GUILDERN

Type: Essentially Earth-like alien dimension

Environment: Magical realm (Guildern looks to be much like medieval Earth, with castles and forests, though there is also some advanced technology, like energy blasters and sonic collars). Additionally, Mendes used a scrying crystal, possibly of a mystic nature. Most of the people wield more basic weapons, like swords, maces, & crossbows.

Usual means of access: Magic

Dominant Life Form: A race of winged goat-people who speak telepathically; "Gyps" (a dwarf-like people (possibly servants of the caprine people?), unable to speak telepathically); bees

Significant Inhabitants: Donal Ban, Feren + brothers, guards, Imacolata, Isis, Mendes, Tristum, former king

Significant Locations: Castle of the king

Visitors: Dark Angel; Nikki Doyle (aka Wild Thing) and the gamers (Charles, Maklin, Stella, Tony, Yolanda, and an unidentified barbarian) of Earth-8410's 2020 AD; unidentified creature from an unidentified time/location/dimension

First Appearance: Wild Angels#1 (April, 1994)

History:

(Wild Angels part 3:  In Other Worlds (fb) - BTS) - Guildern's king (Tristum & Donal Ban's father) outlawed the bee torture, which involved placement of a collar that emitted a frequency that drove the bees to frenzy.

(Wild Angels part 3:  In Other Worlds (fb) - BTS) - Isis and Mendes engineered murdering the previous king to conquer the throne.

(Wild Angels part 1: Lost in Cyberspace (fb) - BTS) - Using information stolen from Mys-Tech's computers, an unidentified research center learned of the occult powers of sound.

(Wild Angels part 1: Lost in Cyberspace (fb) - BTS) - Via the screams of victims they tortured, the research center's scientists opened portals across space-time and through various dimensions, including Guildern.

(Wild Angels part 2:  A Lost Kingdom (fb) - BTS) - Guildern's king was murdered by Mendes or his agents.

(Wild Angels part 2:  A Lost Kingdom (fb)) - Having allegedly found the king's body, Mendes swore vengeance; discovering a drunken pair (Feren's brothers) behind the nearby tapestry, passed out at a table with bloody daggers by their sides, Mendes slew them both.

(Wild Angels part 2:  A Lost Kingdom (fb) - BTS) - Mendes accused Donal Ban and Tristum of having plotted with Feren's brothers to kill the king and demanded their deaths.

(Wild Angels part 2:  A Lost Kingdom (fb) - Feren rushed to Donal Ban & Tristum, revealing their father's death & Mendes accusations, then convinced them to flee rather than be murdered; she promised to find the true killer. As Tristum and Donal Ban discussed their plans, Donal Ban suddenly vanished.

(Wild Angels part 2:  A Lost Kingdom (fb) - BTS) - Donal Ban was brought to modern day Earth (circa 1996 comics) via space-time portal (marked by strange clouds) created by the research corporation's experiments in sound.

(Wild Angels part 1: Lost in Cyberspace (fb) - BTS) - A group of outlaw VR gamers (Charles, Maklin, Stella, Tony, Yolanda, and an unidentified barbarian) from Earth-8410's 2020 AD accessed a virtual reality, to which Tristum was apparently pulled by a portal initiated by the research center.

(Wild Angels part 1: Lost in Cyberspace) - Donal Ban was at the epicenter of uncontrolled power unleashed by the unwitting research scientists. Investigating, Dark Angel stunned Donal Ban with a blast. Donal Ban telepathically asked her to help him, and she agreed to do so. As they departed, she destroyed the facility (on a delay after ordering its evacuation), initiating the portals' closures.

(Wild Angels part 1: Lost in Cyberspace) - Supported by allies Trout & Liddel, Nikki Doyle (aka Wild Thing) accessed an illegal VR game owned by Maklin in Manhattan's Upper East Side; upon entering the game, Nikki defeated a werewolf, then unsuccessfully tried to convince the gamers to leave the virtual reality because they could die in real life if they died there, but they instead magically bound her and left her behind; however, when the "Infamous Progeny" attacked the group, Nikki synched with the program, freed herself, and dispatched the progeny. Meanwhile, entering a nearby castle, the gamers were assaulted by Tristum; Nikki soon arrived and defeated Tristum, but the whole group vanished from the virtual reality per Earth-8410/Liddel's monitors.

(Wild Angels part 2:  A Lost Kingdom) - After Donal Ban told Dark Angel his history, she agreed to try to use her power to help him, but they both appreciated that other portals had been created.

(Wild Angels part 2:  A Lost Kingdom) - In the virtual reality, Tristum revived and confronted Nikki and the gamers. Maklin attacked anew, and Tristum defeated Maklin, but noted he did not want to kill him as he rather needed such valiant warriors; hearing Tristum's story, Maklin and his allies agreed to aid hime; after the castle faded, they head "south" at Maklin's recommendation. Scaling a mountainside hours later (with Tristum unable to fly due to damage to his wing in their earlier struggle), they encountered the portal clouds and were pulled to Guildern; almost instantly thereafter, they were attacked by Mendes' men and captured, except the sorcerer gamer Charles, who was apparently killed by a sword to the head. Mendes announced his plans to interrogate them all, and Stella noted that this usually means they would be tortured before being killed.

(Wild Angels part 3:  In Other Worlds) - In the Hall of Guildern's throne, Mendes noted he had not killed the alien prisoners because they could know where Donal Ban hid. Isis encouraged Mendes to kill Tristum to end his threat; Mendes threatened Isis when she challenged him, but she told him without her he was nothing. Mendes cast Isis aside to go with Lady Imacolata.
    Meanwhile, miles away, Donal Ban & Dark Angel arrived through one of the portals from modern day Earth; with Donal Ban fatigued and because it would be easier to pass unnoticed, they traveled by foot; Donal Ban noted that Tristum was the rightful heir to the throne and further asked Dark Angel to spare the people of his castle if/when they misguidedly attacked.
    Mendes subdued Nikki, Tristum & the others with an unidentified device, then questioned the shackled group; Tristum asserted his innocence despite threats from Mendes, who then decapitated one of the gamers. When Yolanda mysteriously vanished as her body perished during a failed rescue attempt back on Earth, Nikki refused to speak, and Mendes prepared the bee torture.
    Donal Ban and Dark Angel located & freed Feren, who directed them where to find Tristum; Dark Angel sent her astral self to merge with the bees, calming them and convincing them to depart. Dark Angel and Donal Ban freed and joined up with Nikki & Tristum. They defeated the guards, and Dark Angel revealed the space-time portals. Observing and hearing this via his scrying crystal, Mendes plotted to conquer multiple worlds.

(Wild Angels part 4:  Into the Jaws of the Enemy) - Donal Ban, Tristum, Nikki Doyle, Dark Angel, and the two remaining gamers, Maklin & Stella, dined in Guildern's royal castle's kitchen; when guards arrived, Feren fled. Donal Ban urged the others to subdue them harmlessly, and Dark Angel subdued the guards by using a solar wind to hurl cups at them. Dark Angel noted that the space-time portals were closing and they had to return home or be trapped forever; having distantly observed this via scrying crystal, Mendes plotted to re-open the portals. When Isis warned him Mendes could unleash forces he was not prepared for, Mendes skewered her through the chest and had Lady Imacolata brought to his side.
    In Mendes' torture chamber, his experiments with prisoners' screams have had immediate results, and Imacolata was consumed by  a many-headed(?) lizard creature.
    Tristum convinced Nikki to watch over Maklin & Stella, and Dark Angel, Tristum, & Donal Ban confronted the creature. Donal Ban was bitten in the wing and cast to the ground. Telepathically investigating the creature's mind, Shevaun finds it an innocent victim summoned by Mendes. With Nikki's wrist-blasters not functioning, Maklin fought Mendes, disarming him in a swordfight, but Mendes treacherously blasted Maklin in the chest.
    Briefly appearing in Guildern, Liddel briefly encountered Nikki before returning to his own time; Liddel resolved that the group must link to a VR game to return.
    Tristum revealed the truth to the people, who accepted him as their king. As Mendes took Stella hostage with a knife to her throat hoping to make an escape, Nikki stabbed Mendes in the back, apparently killing him.
    Having learned they must return through the VR, Nikki transported herself, Stella, Dark Angel, and the creature back to their native times/realms.

Comments: Created by Nick Vince and Pino Rinaldi.

    And a great big, huge thanks to Angelo Mammone, who was kind enough to translate this book for me, which was produced by Marvel Italia and thus written in Italian. Otherwise, I'd just be looking at pictures and Italian words and thinking...WTF?

    Nonetheless, some parts are a little bit unclear...Guildern was the name of the kingdom...was it the name of the realm? How much more to the realm was there? Is it one of those pocket realms where a relatively small landmass is surrounded by limited space, or is it much, much more...and how many licks to the center of a tootsie roll tootsie pop? The world may never know.
Here's the translation:

    To my ignorant human eye, Tristum's people look virtually identical, with the exceptions of Donal Ban, Imacolata, Isis, Mendes, & Tristum. As seen on the picture to the right, Donal Ban (far right) notably has a mohawk/horse-like mane and leg-armor that goes up to mid-thigh, whereas Tristum (left) has some "French braid"-like hair and leg-armor that stops below the knee. Tristum also wears wrist bands and an ornate belt.

    Hard to tell if Gyps was to be considered a name for Feren's people, or just a description of her personal station in life.


