Authoress Notes: "Warning: Beyond this part of the story, there will be some references to creatures in Judeo-Christian Mythology."


Isbanir Nights

Chapter 2: A Werewolf's Night

My name is Abulafia Shira. I transformed into a werewolf back in Western Isbanir and now my allies were looking at the Vourukasha.

I said, "There's the ocean!"

Mozhdeh said, "If you guys look around the city, you can tell that everything is in the shade of orange. It might have been caused by Ankhesenpepi and Shenouda's dark magic."

Zaruhi said, "We've always had tensions between us and our next door neighbor."

Gurandukht said, "I guess we should start swimming to get to the Turan region. We'll go to Hamavaran."

Everyone went into the ocean and started to swim.

Falak said, "Hamavaran is located in the Turan region. We just left the Mazandaran region. It will take a few days to get there."

A sea dragon showed up.

The sea dragon spoke, "Hello!...My name is Bahamut!"

We noticed that Ghoul, Shahrokh, Ifrit, and Jinni were on Bahamut's back.

Shahrokh said, "Bahamut will take all of you to Turan!"

Bahamut picked up all of us and he put us on his back. Bahamut swam all around the continent and made it to the Turan region.

I said, "Thank you Bahamut for taking us here!"

Bahamut said, "You're welcome!"

Bahamut swam away. All of us looked at the sky and noticed that it looked like a normal night sky.

I said, "It looks like the dark magic is only affecting Isbanir."

Mazin said, "It does seem that way!"

We walked around Hamavaran, until we encountered Uraeus the snake.

Khorshid said, "Hi there, Uraeus!"

Uraeus said, "Oh! You guys run the Isbanir Nights Show."

I said, "Yes, that's true!"

Uraeus said, "I was hoping that Jinni and Ghoul would win, but it's often the two popular gamers."

I said, "Aladdin and Sindbad are just very good at the games."

Uraeus said, "If you have items that have light magic to them, you could get rid of the dark magic surrounding Isbanir."

Mazin asked, "Do you know any items that could help us?"

Uraeus said, "Not really!...But there is a dragon named Ouroboros, she might be able to help you!"

All of us walked around and we found a yurt. Everyone went inside the yurt and met Ouroboros. Ouroboros was a dragon wearing a long sleeved kalasiris.

Falak said, "Hello there, Ouroboros!"

Ouroboros said, "Hey!"

Falak said, "Looks like El Naddaha caught you eating your own tail."

Ouroboros said, "Yes she did! The reason why I do this is to honor Saturn."

I said, "I don't know who Saturn is!"

Ouroboros said, "Saturn is the God of cannibalism!"

I said, "That's really creepy!"

Ouroboros said, "El Naddaha attached a feeding tube to my stomach and used it to put extra weight into my body so that I would stop trying to eat my tail. I'm going to have to get on your back, and you carry me to a place where we can stay."

Ouroboros was able to get on my back and everyone left the yurt.

Khorshid asked, "So, where should we go?"

Jinni said, "We can stay in a hotel."

Ouroboros said, "Let's do that!"

Everyone found a hotel to stay in for the night. Ouroboros, Gurandukht, Zaruhi, and I stayed in one room.

Zaruhi said, "There's a dragon named Leviathan in the main hall of the hotel."

I said, "We can meet him around sunrise. It's midnight right now and I want to get some rest."

Everyone went to sleep for the night. Around sunrise, all of us woke up and went outside to look at the ocean. Ouroboros was riding on my back.

Ouroboros said, "Ok!...You go see him!"

Leviathan rose up from the Vourukasha ocean.

He spoke to me, "You've had a chance to know Falak and Ouroboros well!"

I said, while getting near the ocean, "Yes, I did!"

Leviathan said, "Those dragons will help you enter labyrinths and break the dark magic's curse surrounding Isbanir."

I said, "I understand, Leviathan!"

Leviathan said, "I have a few allies that can help you. There's Tarasque, the offspring of Onachus and Leviathan II."

I asked, "Who's the mother of Tarasque?"

Leviathan said, "Leviathan II is a female, while I'm a male. She's my sister! The other ally of mine is Lotan! He can help you!...Try to attack me!"

I started to swim and got up to one of Leviathan's wings, and Ouroboros flew away. I bit the wing. Leviathan started to flap his wings, but I had my fangs caught on them. I scratched him with all of my paws. I let go and fell into the ocean. I went back on land.

"You did great! I will consider you the great heroine wolf!"

Bahamut showed up.

He said, "Shira and everyone else!...There's an İye named Aşlık İyesi! He lives in that house."

