Book 6 - Mystery of Shadow Mountain - Chapter 20: New Beginnings

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Oh man has it been too long since I have written in my book.  School just sometimes gets in the way.  I know it is important, but I wish it would take up less time.  The two weeks and four days did get me time to think about what I wanted to do for the next few chapters, but had next to no time to just sit down and let my ideas get out.  Because I new exactly what I wanted to do, this has probably been the fastest I have ever written a chapter.  This chapter took less than 3 hours to write.  Usually, it takes 4+ and more than one day to do it.  If there is a good thing to come out of the hiatus is that I know exactly what I want to do for the next few chapters, so when I have the time to write, I can get back to doing a chapter a week.


Sorry for not posting for so long, I am trying to get back to doing at least a chapter a week.


Hope you guys enjoy the chapter.


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Here are links to the chapters of my fan-fic series.  The books go in chronological order.


The Clue of the Missing Socks.

Chapters 1 and 2                         Chapter 3                                       Chapter 4

Chapter 5                                      Chapter 6                                        Chapter 7

Chapters 8 and 9                        Chapter 10                                     Chapter 11

Chapters 12 and 13                     Chapters 14, 15, and 16             Chapter 17

Chapter 18                                    Chapter 19                                      Chapter 20

Chapter 21 and 22                      Chapter 23                                     Chapter 24 and 25

Chapter 26 - There is a hidden surprise.  Can you find it?

Chapter 27                                   Chapter 28, Part 1                         Chapter 28, Part 2

Chapter 29                                   Chapter 30                                       Chapter 31

Chapter 32                                   Chapter 33                                       Chapter 34

Chapter 35                                   Chapter 36                                       Chapter 37

Chapter 38                                   Chapter 39                                       Chapter 40

Chapter 41                                   Chapter 42                                       Chapter 43

Chapter 44                                   Chapter 45, Parts 1 and 2


The Mysterious Frozen Fire

Chapter 1         Chapter 2         Chapter 3         Chapter 4         Chapter 5         Chapter 6

Chapter 7         Chapter 8         Chapter 9         Chapter 10       Chapter 11       Chapter 12

Chapter 13       Chapter 14       Chapter 15        Chapter 16       Chapter 17       Chapter 18  

Chapter 19       Chapter 20      Chapter 21        Chapter 22, Part 1       Chapter 22, Part 2 

Chapter 22, Part 3

Epilogue/Preview for my Third Story!


Thoughts of Guilt

Chapters 1 and 2          Chapters 3 and 4          Chapter 5          Chapter 6          Chapter 7

Chapter 8          Chapter 9          Chapter 10          Chapter 11          Chapter 12, Part 1

Chapter 12, Part 2          Chapter 13         Chapter 14         Chapter 15         Chapter 16

Chapter 17 and 18         Chapter 19         Chapter 20         Chapter 21         Chapter 22

Chapter 23         Chapter 24         Chapter 25         Chapter 26         Chapter 27

Chapter 28         Chapter 29         Chapter 30         Chapter 31         Chapter 32

Chapter 33         Chapter 34         Chapter 35         Chapter 36 and 37

Chapter 38, Part 1         Chapter 39, Part 2         Chapter 40, Part 3         Chapter 41

Chapter 42, Parts 1 and 2         Chapter 43         Chapter 44

Chapter 45, Part 1         Chapter 45, Part 2


On the Edge of Mystery

Chapter 1          Chapter 2         Chapter 3        Chapters 4 & 5    Chapter 6, Parts 1 and 2   

Chapter 7          Chapter 8         Chapter 9            Chapter 10       Chapter 11        Chapter 12

Chapter 13        Chapter 14       Chapter 15          Chapter 16        Chapter 17       Chapter 18

Chapter 19        Chapter 20       Chapter 21          Chapter 22       Chapter 23      Chapter 24

Chapter 25        Chapter 26       Chapter 27         Chapter 28        Chapter 29 Parts 1 and 2 

Chapter 30       Chapter 31       Chapter 32 and 33                         Chapter 34 Parts 1 and 2 

