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The Justice Alliance: Raven City (Chapter 1)

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Raven City is a dark, damp, evil place. Its towers rise to the highest mountain peaks, with the floors only just starting. 434 floors there are… those monstrous towers. Raven City is not a nice place to be, all dark and mysterious. Ravens fly high above the sky, taking no interest in the world around them, only looking down, acting as security cameras. The ravens are the scariest thing in the city, with blood-shot eyes that never seem to leave your gaze. They are the security cameras of the ‘town of the dreaded’, always looking down at the twisting maze that is Raven City, full of dead plants and menacing creatures.

Raven City is occupied by the most arrogant and the most lethal creatures in the lands. Worse even than the Cleptous in Juenticiana, who have long, sharp and menacing claws. Usually, Raven City and its people are held at bay, by another force. This force knows about Raven City’s creatures, the twisted figures of the Ravens. These creatures wear long, black coats that lie beneath the shoulders while tumbling towards the knees. They have skulls for heads, with a hood covering the revolting head. Their fingers and legs would pierce glass, and the arms and legs are made of nothing but solid titanium. This is what they use whilst attacking, bashing the metal into their opponents flesh.

The twin city of Raven City is otherwise known as Lampus, home of the heroes. These gods and heroes are the other force, knowing all about the creatures of Raven City. They make Lampus their place of origin, and their most noble home. These heroes have the greatest of abilities, from the ability to fly all the way shooting molten lava from their

fingertips. There were multiple heroes, and always growing in population. It’s a complicated procedure, how a hero is gifted with their powers. For starters, a hero is chosen by the God of Destiny. He is over 40 million years old, and he was the one who created the universe.

“My Lord” they would say, “we have come to be chosen”.

“Of course,” the God of Destiny would say, “but there are a few tests that you must overcome in order to be given your gifts. These tests will show  your true emotions, and will let me decide your fate.”. And with that he pulled out a small, metal compass, This is the Happening Compass, the decider of destiny and fate. The God of Destiny threw it into the air. A beam of blinding, white light burst out of the compass, blinding and blocking everything in sight. The soon to be heroes didn’t even blink. This shows signs of the supervision power. “The first test is over, you have been awarded the super-vision power. These tests are to see what powers you have been given from birth. You have been gifted with a few powers, a certain number that we are going to discover today. It appears that you all have the supervision power, this gives you the ability to not be blinded and the ability to zoom in on objects”.

Once more, the God of Destiny thought, before trying out the second test. “The ability of superhuman strength, an important skill. Not necessarily needed all the time, but always helpful.”

“My Lord,” said the hero Vansha, “am I right by saying that we may not be blessed with every power?”

“You would be correct, young one. For only one hero in existence has been gifted with every power. Ability man he was. He spent his entire life fighting for justice, he still does.” said the God of Destiny said, all the while rummaging through a large pot. He pulled out a block of steel. He threw it at the hero Vansha, who was flown back at the impact of the block. He picked it up again, this time aiming for the hero Peamo. Hero Peamo batted it away from his body. This clearly meant that the hero Peamo had been awarded the strength power.

This went on for the rest of the day, as there was a twisting list of possible powers. Peamo was eventually awarded the following powers: Supervision, superhuman strength, flight, time travelling and the translation power. Hero Vansha however, was awarded the powers: supervision, natural disaster power, the super speed power and the intelligence power. With these powers, they could become real, supernatural heroes.

The final test is decided with a device called the Justice clock.  “The Justice clock,” explained the God of Destiny, “is an element of truth, the decider of whether or not a hero- you two noble men- becomes a hero. You passed the power test, now for the second part. The Justice clock will decide whether or not you have the emotions, whether you have the courage to become a hero. If the Justice clock proves hat you only have one of these things, or none at all, then your powers will be stripped from you. If the Justice clock says otherwise, then you will keep possession of your powers, and become a real hero. If you are still a hero, I shall assign you with a city to protect.” He opened the Justice clock and a green light shone brightly out from beneath its lid. “The heart of Justice,” the heroes said in amazement. The God of Destiny didn’t reply, but nodded. A hologram appeared and scanned the heroes. It started off by scanning Peamo first, and it gave a loud, odd noise and then flashed green. It moved over to hero Vansha, but took longer than usual. Vansha was looking worriedly at the God of Destiny. The God of Destiny looked at Vansha suspiciously, all the while eyeing the Justice clock. Suddenly the clock flashed red. “A hero is rejected!” gasped the God of Destiny. But by the time the God of Destiny had had time to react, Vansha was running out of the room. The God of Destiny threw a little ball, made of crystal and emerald. This was the de-power device, used to strip a hero from his/her powers. Vansha opened a steel hatch and climbed in, running in energetically.

“I’m sorry, my son.” the God of Destiny said, as Vansha fell into darkness. In the Juenticianan language, Vansha, means “raven”.

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