Arsha and Dr. Borg continued their duel as their teams fought against one another. “You’ve gone against me for the last time!” snarled Dr. Borg as she and Arsha grappled.
“Yeah, and this time will end in your permanent death!” replied Arsha.
“NOT WHILE I’M A GOD!” Dr. Borg slammed her metal fist into Arsha’s stomach, winding her. She then flung Arsha across the roof. “The Divine Ones masqueraded as Dragons, but they are merely toothless worms.” Her foot came down on Arsha, pinning her to the roof. “I know you can feel it, Arsha. It is the end of the Realms as you knew them and the beginning of a new Eternal Age of Unity. So much for your vaunted Champion’s Aura.” Just then, a sharp whistle blew, startling everyone.
“IT’S TIME!” called Malnar.
Down at the base of the Tower, the machine sparked and glowed, feeding the Talkwen Stone immense power. It then exploded; destroying the jewel but creating an energy wave that raced up the Tower.
When the wave hit the roof, everyone was swept with it and convulsed in pain. The treatment lasted for thirty seconds before fading away. After the wave passed, everyone fell to the floor beneath them. They all panted and stood up again. Dr. Borg laughed. “What was that?! Some sort of bomb?! What’s a bomb to a goddess?!” Arsha looked into Dr. Borg’s eyes and grinned.
“Given the type of bomb that went off, a very effective one!” she said. Dr. Borg arched an eyebrow, then she heard Tormo scream. She whirled around to see him pointing to Femfaf.
“Y-YOUR EYES!” he cried! “THEY’RE-!”
“YOURS TOO!” wailed Femfaf. Their eyes were back to normal! In fact, every single member of the Council had normal eyes!
“DOC! YOUR-!” called Yulduk.
“YOU!” roared Dr. Borg as she grabbed Arsha. “THAT BOMB HAD THE TALKWEN STONE!”
“Bingo!” confirmed Arsha. “When we learned that it had to be in close proximity to you, Lardeth, Malnar, and my Engineering staff came up with the idea to expand its range! Through its detonation, it got the Stone to create a draining energy wave that targets any person with Divine Mana in their veins! Granted, that meant the loss of the Champion’s Aura, but that’s a necessary sacrifice! All Divine Mana has been woven into the fabric of the Realms! Not even the Divine Ones can regain it!” Dr. Borg roared again and threw Arsha across the roof. She stopped near the edge as Dr. Borg flew to her in a rage. The Cyborg Sprite picked Arsha up again.
“I WAS GOING TO LEAD THE REALMS INTO A NEW ERA AND YOU TOOK THAT AWAY FROM ME!” she shrieked. “THERE WAS GOING TO BE A NEW WORLD ORDER AND YOU TOOK THAT AWAY FROM ME! YOU WILL SUFFER FOR THIS, ARSHA ROYANA! YOUR PAIN WON’T END!”
“ENSAKUNDE!” called Falnii. She fired the spell right at Yulduk. Yulduk gasped in pain, then stumbled backwards towards the roof’s edge…and fell.
“We’ve got fires on decks four, five, and six!” called Malak on the Endeavor’s bridge.
“Damage control teams are underway, but they’re too far spread out!” grunted Endea as she muscled through the pain.
“We need something!” said Denstra. “We can’t just-!”
“Commander!” called Malak. “We just got an intelligence report! Someone on the Tower’s roof just fired Ensakunde! A body fell and…it’s Yulduk’s body! He’s dead!”
“That crazy bomb worked!” cheered Thangred.
“The instant the enemy runs from us after getting the report, lay in a pursuit course and keep firing!” cheered Denstra. “This is it! Let’s get this war over and done with!”
