Later, when Tundra was about to leave, he heard a yap at his back, causing him to turn. All the mirrors currently are blank, except for one.
"Granadia-I thought you had already left..." Tun blurted, walking back towards him.
"Actually...I got something to ask you." Gran muttered, looking on the ground while sitting cross legged in mid air. "Can you fulfill the promise that we made 11 years ago?"
"M-Me? How? My CL is only 1 since I just came here!" he gasped.
"No need to worry about that." Another voice appeared, causing Tun to turn backwards. N was there, smiling.
"Among the rest of the guys, mine's the easiest to be fulfilled, because I made it so. It might be a little hard getting Gran's trust rather than I am, because I believed in myself, that is you, Tundra." he added, grinning.
"N..." Tundra gasped. N then looked around before folding his arms.
"By the way, notice how the mirrors are arranged? It's actually telling us clues about the relic. This lake here is actually right on the center of Gaia, and we're arranged to poles." he explained. "As you can see, I'm sitting at the western pole while Granadia sat at the eastern. And your house currently is at the north, causing the old you to appear mostly rather than us. If you understand better, you know what I mean." he added.
"Does this mean-" Tun gasped. "The reflections that appeared from the mirrors actually tells me what relic is close to me?"
"Yes. And by the way. You need to fly up." N blurted. Flitting his blue wings as fast as he could, he floated up high enough and saw something interesting. Somehow far behind where the mirrors on the ponds were, the grasses and trees seemed to be varied in colors. Even the northern area is covered by snow.
"I see...different colored patches of grass and trees...and snow up north." Tun explained after landing.
"Notice where did you came from?" N pointed at his back, where Maikuru's castle, as white as ivory and looked like it's in a fairy tale was situated. "The poles here also represents the four season. I'm representing the Spring Equinox, and Gran represents Autumn Equinox. Dark is Summer Solstice, and the old you is Winter Solstice. And each of us now were granted four elements. Like me is Earth." he explained, before a small sapling popped from his hands. "Dark is Fire, Gran is Wind and the old you is Water."
"Ah-so each of you got a weakness and advantages..." Tundra muttered, wide eyed.
"Yesh. Also, we still had our old ringsets which may be very helpful for you. As you know me..." he showed his rings at his fingers, where all the ones at the left were attack rings and the right hand were conquered by healing rings.
"So you're a healer...what about the others?" Tundra asked.
"I'm more to balanced..." Gran showed his rings, where there are attacks, buffs and healing rings. "Dark might be more to a striker since he doesn't have any healing rings, only two buff rings. The old you is hard to explain, but since he can easily shift his Zodiac elements and changes rings easily, he's the most powerful from us four."
"But hey, you got your Celestial Brush, Granadia. Only you had it. Whilst for me...my special ability is the Harmonia, where I'll be able to heal while buffing my teammates with high-level regen and status increase, which is useful for starters. Tundra and his Zodiacal Chaos that causes massive elemental damage and it's an AoE, and Dark's ability of Blood-bending and summoning familiars from it..." N pouted.
"Well then..I guess I'll try finding your relic first, N. So...it's at the east eh..." he muttered, taking notes. Later when he was done, he still noticed Granadia isn't budging.
"I don't know I should trust you or not to get my relic since I've been contaminated..." he muttered. "A bloody killer using my body is kinda..."
"That's me long ago. Not the current..." Tun mumbled. "I regretted myself from all the days I have been doing mass murder..."
"As N says, each of us got different requirements. Though you can't see it from that device, you need to give that to someone you trusted the most. Most possibly...S-" Gran muttered, before Tundra interrupted.
"Starburst. Right? She's been our close friend and even waited for you. So I think she deserves this. And you know already we are one person, just different looks, that's all..." Tun squeaked. "B-but the problem is, she's kinda giving me the nasty shoulders, not to mention since the first day I came here..." he added, moaning.
"Blame the old you." The two reflections grunted, causing the mirror between Granadia and N to sparkle, revealing the old Tun, as annoyed as ever.
