D: BB walked into the dark room. "Hello? is there someone in here?"
"You won't be able to get her to talk. She's a scaredy-cat." Gray Raven told BB. Gray went to wait outside in the hallway.
"Its ok, Rae, you can come out. Its just me Beast Boy."
He could just make out the shape of Raven, huddled in the corner.
"No.. No.. stay back. You're just on of her tricks. You don't... you don't... scare me..."
"Rae, its really me, I'm not one of her tricks. Its ok." BB knelt down beside Brown Raven, as she huddled into herself and as far into the corner as she could. "I remember someone once telling me that fear was pointless. That I had nothing to fear as long as I had the power to fight it. To never give in to it."
"But she's too strong. She's just too powerful now. There's no way we can fight her."
"There's always a way to fight. As long as you have friends, you have the power to fight. Now C'mon. We have to go see Yellow, and I'm sure she's gonna want you there too. No matter what happens, we'll face it together."
Brown Raven looked up into BB's eyes. "Together."
BB and Brown emerged from the room. Gray looked at them in disbelief. "I'm sorry I doubted..."
"Its really ok, Gray. Let's go, I'm beating Yellow is an impatient girl"
The three of them continued on up to the control room. Faintly, they could here someone yelling boo-yah.
K: Starfire hurried to the door that lead into the Tower. It was jammed shut. She was frustrated and scared and at this point didn't care if she did damage to the tower, so long as she found her friends, it was all that mattered.
So having decided, she tore the door off its hinges and tossed it aside as she made her way into the tower. She didn't make it very far when she ran into a cloaked figure. Having seen that her last encounter with a cloaked figure led to strife and mental scarring, Starfire, without thought lunged at it.
"YOU WILL NOT HURT MY FRIENDS!" She said as she collided with the cloaked girl. They both tumbled down two flights of stairs and landed at the bottom with Starfire pinning the other girl to the ground. "X'HAL! You are... Raven? But this cannot be."
The Raven who wore a light blue cloak held her head and moaned in pain. "I know it shouldn't be... but it is... I'm only here because... well I don't exactly know. I was just heading out to the roof to get some fresh air. I needed inspiration... figured if I'm going to be cooped up in here with the others I might as well be able to get my artisticness on. But since you're here... I'm not in Raven's head anymore... hmmm... I figured as much." The girl paused. "Could you get off of me now?"
"I am very sorry." Starfire said as she got up. She was now even more confused. "Pardon my asking... but who are you? You look like Raven and yet..."
"I am Raven... I am her creativity. There are many Raven's here right now... dunno what's going on with this though... come. We should find Yellow and ask her what's going on." Creative said.
"Yell-ow?" Starfire inquired.
"Yes, Yellow, rhymes with mellow, and lemon jello. Now come on. Let's go." Creative said as she limped down the hall.... the tumble down the stairs had hurt her left leg.
"Alright... I am sorry to have injured you." Star said.
"Oh I'm over it... I'm not one to get angry. Not like others I know..."
D: Cy (with Slade literally and Green Rae figuratively in tow) finally make it to the control room.
and its empty.
"Figures" Cy looked around and sighed. He walks in a drops Slade off to the side and leave Green as his guard. He walks around the room, making sure there aren't any hidden Ravens. He sits down heavily on the couch and looks around for the remote. Of course, its no where to be found.
"Looking for this?"
Cy whirls around and standing right behind him is Yellow Raven, holding the remote control. "I had to get batteries for it, since apparently people here don't think to change them every once in awhile."
Cy blinked. He was just about to open his mouth when Yellow continued.