Chapter 35 Part 1         Chapter 35 Part 2        Chapter 35 Part 3        Chapter 36


The Secret Symbol

Chapter 1    Chapter 2    Chapter 3    Chapter 4    Chapter 5

Chapter 6    Chapter 7     Chapter 8    Chapter 9    Chapter 10

Chapter 11    Chapter 12    Chapter 13    Chapter 14    Chapter 15

Chapter 16    Chapter 17    Chapter 18    Chapter 19    Chapter 20

Chapter 21   Chapter 22   Chapter 23   Chapter 24 and 25

Chapter 26    Chapter 27    Chapter 28    Chapter 29 and 30

Chapter 31    Chapter 32    Chapter 33    Chapter 34    Chapter 35

Chapter 36    Chapter 37    Chapter 38    Chapter 39

Chapter 40 and 41    Chapter 42    Chapter 43, 44, 45, and 46


The Legend of Shadow Mountain

Chapter 1    Chapter 2    Chapter 3    Chapter 4    Chapter 5

Chapter 6    Chapter 7    Chapter 8    Chapter 9    Chapter 10

Chapter 11    Chapter 12    Chapter 13    Chapter 14    Chapter 15

Chapter 16   Chapter 17    Chapter 18    Chapter 19    Chapter 20

Chapter 21    Chapter 22    Chapter 23    Chapter 24    Chapter 25

Chapter 26    Chapter 27    Chapter 28    Chapter 29    Chapter 30

Chapter 31    Chapter 32    Chapter 33    Chapter 34    Chapter 35

Chapter 36    Chapter 37    Chapter 38    Chapter 39    Chapter 40

Chapter 41    Chapter 42    Chapter 43    Chapter 44    Chapter 45 & 46

Chapter 47    Chapter 48    Chapter 49    Chapter 50    Chapter 51


Teaser "Trailer" for Book 8 - Conquest of the Truth


The Crimson Storm

Chapters 1 and 2     Chapter 3    Chapter 4    Chapter 5    Chapter 6

Chapter 7    Chapter 8    Chapter 9    Chapters 10 and 11    Chapter 12

Chapter 13    Chapter 14    Chapter 15    Chapter 16    Chapter 17    Chapter 18

Chapter 19    Chapter 20    Chapter 21    Chapter 22    Chapter 23

Chapter 24    Chapter 25 and 26    Chapter 27    Chapter 28    Chapter 29

Chapter 30    Chapter 31    Chapter 32    Chapter 33    Chapter 34

Chapter 35 and Epilogue

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         Seconds go by and still Aberdeen and I are looking at each other.  My plan is to end this quickly, not give him a chance to pull any tricks.  Aberdeen adjusts his grip on his sword- My gut is telling me he is going to…  He lunges his sword at me but I lift my right elbow to use my sword as a shield to deflect the attack past me to my right which leaves Aberdeen vulnerable.

         I go directly for a disarm.  So, as Aberdeen is outstretched, I swing down with my left hand onto Aberdeen’s right.  Because Aberdeen’s momentum is carrying him forward, the sudden blow I give to his hand causes him to stumble forward onto the ground.  He falls down to his back and in his stumble to the ground, the abrupt jerk of making contact with the ground causes him to let go of his sword; I watch it slide in the dirt for a few yards.  Before Aberdeen knew what hit him, I am standing over him with my sword.

         With taking a step in any direction, I have merely turned around looking at my opponent on the ground.

         “Go ahead,” Aberdeen said dejectedly.

         “Go ahead with what?” I ask, though knowing full well the answer.

         “You know,” Aberdeen replied frustrated.

         “Oh,” I say shaking my head.  “You are not getting out of this that easily.  I am not going to kill you.”  I then clip my sword on my belt and offer my hand to help him up.

         Aberdeen looks at me as if no one has ever helped him up before, “This isn’t how it is supposed to go.”

         “I know.  I have read your laws and your traditions on the matter,” I relate.  “By law in your land, when someone challenges the chieftain, one must be victorious while the other one, well… isn’t, if you get my drift.”