Bahamut pointed to a house and everyone went there. Ouroboros knocked on the door and Aşlık İyesi opened it. Aşlık İyesi was a wolf-like creature who wore a dolman and a şalvar.

I said, "Hi! You must be Aşlık İyesi!"

Aşlık İyesi said, "Yes! I am Aşlık İyesi!...Come inside, please!"

Everyone followed Aşlık İyesi inside of his house.

Gurandukht said, "His house is better than our crappy apartment."

Mozhdeh asked, "Haven't you three seen my mansion?"

We saw a dragon wearing shalwar kameez and a dupatta.

The dragon said, "Hello, my name is Mokhi! I'm good at brewing wine."

Zaruhi asked, "Instead of wine, could you make a potion for us?"

Mokhi said, "Yes!"

Aşlık İyesi and Mokhi worked on the potion for a while and then they gave it to Mozhdeh.

Mozhdeh asked, "Could you make a poisonous liquid for us to use on a monster?"

Mokhi said, "Yes!"

Mokhi and Aşlık İyesi put the poisonous liquid in a bottle made out of rubber, and drew a snake's skeleton on the bottle.

"The reason why we drew a snake's skeleton is to warn you that you need to avoid drinking it. The poison can kill you."

I asked, "Is the poison from a cobra?"

Mokhi said, "Yes!"

All of us left Aşlık İyesi's house and found a building, its condition was in ruins. We saw a Jinni-Ogre hybrid appear.

Zaruhi said, "It's Dev! Don't worry everyone, I'll stop the monster!"

Zaruhi shot out fire at Dev. Dev shot out wind at Zaruhi. Ghoul shot out steam at Dev. Shahrokh clawed Dev. Dev shot out wind at Shahrokh. Zaruhi shot out fire at Dev. Dev roared and fell to the ground.

"It's dead!"

I said, "I hear someone!"

Someone said, "Shira!...The great heroine wolf! Follow me!"

We saw the sunset go from twilight to dusk and we ran inside of Shalim's Temple. Shalim had the appearance of a wolf. I quickly transformed back into an anthropomorphic wolf.

Shalim said, "I am Shalim, the God of dusk. You recently just transformed back into a wolf. That's because the moon is visible, it's lunar phase is now the waxing crescent."

I said, while looking at myself, "And I still have my clothes on!"

Shalim said, "Thank you for defeating Dev! Ever since the dark magic surrounded the city of Isbanir, monsters known as demons have been bringing in the Chaoskampf."

I said, "Don't thank me!...Zaruhi did most of the job defeating Dev."

Gurandukht said, "She's right!"

Mozhdeh asked, "What should we do next?"

Shalim said, "Leave the temple and look for the Bull of Heaven!...He will be near the labyrinth!"

Shalim vanished and everyone left the temple. We saw a dragon working on her garden.

I said, "Hi Yazata!"

Yazata said, "Hey! I've been working on growing plants that can heal injuries. They're the main ingredients for potions."

I asked, "Would you like to analyze the potion and poisonous liquid that we have?"

Yazata said, "Yes!...I'll do that right now!"

We followed her into her house. Mazin put the bottle of potion on the table and Mozhdeh put the bottle of poisonous liquid on the table.

Mazin said, "Ok!...What should the next game be about?"

Ghoul said, "The game will be called Dragon and Genie Carpet Skiing, and it will be located in Southeastern Isbanir."

Khorshid said, "That's a great place! We can use many kilograms of ice to make a race track."

Yazata said, "The potion is safe, and the poisonous liquid is actually poison."

Yazata gave the bottle of poisonous liquid to Khorshid and gave the bottle of potion to Mozhdeh. Everyone left Yazata's house and went to another building.

I asked, "Is this the labyrinth?"

Mozhdeh said, "Yes!...This is Hamavaran Labyrinth!"

A large bull showed up.

The bull said, "This is the Bull of Heaven!"

Gurandukht asked, "Are you the reincarnation deity of Taurus?"

Bull of Heaven said, "Maybe! Now, are you familiar with labyrinths?"

Shahrokh said, "No!"

Bull of Heaven said, "Labyrinths have many doors and some of those doors might be traps, so be careful. Some doors are locked, and you will need to find a key in treasure chests. Some treasure chests might have powerups that you will need to complete a labyrinth. Watch out for enemies...Enemies like Ninjas, Shinobis, Kunoichis, Berserkers, Hariis, Hashashins, and Crusades!"

Falak said, "I think we got it!"

The gate to Hamavaran Labyrinth opened and all of us, except for Bull of Heaven, went inside.