 

 

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
The royal castle of Guildern has no known connection to any other castles

The creature unwittingly brought to Guildern by Mendes has no known connection to any other creatures

Donal Ban has no known connection to:

Feren has no known connection to:

The gamers Charles, Maklin, Stella, Tony, Yolanda and the unidentified barbarian have no known connection to any other people by those names

The guards have no known connection to any other guards

Isis has no known connection to:

The former King has no known connection to any other kings

Mendes has no known connection to:


bees

 

(Wild Angels part 3:  In Other Worlds (fb) - BTS) - Guildern's king (Tristum & Donal Ban's father) outlawed the bee torture, which involved placement of a collar that emitted a frequency that drove the bees to frenzy.

(Wild Angels part 3:  In Other Worlds) - When Nikki Doyle refused to answer any questions from Mendes (who had slain the kings, usurped his role, and reinstituted the bee torture), Mendes prepared the bee torture. The bees swarmed over Nikki's body, but before they began to attack, Dark Angel (having been directed there along with Donal Ban via Feren's direction) arrived. Dark Angel sent her astral self to merge with the bees, calming them and convincing them to depart.

 

--Wild Angels#3 (3 (fb) - BTS, 3

The images show the containment device (a large box on a staff), the bees themselves, and their scale against a human.

 


castle

 

 

    The palace royal of Guildern's former king, it was taken over by Mendes after he slew the king and usurped the crown; Tristum presumably took it over follow Mendes' demise

 

 

 

--Wild Angels#2 (2 (fb), 2-4

 

 

 

 

 


Donal Ban

 

Prince of Guildern, brother of Tristum, and son of the former king. They were raised by Feren, their nanny & wet nurse (see comments at end of Feren's sub-profile).

(Wild Angels part 2:  A Lost Kingdom (fb)) - Feren rushed to Donal Ban & Tristum, revealing their father's death as well as Mendes' accusations framing them, then convinced them to flee rather than be murdered; she promised to find the true killer. As Tristum and Donal Ban discussed their plans, Donal Ban suddenly vanished.

(Wild Angels part 2:  A Lost Kingdom (fb) - BTS) - Donal Ban was brought to modern day Earth (circa 1996 comics) via space-time portal (marked by strange clouds) created by an unidentified research corporation's experiments in sound.

(Wild Angels part 1: Lost in Cyberspace) - Donal Ban was at the epicenter of uncontrolled power unleashed by the unwitting research scientists. Investigating, Dark Angel stunned Donal Ban with a blast. Donal Ban telepathically asked her to help him, and she agreed to do so. As they departed, she destroyed the facility (on a delay after ordering its evacuation), initiating the portals' closures.

(Wild Angels part 2:  A Lost Kingdom) - After Donal Ban told Dark Angel his history, she agreed to try to use her power to help him, but they both appreciated that other portals had been created.

(Wild Angels part 3:  In Other Worlds) - Donal Ban & Dark Angel arrived in Guildern through one of the portals from modern day Earth; with Donal Ban fatigued and because it would be easier to pass unnoticed, they traveled by foot; Donal Ban noted that Tristum was the rightful heir to the throne and further asked Dark Angel to spare the people of his castle if/when they misguidedly attacked.
    Donal Ban and Dark Angel located & freed Feren, who directed them where to find Tristum; observing Tristum's ally, Nikki Doyle of
Earth-8410's 2020 AD (brought there by another space-time portal), being a victim of the bee torture, Dark Angel telepathically convinced the bees to depart. Dark Angel and Donal Ban freed and joined up with Nikki & Tristum. They defeated the guards, and Dark Angel revealed the space-time portals.

(Wild Angels part 4:  Into the Jaws of the Enemy) - Donal Ban, Tristum, Nikki Doyle, Dark Angel, and the two remaining gamers, Maklin & Stella (who had been brought there along with Nikki Doyle), dined in Guildern's royal castle's kitchen; when guards arrived, Donal Ban urged the others to subdue them harmlessly, which Dark Angel did. Dark Angel noted that the space-time portals were closing and they had to return home or be trapped forever; having distantly observed this via scrying crystal, Mendes plotted to re-open the portals so he could conquer other worlds as well. In Mendes' torture chamber, his experiments with prisoners' screams have had immediate results, and Imacolata was consumed by  a many-headed(?) lizard creature. Dark Angel, Tristum, & Donal Ban confronted the creature, but Donal Ban was bitten in the wing and cast to the ground. Dark Angel telepathically investigated the creature's mind, finding it an innocent victim summoned by Mendes.
    Tristum revealed the truth about Mendes to the people, who accepted him as their king; he became the official ruler after Nikki slew Mendes.
    Donal Ban & Tristum bade farewell to Nikki and Dark Angel as they departed with Stella and returned the alien creature to its native realm.

--Wild Angels#1; (identified) #2 (2 (fb) - BTS / 3 (fb) - BTS, 2 (fb), 1-4

 

 

 


Feren

(Wild Angels part 2:  A Lost Kingdom (fb) - BTS / Wild Angels part 3:  In Other Worlds (fb) - BTS) - One of the Gyp dwarf-like (servant class?) natives, she was wet nurse (see comment at the end of this section) and nanny to princes Donal Ban and Tristum

(Wild Angels part 2:  A Lost Kingdom (fb)) - Having allegedly found the king's body, Mendes swore vengeance; discovering a drunken pair (Feren's brothers) behind the nearby tapestry, passed out at a table with bloody daggers by their sides, Mendes slew them both.

(Wild Angels part 2:  A Lost Kingdom (fb) - BTS) - Mendes accused Donal Ban and Tristum of having plotted with Feren's brothers to kill the king and demanded their deaths.

(Wild Angels part 2:  A Lost Kingdom (fb) - Feren rushed to Donal Ban & Tristum, revealing their father's death & Mendes accusations, then convinced them to flee rather than be murdered; she promised to find the true killer.

(Wild Angels part 3:  In Other Worlds (fb) - BTS) - Feren was imprisoned in the king's castle, presumably under order of the usurper-king, Mendes.

(Wild Angels part 3:  In Other Worlds) - Donal Ban and Dark Angel located & freed Feren, who directed them where to find Tristum, which enabled them to also save Nikki Doyle and free her and the remaining gamers.

(Wild Angels part 4:  Into the Jaws of the Enemy) - While Donal Ban, Tristum, Nikki Doyle, Dark Angel, and the two remaining gamers, Maklin & Stella, dined in Guildern's royal castle's kitchen; when guards arrived, Feren fled.
    Tristum revealed the truth to the people, who accepted him as their king. As Mendes took Stella hostage with a knife to her throat hoping to make an escape, Nikki stabbed Mendes in the back, apparently killing him.

    I am not positive Feren was actually a wetnurse (meaning she breast fed them even though she wasn't their mother) as defined in English. I'm working from a translation by an Italian friend. Feren is referred to as "la nostra balia," which Bing translator translates as "our authority"; and "la mia nutrice," which it translates as "my nurse." My translation also has Nikki Doyle saying "Perché dovrei fare io da balia?" - which my friend translates as "why should I play the wetnurse?" which makes a LOT more sense than Bing translator, which spits out "why should I let me stitches?".
    Anyway, she was definitely their nanny/caretaker, at least. Did she breastfeed them? The world may never know.

--Wild Angels#2 (2 (fb) - BTS / 3 (fb) - BTS, 2 (fb), 3-4


Feren's brothers

(Wild Angels part 2:  A Lost Kingdom (fb) - BTS) - Guildern's king was murdered by Mendes or his agents.

(Wild Angels part 2:  A Lost Kingdom (fb)) - Having allegedly found the king's body, Mendes swore vengeance; discovering a drunken pair (Feren's brothers) behind the nearby tapestry, passed out at a table with bloody daggers by their sides, Mendes slew them both.

(Wild Angels part 2:  A Lost Kingdom (fb) - BTS) - Mendes accused Donal Ban and Tristum of having plotted with Feren's brothers to kill the king and demanded their deaths.

--Wild Angels#2 (2 (fb) - BTS

    It is not 100% clear exactly how the brothers were set up, but they pretty clearly were set-up.

 

 

 

 


guards

 

    Though they served whoever held the crown, Donal Ban recognized that they were essentially innocent pawns and implored his allies to defeat the guards without killing them. Under Mendes, they fought Tristum, Donal Ban, Dark Angel, Nikki Doyle, the gamers, and the many-headed lizard creature Mendes unwittingly summoned. Upon Tristum revealing the truth about Mendes, the guards, among others, vowed to serve Tristum, and Mendes perished at Nikki Doyle's hands soon after.

 

 

--Wild Angels#1 (2 (fb), 2-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Imacolata

(Wild Angels part 3:  In Other Worlds) - Arguing with Isis over what to do with the captured Tristum, Nikki Doyle and gamers (with Donal Ban still missing), Mendes cast Isis to the ground and summoned Lady Imacolata to accompany him as he met with the prisoners. Imacolata taunted Isis, telling her she should do something for her balance. Isis angrily vowed that he would not replace her with "that courtesan."
    Imacolata witnessed Mendes subduing the prisoners, and then stood by as Mendes slew one of the prisoners and then ordered the bee torture of Nikki Doyle.

(Wild Angels part 4:  Into the Jaws of the Enemy) - As Mendes prepared to force open the closing space-time portals that brought others to his realm, Isis warned him Mendes could unleash forces he was not prepared for. Mendes skewered her through the chest and had Lady Imacolata brought to his side. Soon after, in Mendes' torture chamber, his experiments with prisoners' screams have had immediate results, and Imacolata was consumed by a many-headed(?) lizard creature brought there by the experiments.