Back on the Tower’s roof, Falnii managed to electrocute Tormo with enough strength to make his heart burst. Gorfanth swung his axe right down the middle of Femfaf and destroyed her scroll, killing her. He then charged at Jansha and impaled her on his horns before ripping her off them, causing her to shut down permanently. Lardeth cast a spell that sucked all the moisture out of the air surrounding Tensam, causing him to suffocate and die. He then swung his sword and bisected Shefarn. Malnar then fired her biggest fireball ever at Remsu, roasting her and causing her fluids to boil and her organs to shrink. Dr. Borg saw the carnage and rushed over to her spouses. “Please! No! Not like this!” she begged. It was too late, her fellow Councilors, her FAMILY…was dead.
“…I’m sorry,” said Arsha as she drew her sword. Dr. Borg slowly turned her head as tears ran down her eyes.
“…Damn you, Arsha ROYANAAAAA!” Her grief exploded as she flew at Arsha in a rage. She was so blinded that she didn’t see Arsha’s sword. It went straight through her neck and severed the head. The body collapsed on the roof, but the head fell to the ground.
“DR. BORG’S HEAD JUST FELL OFF THE ROOF!” cheered Malak as he got the intelligence reports. “THE COUNCIL IS DEAD, THE CAPTAIN AND HER LOVERS ARE STILL ALIVE, AND THE ENEMY’S GOT THE NEWS! THEY’RE SCATTERING!”
“Nazay, pursuit course!” ordered Denstra. “Malak, keep up the pressure for as long as our batteries hold out!”
“Aye-aye, Commander!” replied the two men.
Arsha panted as she surveyed the result of the battle. She then collapsed as her lovers did, then she crawled over to them. They stayed there, catching their breath. “…I can see the Regatim Camel Race,” mumbled Arsha. “Drenii was leading the charge with the Sphinxes and other camels behind her.”
“I see the ghost of Lardeth’s father,” panted Falnii. “He looked so happy at seeing Lardeth again.”
“I’m seeing the 4 F’s performing at the Under-union Festival two years ago,” sighed Lardeth. “That was a Union Festival I could never forget.”
“Remember the Mechanica trial?” asked Gorfanth. “It’s good to see people like Endea seize the opportunity to be free.”
“I still remember seeing the reports of Bashoon becoming the first Goblin to join Realmfleet,” chuckled Malnar.
“And Arsha got an Under-realm Captain’s ceremony,” recalled Foresna. “I think you’re the first non-Under-realm Royal to get an Under-realm Captain’s ceremony.”
“If things went to plan, I would have gotten the usual Mid-realm one,” replied Arsha. “Realmfleet needed the Endeavor at Dwelga at that exact moment in time, so I was kind of rushed into the Captain’s Chair.”
“You think you would have changed that?” asked Malnar. Arsha smiled softly.
“No chance. Looking back, I think it improved me somehow. Still don’t know how, yet, but it improved me.” Everyone then heard footsteps. The door to the roof then opened and Elgrad led everyone onto the roof.
“There they are!” he called. He and Hanako got Arsha up as everyone else helped her lovers.
“Hey, guys!” panted Arsha. “I’d invite you all, but the place is a mess.”
“No more words, Marshii needs to look you over!” said Elgrad. Just then, everyone who signed the Blood Contract felt a pain on the back of their writing hands. Arsha managed to look at hers to see the signature scarred on it fading away! Malnar grinned.
“Contract complete!” she cheered. “The Realm Trinity Empire is broken!”
“Then we’ve won!” sighed Arsha. “The Final War…is over!” She then pulled out her communicator. “Arsha to Endeavor.”
“Go ahead, Captain,” replied Denstra.
“Can you get a lock on everyone?”
“Yep. We’re ready to teleport you all to Sick Bay on your orders.”
“Get us there.” Everyone vanished from the roof. The battlefield was still smoking with weapons fire, but the Realm Trinity Empire lay there, broken and dead. In the 4,006,300,082nd year of the Three Realms’ Third Age of Unity, the Final War was officially declared over, becoming the first year of the Eternal Age of Unity, bringing peace and freedom to all!