"Don't bother. You're here because I brought you here. You were about to be overtaken by Anger's minions, and I needed to save them for someone else, someone who needed to face them more than you." She walked around and sat down next to Cy. Suddenly, a myriad of books appeared and floated around her. She began looking through three of them at the same time as she continued. "So I transported you here. As for what is going on, its quite simple. Demon-summoning-boy over there (she nods to Slade) unleashed our counterpart, Red Raven, upon this world, alllowing her to basically fill the shoes of our father, Trigon. She's gone completely evil, too. In the process, we were also freed from Raven's head. Once Red was free, she decided she didn't like the world she was in, so she changed it to what she wanted. Now she would have had domination over the entire world, but I was able to bind her to just this city. I was also able to sanctify the tower, preventing her from getting in, and also preventing some of my more wayward counterparts from getting out. I've been working on a way to put us all back together again, where we belong. However, the one book I need has been taken and not even I know where it is."
She paused. Cy's jaw was dropped and it was clear this was a little too fast for him. Raven summons a chalkboard. "Ooookay. Let's try this again. Slade + Raven + Ancient Markings = Raven's mind Kablooey = Freed Red Raven = end of the world. Then there's all of us (she flips the board over, and all of the different colored Raven heads appear on the board with little popping sounds) and I gotta smoosh us back together into one Raven and make the world no go boom."
Cy shakes his head and rubs his eyes. "ok, so, uhm, what can I do to help?"
"Well, we might as well wait, cause if I'm not mistaken, we're about to be joined shortly."
K: (lmfao! That's highly amusing! I love yellow)
Creative lead Starfire down a long hallway to the main room. The doors wooshed open to reveal the two ladies, creative favouring her left leg and starfire looking less than stable.
"Lookit! I found another one!" Creative said as she pointed to Starfire.
Star ran up to Cyborg immediately and gave him a humungous hug. She then felt no metal. "Friend... you are Stone once more?" She then caught a glimpse of Slade who lay crippled on the couch. "You!"
"Oh for God's sake is it really necessary for all of you to say that immediately when you see me? I don't suppose you're going to slam me into a wall next." He replied in frustration.
"The thought is quite tempting. What is he doing here? ... Never mind. I have dire news! Robin has been captured and Raven is evil and looks much like the Trigon... and why are there now three Ravens? I am very much confused." Star said collapsing to her knees.
D: "I already know." replied Yellow. "Wisdom, remember? I know Red better than anyone. and please, we have a giant couch. There's no need to collaspe on the floor."
Cy very gingerly helped Star to the couch. Yellow looked at the injured Creative, shook her head and walked over to Green. "I have a mission of the utmost importance. I feel the only one capable of such a monumental task is you, Courage."
"ooo, what is it, what is it? I can do it! I can do it!"
"Very well, I need you to find and retrieve Kindness (purple), Happiness (Pink), and Lazyiness (Orange) and bring them all back here. If you have to, pick Laziness up and drag her here. and Pink will follow if you promise her that Cy-man will say boo-yah and flex for her. Tell Kindness that Creative is in need of healing and she'll be hear before you can even finish the sentence. Did you get all that?"
Courage nods and races off to collect the wayward Raven's. Creative looks confused. Yellow smirks and without letting her speak tells her that Timidness and Fear are already on their way. Cyborg looks at her, puzzled.
"Perplexed Cyborg? I know alot more than you can possibly imagine about the nature of things and of people. However, this does not make me clairvoyant. I do not know if we will be able to control Red, and the odds are definitely stacked against us."
The whole time Starfire has been staring down at her hands.
"Do not worry yourself over what you have done Starfire. In each of us is great power that when pushed to its utmost limits, can break even the strongest of us. You are no exception. However, you stopped when you realized you had gone too far. Not many of us are capable of such restraint."
"But what of Robin...?"
K: Raven looked out at the city as Robin continued to struggle. She held his mask tightly in her hands. "There is a reason I brought you here..."
"To feed on my fear? To keep me as a pet? What?!" Robin spat.
"You are an amazing leader. People listen to you... you command respect... excellant qualities of which I am in need of... I need you to lead my demon army in areas out side of this wretched city." She said turning her focus on his mask... her back facing him all the while.