--Wild Angels#3 (4

 

 

 

 


Isis

 

(Wild Angels part 3:  In Other Worlds (fb) - BTS) - Isis and Mendes engineered murdering the previous king to conquer the throne. Mendes specifically notes that he did so to satisfy Isis' ambitions

(Wild Angels part 3:  In Other Worlds) - In the Hall of Guildern's throne, Mendes noted he had not killed the alien prisoners (Nikki Doyle and the gamers) because they could know where Donal Ban hid. Isis encouraged Mendes to kill Tristum to end his threat; Mendes threatened Isis when she challenged him, but she told him without her he was nothing. Mendes cast Isis to the ground and summoned Lady Imacolata to accompany him as he met with the prisoners. Imacolata taunted Isis, telling her she should do something for her balance. Isis angrily vowed that he would not replace her with "that courtesan" (meaning a prostitute with a courtly clientele).

(Wild Angels part 4:  Into the Jaws of the Enemy) - As Mendes prepared to force open the closing space-time portals that brought others to his realm, Isis warned him Mendes could unleash forces he was not prepared for. Mendes skewered her through the chest and had Lady Imacolata brought to his side.

 

--Wild Angels#3 (4

 

    I'm not sure whether Isis was Mendes' queen, lover, or just a power-hungry co-conspirator. She told Imacolata she should be referred to as "your highness," presumably indicating Isis was queen at the time? In a heated argument, Mendes said he slew the king to satisfy her ambitions, and she told Mendes that without her he was nothing. Presumably she had some noble background...

 

 


 

(former) king

The former ruler of Guildern was father to princes Donal Ban & Tristum.

(Wild Angels part 3:  In Other Worlds (fb) - BTS) - Isis and Mendes engineered murdering the previous king to conquer the throne.

(Wild Angels part 2:  A Lost Kingdom (fb) - BTS) - Guildern's king was murdered by Mendes or his agents.

(Wild Angels part 2:  A Lost Kingdom (fb)) - Having allegedly found the king's body, Mendes swore vengeance; discovering a drunken pair (Feren's brothers) behind the nearby tapestry, passed out at a table with bloody daggers by their sides, Mendes slew them both.

(Wild Angels part 2:  A Lost Kingdom (fb) - BTS) - Mendes accused Donal Ban and Tristum of having plotted with Feren's brothers to kill the king and demanded their deaths.

--Wild Angels#2

 


 

Mendes

    Skilled with a sword and other bladed weapons, Mendes also used an energy blaster and a scrying crystal (the latter presumably of mystic origin). He was sufficiently intelligent to engineer the death of the king, frame others, and place himself as the new king. He also had the mystic skill to access the occult power of screams caused by torture, but lacked the ability to control the effects sufficiently.

(Wild Angels part 3:  In Other Worlds (fb) - BTS) - Isis and Mendes engineered murdering the king to conquer the throne.

(Wild Angels part 2:  A Lost Kingdom (fb) - BTS) - Guildern's king was murdered by Mendes or his agents.

(Wild Angels part 2:  A Lost Kingdom (fb)) - Having allegedly found the king's body, Mendes swore vengeance; discovering a drunken pair (Feren's brothers) behind the nearby tapestry, passed out at a table with bloody daggers by their sides, Mendes slew them both.

(Wild Angels part 2:  A Lost Kingdom (fb) - BTS) - Mendes accused the former king's sons, Donal Ban and Tristum, of having plotted with Feren's brothers to kill the king and demanded their deaths.

(Wild Angels part 2:  A Lost Kingdom (fb) - BTS) - Feren convinced Donal Ban & Tristum to flee rather than be murdered.

(Wild Angels part 2:  A Lost Kingdom) - Via space-time portals created by an unidentified Earth-616 research firm, Nikki Doyle and a group of gamers (Charles, Maklin, Stella, Yolanda, and an unidentified barbarian) from Earth-8410's 2020 AD were pulled from a virtual reality to Guildern; almost instantly thereafter, they were attacked by Mendes' guards and captured, except the gamer sorcerer Charles, who was apparently killed by a sword to the head. Mendes announced his plans to interrogate them all, and Stella noted that this usually means they would be tortured before being killed.

(Wild Angels part 3:  In Other Worlds) - In the Hall of Guildern's throne, Mendes noted he had not killed the alien prisoners because they could know where Donal Ban hid. Isis encouraged Mendes to kill Tristum to end his threat; Mendes threatened Isis when she challenged him, but she told him without her he was nothing. Mendes cast Isis to the ground and summoned Lady Imacolata to accompany him as he met with the prisoners.
    Mendes subdued Nikki, Tristum & the others with an unidentified device, then questioned the shackled group; Tristum asserted his innocence despite threats from Mendes, who then decapitated the unidentified barbarian gamer. When Yolanda mysteriously vanished as her body perished during a failed rescue attempt back on Earth, Nikki refused to speak, and Mendes prepared the bee torture.
    Donal Ban and Dark Angel, having arrived through a portal from modern day Earth-616, located Tristum. Dark Angel telepathically convinced the bees to depart. Via his scrying crystal, Mendes heard Dark Angel reveal the space-time portals' existence, and he considered using them to conquer multiple worlds.

(Wild Angels part 4:  Into the Jaws of the Enemy) - Within the castle, Dark Angel non-lethally subdued the guard, then noted that the space-time portals were closing and they had to return home or be trapped forever; having distantly observed this via scrying crystal, Mendes plotted to re-open the portals. When Isis warned Mendes he could unleash forces he was not prepared for, Mendes skewered her through the chest and had Lady Imacolata brought to his side.
    Soon after, in Mendes' torture chamber, his experiments with prisoners' screams had immediate results, and Imacolata was consumed by  a many-headed(?) lizard creature inadvertently summoned by his efforts.
    Telepathically investigating the creature's mind, Dark Angel learned it an innocent victim summoned by Mendes. With Nikki's wrist-blasters not functioning, Maklin fought Mendes, disarming him in a swordfight, but Mendes treacherously blasted Maklin in the chest, apparently killing him.
    Tristum revealed the truth to the people, who accepted him as their king. As Mendes took Stella hostage with a knife to her throat hoping to make an escape, Nikki stabbed Mendes in the back, apparently killing him.

--Wild Angels#2 (2 (fb), 2-4

I'm not sure what Mendes' status was before the king's death, but it was apparently considered appropriate for him to be in the king's chambers without others present. Further, his status was such that with the king dead and him having seemingly discovered and killed the assassins that he would be in line to be the new king. Presumably he has some noble background, though the details are not speficied. In a heated argument, Mendes said he slew the king to satisfy her ambitions, and she told Mendes that without her he was nothing.
    Looking through other notes, I see Loki previously summarized the events of the story and noted Mendes to be the previous king's "trusted councilor."


 

Tristum

He was Prince of Guildern, brother of Donal Ban, son of the former king, and rightful heir to the throne. The brothers were raised by Feren, their nanny & wet nurse (see comments at end of Feren's sub-profile).

(Wild Angels part 2:  A Lost Kingdom (fb) - Feren rushed to Donal Ban & Tristum, revealing their father's death as well as Mendes' accusations framing them, then convinced them to flee rather than be murdered; she promised to find the true killer. As Tristum and Donal Ban discussed their plans, Donal Ban suddenly vanished.

(Wild Angels part 1: Lost in Cyberspace (fb) - BTS) - A group of outlaw VR gamers (Charles, Maklin, Stella, Tony, Yolanda, and an unidentified barbarian) from Earth-8410's 2020 AD accessed a virtual reality, to which Tristum was apparently pulled by a portal initiated by an unidentified research corporation's experiments in the occult power of sound (generated by the screams of victims' torture).

(Wild Angels part 1: Lost in Cyberspace) - Supported by allies Trout & Lidel, Nikki Doyle (aka Wild Thing) accessed an illegal VR game owned by Maklin in Manhattan's Upper East Side. After Nikki Doyle had synched with the game, the gamers (minus Tony, who had been sent back to his reality) entered a nearby castle, where they were assaulted by Tristum; Nikki soon arrived and incapacitated Tristum with an energy blast, but the whole group vanished from the virtual reality per Earth-8410/Liddel's monitors.

(Wild Angels part 2:  A Lost Kingdom) - In the virtual reality, Tristum revived and confronted Nikki and the gamers. Maklin attacked anew, and Tristum defeated Maklin, but noted he did not want to kill him as he rather needed such valiant warriors; hearing Tristum's story, Maklin and his allies agreed to aid him; after the castle faded, they headed "south" at Maklin's recommendation. Scaling a mountainside hours later (with Tristum unable to fly due to damage to his wing in their earlier struggle), they encountered the portal clouds and were pulled to Guildern; almost instantly thereafter, they were attacked by Mendes' men and captured, except the sorcerer gamer Charles, who was apparently killed by a sword to the head. Mendes announced his plans to interrogate them all, and Stella noted that this usually means they would be tortured before being killed.

(Wild Angels part 3:  In Other Worlds) - Mendes subdued Nikki, Tristum & the others with an unidentified energy blaster, then questioned the shackled group; Tristum asserted his innocence despite threats from Mendes, who then decapitated one of the barbarian gamer; Yolanda subsequently vanished when her body died back on Earth-8410. When Nikki refused to speak, Mendes prepared the bee torture. Donal Ban returned alongside Dark Angel via a portal from Earth-616, and after freeing Feren they learned Tristum's location. Dark Angel telepathically convinced the bees to depart, and then freed Tristum and his allies. They defeated the guards, and Dark Angel revealed the space-time portals' existence. Observing and hearing this via his scrying crystal, Mendes plotted to conquer multiple worlds.