"Still taking bad at my back? Sheesh!" The reflection frowned, causing the two to turn and pretended to do nothing.
"Well, now you just need to hand her that when the time is good enough." he added, before the other two nodded.
"I wonder when though. Anyways, I think I should leave now. Kyurem's calling me." Tundra blurted, before the three disappeared, leaving Tundra's current reflection at the mirror. He took a last look at it before running back to where Neurmal was waiting.
"We had decided. We will follow you." the ice-covered dragon spoke, causing Tundra to became wide eyed.
"Huh-really? B-but you gonna follow me around with that look?" the latter spluttered, before the former glowed in white and somehow shriveled, forming a silhouette. The light then disappeared, revealing a red-haired person with four angelic wings and stuffed dragon hands.
"I won't be in Gaia if I cannot be one." He grinned. Later, Maikuru appeared at the arch, red faced.
"She left and I lost her." He mumbled, bowing.
"Don't worry. She'll be back soon. For now, Tundra, got any clues of the relics?" Neurmal asked.
"..." Granadia, in the Distortion World was sitting on a lone island covered with grass and small flowering shrubs stared at the floating crystal in front of him before stared at himself at the mirror, where he could see shards of Null Crystal that seemed to grow at his back, but it was hidden under the cape.
"Hey~" A loud merry voice bellowed at his back, causing the deity to jump. Behind him is a gigantic, long serpentine dragon with a human head, staring at him happily with it's sparking yellow eyes.
"R-Raziel? What is it?" Gran blurted, wide eyed.
"You always been this moody, and it's worse this time. Something gone bad?" Raziel asked, slithering in the air around him.
"Uh..." Gran muttered, before looking down. The dragon later stopped slithering and looked at the deity, sobbing on the ground.
"Oh my. I guess I kinda nailed it." Raz blurted, scratching his head. "Anything I can help with?" he added.
"Well I don't know Raz. I'm trapped in here, can't get out and these...crystal growing at me seemed to seep on the powers nearby, and even including myself. Sooner or later, I'll-"
"Disappear and turn into the crystal itself, I know. But the good thing you had a lot of spiritual power, hence you can stay on this long." The dragon muttered, slowly coiling the island. "But come on, you can't give up that early! Where's that enthusiasm and spirit of yours had gone like how you used to act like when trying to save your creator?"
"You know I got abandoned for like ten years before I noticed I turned into Tundra because he's been busy with real life..." Gran mumbled, swiping his forehead with his third hand, which is his scarf. Raziel later peeked at the growing Null Crystal at his back, before hummed.
"You know, there IS a way to prevent that from growing much more. Or who knows, you can recover back from being cursed to be a Null Crystal too." he nodded, before Gran turned at him.
"H-How?" He asked, wide eyed.
"Dad might know. He said if there's a curse, there's a cure. Not sure how, but he might tell ya about it bit by bit." he mumbled.
"Hmm...well I can see he's full of despair and sorrow around him." A rougher voice appeared, causing Raz to swivel a little to the left, revealing his older brother, Lance behind him.
"And look." They suddenly heard crackles, causing Gran to turn to his back and yelped. The crystal somehow had ripped the cape as it grew more longer like porcupine's quills.
"That crystal ate his negative emotions, so it grew faster with each negativity he emitted." Lance frowned. "So stop thinking negative!"
"Yeah, Gran! Well...if you turn more cheerful as usual, I bet the crystal won't grow in a faster rate!" Raz yapped. "If you believed the current you, I'm sure everything will go fine!" he added.
"Mmm...okay. I'll give it a shot. And that reminds me-" Gran gasped wide eyed. "Tomorrow's her birthday! And yet I don't know what to give her..." he added, grumbling.
"Well, look what are your friends doing." Lance spoke, before the trio looked forward. A shard of crystal seemed to view about Alice, Alastair, and Annabelle at Barton Town, relaxing at the square.
"So...the relic of N's is at the east...which is...at Durem?" Tundra muttered, looking at the map.