"I refuse." He said narrowing his eyes.
"You don't have a choice in the matter, child." The mask in her hands start to glow red and change its shape into a far more sinister looking mask. "You will lead my army... and you will love it." She walked towards him.
"You're mad if you think that I'll - ungh!" He was cut off mid sentance as she ran her hand, nails and all, down his cheek. He began to bleed where her nails left marks. She sat down beside him on the slab.
"You may even grow to love me..." She replied eerily soft, as she lowered the mask onto his face. "You are now property of Raven... you now bear my mark and wear the symbol that says you belong to me." She said smiling wickedly.
Robin began thrashing about as the mask adhered to his face. The pain seared through his body and soul until he passed out from the pain.
All the while Raven sang... "Hush little Robin don't say a word. Raven's going to buy you a mocking bird..."
D: BB was holding Fear's hand as the walked through the corridors. Timid was basically on the back of his feet peering out ahead of them from time to time. They approached the control room door slowly.
BB tentatively opened the door and looked through.
"You can come in. You're right on time." Yellow looked over at the clock on the wall. The hour was getting late, but there was still alot to be done. "I see you've found a new friend too. Good. I knew of any of us, you'd be able to get Fear out of her hidey-hole."
"BB! long time now see, little buddy!" Cy and Starfire jumped to their feet. Its almost as if Yellow has kept them quiet up until now.
"Friend, you are unharmed! It is most welcome to see you again!"
"Dudes!!!! You're ok!!!"
The three embraced. It seemed like ages since they had last seen each other. It had been less than a day.
"Wait, you said that I was the one to get Fear out? But why me?" BB looked over at Yellow, who had since turned around and was again flipping through several books at once. "and what was up with those birds?"
"You just answered your own question. I am impressed. But I know you'll still need me to explain it to you." She pulls the chalkboard out again, just in case. "I really wanted to bring you back here to the tower when I transported Cy-man here. But I knew that I getting Fear to come here willingly would be a task, and only someone who had connected to fear on a personal level would be able to do it. Of all the Titans, Beast Boy, you are best suited to handling fear, since you wear your emotions on your sleeve and can switch between them so quickly."
"So I had to leave you outside, to face the fear that would instill panic in any of us. Red's ravens. You had encountered them earlier with Cy-man when you entered into our domain before. You two were basically homin beacons to them. Once she had unleashed them, they went straight for you two. Cy-man would have handled them easily enough with his sonic cannon, but he wouldn't have learned to face his fears. You on the other hand, had to do battle with their hoard and dig into your impressive arsenal of animals to dwindle their numbers. Thus facing your fear of them as you overcame them one at a time."
"You were then able to convey that overcoming of fear to Brownie over there, and be genuine about it. So, she was willing to go with you. And as you'll all see shortly, I needed all of my wayward selves here to do what I need to do."
She paused. She looked over at BB, who was sitting on the floor, absolutely rapt by her explaination. Not even she could have known that BB would have been able to follow along so easily. She looked over at Star and Cy. Their eyes were glazed over. She sighed.
She wiped off the chalkboard from the last time and go out her chalk. "Ok, lets try this again..."
K: Beast Boy looked around the room as Yellow explained things again, more simplistically this time, for Cy and Starfire.
He glimpsed Slade sitting on the couch. "Yo-"
"Don't say it... please." Slade said waving his hand about half casually.
"Uhm... Dude... why is Slade on our couch... and not attacking us... and why aren't we attacking him... and ewww... what's wrong with his legs?" Beast Boy asked loudly.
Cy looked over at Beast Boy and sighed. "Long story... Look... B... I-"
"I am the one who let Raven's evil side out... it was me." Slade said exasperated at the pace of which it was taking Cyborg to get to the point.
Starfire walked over to him and slugged him in the face, snapping his head in the direction her fist traveled.
"You are a Zinzok Milderitch K'loridinian Zort'hor!"
