Fair warning before you read. This is a non-Pokémon fiction. This was inspired by multiple books and shows. I hope you enjoy, as it is my first Fiction I have posted to a forum. Have fun reading...
Chapter 1: A Prologue
In a land far from Earth, where Magic roams, there was a man. This man was Jeremaeus. He was the last great Wizard, master of all Elements. He constructed the magnificent technology of MagiTek, the only technology that can exist in this world of Magika. But let me explain the history of Magika itself.
Hundreds of years before the time of Jeremaeus, there were 8 Dragons. One for each Element: Water, Earth, Fire, Air, Lightning, Life, Time, and Shadow. They created the world of Magika, with each of the elements. Water created the Seas, Earth created the land, Fire gave the lava and fire for people to live, Air for people to breath and blow the clouds. There were also Lightning, to create light, and give electricity to the people when the time came, Life for the Animals and Magikans, Time for things to age, and Shadow for the Evil Beings to die away in the Shadow World beneath the land.
All were content for the first few years of Magika's new life, except for one. The Shadow Dragon. He hated the fact that he was the most useless of all the great beings. So, with his special power, he corrupted people of the villages. He made them go to the Shadow World, for he hated the people. Eventually, the other dragons noticed the antics of Shadow. They banished him to the world he created, never to return to the light. Shadow sworn he would return to corrupt the rest of the people of Magika, to lead his armies of the Shadow World.
After 200 years, the villagers gained control of the different magics. The dragons felt that the abilities of themselves could be trusted to the people. The most powerful of all was Time. Time could stop things in their tracks, and could age things until they were dust. But the utmost rule of the magic was to never use it to travel in time, for it could cause events you would never want to happen. A magician named Farn pushed aside the rule, and traveled to the time of the banishment of Shadow. He was caught in the banishment, and Shadow kept hold of him, and corrupted his mind.
Time magicians could also teleport things at will, and that is exactly what Farn done. He made the Shadow Dragon go to his time, and set him lose among the people. The magicians, in a time of peace, were not prepared for the Armies of Shadow. They fell, and only the dragons could help. Knowing that the end was near, the other seven dragons sacrificed themselves to send Shadow away, and to protect the people with the Cores. The Cores generate the Magic of Magika, and there is one for each element.
Several hundred more years passed, and the history of the dragons of Magika fell into myth. The cores remained hidden in the Hole in the Sky, where no mortal could find them. Jeremaeus came into being, and was filled to the brim with ideas when he reached manhood. He wanted Magika to have a more complicated life of doing things, so he thought of making mechanized objects, that could do others work for them. The townsfolk, as the Magikans advanced farther, shunned him, and told him to stay with magical ways.
Jeremaeus would not give up. He designed a machine which could tell time, but it would not run, for it needed a fuel source. In this world, there was no such thing as gasoline, and the people have never used electricity besides shooting matches and sparrings. So, Jeremaeus was determined to create a fuel source for all of his machines.
Jeremaeus experimented with magics, seeing if he could make them into a fuel source. He was ready to give up, when he accidentally put magic inside a compressor. After it was finished, he saw the most interesting thing: sparkling, Magikal Oil. He poured it into his 'Clock', as he called his time keeping device. The Time Oil, for Jeremaeus was a Time Magician, worked the machine into ticking, and Jeremaeus found his fuel source.
After he shown his invention to the world, everyone was wanting devices for many purposes. They gave each of the Magikal Oils to Jeremaeus, and he designed tools for the use of Magicians. But he also designed weapons for the newly formed Magical Defense Force, just in case people rioted against the Magikan Council, the worldly Government. He gave the name of his technology MagiTek, in combining technology and magic.
People, after the conveniences of MagiTek, started to become corrupt. Shadow Worshippers started popping up, honoring the Banished One. They wanted Shadow Magicians to come to Magika. Shadow responded, and started taking away the magicians who grew corrupt, and made them a part of his army of Shadows. He made the worshippers Commanders of parts of his army.
One day, a bright light from the sky came, with a small dragon as the Herald.