Bull of Heaven said, "My name is Guanna by the way!"

Inside of the labyrinth, the entire room was lit up in the color orange. One door was toward the north, another door was toward the east, the south door was where we came to enter the labyrinth.

Falak said, "The door to the north is locked. We need to find a key!...We should start by going to the room to the east."

Everyone went to the eastern door and went inside. The entire room was lit up in the color green. In the middle of the room were five torches.

Ifrit said, "Zaruhi!...We need to find a way to light the torches in the color of light green."

Ifrit shot out light green fire onto her hand and Zaruhi swallowed the fire and shot out light green fire at the torches. The torches lit up with light green fire. Three Ninjas, four Shinobis, and three Kunoichis appeared from the ceiling and landed on the ground. Mazin took out his kaskara sword and stabbed a Shinobi. The Shinobi was killed. Ifrit shot out fire at a Kunoichi and killed her. A Kunoichi took out her metsubushi and threw the powder at all of us. Everyone was blind for a few seconds. The same Kunoichi took out her bo-hiya.

And said, "Kayakujutsu!"

The Kunoichi shot Zaruhi. Zaruhi shot out fire at the Kunoichi that attacked her, and killed her. Jinni shot out blue steam at the last Kunoichi and killed her. A Ninja took out his Tanegashima and shot Mozhdeh. Mozhdeh took out her Zomorrodnegar Shamshir, and summoned the Zomorrodnegar Moon Laser at a Ninja, and killed him. Falak shot out fire at a Ninja and killed him.

The last Ninja said, "Intonjutsu!"

The Ninja vanished. Gurandukht took out her shashka and stabbed a Shinobi. The Shinobi was killed. Ghoul summoned white steam at a Shinobi and killed him.

The last Shinobi said, "Tenmon!"

The Shinobi took out his Shuriken and threw it at me. I dodged the Shuriken. I took out my shamshir and stabbed the last Shinobi. The Shinobi was killed, and a treasure chest appeared. I opened the treasure chest, turned into a werewolf, and grabbed the key that was inside of the treasure chest.

Mozhdeh said, "This key will let you unlock the door to the 3rd room."

I gave the key to Mozhdeh, and she ran to the northern door. Mozhdeh unlocked the door and everyone went inside of the next room. The room was lit up in the color of violet and there were three rectangles, glowing in different shades of violet. One rectangle was the color of dark lavender. To the west of the lavender-colored rectangle were two rectangles, side-by-side. The northwestern rectangle was purple, and the southwestern rectangle was dark violet.

Ghoul said, "We need to get the two rectangles from the west to connect."

I ran up to the northwestern rectangle and pushed it south. I got the two rectangles to touch each other. I ran up to the rectangle to the east and pushed it to get it to touch the other two rectangles. A hole formed to make the shape of the rectangle's connection, and made them become a floor. Three Berserkers and four Hariis ran from the door to the east and went inside of the room that everyone was in. Khorshid took out his scimitar and stabbed a Berserker. The Berserker was killed. Ouroboros spun and ran over a Harii. The Harii was killed. A Berserker took out its Ulfberht and stabbed Gurandukht. Gurandukht took out her shashka and stabbed the Berserker. The Berserker was killed. Falak shot out fire at a Harii and killed it. A Harii took out its Skeggöx and stabbed Mazin. Mazin took out his kaskara and stabbed the Harii. The Harii was killed. Jinni shot out blue steam at the last Harii and killed it. The last Berserker took out its Halberd and stabbed me. I took out my shamshir and stabbed the last Berserker. The Berserker was killed, and a treasure chest appeared. I opened it up and got out an item.

I said, "This item is known as the Ankh. I have the ability to shoot out high pressure wind from my mouth."

The Ankh was being held by a necklace. I put the necklace on and shot out high pressure wind.

Ghoul said, "Looks like the legend was true! Werewolves do have the ability to shoot out wind!"

Everyone went through the door and entered the fourth room. The fourth room was lit up in the color of cyan and there were three doors, one to the north, one to the east, and one to the south. East of us, were three large ovals and one small circle. One oval was glowing in the color of cyan a little bit darker than the room, the oval a little bit south was glowing in a lighter cyan, but still darker than the room itself, the upper right oval was glowing in dark cyan, and a small circle away from the ovals was glowing in teal. I shot out high pressure wind and destroyed all of the geometric shapes. Three Hashashin appeared from the ceiling and landed on the ground. Zaruhi shot out fire at a Hashashin and killed it. A Hashashin took out its shamshir and stabbed Mazin. Ifrit shot out fire at a Hashashin and killed it. The last Hashashin took out its shamshir and stabbed Gurandukht. Gurandukht took out her shashka and stabbed the last Hashashin to death. A treasure chest appeared. I opened the treasure chest and got the key.