Everyone's faces wore the look of shock... especially Cyborg who after taking time to learn Tameranian from Starfire... knew exactly what she called him. "X'hal Star... that was... well pretty accurate actually."
"Are you done?" Slade said cracking his neck back into place.
"No. How could you do that?! Why would you? Did you not learn from the first time that you do not mess with demons?" She asked him as she glared down at him, her eyes ablaze and glowing green.
"What can I say, I'm a stubborn old man. The original idea was just to summon her demonic nature to keep all of you divided as you fought the fires, the criminals, and your friend. I was hoping Robin would be forced to use his protocol on her... and that most of you would have been finished of... and the rest be broken in mind. I never anticipated that she would attack me and try to sunder my legs from my body... nor that she would mess with my head." Slade replied.
"She showed you your greatest fears..." Starfire said almost sympathetically. The sympathy then faded from her voice. "Good. Now you know how it is that I feel."
"Oh goody goody." Slade said sarcastically.
Yellow looked at Slade.
"What?" He asked calmly eyeing her.
"You know Slade... I can think of 557 ways to kill you from where I stand... 256 of which would evade your precognition... 112 of that do not require me expending my powers... and 15 involve the light fixture above your head. Do not test my patience." Yellow replied.
"I don't believe you."
"Do you want to try me?"
"Not at the moment." Slade replied.
"Then you are a coward... and you're right... I can't think of 557 ways... I can think of 558."
The room went deathly silent at that point as they waited for Brave to return with the others.
Raven waited patiently on her throne. "Soon they shall come... and I believe they will be bringing a friend." She smiled at the thought. "I can't wait to play."
D: The door to the control room opened, and in rushed Kindness, immediately over to Creativity to heal her leg. Happiness came rushing in after her, and immediately knelt down in front of Cy, the look of anticipation clearly written on her face.
"Uhm, hi?" Cy said nervously with a raised eyebrow.
"Well, are you gonna flex and boo-yah for me? huh huh huh? will ya will ya will ya?"
Cy looked around at Star, then BB, then finally glared at Wisdom.
"Well, I did promise her that you'd do that if she came down and joined us." Yellow cooly replied to Cy's glare. "You're not gonna make me a liar, now are you? Cause I think that might actually cause the fabric of space and time to sunder apart, if you prove me wrong."
Cy stood up slowly and flexed for Happiness. She giggled with excitement. Starfire started giggling too. Cy whipped around and stared at her.
"I am sorry friend" she said with a titter.
"Don't forget the boo-yah" Wisdom reminded him.
"boo-yah" Cy replied, in a very drab manner.
"Awwww, saw it with finesse! say it with gusto!" Wisdom smirked.
"Yay, Boo-yah! Boo-yah! Boo-yah!" Happiness was bouncing up and done as she yelled out her boo-yahs.
The door opened again, and in walked Courage, carrying a limp Laziness. Courage plopped Laziness down on the couch with a thud. She just lay there exactly as she had landed.
"I did it! I have fulfilled by duty! I have accomplished a monumental task!" Courage said while do "air-karate" to an invisible opponent. She immediately saw that Slade had been left unguarded. She growled as she pouned on him and dragged him to the floor.
"Oh for the love of....I thought I was done with you" Slade said with a grimace as he sat up against the couch.
Wisdom ignored their antics and was busy looking through her collection of books. She was muttering.
"Missing something, oh great and powerful Oz?" It was Cy's turn to smirk.
"Good, I'm glad you find this amusing. I needed to lift the tension in the room. I can't perform my spell if the mood is too dark. It would only just give greater strength to little miss "I'm-our-father's-daughter" out there. Now where is it???"
"What is it you seek, Yellow-robed Raven?" Starfire inquired.
"Its a book. I need it to complete my spell. The only spell that might have the power to entrap Anger and bring her back into the fold. But I can't find it anywhere."
