Chapter 1: The First and Last Prophetess
Part 2: Revelation
"I" The man threw his coat to the ground, revealing great arches of wings; a characteristic of angels from
the Devic Kingdom. "Am Aryel. The Lion of God."She
unlocked her apartment door and stepped into her place. "Welcome to my humble
abode, lord." Krome - As Aryel calls himself in his earthly guise - looked at
her puzzled. Nur: "Just joking. You guys should develop your sense of humor,
it's been how long? A dozen millennia since humans developed theirs?" She stared
at him, then rolled her eyes. "Never mind."
"You act as if you were never one of us, Tetra." Krome said, expressing
neither concern nor sadness. It was as if this man didn't know what emotions
"Nur. DOCTOR. If you please. As long as you're on Earth, call me by my
earthen name." "How appropriate. Arabic for ‘light’. Pretty common with fallen
angels, eh?" Krome said. Nur gave him a piercing look, as if trying to figure
out what the hell he meant, then just brushed the thought away.
"So to what do I owe this social visit? Last time I saw one of you guys
was when my twin brother and I were kicked out of the Devic Kingdom for teaching
humans about magic." She said.
"You were told that humans
weren't responsible enough..." Krome explained, as if she didn't know. Nur: "So
I've learned the hard way... Magic was supposed to be a divine gift for Mankind
to appreciate. Instead, they worshipped it. They couldn't grasp the concept that
God's Will powered Magic." Nur said angrily.
"So you were punished." Krome finished
She looked outside the
window and watched an old woman walk by with a cane. "A punishment like no
other. To live amongst humans. God's creatures whom my brother and I once loved
so much that we risked God's anger for. Now I loathe them so." As she looked at
the old woman trying to cross the street, a tear formed in her eye. The old
woman looked both ways fearfully and hesitated to cross. A little boy came
along, took hold of her hand and helped her to the other
side. "...Just as much as I
still love them." She concluded. Krome smiled, for the first time in a very long
time. "But I miss home." Tetra continued... "Every time I turn off the lights
when I go to bed, I try to remember how... Perfect, it felt when I got close to
His Light, and cuddled in the emanating warmth." Krome sighed: "I wish I
could've been the one to give you the glad tidings that you were coming home.
But that's not what I came for."
Nur wiped her tears.
"So... How's your
research? You've found something new, have you not?" Krome asked. "You're
talking about the final fall of
, aren't you." Tetra said as she walked away from
the window. "None other." Krome said.
Nur looked at the
humanized angel with wide eyes and smiled. "You weren't sent by God. Were you?"
"Aryel - Uh, Krome, I have
something to show you." Nur walked to her room and took out a large book,
scribbled by her own hands. "Hmmm. Your prophecies." he said as he flipped
through the pages. "Impressive, why don't you get the book published?" he said
sarcastically. Tetra: "Shut up." Krome: "What was that about us not having a
sense of humor?"
She pointed at a page.
"The sign of the seven suns." She said. "The seven spirits of God." Krome read. "That's
right. The death of the seven, as prophesized in the Book of Revelations. What's
the seven, Krome?" "I don't know. I've even talked to His Eminence, the Lord of
Messengers. He doesn't know either. What we do know is that with death comes
birth. So it's seven births. And I have a clue on what a couple of them could
Krome was silent.
"I've also seen these in
my dreams..." Nur continued. She flipped the pages some more, to a page with the
playing card symbols in a whirlpool. "What does that mean, Krome? The four
symbols of tokens aren't stable? We're entering the Age of Tokens aren't
He let out a deep sigh.
"Nur. Tetra. The balance has been broken. In fact, the there has been unrest in
. Uriel and Israfel (the Gatekeeper of Hell) were
in an argument, meanwhile, Neria (Israfel's sister) stole the keys of Hades
under the cover of the shadows." "She's fallen?" Nur
"Yes, some say she's
followed the ranks of The Lightgiver... " "LUCIFER!" Tetra gasped again. "...But
others believe she's got her own agenda." Krome finished.
"Lucifer - Lightgiver,
Neria - Lamp of God. I see what you mean by us and our obsession with light
related names!" Tetra said and Krome
nodded in agreement. "So the balance was broken
because Hades' keys have turned into the negative." Nur said.
Krome explained: "Which
also means that the keys of Earth, Atlantis, even the
are now at stake. And when they settle, they'll
settle for good. Be it Positive or Negative."
