invoke the legend on your side, haven’t you!? I can’t BELIEVE I let you do that! You’ll pay dearly for that, Django Spirit!”
The inventor grinned, “Sorry, Lucifer, but you’re not the only one who has been doing his homework. But it’s still my turn. I activate the Spell: Rush Recklessly. This boosts the Attack one monster on the field by 700, and I choose Dragluon!”
Dragluon roared as its power increased by 700 to 3700.
“Next up, I activate Dragluon’s ability! By using one Overlay Unit, Dragluon can do one of two things. I think I’ll choose the second effect, which prevents opposing Dragon-type monsters from using their effects until the end of their next turn. So you can’t use Tachyon Dragon’s ability until just before my next turn, Lucifer. So sorry, but it looks like I just clipped Tachyon Dragon’s wings.”
Dragluon absorbed an Overlay Unit into the gem on its forehead then fired a beam at Tachyon Dragon. When the beam struck, Tachyon Dragon’s energy seemed to vanish, including the rocket-like energy from its wings, leaving its body dark. Lucifer cursed badly at this.
“I’m far from done, Lucifer. Dragluon, destroy Greedy Sarameya with Divine Fire Attack!”
Dragluon summoned up a large amount of luminescent gold flames in its mouth and fired them directly at Greedy Sarameya. The flames incinerated Greedy Sarameya as well as blasting Lucifer off his feet, causing him to crash in a heap on the ground. His Life Points dropped by 1200 to 3100.
“To keep you guessing, I place two cards face-down on the field to end my turn. And the bonus effect of Rush Recklessly will now wear off, returning my Dragluon to normal. Now I know Don Thousand’s Throne will activate, but considering the damage you just took, it won’t be enough to restore you completely. Sorry, Lucifer, but that’s the way it goes.”
As he said that, Dragluon’s power dropped back down to its original 3000. At the same time, the tendrils extended and attached themselves to the red barrier that now formed over Lucifer. They started to absorb strength, restoring his Life Points by 500 to 3600, but nevertheless, Lucifer was livid.
Django turned to Kain, “Kain, you have to summon the Number I just gave you. I won’t go into details, as it’ll be explained soon enough, but let’s just say that if you summon that Number here and now, we will be able to access something that is only mentioned in rumors among the Psykinoxes. And besides, this is a good enough time as any to take your newest dragon out for a spin, right? See which of you two is the real Master of Dragons.”
Kain stated, “While I don’t like being told what to do, I do admit that using that Number will prove once and for all that I am the only true Master of Dragons. So I’ll do it, but I’ll win on my own terms, got that?” He turned back to the Duel, “It’s my turn, I Draw. Next up, I activate my Trap: The First Monarch! This Trap also doubles as a monster, giving me a new monster to work with. But that’s not all it does.”
His Trap was sprung, which summoned a shadowy creature to the field. It was a Level Six monster with stats of 1000/2400.
“Now, by discarding one card from my hand, I can declare and Attribute. My Trap becomes that Attribute and I can use it as a double Tribute for any monster that has the declared Attribute. So I’ll discard this card and declare the Attribute of LIGHT!”
Kain discarded a card to his Graveyard. This, in turn, caused the creature to glow, becoming more luminous.
“Now I Tribute my First Monarch in order to summon my Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon!”
Lucifer cried out, “No! You can’t do that!”
The First Monarch vanished, which allowed Kain to grab Galaxy-Eyes’ trident crest and hurl it into the air. The cosmic energy started to gather and before long Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon was on the field.
“Now, time to put you in your place, Lucifer! I Overlay my Galaxy-Eyes and Rabidragon! With these two monsters I build the Overlay Network! Arise my newest beast, Number 62: Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon!”
Both Galaxy-Eyes and Rabidragon became yellow orbs of light, shot up into the air, and entered the galaxy-style Overlay Network. Out emerged a new sealed form. It looked like a sapphire blue sword with ancient writing and a glowing hilt. It then released a massive light as a new monster formed before them.
Number 62: Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon looked like a larger, more impressive version of the regular Galaxy-Eyes. Its body was pulsating with light blue photon energy, with powerful sapphire blue armor with black, purple, and green sections, along with several golden orbs on various parts of its body. Its wings were large and fan-like, composed purely of energy, with large armor plating attached to them, sharp talons and claws, and a long, slender, armored tail ended in a trident tip. It had a long neck adorned with sapphire blue spikes, an armored head with glowing dark blue eyes. On its left wing armor segment was the number “62” written in curved lines and dots and orbiting it were two yellow orbs of light. It was a Rank Eight monster with stats of 4000/3000.
Lucifer looked horrified, “No! It can’t be! All three dragons are in one place, with two on your side! I can’t believe you made sure this whole Duel would allow you to invoke the Legend of the Dragons of Light and Time onto your side! You’ll pay for this, Django Spirit!”
All three dragons started to respond to each other. They all roared together, causing the Sargasso pocket dimension to shake and vibrate. All three of them started to glow, eyes glimmering brightly. Suddenly, what looked like a spiraling distortion in space formed above them. Everyone looked up as the spiraling vortex started to project images.
Fiona asked, “W-What’s going on?”
Tempest said, “I think we’re about to find out.”
First, it showed a glowing golden serpentine dragon that continuously coiled and twisted its body around with nothing else around it. As it continued to coil its body, energy started to form, and before long, what appeared to be the universe was born. Galaxies started to shape, stars started to appear, and new planets started to form. The dragon gave a large, reverberating cry as, after its work was complete, transformed into a rainbow hued comet that started to coast through the cosmos. As it traveled, its energy continued to pulsate throughout the universe, creating the necessary elements for life to start. As the comet passed what appeared to be a newly formed Earth, the land started to settle, plants started to grow, and, slowly new life started to emerge.
Cody said in awe, “No way! That dragon created everythin’ in the universe! Amazin’, just amazin’.”
Leo stated, “That must be the Numeron Dragon! Its power must be immense to create the entire universe by itself.”
Just then, the three Numbers started to roar again, which changed the images to the same rainbow hued comet, this time in real-time. Their roars seemed to cause the comet, which was slowly making its way through space, speed up, almost encouraging it to come to Earth. Lucifer’s eyes were wide in horror as what appeared to be a silhouette of the Numeron Dragon formed behind Django, appearing to side with him. Its roar caused the entire pocket dimension to shake violently, making everyone except Django and Lucifer fall to their knees to brace themselves. Once the roaring stopped, the Numeron Dragon silhouette vanished, but the comet could still be seen traveling the cosmos toward Earth.
Lucifer spat, “Curse you, Django Spirit! Thanks to you manipulating this Duel, now the Numeron Dragon is on its way to Earth! When it arrives, it’ll give you the keys needed to achieve the near impossible! I won’t let that happen! I’ll kill you here and now, and when I do, I’ll absorb the Power of Numeron that exists in you and become a god! You will pay dearly for this!”
Django stated strongly, “Fat chance, Lucifer! Everything is now in place for the Numeron Dragon to come to Earth. It has taken our side, so it’ll help me erase the Bloodlust name from existence, including you! And this Duel is far from done, but I’ll make sure you lose! With the Legend of the Dragons of Light and Time on the side of good, there’s no way you can win!”
Next Chapter: Duel of the Dragons