"What was the name of the book?" Cy had an intrigued look on his face.
"It was called Tome of Ancient Incantations, if you must know." Wisdom edgily retorted.
K: Laziness looked up from her place on the couch. "Oh that... I was supposed to give that back to Happy, Wisdom... but I don't know where I left it... saw this comic in BB's room and completely forgot about that old dusty book."
Slade sat up and looked at Cyborg. "That's the book I used."
"Say what?!" Cy said angrily.
"Yes, I used that book. I managed to steal it from Raven's room about a week ago." He said confidently.
All the Raven's stopped and gasped. "You went in our room?!" They said in unison.
"Dude..." BB started "You are so dead..."
Slade looked at the other Titans. "At the moment, I really couldn't care. Now, you... the purple one... I am not faking these injuries... please come heal me."
Cyborg grew frustrated. "Where is the book now Slade?!"
Kindness rushed over but was stopped short by Cyborg's muscular arm.
"I won't let her heal you until we get answers." Cyborg continued.
"She has it." Slade replied.
The room was overtaken with an unsettling silence. Everyone looked at everyone else, hoping that someone would have some words of encouragement or some inspiring words of bravery or at the very least, bravado.
Then, like a knife cutting through a veil, someone broke the silence. Beast Boy chirped in "Well... we can officially kiss our a-"
"No! We shall not give in! Robin is out there somewhere and that thing... that thing of evil has him. I wish to get both Robin and Raven back! I will not accept defeat! None of us can accept it! We must save the city and our friends!" Starfire exclaimed.
"Hoo-wah!" Said Brave.
"Excellant speech! Very moving!" came the voice from Creative.
"Ra-Ra..." Slade sarcastically remarked. "Heal now?"
"So then Starfire, dear, what is your plan?" Wisdom said.
D: Before Star could get out another word, they heard a cawing come from the opposite corner of the room.
They all froze with fear. Even Wisdom. Slowly, they turned to see one solitary raven sitting on the stand that held one of Wisdom's books.
The raven slowly cocked its head to one side, and smiled. A horribly vicious evil smile. It blinked each of its four eyes one after the other, in a decidedly eerie and disconcerting manner.
Finally it spoke.
"Turn back. Turn back."
Everyone but Wisdom stepped away from the bird. Wisdom narrowed her eyes and spoke to the bird.
"You have no power here. You're tricks won't work on me. I don't know how you got in here, but you won't be leaving."
The bird looked over at Starfire. Finally, after what seemed to be ages of silence, it spoke.
"Someone left the roof door ajar. Very naughty. Very naughty. Mustn't do that, no no. Mustn't hurt others with fists. Mustn't be a Troq."
Starfire gasped and tears started to well up in her eyes. Wisdom quickly darted and stood between her and the bird. "Azarath... Metri..."
"Hush." Wisdom continued to move her lips, but nothing came out. "If I wanted a lullaby, I would've brought Terra, she could have "rocked" me to sleep. Oh wait, that's right. she's dead. oops. dopey me." The raven stared at Beast Boy. "Now, who killed her again, oh yea, she ended up killing herself. I guess I'm not the dopey one."
The bird walked down the edge of the stand, and hoped over onto the coffee table in the middle of the couches, in the middle of everyone. "And you couldn't do a thing to save her. Despite all your training and power, you were as useless as your ability. You let her die. tsk tsk. Very naughty. Almost as naughty as Troqie over there. You belong in a cage in a freak show, being poked and prodded by little children for a quarter."
BB could feel the rage building inside him. He wanted so badly to just tear the bird's head off. But he couldn't move. He was frozen to where he stood.