"But, hey, Tundra. You got any rings to protect yourself?" Maikuru asked, fixing his Slash ring. Stammering badly, the latter showed his fingers, where there's a single Guns Guns Guns ring at his left index finger and a Sugar Rush ring at the right index, causing the other two to fall in disbelief.
"WHAT?! YOU LOST YOUR POWERS, AND EVEN YOUR RINGS?!" Maikuru hollered, causing Neur to laugh nervously, patting the whimpering Tundra.
"No need to worry. I guess we had to start training him at the Village Greens. He's a newcomer, anyways." Neur suggested.
"Y-yeah. I got this ring from a jumping box at the station before I saw Leon being chased by a group of OMGs. But before I could shoot them, they suddenly chased me like wild dogs, so I quickly fled to Barton while being attacked..." Tundra mumbled.
"I guess he had a terrible aggro with that explanation...OMGs usually attack their victims and never left them, but you 'kited' them off..." Maikuru frowned.
"He had Chuck Norris's aggro..." Neur and Maikuru muttered at once, causing Tundra to make a sour face.
"Oh well, let's go to the Greens and let's see if you can try to get some rings there. Leon over there gives rings sometimes if you help him, kyu." Neurmal explained.
"Okay then, let's go. But be careful, stick together with us." Maikuru warned, causing the three to huddle and marched towards north. After few minutes walking, they reached the southern gate of Village Greens, before...
"HUWAAAAAAAAAAH!!" Tundra yelped as soon a red lawn mower flew past his head.
"Lawnsharks!!" Maikuru blurted, before the trio lowered their CLs to 1.7. "Good timing!" he added, pulling his greatsword (which is his Slash sword).
"Tundra, you keep attacking the Lawnsharks with the Guns, we'll cripple it down so you can kill it!" Neur instructed, before the two buffed the team with Keen Aye, Divinity and Healing Halo.
"O-okay!" Tundra stuttered, before fixing his ring. All of the sudden, the lawn mower glared right at Tundra, giving the evil eye.
"I got a bad feeling about this..." Maikuru frowned, before he heard tin clangs. "Lawn Gnomes and Flamingos too?!"
"No need to worry! We got this!" Neurmal spoke, before throwing Water Balloon at the Gnomes. The two fended the foes till they were pushed to the gate.
"Okay...that's it." Maikuru frowned, before taking a deep breath, unleashing RR4 Taunt. "HEY!! F*************K YOU!!" he screamed, before two hands appeared, being censored by something. This caused all the Animateds nearby them to go in rage, assaulting Maikuru instead which just activated his Turtle.
"Now!! Full Rage Attack!!" Neurmal ordered, before both Tundra and Neur unleashed RR4 Guns and Water Balloon, annihilating all the annis, except for one.
"Mother of faggots! This guy's a tough one!" Maikuru snapped, seeing the Lawnshark still there.
"Our attacks missed it!" Neurmal gasped. Suddenly the Lawnshark swiveled, and eyed Tundra.
"He's going to shave me!!" Tundra yelped. As soon the Lawnshark leapt, it was hit by Maikuru's Shark Attack that caught it from below, defeating it.
"Finally..." the trio knelt on the floor, panting heavily. Suddenly Tundra perked up, causing all of them to turn left.
"I FORGOT THE ONES AT THE SOUTH GOT HIGHER CLS COMPARED TO THE NORTHERN ONES!!" Maikuru yelped, as the three zoomed past the small windmill, up the hills, past the flamingo guards until they stopped nearby Leon at the station gates at northwest.
"Eh-you okay there?" Leon wide eyedly asked, looking at the three lying on the grass, busted up. Maikuru later brushed himself from flamingo feathers, before sitting up.
"You...have any tasks...for this guy here?" he gasped, lifting the half-dazed Tundra that had his hood fallen, causing Leon to gasp.
"T-T-T-THAT GUY!? HE'S THE MASTERMIND OF GAIA'S DESTRUCTION TWO YEARS AGO AND HE CAME BACK?!" Leon yelled, pointing at Tundra. After minutes explaining...