(Wild Angels part 4:  In Other Worlds) - Donal Ban, Tristum, Nikki Doyle, Dark Angel, and the two remaining gamers, Maklin & Stella, dined in Guildern's royal castle's kitchen; Dark Angel non-lethally subdued the guards when they were discovered. Dark Angel noted that the space-time portals were closing and they had to return home or be trapped forever. Having distantly observed this via scrying crystal, Mendes attempted to re-open the portals via his own mystic experiments, but inadvertently summoned a many-headed(?) lizard creature.
    Tristum convinced Nikki to watch over Maklin & Stella, and Dark Angel, Tristum, & Donal Ban confronted the creature, which Dark Angel telepathically determined to be an innocent victim summoned by Mendes. After Mendes treacherously slew Maklin with an energy blaster, Tristum revealed the truth to the people, who accepted him as their king. As Mendes took Stella hostage with a knife to her throat hoping to make an escape, Nikki stabbed Mendes in the back, apparently killing him.
    With Tristum seated on the throne, Donal Ban & Tristum bade farewell to Nikki and Dark Angel as they departed with Stella and returned the alien creature to its native realm.

--Wild Angels#1; (identified) #2 (2 (fb) - BTS / 3 (fb) - BTS, 2 (fb), 1-4


gamers
(Natives of Earth-8410 circa 2020 AD -- not natives of Guildern)

 Charles (bald guy/sorcerer) - he could form mystic bonds <via stating "Slim Shala Bine!"> & mouth-gags, counter other spells <he said "Abrim al Mage" to counter what he thought was an invisibility spell>. May have been French, as he said "Fermez la bouche (shut your mouth) to Nikki -- or he may just have known the phrase and used it because he felt like it.

Maklin (leader, central with a cape)

Stella (long-haired bikini and cape-wearing woman - she seemed a barbarian/warrior-type)

Tony (werewolf, on the ground and in the two shots to the left)

Yolanda (dark-haired, in the evening dress; she kept a dagger strapped to her thigh, but we didn't see her do too much)

unidentified, long-haired male barbarian).

(Wild Angels part 1: Lost in Cyberspace (fb) - BTS) - A group of outlaw Virtual Reality (VR) gamers (Charles, Maklin, Stella, Tony, Yolanda, and an unidentified man) from Earth-8410's 2020 AD accessed a virtual reality magic realm, to which Tristum of Guildern was apparently pulled by a portal initiated by the research center.

(Wild Angels part 1: Lost in Cyberspace (fb) - BTS) - Charles, Maklin, Stella, Yolanda, and the unidentified man became a group of sorcerers and warriors, while Tony was transformed into a werewolf.

(Wild Angels part 2:  A Lost Kingdom) - The gamers explored the petrified forest.

(Wild Angels part 1: Lost in Cyberspace) - Supported by allies Trout & Liddel, Nikki Doyle (aka Wild Thing) accessed the illegal VR game owned by Maklin in Manhattan's Upper East Side. Upon entering the game (in the petrified forest?), Nikki was ambushed by but (aided by Liddel's warning) defeated Tony the werewolf, her blasting sending his mind back to his body on Earth-8410, where he was arrested by Trout. Nikki then unsuccessfully tried to convince the gamers to leave the virtual reality because they could die in real life if they died there, but Yolanda argued Nikki was trying to kidnap or otherwise manipulate them. At Maklin's order, Charles mystically bound Nikki's wrists behind her. When she insulted him, Charles created a mystical mouth-gag as well. Almost immediately thereafter, however, the barbarian sensed the approach of demons, and the "Infamous Progeny" attacked the group, Nikki synched with the program, freed herself, and dispatched the progeny.
    Meanwhile, having entering a nearby castle, the gamers were assaulted by Tristum. Nikki soon arrived, but her presence distracted the barbarian, who Tristum smashed unconscious with a mace. Nikki subdued Tristum with her wrist-blaster, and Maklin attempted to kill the creature (assuming it might be another shapechanger, like Tony), but Nikki stopped him. The castle then began to shake and crumble, but the whole group vanished from the virtual reality per Earth-8410/Liddel's monitors (the timing of this MAY have overlapped with the group being transported to Guildern while scaling a cliff in the next chapter/issue, or it may just have been because the portals were closing and the group was getting harder to reach via conventional means...or something else!).
    "Meanwhile," on Earth-8410 circa 2020 AD, Maklin's gamer base suffered a power overload.


(Wild Angels part 2:  A Lost Kingdom) - In the virtual reality, Nikki appreciated the danger they were in (she may have been unable to depart this VR under her own power) and urged the gamers to speak the password that would return them to reality. Maklin suspected she had been sent by the Lord of the Game to test them, but Nikki convinced them she was trying to save them. The gamers spoke the password, "Excelsior," to no effect, and Nikki realized the situation was even worse than she had thought. Tristum then revived and confronted Nikki and the gamers. The barbarian attacked Tristum anew, and Tristum defeated the barbarian, but noted he did not want to kill him as he rather needed such valiant warriors; hearing Tristum's story, Maklin and his allies agreed to aid him. Nikki reminded them they could die for real in this VR and urged them to get out of there, but Maklin reminded her that they couldn't go back under their power, so screaming wouldn't help anything. The castle soon began to fade from existence, and Charles futilely tried to counter what he thought was an invisibility spell  before realizing that the walls were actually ceasing to exist. Tristum did not recognize where they were, and they headed "south" at Maklin's recommendation, since they had "already explored the petrified forest".
    Scaling a mountainside hours later (with Tristum unable to fly due to damage to his wing in their earlier struggle), they (the gamers, Nikki, & Tristum) encountered the portal clouds and were pulled to Guildern; almost instantly thereafter, they were attacked by Mendes' men and captured, except the sorcerer gamer Charles, who was apparently killed by a sword to the head. Mendes announced his plans to interrogate them all despite Tristum's insistence that they were strangers, and Stella noted that this usually means they would be tortured before being killed.

(Wild Angels part 3:  In Other Worlds) - From his castle, Mendes subdued Nikki, Tristum & the gamers (unclear whether they broke free or were allowed to participate in combat for entertainment purposes, or what) in the gardens with an unidentified device, then questioned the shackled group. Tristum asserted his innocence despite threats from Mendes, who then decapitated the barbarian gamer to prove his threat.
    "Meanwhile," in Earth-8410's 2020 AD, with fires raging below Maklin's gamer base and storms raging above, Trout allowed the rescue squad's Savalas to bring the inert Yolanda's body down a cable car; however, a lightning bolt shattered the car's connection to the cable, and they fell to their apparent deaths. Yolanda mysteriously vanished from Guildern soon after , but Nikki refused to reveal anything to Mendes, and Mendes prepared the bee torture.
    With Donal Ban and
Dark Angel having arrived from Earth-616, Dark Angel telepathically convinced the bees to depart, and then freed and joined up with Nikki, Tristum and their allies. They defeated the guards, and Dark Angel revealed the space-time portals' existence. Observing and hearing this via his scrying crystal, Mendes plotted to conquer multiple worlds.

(Wild Angels part 4:  Into the Jaws of the Enemy) - Donal Ban, Tristum, Nikki Doyle, Dark Angel, and the two remaining gamers, Maklin & Stella, dined in Guildern's royal castle's kitchen. Dark Angel nonlethally subdued the approaching guards. Dark Angel noted that the space-time portals were closing and they had to return home or be trapped forever; having distantly observed this via scrying crystal, Mendes plotted to re-open the portals.
    In Mendes' torture chamber, his experiments with prisoners' screams have had immediate results, and Imacolata was consumed by  a many-headed(?) lizard creature.
    Tristum convinced Nikki to watch over Maklin & Stella, and Dark Angel, Tristum, & Donal Ban confronted the creature. Telepathically investigating the creature's mind, Dark Angel found it an innocent victim summoned by Mendes. With Nikki's wrist-blasters not functioning, Maklin fought Mendes, disarming him in a swordfight, but Mendes treacherously blasted Maklin in the chest, apparently killing Makliln.
    As Mendes took Stella hostage with a knife to her throat hoping to make an escape, Nikki stabbed Mendes in the back, apparently killing him.
    Having learned (via Liddle) they must return through the VR, Nikki transported herself, Stella, Dark Angel, and the creature back to their native times/realms.

--Wild Angels#1 (1 (fb) - BTS, 1-4


"Infamous Progeny"
(They appeared in the Virtual Reality realm where Tristum encountered the gamers...I wouldn't think they were natives of Guildern, but they were the skeletons of goated-headed guys with wings, so maybe there was some direct connection, or they fed off of Tristum's memories/emotions/or something...)
 

    In the Virtual Reality, after the gamers decided not to trust Nikki Doyle and had Charles mystically bind her, the barbarian gamer detected the approach of "demons," and a group of sword-wielding, goat-headed skeletons with feathery wings soon attacked. Synching with the VR, Nikki soon dispatched the attackers.

 

--Wild Angels#1

 

 

 


creature
(Summoned to Mendes by a mystic space-time portal, it is not known if the creature was brought from a distant place on Guildern, a distant location in Guildern's dimension; or whether it was from some other dimension, such as any Earth's universe, another previously identified realm, or a realm never before seen/identified; and/or whether it was from the past, present, or future of one of the above realms)

(Wild Angels part 4:  Into the Jaws of the Enemy (fb) - BTS) - Having distantly observed via scrying crystal as Dark Angel noted how the space-time portals were closing, Mendes plotted to re-open the portals.