"I have come to tell you of a new Class of Magician: Wizard.", it heralded.
Everyone was excited. There were only 3 classes of magicians before this day: Apprentice, for the newcomers, Sorcerer, for the Middle Class, and Mage, for the highly learned ones. Wizards was completely new, and the citizens wanted to know what it was. They knew it must be powerful.
"Wizard is a class in which only one person of this land may achieve, and it will be random of who will have the skill to receive this class. This Wizard will have the ability to learn all of the different magic, from Water to Time.", it explained.
The people were depressed that the Wizard was the only one who could learn all of the magics, but they were excited either way.
"The New Wizard of each generation shall be known by the great flash of light when they have achieved the Sorcerer rank in any magic. Once they know, they will be obligated to learn all of the magics, and will protect the land of Magika. I bid you farewell, people of Magika.", the dragon finished. It floated back into the heavens, never to be seen again.
The people were determined to find the Wizard, so everyone sent their sons and daughters to Magicians school, to learn of magics. Jeremaeus was never a Sorcerer of Time at this stage, for he focused mainly on his invention of MagiTek. A few months later, he earned his right as a Sorceror of Time, and a bright flash of light came. He was the Wizard of this generation.
After several more years, he became a Mage of all elements, and it was good that he did, for enough people have grown corrupt that the Banished One, the Shadow Dragon, will make his return to the land. After a few more months of Jeremaeus being Wizard, a Herald of Shadow came, and heeded these words.
"Citizens of Magika! I bid ye all a welcome for his majesty Shadow, the Banished One! He is returning to this world, and will stop at nothing until you are all corrupted. I will see you all very soon.", it announced. It then returned to the foul depths it came from.
The Magical Defense Force gotten ready for the attack of the Army of Shadow, and Jeremaeus prepared the area for invasion. A week later, the sky grew black, and Shadow returned. He sent his armies to the capital of Magika, and attacked. The Magical Defense Force fought, but they were not strong enough. Only Wizard Jeremaeus could stop Shadow and his legions. And after a long battle, Jeremaeus succeeded, and Shadow has fallen.
Jeremaeus died soon after. He couldn't survive the intoxication of Shadow, and died. The world fell silent that day, and his corporates of MagiTek continued making his creations for the world. Magic survived, but their savior didn't.
Shadow's legions may have been sent to the Shadow World again, but they were preparing for a new war, under the leadership of Lord Darcius, and his generals Krain and Vason. They trained their soldiers hard, and they would never die from age or wear. But they were not trained for war. They were trained to corrupt the living, and used Shadow Magic. Once the legions were sufficiently trained, they went back up to the world above secretly.
The world all fell corrupt and made themselves into countries from their Elemental Powers. The Shadow Magic returned to the land, and made themselves stronger by making their own country. Over the years, they taken over all of the magical countries, letting the people continue their work. Any magic users they found were immediately drafted into the Shadow Allegiance, the organization for any magic users. They were captured, corrupted, and made to serve.
The only country not under the rule of Lord Darcius was the Time Magicians' continent, Timezonia. They were resistant to the corruption of the Shadow, and survived. The Lord sent everyone of his forces, and Timezonia fallen, killing all Timezonians, magic users or not. They even destroyed all of the Books of Magic to teach the Time Magic.
The last mages of Timezonia sent away the remaining Sorceror, teleporting him to the far reaches of Lifeien, the Life Continent, and they too, were killed. The Last Time Magician survived the transport, and hidden himself. He lived as a lonely citizen under the Shadow Allegiance. He would never forget his magical skills.
There were a number of Magicians who have evaded the long hand of the Shadow Allegiance, and they formed, with the assistance of many other rebelling citizens, the Magical Resistance. The Resistance were determined to stop Darcius and his rule. They wanted to free the land of Magika. They all wanted Shadow away.
This chapter is a prologue to a greater journey. One of 7 teenagers, one from each Element. Yes, the Last Time Magician found his way to the Resistance. They formed themselves into the Magician Syndicate, one of many. This story is of them, Lord Darcius and his generals, and the rest of the world.