The raven narrowed its gaze on Cyborg. "Well Hello! aren't we looking rather normal today! It's really too bad that of all the times for you to be normal and useless, its now. Its also too bad you couldn't be a man when it came to helping out your friends. No, you ran and hid in the tower, while everyone else had to to deal with me." The bird's eyes glowed a deep red. They could feel the presence of Red Raven through its gaze. "But I wonder. I wonder what you're life would have been like, if only your daddy was a better man. A smarter man. But alas, he turned you into more of a freak show than the little cowering pup over there. I have seen what you would have become, and frankly, I'm dissappointed."
The bird hopped along and stopped in front of Slade. "And as for you, none of this would have been possible if it weren't for you. So to show our thanks, here's a little gift."
The bird hopped onto Slade's chest, stared deep into his one good eye...
and drove its beak into it, ripping it out of his head.
The bird flew and perched onto Wisdom's shoulder and whispered something into her ear. WIth that, the outside window shattered and the bird flew off, laughing.
K: (ouuuuuch! poor mr. wilson)
Starfire looked down. "This is my fault..." She balled her fists up. "I will find her and stop her!"
As she said this, Kindness ran over to Slade and began to heal him. Cyborg went over to Starfire and held her close.
"Shhh... No Star, it's not your fault. Raven was always cleaver... she would have found a way in somehow." He looked into her eyes. "Now you keep that head of yours focused... we have a big task to tackle and we don't want..."
The others looked over to the couch where they saw both Kindness and Slade howling in pain from the healing process.
Cyborg shook his head. "Wisdom... why am I human again? Do you know?"
Raven returned to the old temple and landed in her throne. An eyeball in her hand as she morphed back to her more natural state. "Well now, either I scared the poor darlings away... or I gave them a nudge to follow me. Either way... that was most satisfying eating up the terror on their faces... and Wilson... oh Mr. Wilson had it the worst... I could just eat him up."
She held the eyeball in her hand gingerly. "Min-non-set, Istaben, Azbengual!" The eyeball floated in front of her own four eyes and she could see everything in the tower as it happened. "I see you Titans... everything you do... everything you feel... I can practically taste it. Do not sleep children... for then I will see your dreams as well." She laughed evilly.
An armoured knight stood in the corner awaiting her command.
D: Wisdom stared out through the broken window, looking out over the water, which was now blood red boiling and frothing. She shook her head.
"Its over now. There is no chance to stop her"
"You cannot say that! We must not stop! Star choked out through tears. "There has to be a way!"
"What did the raven whisper to you, before it left?" Cy walked up to Wisdom and stared into her eyes, even tho Wisdom tried to avert hers. "What did it say?"
"That it was over for us, that the book has been burned and destroyed. Its ashes spread at the foot of her throne."
"Uhm, that's not good right?" BB inquired, looking around nervously. "But can't we just run down to the library and take out a copy?"
"The library is the last place we want to go to now. That's her temple, remember? and besides, there were only two known copies of that book in existence, and the other one has been lost to time."
"Wisdom... Raven... Why am I normal again?" Cy repeated his question from before, only with more urgency. "How did I get this way?"
Wisdom looked down at the shards of glass that littered the floor. "At first I thought it was a consequence of transporting you so rushed, that Happiness took over for a moment and felt you would be better off as human." She looked over at Happiness, who was anything but. "But now I know that she or any of us had anything to do with it. She changed you back, because it fits her designs somehow. Either she needs you to be fully human, or...."
"She needs you to not be part robot." Wisdom glanced around quickly and summoned several large tomes. Flipping through them quickly, she found what she was looking for.." Ah-ha, now this makes far more sense."
The looked upon her with puzzlement.
"What makes more sense?" Slade asked. He had been healed as much as possible, but not nearly enough for his liking. He hobbled over to the others, assisted by Kindness. There was a large gaping hole where his eye had been. "If you're starting to make sense of all this, then I'm gonna question your own sanity"
"I wasn't referring to our current plight" Wisdom glared. Even blind, Slade could feel her stare and he withered under it. "In this book, it descibes events that took place thousands of years ago. Part of it goes into detail about a battle with a demon, that could be killed, but not destroyed. They describe that its paladin, a horror that was never named, was destroyed by a half-night. But it never delved into what a half-night was."