"So...he's just being possessed at that time...now he's starting from scratch eh. Well I do have some tasks, I think it fits you. Anyways thank you for kiting that OMGs days ago, it let me to escape away." Leon muttered, fixing his helmet. "You can try defeating five Flamingos and Gnomes nearby. I'll see if you're worthy for the next task." he added, nodding.
"Well these tasks are just easy for you Tundra. We'll be waiting at the sandpits if you need us." Neurmal spoke, before the two left.
"Okay then..." Tundra stuttered, before walking northwards.
"Is it okay to leave him alone?" Maikuru asked, after they reached the sandpits that were dominated by Sand Fluffs.
"Don't worry much. It's just the citizens I'm worried about. Seeing Leon's reaction, I'm not sure how the Barton people gonna react with him instead. Could be worse." Neur muttered, unleashing Dervish at the aggressive fluffs. "Besides, I bet this place can barely wound him, you can see that." he added, pointing upwards, where there's a tab listing the three's status, health and stamina. Tundra's stamina sometimes lowered down, before it rose up again, but his health points are still full.
"Alright then..." Maikuru muttered. All of the sudden he noticed Tundra's health were lowered drastically, and in the map at his GPA, he was away from dangerous Anni spawning maps before all of the sudden the strayed red dot moved south, causing him to gasp in bewilderment.
"Something's happened to him!!" he yelled, causing Neurmal's eyes to shift from red to white with yellow sclera.
"GET HIM!!" A random Gaian yelled, leading a mob of Gaian players. Tundra was running as fast as he could from the mobs, dodging the bullets and arrows.
"Kill him before he could plan another invasion!!" another one yelled. All of the sudden Tundra tripped at the ledge, causing him to fall into a group of Lawn Gnomes and Flamingos, startling the Annis.
"KILL HIM!!!" the Gaians leapt right at him, before-
"HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!" A loud roar echoed at their backs, throwing the Gaians away with a wave of cold breath. Some of the Animateds started to shiver in cold, causing Tundra to hug them, warming them up. Later the ground shook, revealing Neurmal in White Kyurem form.
"W-White Kyurem?!" One of them gasped. Neurmal was glaring at them, with his extensions at his shoulder was connected to his turbine tail, causing the place to radiate with intense heat and sheer cold.
"What makes you attack that innocent guy?! He didn't even attacked you!" he bellowed, baring his fangs.
"He's the one who almost killed us two years ago-"One of the Gaians stuttered, before Neurmal snapped.
"SILENCE!!" he let out another wave of sheer cold, freezing the surroundings. The Animateds and Tundra hugged each other tighter, shuddering.
"I'm currently in charge of watching him, so you people had no options to hurt him! Now LEAVE!!" he roared, causing all the Gaians to flee away using Fleet Foot. After they were far enough, the Kyurem exploded in flames, revealing Neurmal as a Gaian again.
"You okay Tundra?" Maikuru asked, checking at him. He was covered with frostbites, and his wounds at his body had froze.He's breathing out cold wisps of air from his mouth while stuttering, and his eyes even looks soul-less, deep rose colored with no sheen. The Animateds whimpered around him, snuggling tighter.
"Sir-you froze him down!!" Maikuru yelled, frowning. Later the two gathered firewoods before Maikuru's pet Flam lighted up the firewood, creating a bonfire, which slowly caused the hugging group to start shuddering and circled the fireplace.
"I forgot his weakness is ice." Neurmal grunted, scratching his head. The two looked where Tundra was curling with the Flamingoes, still shuddering.
"He looks in a terribly sorry state. I suggest him to move somewhere else other than in Barton where he's currently living now." Maikuru moaned, patting the shuddering ghoul.
"I'll move with him too so I can check up on him. Let him decide where to live." Neurmal nodded. Later, when Tundra had recovered, the two led him to his house, letting him rest.
"It's best if we move now. And what do you know. He already packed everything up." Maikuru blurted, seeing the neatly stacked boxes.
"Alright. Let's move out. Don't wake up the rest of the neighbors." Neurmal spoke, lifting a box.