Nur started to see how
serious the predicament was. She smiled: "Now I know why you've been looking for
"Because you know where
the tokens are." Krome said, with a slight tone of fear. Amazingly, this fallen
angel had the upper hand and Aryel didn't like that at
She sighed "Umm... Except
"What? Which one?" Krome
"The one and only, King of
Swords." Nur revealed.
Krome sighed: "The
Sar'Anbar - King of Spades..."
"I've tried to track it
throughout the centuries, but the images I'm getting are vague. Mainly because
I'm getting so old." Tetra said.
"You're joking right?"
Krome and Nur stared at each other blankly. "all right, Go on." Krome
"The last human who had
custody of the sword was an English Archer who found it in
during one of the crusades."
"Same place where the King
of Hearts token was found." Krome rubbed his chin, deep in
"Yeah, The King of Cups.
And if my research is right, that one's still in
"So what happened to the
King of Spades?" Krome asked. "Simple. Charles got wise and decided to dump the
sword, which was, to him, more of a curse than anything."
"Got wise. And decided to
DUMP it?" Krome was dumbfounded.
Nur smiled and started
"The English army returned to their fort after their
expedition of Petra . They found out the secret of Petra; that the Nabateans who
were the ancient inhabitants of the secret valley were in fact the mystic
Kabbalas themselves. There was a small fight between the French and the English
over the treasures they found, but they made a truce and agreed to divide up the
artifacts and books amongst themselves. The French took a lot of the Kabbalistic
writings, that band of knights later became known as The Templars. As for the
English soldiers, they didn't care much about the Mysticism, rather the jewelry
and the artifacts.
Charles, a former English priest found a sword. And when he wielded it,
it came to life again, after centuries of being dormant. He showed the sword to
his companions. They shrugged it off as a beautiful piece of armory but
essentially ineffective in the archery ranks. He refused vehemently to give it
away and said that he'd keep it by his side always...
Weeks passed. One day, in a fierce battle against the Arabs, the enemy
stormed the fort. Charles panicked as he reached for his quiver and was stabbed
badly. He decided to drop his bow and instead, unsheathed the sword, and with
one swipe he took out an entire line of the enemy. More shocking than that was
that he took a look at his wound and it was healed! He stood up, looked against
the edge of the fort and started swiping in the air! With each swipe, an eerie
whistling sound could be heard and a line of the enemy fell lifeless. So are you
picturing this? Him at the top of the fort, literally erasing people on the
ground from miles away on the ground!!"
Krome seemed lost in
thought. Tetra smiled and put a hand on his shoulder: "Brings back memories?"
Krome shook his head. "I
just miss David. May God's Peace be with him. Go on with your
"Now Charles became ecstatic and "blade" happy, he started
swiping away. Laughing hysterically and with each swipe he felt mightier and
mightier. And with bloodshot eyes and his veins throbbing with wrath, he
declared himself God."
Krome's heart skipped a beat. "Damn these tokens... Time and TIME again…"
"At that moment," Nur
continued "As the shock kicked in that he murdered everyone in sight, including
his friends and his own brother. He realized the secret of life."
Krome nodded and said:
"And so it deserves its name. The King of Heavenly Metals: Wisdom."
Tetra: "So he made a pact
with God. That he'll forever hide the sword in an Altar dedicated to Him, in
return for being forgiven for killing the people (including his human brethren
whom the crusaders called infidels), and for committing the ultimate sin of
Krome shut his eyes.
"That's why it's disappeared. Because God forgave him."
"Right." Nur nodded. "Now
no angel, no magic, no prophecy will ever know where it is. And since Charles
has been dead for more than a millennia, literally only God
Krome: "Neria's after the
tokens. I wish I knew in what order, but we know that the King of Clubs and the
King of Diamonds are on top of her list, with which she can control Hell and
Earth... We need to get them before she does."
"All the other crown
tokens are pretty well hidden. But I cannot take part in any war or fight to
bring them back. I've had my fill of war." Nur said.
Krome was visibly upset:
"Cannot take part? Are you forgetting that you and your brother indirectly or
directly caused some of these tokens to be created?"
Nur sighed deeply, as if
about to give in: "Just tell me what your plan is, you know that neither angels
nor fallen angels can wield the tokens."
Krome nodded: "I realize that. We need those tokens with
humans we can trust. Humans who are strong and wise whom we can guide to
Ascension so they will be able to wield the tokens and retain the elements for
the good. I'll take care of the Heavenly Tokens, the King, Queen, Jack and Ace
of Spades. After all, they are concerned with my own element and kingdom."
Nur rudely brushed the thought off with her hand: "Humans we can trust?