(Wild Angels part 4:  Into the Jaws of the Enemy (fb) - BTS) - Attempting to duplicate Mys-Tech's experiments (as performed by the unidentified research facility from Earth-616's modern era) accessing the occult power of sound via torture victim's screams, Mendes unwittingly brought a monstrous creature to his torture hall. The creature promptly snatched up and devoured Mendes' ladyfriend Imacolata.

(Wild Angels part 4:  Into the Jaws of the Enemy) - Dark Angel, Tristum, & Donal Ban confronted the creature. Donal Ban was bitten in the wing and cast to the ground. Telepathically investigating the creature's mind, learned it to not be there enemy, but just a creature summoned there by Mendes. Dark Angel telepathically shared this information with everyone in the castle, stopping the fighting between Guildern's guards and the creature.
    After Nikki Doyle stabbed Mendes in the back, apparently killing him, and Tristum ascended to the throne of Guildern, Nikki, via traveling through the Virtual Reality, transported herself, Stella, Dark Angel, and the creature back to their native times/realms.

--Wild Angels#4

 


 

images: (without ads)
Wild Angels, pg. 6, panel 3 (Donal Ban, head & torso);
    pg. 13, panel 2 (Gamers);
    pg. 17, panel 1 (infamous progeny);
    pg. 29, panel 1 (king murdered);
        panel 5 (Feren's brothers framed);
    pg. 30, panel 1 & 2 (Feren's brothers murdered);
        panel 3 (Mendes face);
    pg. 31 (Feren profile);
    pg. 40, panel 1 (Tristum, full body);
    pg. 48, panel 1 (guards);
    pg. 51 (Mendes seated; Isis);
    pg. 52, panel 3 (Imacolata, full body);
    pg. 53, panel 1 (castle);
    pg. 56, panel 1 (Imacolata, face & torso);
    pg. 65, panels 3-5 (bees);
    pg. 68, panel 1 (Donal Ban/full, Feren/full);
    pg. 80, panel 4 (Mendes, full);
    pg. 84 (monstrous creature);
    pg. 85 (Donal Ban & Tristum, same panel - comparison);


Appearances:
Wild Angels#1-4 (April, 1994) - Nick Vince (writer), Pino Rinaldi (artist), Paul Neary & Bambos Georgiou (editors)


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Last Updated: 09/28/12

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WILD ANGELS TRANSLATIONS FOR JEFF FROM ANGELO:

 
Legend:
[text] means words not from people but narration
free text means words from people
"text" means thinking from people
____________COVER_____________
WILD ANGELS
LOST IN THE CYBERSPACE
____________PAGE 1____________
CHAPTER ONE
A CRUEL DESTINY
___________PAGE 3____________
- [MYS-TECH'S SIGMA ALPHA BASE. SCOTLAND. 1996.]
- [A THOUSAND YEARS AGO, THE MYS-TECH'S CHIEFS DISCOVERED
THE SOUND'S
 OBSCURE POWERS.]
- [THEY SPELLED ENCHANTMENTS IN CAVES SET BETWEEN FIVE
LAYLINES...]
- [IN RESONANCE WITH THE POWER OF THE LINES, THEIR VOICES'
ECHO
 SHATTERED THE SPACE-TIME CONTINUUM.]
- [THUS, THEY MADE AN IMMORTALITY PACT WITH THE DEVIL.]
- [DARK ANGEL HAS FOUND THIS RESEARCH CENTER BREAKING INTO
MYS-TEH'S
 COMPUTERS.]
- [RESEARCHES ON SOUNDS]
- [SOUNDS THAT KILL....SOUNDS THAT DEVIATE SUB-ATOMIC
PARTICLES.]
- [SOUNDS THAT ALTER THE SKY'S MUSIC... THE PLANETS'
ORBIT.]
- [SOUNDS THAT DESTROY...]
- [...EVERYTHING!]
- [SOUNDS THAT DON'T DROWN DARK ANGEL'S HEARTBEAT]
- [SHE IS AFRAID]

____________PAGE 4 AND 5_________________
- [AFRAID FOR THE VICTIMS WHOSE SCREAMS ARE THE
EXPERIMENT'S SUBJECT]
- [FOR THE SCIENTISTS THAT HAVE TO DEAL WITH POWERS THEY
DON'T
 COMPREHEND]
- [BECAUSE PERHAPS IT'S TOO LATE!]

_______________PAGE 6______________________
- MAY THE SAINTS PRESERVE US! IT'S.... IT'S....
- KILL IT! IT'S EVIL! IF YOU HAVE STOPPED THE STORM YOU CAN
SURELY DO
 SOMETHING!
- PROFESSOR LIVINGSTONE, I SUPPOSE! ARE YOU RESPONSIBLE FOR
THESE
 EXPERIMENTS?
- YES, WHY?

_________________PAGE 7_______________________
- IS TORTURING ANY LESS EVIL?
- IT'S FOR THE GOOD OF SCIENCE ... AND ... THE ORDERS...
- HELP ME.
- THE DEMON IS TRYING TO POSSESS ME! IT'S SPEAKING INTO MY
MIND!
- IT'S A TELEPATH. IT'S ONLY ASKING FOR HELP.
- "DON'T BE AFRAID... I'LL HELP YOU."
- WHERE ARE YOU TAKING IT?
- THIS DOESN'T CONCERN YOU.
- CONCENTRATE YOURSELF ON JUSTIFYING THE VICTIMS AND THE
CENTRE'S TOTAL
 DESTRUCTION.
- WHAT ARE YOU SAYING? THE CENTRE IS NOT ... STOP! YOU
WOULDN'T...
- EXACTLY. YOU HAVE TEN MINUTES TO EVACUATE THE PREMISE AND
FREE
 EVERYONE!

__________________PAGE 8___________________
- [TWENTY-FOUR YEARS LATER. 2020.]
- [IN THE REAL WORLD SHE'S CALLED NIKKI DOYLE.]
- [IN THE REAL WORLD SHE'S A VIRTUAL REALITY JUNKIE ON
NYPD'S DETECTIVE
 TROUT'S ORDERS]
- [PRISON WAS THE ALTERNATIVE. AND NO MORE V.R.]
- [BUT THIS IS V.R. AND HERE SHE IS THE BEST...]
- [...HERE SHE IS NIKKY DOYLE!]

___________________PAGE 9___________________
- IT'S TOO EASY! COME ON, LIDDEL....DO YOUR BEST!
- AS YOU WANT, NIKKI...
- HAVE FUN.
- [SHE IS THE BEST BECAUSE SHE IS SPECIAL.]
- [SHE CAN SINCHRONYZE WITH THE GAME'S SOFTWARE AND CHANGE
IT.]
- [IN OTHER WORLDS...SHE CHEATS!]
- OK, LIDDEL, I'M COMING OUT.
- WHAT A...

_________________PAGE 10___________________
- ...TRIP!
- TELL ME, NIKKI... NOW THAT WE HAVE FINISHED. WHY DON'T
YOU COME OUT
 FOR A DRINK?
- BECAUSE YOU ARE TOO YOUNG, Crumb
- OK, YOU TWO... MOVE.
- THERE'S WORK TO DO. AN ILLEGAL V.R. GAME ON THE UPPER EST
SIDE.
- BUT, DETECTIVE TROUT, IN A PLACE THAT CHIC I'LL NEED A
NEW WARDROBE.
- STOP IT, DOYLE, AND MOVE. THEY ARE WAITING FOR YOU.

_______________PAGE 11___________________
- YOU'LL BE HAPPY, NIKKI. AT LEAST HERE YOU WON'T BETRAY
YOUR OLD
 COMPANIONS
- YOU ARE SO SWEET, TROUT
- I DIDN'T KNOW THAT HERE TREES WOULD GROW
- WITH MONEY, NIKKI, YOU CAN DO EVERYTHING...
- THIS PLACE BELONGS TO MAKLIN, THE INDUSTRIALIST. I BET
HIS
 INDUSTRIES ARE LESS RELAXING
- I DON'T BELIEVE IT!
- YEAH, NOT EVEN WE HAVE STUFF THIS SOPHISICATED
- I WASN'T SAYING THAT. THESE IDIOTS USE THAT FOR A FANTASY
GAME!

_____________________PAGE 12_____________________
- OK, NIKKI... HERE WE GO. I'LL FOLLOW YOU ON THE SCREEN.
AT THE
 SLIGHTEST TROUBLE... I'LL SEND THE PRINCE CHARMING TO SAVE
YOU
- TRY TO DO IT... AND YOU'LL SEE!
- WHAT...
- ...A TRIP
- NIKKI, BEHIND YOU
- THAT WAS NEAR, Crumb
- DUTY, NIKKI...I DON'T WANT YOU TO BECAME DOG'S FEED!

__________________PAGE 13__________________
- UH?
- YOUR WEAPONS ARE POWERFUL, STRANGER. WILL YOU JOIN US ON
OUR QUEST?
- I'M SORRY? (or I BEG YOUR PARDON?)

________________PAGE 14_________________
- WOAH! WHEN I BECAME A WEREWOLF, I THOUGHT I ...
- OK, FIDO... YOU ARE UNDER ARREST!
- DETECTIVE TROUT.. BASE HELICOPTER HERE. HAVE A LOOK AT
THE SKY.
 SOMETHING STRANGE IS HAPPENING.