Falak said, "This key will let you unlock the fifth room. The fifth room is towards the south."

Everyone followed me to the south door and I unlocked it. Everyone went to the fifth room. The fifth room was lit up in the color of red, and there was a giant dark red triangle glowing. There were four Crusades blocking the access to the triangle. I shot out high pressure wind at one of the Crusades and it flew away. Ifrit shot out fire at the second Crusade and it was killed. The last Crusade took out its claymore and stabbed Mazin. Mazin took out his kaskara and stabbed the last Crusade. The Crusade was killed. A treasure chest appeared, and I opened it. I grabbed the key from the treasure.

Ouroboros said, "Shira! This key won't work on any of the doors in this room, we need to go back to the fourth room and find the east door that's locked."

Everyone followed Ouroboros. We entered the northern door, and then went to the eastern door. I unlocked the door and everyone was able to enter the sixth room. The sixth room was lit up in the color of blue. There were four rounded rectangles in different shades of blue, and the fifth one was in the color of dark periwinkle. Gurandukht went to the middle and started to push the northern rounded rectangle, and I went and pushed the southern rounded rectangle. The two rounded rectangles connected. Ifrit went to the west of the room and pushed the rounded rectangle to touch the other two rounded rectangles. Zaruhi pushed the rounded square to the west and Ouroboros pushed the last rounded rectangle to the west. All of the rounded rectangles and the rounded square connected to each other and formed a floor. A Berserker, and three Hariis appeared from the ceiling and landed on the ground. Ouroboros ran over a Harii and killed it. The Berserker took out its ingelrii and stabbed Zaruhi. Zaruhi shot out fire at the Berserker and it burned into ashes. Shahrokh scratched a Harii four times with his talons and killed it. The last Harii took out its' skeggöx and stabbed Gurandukht. Zaruhi shot out fire at the Harii and killed it. A treasure chest appeared near the locked northern door. I opened the treasure chest and got the key out. Everyone followed me to the northern door and I unlocked it. Everyone went inside of the seventh room. The room was glowing in the color of red. There were three diamonds glowing. The middle diamond was smaller than the other two diamonds and it was a reddish-pink color. The eastern diamond was glowing a little bit darker than the room itself, and the western diamond was glowing in dark red.

Ghoul said, "Looks like we need to destroy the diamonds!"

I shot out high pressure wind at the diamonds and they were destroyed. Three Kunoichis, four Hashashins, and two Ninjas appeared from the ceiling and landed on the floor. I shot out high pressure wind at a Kunoichi and killed her. Shahrokh clawed a Ninja with his talons three times and killed him. A Hashashin took out its yatağan and stabbed Gurandukht. Gurandukht took out her shashka sword and stabbed the Hashashin to death. Falak shot out fire at a Kunoichi and killed her.

The last Kunoichi said, "Kayakujutsu!"

The last Ninja said, "Tenmon!"

The Kunoichi took out her tanegashima and shot me. The Ninja took out his Kunai and threw it at Mazin. I shot out high pressure wind at the Kunoichi and killed her. Ghoul shot out steam at the last Ninja and killed him. The Hashashin took out its shamshir and stabbed Khorshid. Khorshid took out his scimitar and stabbed the Hashashin and killed it. Ifrit shot out fire at the Hashashin and killed it. The last Hashashin took out its kaskara and stabbed Mozhdeh. Mozhdeh summoned the Zomorrodnegar Moon Laser and it hit the last Hashashin. The Hashashin was killed and a treasure chest appeared in the northern part of the room. I ran up to the treasure chest and opened it. I got the key from the treasure chest.

Ouroboros said, "Looks like that key won't be able to unlock any doors in this room!...Follow me!"

We followed Ouroboros to the southern entrance to the sixth room, the western entrance to the fourth room, and went to the locked northern door. I unlocked the door and we were able to get to the eighth room. The room was lit up in the color of blue. There were four right triangles. The 1st right triangle was a little bit lighter than the room, the second right triangle had a lighter periwinkle glow, the third right triangle was colored dark blue, and the last right triangle was a little bit darker than the third right triangle.

Ghoul said, "It looks like Shira needs to destroy them with her wind powers."

I shot out low pressure wind at the right triangles and they collapsed. Five Crusades and seven Shinobis appeared from the ceiling and landed on the floor. Zaruhi shot out fire at a Crusade and burned it. Ghoul shot out steam at a Shinobi and killed him.