Are you crazy? The age of Prophecy ended 1.4 millennia ago, Gabriel has
Krome: "I was talking
about those men and women, who (just like us), don't feel welcome when walking
amongst mankind." Krome explained.
Nur: "You mean. The
homo-superiors? The genetic anomalies? The freaks?"
Krome: "That sounds so
much like you, Tetra."
"Shut up." Nur crossed her
Yes, I mean them. Since
we can't wield any of the tokens, we'll have to entrust them to humans strong
and wise enough to keep them, who would use them for the positive and to fight
Nur: "But what I don't
understand is... Why don't we just get the keys back? It'll save us a lot of
Krome sighed. "Ok, it was a sort of security measure:
When the keys were forged by the first Angels, they were placed within an
inter-dimensional pentagram. One point in each realm with the fifth point being
in the seventh heaven."
Tetra: "Ahh.. So when
Neria stole one, it broke the link, and shattered the pentagram. A safety
measure so that no one ‘uninvited’ can gain access to the seventh heaven.
Clever. But of course, the compromise would be that the inter-dimensional gates
are now unlocked. And anyone, even humans can now cross and challenge for the
four thrones in each kingdom."
Krome raised a finger: "Remember, only ascended ones can
challenge. Those who pass the twenty two levels. Which is in itself a monolithic
Nur leaned back on her
chair: "So the only way to re-activate the keys is to make new ones and link
them back, right? Using the same spell that was cast by those angels at the
beginning of time, and create a new pentagram."
Krome shut his eyes and
sighed, as if grasping for every inch of hope he had left inside him. "But see,
if the tokens fall into the wrong hands and the four kingdoms of Earth,
Atlantis, Deva and Hades are throned by evil..."
Tetra made a reversal
motion with her hands. "They will cast the Pentagram reversed, and instead of
the fifth point being the seventh heaven, it'll be the seventh circle of Hell.
Throned by the Anti-God. Oh my God... Eternal darkness."
The two were silent for a
Tetra looked at Krome and
shied away. "I know what you're going to ask me."
"Will you help me aid
humanity?" Krome asked. Nur sat down and shut her eyes. "This is going to turn
into a lecture, isn't it?" Krome exclaimed.
The lights dimmed. She
raised her hand and a Tarot card formed in the air. It had the picture of a
(fairly) young man on a precipice, with the sun in the air and a dog by his
foot. He seemed happy, careless: and free.
"The Fool." Tetra said as
Krome sat down.
"Man was put on this
earth. He was blessed more than any creature ever created, even the angels, for
they were created in God's own essence... They were
God's most beloved creation." She said the last sentence
She continued: "Yet as
man's will separated from that of God's, he failed Him every time. God asked to
be worshipped and accepted in return for man's bliss, instead they turned to
rulers, angels, messengers, the demons and fake gods. The Age of Prophets came
and went to no avail.
See Krome, I've already
done my part for humanity: While my brother and I did the mistake of teaching
the Pre Language, I tried to dilute it.
Like my brother who
created Alphabets, I created the Tarot deck. It
contains the twenty two letters in pictures, symbolized by the very same twenty two
levels of Ascension."
Krome protested: "Ascent
or Descent? Your deck is worthless, just as a good person can use it to Ascend
into Light, so can an evil person use it to Descend into Darkness and premature
Tetra shook her head: "Not
my problem how they interpret the Secrets of Life."
Krome stood up violently
and his chair fell. "Your problem, ENTIRELY! You were punished, yet you continue
to try to instill divine knowledge to the humans. Don't you see that the fact
that humans are in ruin was because of YOU fallen angels?? The humans whom you,
the great Tetra, made Zeros, you've named their card the card of the Fool! Yet
you're the fool for missing a great opportunity to end what you started. For
taking part in the history of the end of history. Your chance to reveal what's
left of good in you. You see, if you don't help me in finding these people,
there probably won't BE a judgment. And everyone, not just you and me, but the
angels' lives as well, will be threatened by this Demonic onslaught of
Krome waited for an answer. Tetra looked at him with her sad eyes and he
knew the answer was No.
Krome started walking towards the door. "I know you've made countless
oaths before that you'll never help mankind again. I was a "fool" for thinking
you still had it in you: One more sacrifice. But I guess not."
He opened the door. "Oh, and by the way. I lied. I did come here to tell you that you can go back home."
He raised his hands towards her, a blue light surrounded her and ancient markings again found
their place on her body. She fell to the ground in pain, as the wings grew back
onto her. The door slammed.
The tears continued flowing.
"The FOOL." she shouted. "Means the innocent..."