______________PAGE 15___________________
- YOU ARE NO FUN AT ALL, DUDE!
- MAKE NO ACCOUNT OF HIM. YOU KNOW, HE LIKES TO TALK
WEIRDLY.
- I'M STELLA. BUT YOU CAN CALL ME ...
- STABLE? (this is an Italian game with words because
Stella is the Italian word for "Star" but is very similar
to "stalla"="stable"
- LISTEN WELL! THIS GAME IS ILLEGAL. YOU HAVE TO EXIT THIS
REALITY!
- LORD MAKLIN, IT'S CLEAR THAT THIS FEMALE'S PURPOSE IS TO
KIDNAP US.
- LET'S LEAVE HER HERE... AND GO ON WITH BALTINE'S TREASURE
RESEARCH.
- WILL YOU LISTEN TO ME?!
- THE GAME WILL KILL YOU... AND IF YOU DIE HERE YOU'LL DIE
IN REALITY TOO!

_______________PAGE 16____________________
- IT'S AS YOU SUSPECTED, YOLANDA
- CHARLES... YOUR MAGIC
- YES, MY LORD
- SLIM SHALA BINE!
- STUPID, ARROGANT, SONS OF ...
- FERMEZ LA BOUCHE (French for "stop your mouth"
- UNH MMMPH
- DEMONS NEARING, MY COMPANIONS!

_____________PAGE 17________________
- WHAT.... THE INFAMOUS PROGENY!
- [AND WHILE THE R.V. GAMERS ENGAGE THE BATTLE, NIKKY
DOYLE
 CONCENTRATES, SINCHRONYZING HERSELF WITH THE PROGRAM AND
...]

______________PAGE 18______________
- FREE!
- THEY FINALLY NOTICED ME!
- ONE TO ZERO FOR TECHNOLOGY.
- AND THOSE FOOLS, WHERE ARE THEY?

_____________PAGE 19______________
- Crumb, DO YOU HEAR ME?
- LOUD AND CLEAR. LISTEN... SOMETHING IS HAPPENING HERE.
TROUT WANTS
 YOU OUT, NOW!
- TELL HIM I CAN'T WAIT... BUT FIRST I HAVE TO DEAL WITH
THESE FOOLS
- I'LL FOLLOW THEM INTO THE CASTLE. LATER.
- RUN! SAVE YOURSELF! (or RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!)
- YOU ARE KIDDING, RIGHT?

_____________PAGE 20______________
- COOL!
- UHU?!
- AND THE OTHERS?
- IN THE MAIN HALL... I THINK
- THESE ENEMIES DON'T DESERVE OUR EFFORTS!
- THIS MEANS THEY WILL CUT YOU TO PIECES.

_____________PAGE 21______________
- YOU?!
- DON'T LOOK AT ME, IDIOT. LOOK...
- ...AT HIM
- UNH!
- EHI! WHAT DO YOU WANT?

______________PAGE 22_________________
- IT'S STILL BREATHING
- THEN I'LL KILL IT ... PERHAPS IT'S ANOTHER SHAPECHANGER.
LIKE TONY,
 THE WEREWOLF.
- WHAT?! NO!
- ARE YOU SAYING THAT THE WEREWOLF WAS A GAMER?
- SURE. THIS MAGIC REALM CAN CHANGE US INTO HUMAN WONDERS
- LIDDEL...HAS BY ANY CHANCE A gamer CALLED TONY RETURNED?
- YES, NIKKI. AND HE'S FINE... BUT HERE THINGS GO BAD. YOU
HAVE TO
 "CRACKLE" RETU... "CRACKLE"
- Crumb?! HELLO?
- WHAT...?!

________________PAGE 23_________________
- COME OUT, NIKKI!
- LOOK, TROUT!
- IT'S A FOLLY! YOU CAN SEE EVERYTHING APART FROM THAT KIND
OF BIG GOAT. ACCORDING
 TO THE COMPUTER IT DOESN'T EXIST.
- TAKE OUT NIKKY DOYLE!
- I'M TRYING IT. BUT WE HAVE LOST THE AUDIO!
- COME ON NIKKI! WAKE UP!
- IT'S USELESS... SHE CANNOT...
- ...HEAR YOU
- WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ENERGY?

______________PAGE 24___________________
- OH, NO! LOOK!
- QUICK, THE EXTINGUISHERS!
- TROUT!
- THEY HAVE VANISHED!
- WHAT DO YOU MEAN?
- THEY ARE NOT THERE ANYMORE... THEY HAVE VANISHED!
- WHERE HAVE THEY GONE? TO ANOTHER GAME? OR PERHAPS TO THE
NET?
- NO. THIS IS A CLOSED SYSTEM.
- THEY ARE DEAD!

____________PAGE 26__________
CHAPTER TWO
A LOST KINGDOM

____________PAGE 27__________
- [SCOTLAND. 1996]
- [DARK ANGEL IS SAVING A STRANGE BEING EMERSED FROM THE
EXPLOSION]
- [THE BUILDING WAS A RESEARCH CENTER FOR THE EVIL
MYS-TECH, WHOSE
 EXPERIMENTS HAVE CREATED OPENINGS IN THE SPACE-TIME
CONTINUUM]
- [OPENINGS MARKED BY STRANGE CLOUDS]
- [HOLES THROUGH WHICH THIS BEING HAS COME TO EARTH]

____________PAGE 28______________
- [SHORTLY LATER, IN DARK ANGEL'S BASE...]
- [...VERTICALLY ON A NORTH SEA'S INACCESSIBLE CLIFF...]
- [...THE TWO OF THEM TRY TO COMMUNICATE]
- "REALLY, MY LADY, THIS WORLD OF YOURS IS INCREDIBLE!"
- "DO YOU KNOW HOW YOU'VE GOT HERE?"
- "BY MAGIC, BUT ITS ORIGIN IS UNKNOWN TO ME."
- "MY NAME IS DONAL BAN. PRINCE OF GUILDERN..."

___________PAGE 29______________
- ["MY FATHER, THE KING, WAS MURDERED."]
- ["HIS MOST TRUSTED COUNSELOR, MENDES, FOUND THE BODY AND
SWEARED JUSTICE."]
- ["HE DIDN'T HAVE TO SEARCH FOR LONG."]
- ["HE FOUND THEM BEHIND A TAPESTRY..."]
- ["A DAGGER IN THEIR BLOODY HANDS."]

____________PAGE 30____________
- ["MAD WITH GRIEF..."]
- ["...HE AVENGED MY FATHER DEATH."]
- ["ONLY AFTER DID HE ASK FOR THEIR NAMES."]
- ["FEREN, OUR NANNY, RAN TO ME AND MY BROTHER, TRISTUM.
SHE'S ONLY A GYP AND SHE CANNOT SPEAK WITH HER MIND."]
- MY LORD, MY CHILDREN, HIDE! THEY WANT TO KILL YOU!
- "WHO, FEREN? WHO WANT TO KILL US?"

___________PAGE 31_____________
- MENDES AND THE OTHERS...THEY KILLED MY BROTHERS!
- "WHY? CALM DOWN, FEREN, AND TELL US."
- OH, MY LORD. YOUR FATHER IS DEAD. THEY SAY THAT IT WAS MY
 BROTHERS...BUT IT'S NOT TRUE!
- "OUR FATHER IS DEAD?"
- THEY SAY THAT WE PLOTTED TOGETHER, RECRUITING MY
BROTHERS.
- THEY FOUND THEM WITH DAGGERS IN THEIR HANDS...BUT IT WAS
OTHERS WHO PLACED THOSE.
- "IS IT THEM?"
- YOU HAVE TO RUN! HURRY, FROM THE BALCONY...
- "WE ARE PRINCES OF THE BLOOD... WE WON'T RUN! WE'LL PROVE
OUR INNOCENCE!"

_________PAGE 32______________
- LISTEN TO ME CAREFULLY. THEY WON'T LET YOU PROVE
ANYTHING...
- AND YOUR BLOOD WILL REDDEN THE FLOOR.
- "BUT IF WE RUN AWAY, IT WILL BE THE PROOF OF OUR GUILT."
- I'LL FIND THE TRUE GUILTY ONE... TRUST ME!
- GO, MY LORDS! HURRY!
- "TAKE DOWN THE TRAITORS!"

___________PAGE 33___________
- "WE SHOULD HAVE STAYED, TRISTUM."
- "FEREN IS RIGHT. OUR ONLY HOPE IS TO COME BACK WITH OUR
OWN FORCES."
- "WHY AREN'T THEY FOLLOWING US?"
- "LOOK. THAT'S WHY."

____________PAGE 34___________
- "TRISTUM!"
- "SO, I HAVE TO RETURN YOU TO YOUR WORLD AND YOUR
KINGDOM."
- "CAN YOU DO THAT?"
- "TRUST ME...I HAVE GREAT POWER."
- "BUT I FEEL THAT THE DISTURBANCE HAS CREATED MORE THAN
ONE OPENING."
- "YES...THERE ARE OTHER ONES!"

______________PAGE 35___________
- [ELSEWHERE]
- [NEW YORK, 2020]
- [DETECTIVE TROUT IS IN TROUBLE]
- OKAY, GUYS. NO ELICOPTER.
- [THAY HAD TO FOIL AN ILLEGAL V.R. GAME. A GAME WHICH
COULD CAUSE THE DEATH OF ITS gamerS IF INTERRUPTED.]
- [WEARING HELMET AND GLOVES, NIKKY DOYLE HAS FOLLOWED
THEM. BECAUSE SHE IS THE BEST.]