The others stared at her blankly.
*sigh* "When this book was translated long ago, it was translated wrong. They weren't talking about a half-night, they were talking about a half-knight."
Red Raven laughed. It was like watching a movie, where you know what's going to happen next.
"The fools, they've only just realized that? I think I've been giving them too much credit."
She summoned her champion.
"I do beleive you should pay them a visit, dear boy. I'm sure they miss you." Red Raven smiled and took a drink from her chalice. A steaming red liquid bubbled down the sides of her mouth. "Oh, and take a legion or two of my army out for the stoll".
Robin nodded and bowed before her. "yes, Mistress, Thy will be done." His eyes glowed red with malice as he marched forth. The ground trembled where he strode, and from the pit emerged cadre after cadre of fire demons and dark wraiths.
K: (you are ebil you know that? myuhaha you know i love it)
Cyborg looked around the room at the rag tag team of heroes... and one very useless villain. Suddenly he was struck by an idea.
"Slade, I'm probably gonna regret this down the road, but I need you to come with me!" Cyborg said urgently.
"Gee Cyborg, I would love to, but seeing as though I'M BLIND and still not too cabable of solitary travel, I'll have to pass." Slade said bitterly.
"Well see," He paused at the word 'see'. "thats why I need you to come with me. We all know you're a mean fighter... experience has shown that... but in this state you're useless to us... I'm going to take you to my room and fix you up. Get you a cybernetic eye and then let Kindness finish healing you when she feels up to it."
Slade would have raised an eyebrow at this notion but decided instead just to remark "You expect me to allow you to play around with my head just to restore my eye?"
"We could always throw you out to be Raven Chowder. That water out there looks mighty hot." Cy teased.
"Fine..." Slade said finally relenting.
"Ah the gratitude I get for being a nice guy." Cyborg said as he helped Slade over to his room.
Beast Boy watched as this happened. "We must be bad off if we gotta fix Slade up to have any chance." He rested his head in his hands.
Wisdom looked out the window once more. "Any help we can get is much needed."
Starfire,Creative, and Happy meanwhile went to tend to Kindness as she recouperated from such strain on her powers.
About an hour later Cyborg returned with a few weapons strapped to himself and Slade. Slade also had a strange apparatous attached to his helmet making him look rather odd.
"Dude... check out Robo-Cop!" Beast Boy chirped trying not to laugh at Slade.
"You're lucky we're on the same team this time, boy." Slade remarked waving about the electro cannon strapped to his arm.
Kindness feeling well enough returned to finish working on healing Slade's legs when Wisdom backed away from the window.
"Friend, what alerts you so?" Star said going to her side to take a look.
"Her paladin has come... and it brings friends..."
The others, save for Kindness and Slade, rush over to the window to look.
Sure enough a knight stood outside the tower, and was surrounded by minions much like the ones the Titans had faced when Slade directed them. The Paladin was dressed head to toe in demonic looking armour. The chestplate baring the all to familiar mark of Scath. The helm having a set of eyes on top that eminated a red glow from them, they matched the red glow of the real eyes that peered out from the slit in the visor. The armour itself was black with a red shine to it. Horns and spikes adorned the shoulder pieces, gloves, and helmet. A red and black half cape flowed behind him. He was mounted apon a nightmarish steed made entirely of black bones and a mane made of fire.
He dismounted and called up to the tower in a voice most inhuman. "My mistress, Scath, has sent me to deliver you a message: All who resist the Will of Scath will be wiped from this vile planet." He paused and looked directly at Star, Cyborg, and Beast Boy "And I will deliver on that promise."
He drew a wicked sword who's hilt was made to resemble blood red raven claws and who's blade was black as night.
Cyborg looked to the others. "We can take him..." He hesitated before continuing. "... right?"