A Shinobi said, "Zaijutsu!"

The Shinobi created a clone of himself. I shot out low pressure wind at the Shinobi and killed it. Shahrokh clawed a Shinobi with his talons three times and killed him. A Crusade took out its makhaira and stabbed Gurandukht. Gurandukht took out her shashka and stabbed a Shinobi. The Shinobi was killed. Ifrit shot out fire at a Crusade and killed it. Another Crusade took out its falchion and stabbed Mazin. Mazin took out his kaskara and stabbed the Crusade to death. Ouroboros ran over a Crusade and killed him.

Shahrokh said, "Watch out!"

A Shinobi said, "Retsujutsu!"

Everyone slowed down for a few seconds. The Shinobi took out his Hoko Yari and threw it. The Hoko Yari missed everyone. Mozhdeh took out her Zomorrodnegar Shamshir and stabbed a Shinobi. The Shinobi was killed. Shahrokh clawed another Shinobi four times and killed him.

Shahrokh said, "I don't know what one of the Shinobis is going to do next!"

A Shinobi said, "Intonjutsu!"

The Shinobi vanished. Zaruhi shot out fire at the last Crusade and killed it. Ifrit shot out fire at the last Shinobi and killed him. A treasure chest appeared and I ran up to it. I opened the treasure chest and got out a fancy, ancient Egyptian style necklace. I put on the necklace.

Mozhdeh said, "That necklace is the Menat necklace. Since the Ankh gave you the ability to shoot out high pressure wind, now you can use this necklace to shoot out low pressure wind. If you shoot out high pressure wind and low pressure wind at the same time, you can create a mini tornado. The mini tornado can bring you items that you can't normally reach."

I said, "Ok!...I'll give it a try!"

I shot out low pressure wind and then I shot out both high and low pressure wind at the same time. A mini tornado formed for a few seconds. Everyone entered the door to the south and entered the fourth room. We went west and entered the door to the third room. We went south and entered the second room, then we went west and went back to the first room.

Ouroboros said, "We're back at the first room of the Hamavaran Labyrinth. North of us is the locked door to the ninth room."

We walked up to the ninth door and I unlocked it. Everyone went inside of the room. The room was lit up in purple. A dragon with giant wings and feathers in blue appeared. The dragon roared at us.

Ouroboros said, "That demon is Lilith!...If we kill her, then we can stop the Chaoskampf!"

Zaruhi shot out fire at Lilith, and Shahrokh clawed Lilith with his talons, two times. Khorshid took out his scimitar and stabbed Lilith. Falak shot out fire at Lilith. Lilith shot out a dark magic sphere and it hit Khorshid. Jinni shot out steam at Lilith. Mazin took out his kaskara and stabbed Lilith. Gurandukht took out her shashka and stabbed Lilith. Ghoul shot out steam at Lilith. Lilith shot out a laser of dark magic at Zaruhi. Ifrit shot out fire at Lilith. I shot out high pressure and low pressure wind at the same time and summoned a mini tornado. The mini tornado trapped Lilith and killed her. Another dragon showed up, but this time it had green fur.

Jinni said, "That dragon is Uylak! Her abilities are to make someone feel ill by giving them her disease known as Uylak's disease."

Zaruhi shot out fire at Uylak. I shot out high and low pressure wind at the same time and summoned a mini tornado. Uylak was caught in the tornado for a few seconds. Khorshid took out his scimitar and stabbed Uylak. Falak shot out fire at Uylak. Uylak summoned a purple sphere and it hit Ouroboros. Ouroboros fell down groaning. Ifrit shot out fire at Uylak. Gurandukht took out her shashka and stabbed Uylak. Shahrokh clawed Uylak. Mazin threw the bottle of poisonous liquid at Uylak. Uylak summoned a purple sphere and it hit me. Mozhdeh took out her Zomorrodnegar Shamshir and summoned the Zomorrodnegar Moon Laser at Uylak. Uylak exploded. A blue vertical portal appeared.

Ghoul said, "We've defeated Lilith and Uylak! This portal will take us to Mount Qaf."

I said, "We're going to need the potion to have Ouroboros and me recover from Uylak's disease."

I saw Zaruhi and Gurandukht were both sharing the potion. They drank all of it.

"YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO GIVE US SOME OF THAT!"

Zaruhi said, "Gurandukht and I were badly injured from the Zografos attack! So we needed that potion. Besides, it might not help you two feel better. You need either an Antidote or a Dispel Herb."

Jinni said, "Come on, everyone!...The portal will teleport us to Mount Qaf!"

Everyone jumped into the portal and it vanished.