Spoiler: Summary of Battle A thick layer of smoke and dust was clouding the vision of the Elves who just arrived to support the Novians in this battle. They brought medicine to heal the injured, water to distinguish the fires that were casted by the dragons, and food to feed the soldiers and Avatars who were fighting for 2 days and 2 nights without rest. Guards were still gathering the lifeless bodies of the Ebon Dawn soldiers in front of the gates... The Ebon Dawn Army has besieged Aerie even before the Portal opened, to isolate the defenders from the city center. They brought archers, swordsmen and even their Elite warriors to hinder the Avatars from entering Aerie. And finally, the Horror unleashed: Kobolds, War Wolfs, Trolls, Ghosts, Spirits, Liches, Ents even dark Dragons and many other demonic creatures appeared in all corners of Aerie and began slaughtering everything that was in their way. But there was also an overwhelming army of Avatars that came to fight this final battle against the dire forces. After a full day of ruthless fighting, the dark forces made their way until the Lord's castle and were now getting closer to the Lord's chamber. And yet, this time, the Avatars prevailed. The Obsidian Messenger was furious when he saw the overwhelming power of the Avatars, standing united against his armies. Therefore, he decided to take this matter into his own hands. He assembled all members of the Obsidian Cabal in front of the castle, and while the savage battle unfolded in front of the castle gates, the Messenger ran up the stairs. He had to hurry as his protection spell would not last for much longer. And there it was: The Lord's chamber. The attacks of the Avatars who were shielding the Lord didn't bother him. "It will be over in a minute...", he laughed fetching the ancient staff of death. And in this very moment, his shield was broken. Suddenly he felt the pain from the blades, arrows and spells crushing into his resistant, yet vulnerable body from all sides... The overwhelming attacks forced him to retreat, so he fled in front of the castle gates, where he challenged the Avatars for a last time, before he was brought to the ground and defeated... And so, the Obsidian Messenger was defeated. Or was he? What about the Dire Orb, that binds the Messenger's soul to New Britannia? The Orb that allows him to come back over and over again. Was this Orb still sealed in the secret Chest in the Zeitgeist Library? Well, see for yourself, Avatars... For the chest is now empty. It appeared that one cunning stranger has broken the 7 mythical Seals and holds the Dire Orb in his hands. And so it happened that on the darkest day, right before the Dire Portal opened, he and a group of Avatars got together in an attempt to destroy the Orb. With a mighty Obsidian Hammer that was provided by the Avatar Skeletor, the stranger approached the Obsidian Forge, accompanied by the virtuous Avatars Net, Synergy Blaize, Rielle Peddler and Fopu Oghogu. It was a moment of unbearable anxiety and hope. Would it work? The Orb was lying upon the Forge and all Avatars held their breath when the stranger took the Hammer and smashed it with all his power against the glowing Orb... A loud, shattering lightning blazed out of the Orb and tore the Hammer from the stranger's hands. But despite the powerful impact, the Dire Orb remained without a single scratch. And as the Orb remains in this world, the Obsidian Messenger does too. One Avatar of light held the Dire Orb in his hands, while one Avatar of darkness held the secret to its destruction. Will those two puzzle pieces ever find together? We don't know. But as long as they don't, New Britannia must stay attentive and prepared. Novia has been defended this time and some years of peace may lie ahead. But one day, the Obsidians might return and put the truth, courage and love in the hearts of the Avatars to the test once again. DISCLAIMER: An immense Thank You to everyone who participated. It was an amazing tale told by all of you together. Feel free to keep adding further RP-contributions from your character. Stay tuned for a video highlighting the battle in Aerie. Epilogue, Credits and some closing words for the event will follow tomorrow.