______________PAGE 36____________
- [BUT IT COULD BE NOT ENOUGH.]
- SO, LIDDEL, WHERE HAVE THEY GONE?
- I DON'T KNOW, TROUT.
- YOU ARE STILL SAYING THAT THE SISTEM IS CLOSED?
- YES. NO RISK OF ... WAIT A MOMENT!
- I WAS CERTAIN NOONE WOULD HAVE PUT A FANTASY GAME ON THE
NET.
- [ON "Crumb"'S SCREEN, A VIRTUAL IMAGE IS FORMED.]
- A VERY FEW PERSONS WOULD ADMIT TO PLAY STUFF LIKE THIS.
- EVEN SO, THEY ARE THERE! IN THE FIBRATE.
- IN WHAT?
- THE COMMUNICATIONS' SUPPORT'S OPTICAL FIBRES' WORLD
SYSTEM... THE WEB, PHISICALLY.
- I'LL FOLLOW NIKKI!

______________PAGE 37___________
- STOP, LIDDEL. WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
- CONNECTING MYSELF, TROUT.
- LOOK AT THE SCREEN.
- THE FIRE HAS MADE THE ENERGY TO FAIL... THE GAME IS
TURNED OFF!
- SHE'S DONE FOR, LIDDEL.... DONE FOR
- SHE'S IN A COMA... AS ARE THE OTHERS.
- WHAT A JOURNEYYY...
- THEN WHY ARE THEY MOVING? WHY ARE THEY STILL REACTING TO
THE GAME?
- WHERE DO THEY THINK THEY ARE?

___________PAGE 38____________
- [VIRTUAL REALITY]
- WHAT...
- A JOURNEY.
- PROBLEMS, MY LADY?
- I THINK SO, MAKLIN. I THINK IT'S THE RIGHT TIME FOR THE
PASSWORD...TO RETURN TO THE REALITY.

___________PAGE 39____________
- REALLY, I THINK YOU WERE SENT BY THE LORD OF THE GAME, MY
LADY.
- TO TEST US!
- LISTEN TO ME VERY WELL, IDIOT. I'M HERE TO SAVE YOU...
AND I WILL!
- TELL ME THAT PASSWORD!
- GENTLEMEN, WE ARE IN TROUBLE!
- EXCELSIOR!
- EXCELSIOR!
- EXCELSIOR!
- EXCELSIOR!
- EXCELSIOR!

____________PAGE 40___________
- [ON THIS BRILLIANT INSIGHT BY NIKKI, LET'S GO BACK TO
TRISTUM...WHO JUST RECOVERED]
- "WHO ARE YOU, THAT ARE SPEAKING? TO WHICH LESSER ORDER DO
YOU BELONG?"
- "ARE YOU PERHAPS AN AGENT OF MENDES?"
- WHO IS MENDES?
- STAND ASIDE, FEMALE. THIS DEMON IS MINE.
- WE HAVE UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

___________PAGE 41____________
- "ENOUGH, WARRIOR! I DON'T WISH TO KILL A VALIANT MAN."
- I NEED MEN LIKE YOU!

__________PAGE 42____________
- NOBLE PRINCE... IF YOUR CAUSE IS RIGHT, MY ALLIES ARE AT
YOUR DISPOSAL.
- "THEY ACCUSE ME OF HAVING KILLED MY FATHER. LORD MENDES,
THE REGENT, ORDERED MY DEATH."
- ONE MOMENT!
- HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN THAT THIS IS A GAME? AND THAT IF YOU
ARE KILLED...YOU'LL DIE FOR REAL.
- WE HAVE TO GET OUT OF HERE!

__________PAGE 43____________
- IF WHAT YOU SAY IS TRUE, AND GOING BACK IS NOT
POSSIBLE...
- ...SCREAMING WON'T HELP US.
- TO BE ABLE TO GO BACK WE HAVE TO RETURN THE THRONE TO THE
PRINCE... IT'S PART OF
 THE GAME.
- IF I'M WRONG.. YOU'LL BE OUR "SAVIOUR".
- THE WALLS! WHY ARE THEY VANISHING?
- DON'T BE AFRAID, STELLA...I'LL UNDO THIS SPELL!

__________PAGE 44____________
- ABRIM AL MAGE...OH!
- THEY AREN'T INVISIBLE...THEY DON'T EXIST!
- AND THE CASTLE, TOO...LET'S GET OUT OF HERE!
- I IMAGINE YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE WE ARE.
- "TRUE...I DON'T RECOGNIZE THIS PLACE."
- AND NOW?
- WE HAVE ALREADY EXPLORED THE PETRIFIED FOREST. NOW WE GO
SOUTH.

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- [HOURS LATER]
- DO YOU RECOGNIZE THE PLACE, TRISTUM?
- "NO."
- THEN WHY ARE WE CLIMBING THIS FACE AND WHY AREN'T YOU
FLYING?
- "WHEN YOU HIT ME, YOU DAMAGED MY WING."
- SORRY...
- WHAT STRANGE CLOUDS...
- "THE SAME I ENCOUNTERED WITH MY BROTHER!"

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- [GUILDERN'S KINGDOM]
- WOW, WHAT A BLOW!
- DOES ANYONE HAVE AN IDEA WHERE ...
- ...WE ARE?

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- IT'S USELESS! THEY ARE TOO MANY!
- HELP!
- YOLANDA! I WILL...
- ...YOLANDA...

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- "YOU ARE MINE, PRINCE ... WITH ALL YOUR ACCOMPLICES."
- "THEY ARE STRANGERS, MENDES..."
- "SILENCE! THEY'LL BE QUESTIONED ALONG WITH YOU!"
- USUALLY, WHAT DOES "QUESTIONED" MEANS IN THESE GAMES?
- THAT BEFORE THEY KILL US THEY'LL TORTURE US.

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Third Chapter: In Other Worlds

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[Hall of Guildern's reign throne]
[The new king mage, Mendes, discuss about prisoners with
his wife Isis.]
[Together, they engineered the conquer of the throne,
killing the old king.]
[As everyone who belongs to their race, they communicate
telepathically.]
- "Why didn't you kill them?"
- "Because they're not from this world. They could know
where Prince Donal Ban hides."
- "So, kill Prince Tristum. Alive, he's a threat."

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- "Beware, Isis. I killed the King, and I have taken the
crown..."
- "... to satisfy your ambition!"
- "... but now Mendes is the mage king and Tristum will
live until I want to!"
- "Bark as long as you want, Mendes! Without me, you're
nothing!"
- "We'll see!"
- "Ah, Lady Imacolata, at last!"
- "It's the hour of walk, Milord."
- "You should do something for your balance, Isis."
- "Come Imacolata. I'll show you the gardens."
- "For you I'm "Your Highness", Imacolata."
- "Beware, my lord, you won't replace me with that
courtesan!"

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[Miles away...]
[Through an opening Prince Donal Ban and Dark Angel reaches
from the Earth of 1996.]
- "Here's the castle."
- "I'm too much weak to fly... we shall go by feet.
Moreover, it will be easier to pass unnoticed."
- "Ok, let's go get your throne back!"
- "Wait! The throne isn't mine. The legitimate heir is my
brother Tristum... if he's still alive."
- "So we'll search for your brother."
- "Moreover... I've seen your great power. The people of my
castle, thinking I'm a traitor, will attack us, but they're
innocent for my father's death..."
- "... I beg you to spare them."
- "I understand, Donal Ban. I really appreciate that you
worry for your people."

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[The Palace gardens]
[Nikki Doyle, the best Virtual Reality gamer of 2020 New
York, has been sent to retrieve some fantasy game
gamer...]
[... who didn't want to be saved, thinking that she was
part of the game too.]
[They ignored that in 1996 the experiments of evil
Mys-Tech...]
[... had opened in the space-time continuum some gaps
between 2020 New York, the Virtual reality, 1996 Scotland
and this reign.]
[This is NOT Virtual Reality. And this is NOT a game.]
- "Mmm... the traitor Prince Tristum has chosen his allies
well."
- "It seems like I must opt for extreme measures."

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- "You're dressed unlike the others. Why?"
- "I've got good taste."
- "A funny maid, Tristum. Are they mercenaries or followers
of your traitous cause?"

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- I am no a traitor!
- You hanged up with them for too much time. You lost your
mind.
- Confess towards the people and I'll kill you swiftly.
- I'm innocent!
- I see.
- What's your name?
- Go to hell.

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- Will anyone tell me her name of should I torture you?
- Nikky Doyle.
- Coward!
- Leave me in peace, you silly gorilla!
- She's got a point, you're a brute.
- Guards, untie him.
- And now, prince Tristum, will you save his life by
admitting your guilt?
- Tell him, Tristum, if he'll die here he'll die in reality
as well!

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- I am prince Tristum, legitimate heir to Guildern's
throne. I haven't killed my father!
- Wrong answer.
- What the hell is happening?
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[New York, 2020]
[The penthouse in wich Nikky Doyle and the gamers are
linked to a Virtual Reality machine]
[Under them, a fire is raging. Upon them, a storm prevents
the helicopters from relieving them.]
- Where's the head?
- It's still in the helmet, boss.
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- Okay, Liddel, you're the expert of virtual games. How can
somebody "self-decapitate" himself?
- It doesn't make sense, Trout...
- The game is off, the gamers are in a coma but it's as
their minds were keep playing.
- This would explain the spontaneous wounds of this guy.
- You wanna say that in their subconscious they're dreaming
of playing?
- Something like this, and they could even share the same
dream!
- And what does it need to wake'em up? A sorcerer?
#Here rescue team!#
- About time, guys! Nice to hear from you!
- Where are you? How are you doing?

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- We're on the south building and it's bad... really bad!
- We'll try to harpoon to the wall and to pull you out from
there!
- Fire!
- Open that window! When the cage is here, the closest go
first!

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- Sir, there's all the time to carry us and the gamers
before the fire...
- You say so, Savalas.
- We could not make a second trip.
- You'll go first, with one of the gamers.
- Thanx... I mean, yessir!
- Hold her still! Don't let her unbalance!

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- It was kind of you...
- His father was a cop and obliged him to follow his road.
- He wanted to be an architect.
- Hold on, friend... you're nearly arrived.
- Thanx, Lord... thanx!
- Damn.

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- Caso... help...
- What's happening?
- What kind of creature are you? Where do you come from?
- If you think I'll tell you...
- You're brave, Nikki Doyle. And you're a prideful spirit.
But you'll speak...
- Bring the bees!

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- No! Mendes! My father outlawed them!
- A law I re-established. You will subdue to their
persuasion as well.
- These collars emit a sound which will attract the bees.
- It will slowly change, until they are furious!
#FREE THE BEES#
- Standing still, you'll live longer. We'll see again in an
hour. Meanwhile, I'll experiment something else on your
friends.

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[The castle's dungeon.]
- "What will we do when we'll have them defeat, Donal Ban?"
- "One minute and I'm with you, Dark Angel!"

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- "First thing to do is to find Feren, my wetnurse."
- Prince Donal Ban...
- ... are you?
- Feren?
- Dark Angel, the door!
- Is it safe, out there?
- Yes, Feren. I present you Dark Angel... a friend.
- Your brother Tristum is in the park, Prince.

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[In the park...]
- By the gods... the bees!
- He's done... done!
- Maybe I can help him! Donal, guard my body!
[Dark Angel's astral form leave her body...]
[... and, focusing, get in contact with the conscience of
the swarm.]
[Indeed, the bees share a collective mind!]

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[Dark Angel feels hatred and anger in them. Tries to calm
them down.]
[They hear her. Listen to her.]
[Dark Angel asks them to leave. Out of the palace they'll
be free.]
[The bees accept.]
- "Who's that girl, Tristum?"
- "A friend. She's called Nikki Doyle. She came from a
Virtual Reality."

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- We have to talk. How did you arrive here?
- Later... Mendes keeps other people imprisoned. Who send
you? Trout?
- The prisoners fled!
- Now let's dance!

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- I just don't like your boss!
- It's not the way to handle a lady!
- Do you come from Earth, too?
- New York, 2020... going through the Virtual Reality. And
you? Are you a gamer as well?

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- No. I come from Scotland... 1996.
- Sorry?
- The space-time continuum has been disturbed and has been
opened portals in different places.
- Traduction?
- "Excellent!"
- You can reach different times and worlds!
- Why should I be content of a single world when it is
possible to conquer many of them?

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CHAPTER FOUR
Into The Jaws Of The Enemy

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[ The kitchen of Guildern'reign's real castle]
[ Dark Angel, Nikki Doyle and two Virtual Reality gamers,
Maklin and Stella, are having a conversation with princes
Donal Ban and Tristum. ]
- I still don't understand. If our bodies are in New York
in 2020...
- ... How could we be in a solid state here?
- Nothing in the universe is "solid"...
- The subatomic particles that forms the atoms are pure
energy. Buddhists call it "Chi"... Vital Strenght.
- Our bodies are manifestation of the Vital Strenght,
through the conscience.
- It's as you were an ice block. Coldness preserves your
shape but you're truly made of water.
- Really? Well, those guards wants to warm up our backside!
 
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- I still don't understand. I don't feel cold.
- Really? It's strange, with that costume!
- "Soldiers of Guildern, we wish no harm!"
- "We are not our father's killers. The usurper Mendes lied
to you!"
- "Dark Angel, we must defeat them peacefully!"
 
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[ Dark Angel focuses, evoking a powerful Solar Wind ]
[ The objects around her rises themselves and... ]

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- I bet you're a flash at doing the dishes!
- We must hurry. The space-time gate that brought you here
along with your friends, Maklin and Stella...
- These fantasy dumbs ain't my "friends".
- I should have ended an illegal Virtual Game. They
resisted and now three of them are dead.
- They are idiots.
- Moreover, it wouldn't be bad if you explain us how those
gates opened up.
- Mys-tech conducted experiments on the mystic powers of
the sound.
- They tortured innocents, using their shrieks as a weapon.
- A weapon that created gates in all the universe, drawing
prince Donal Ban in my world.
- But I thwarted those experiments and the gates are
closing.

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[ Hall of the throne. The usurper Mendes observes Dark
Angel and Nikki Doyle. ]
- You wanna say we're imprisoned here?
- The gates could be opened again!
- "And they will".
- "Are you mad, Mendes? You do not comprehend those
forces... you don't know what you could conjure up!"
- "I only know that you're trying to hampering me, Queen
Isis!"
- "That's enough, now"!
- "Consider yourself dethroned."
- "Guards, take away the former queen and call Lady
Imacolata."
- "Tell her to reach me in the torture chamber."
 
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[ New york, 2020. Inside this hell are the bodies of Nikki
Doyle, Maklin and Stella. ]
[ But Trout, Nikki's boss, and the young computer genius,
Liddel are trapped in as well.]
- Sir, look out! The storm is vanishing!
- I see, Sonny.
- Lower the Helicopters!
- Pilot to command. Impossible to land. The roof is
instable.
- Close in with the ropes!

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[ Inside the building... ]
- Liddel, are they still alive?
- Stella, Maklin and Nikki are... but not for so long.
- Things are getting worse... we should let her here!
- Go to hell, Trout!

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- Nikki? Trout?
- I didn't want... myself to go... to hell...
- Go away, damn!
- ... You don't want me.
- ... you want Trout.

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[ Torture Chamber ]
[ Mendes's experiments with prisoners' screams have had
immediate results! ]
- "Imacolata!"

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- Nikki, you will escort Stella and Maklin.
- Why should I play the wetnurse?
- My Lady, I'd be more than thankful if you would accept to
protect these "dumbs".
- And if, once the monster is defeat, you would accept to
visit the castle in my company... ?
- Uh, there... Okay.
- Cheeky!
- I think he's nice!
- Oh, shut up, Stella.
- "Come on brother. We must defeat the monster befor he
destroy the castle!"

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- "What happens, Donal Ban? Has Dark Angel gone mad? She's
hitting our subjects."
- "Dark Angel!"
- Donal Ban! No! Don't shoot!

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"- Dark Angel, traitor..."
- No, you don't understand!
- "Donal Ban!"
[ Dark Angel telepathically investigates the creature's
mind. ]

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- What a surprise! Mendes! You don't like your little pet?
Were you going to take the crown jewel away before fleeing?
- Well... take this!
- Have no fear, Nikki, I'll protect you!
- On guard, scoundrel! Feel the bite of my steel!

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- Go, Maklin!
- Unh!
- Surrender and I'll ask the princess to spare your life.
- You fight well. And with honor. Unfortunately...
- ... I don't!

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- Oh Maklin... you dumb...
- And now, sweetheart... you'll come with me!
- Let's see if a good snack subsides the creature.
- Wonderful! Now we have a maid in danger too.
- Nikki?
- Uhu?
- Crumb? How did you came here?
- Did you came to save me?
- I don't know. I should be dead... there was a fire and...
- What are you talking about? Where do you...
- Hey! You're vanishing. Come back!
- Liddel! And me? How is my body?

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- Nikki?
- Quiet, Liddel. I'm trying to sleep.
- One moment, lad... you can't walk.
- Where's Nikki?
- Miss Doyle isn't here... and now come back to...
- Don't worry. I'll return him to you!
- But neither you can get up...
- Miss, I said I'll return him to you!

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- Oh, no-o-o-o! They must link them to a R.V. game or
they'll never come back!
- What do you want to say, Liddel?
- She's out there, somewhere in the net. I saw her.
- You were dreaming...
- When I woke up, I ordered to search through the net...
- ... And she wasn't there.
- Let me try, I know I saw her... I know!
- If you just insist...
- I imagine that the only way to keep you in bed is one
unit and one keyboard...
- No, I'll need a V.R. kit.
- Anything you want, as long as you let me sleep!

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[ Guildern's Torture Hall ]
[ With her stunning powers, Dark Angel speaks to the whole
castle. ]
- "Listen to me, Guildern's soldiers. This creature is not
the enemy."
- "Mendes's merciless spells led her here against her
will..."
- "Soldiers, I, Tristum, am the legitimate heir to the
throne. The usurper Mendes is the assassin of my father...
- ... and will destroy the kingdom."
- "Will you accept me as your king?"
- "YES!"

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- "Damn you, Tristum! you won't live enough to have the
crown!"
- "Let the girl go, Mendes."
- "Why? I know you won't exchange her with the kingdom...
but you won't hit her just to have me."
- "Farewell!"
- "... urk"
- Hey! I defated the villain!
- To think I was beginning to feel useless!
- Oh, Nikki, you're marvelous!
- Ehm... thanx!
[ The Throne Hall ]
- We must go, His Majesty. The creature, Nikki and stella
will come back to their respective dimens...
- One moment, Dark Angel!

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- I learned our bodies could be damaged... beyond all
remedies.
- We must return to the V. R. of the net!
- What if your bodies ARE damaged?
- Then we could chose to come back here.
- See ya, people.
- Farewell, "Yours" Majesty.
- Hey Nikki, and if we explain them what's Democracy?
- At last, if we god rid of the king, maybe they...
- Shut up, Stella.
- ... they're waiting for us!

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- Hi Crumb... is everything ok at home? I mean, our
bodies... ?
- They're fine, Nikki.
- What...
- ... a yourney.
- Excelsior!
- How's my girlfriend?
- I alreay told you...
- Well, that...
- ... I was joking, Crumb!
 
# The end #