         Aberdeen ignores my hand and gets up by himself, “I know exactly what the law says.  So, why didn’t you?”

         I give a slight smile as I say, “Well, do you know what the long-standing tradition is?”  He does not answer me.  “Generations ago, basically all the vikings here in the archipelago were at each other’s throats not to mention the war with the dragons.  That is until the one fateful day which many chiefs of the archipelago came together to meet and try to find some form of peace so that they could focus on the dragons.  Long story short, your people who went saw the good there was in the other tribes and lands that peace with others should be sought after.  This is when your land became a wide-open port for any and all travelers to come.  Granted both good and bad came, but your land was a neutral site where feuding parties could come and settling things.  And because of this newfound peace, they basically amended their laws to welcome the new peace with other tribes.  One of which is when someone challenges the chieftain.  It states that either party who disarms the other of their weapon or weapons can choose not to kill and then talk out their differences.  It also did not take long for this to become a part of a new chieftain’s rite of passage to their new role, a ceremony of sorts.  Or have all of you forgotten that?”

         I look to those standing around us, some look down in shame but all look remorseful for not making a change sooner.

         I continue, “I read in your history books about the time in which a lot of your laws and traditions starting falling by the wayside is when your family took over.  The first-generation Aberdeen Chieftain was a wise and generous viking.  But it did not take long for the second-generation Aberdeen Chieftain to get greedy and strive for power and even rename your land after the family name.  Granted they named it for the first Aberdeen Chieftain, but the rest of the Aberdeens used it for high standing and power.  The first Aberdeen Chief was getting advanced in years and warned your family of their search for power and greed.  Your own parents stood with the Chief in his dying days, yet they were not much younger than we are.  They were the only Aberdeens that tried to keep their great-grandfather’s legacy alive.  Being only in the Honor Guard in service to your lands, there was only so much they could do.  They had finally had enough and went off in search of ‘The Legend of Shadow Mountain.’”

         I pause to shoot a glance at my friend’s reactions to what I just said.  They are all shocked and then perk up in an attentive manner to listen closer.

         “But as I am sure you know, Bard, that your parents never came back,” I conclude.  “A young Aberdeen came to power and was doing the best he could with all the pressures that comes with being a Chieftain.  But you too fell to darkness that almost your whole family have been in search of.  That ends today.  By the looks of everyone here, Aberdeen, it is probably best you leave until you are ready to come back to these lands and fix all the problems you have caused.  I don’t think anyone is wanting you to stay.”

         Aberdeen glance at those around him and sees the looks he is getting.  He does not even go for his sword but just turns to walk away back to his men.

         Right as he started though, he turns his head at me and gives me a menacing look stating, “This isn’t over.”

         As I watch him walk away, I thought, “I know it isn’t, but at least you are done and people know you for the person you are.”

         Annabeth walks up next to me and addresses all the people, “All of you should welcome this time to step up and take back what is yours.  You still have each other and with each other you stand the strongest.”

         Harrek Haukson, nearby in the crowd, spoke up, “But who will lead us?”

         Wondering that too but having no time to answer as someone from my right is making their way through the crowd.  A minute later I see a figure emerge: Mak Ingisson.

         “Jarl Mollerson,” he says very formal.  “I would like volunteer for position of Chieftain.”

         I turn to face him, “As winner of the challenge, I hereby pass all leadership to you, Mak Ingisson.  May your wisdom guide you as it once did your greatest leader.”

         With that, everyone cheered.

         “So, Chieftain Ingisson,” I smile.  “What is your first order of business?”

         Mak returns a smile, “I should be the one asking you if you need anything.  You have done so much for my family and for my neighbors that we should be repaying you.”

         “Well,” I say.  “There is something.”

         “Name it,” Mak replied.

         “I have been wanting to explore your mountain ever since we first got here,” I tell him.  “Actually, that was the whole purpose my friends and I came down her from the north.”

         “Harrek here,” Mak said waving to the keeper of the tavern to step forth.  “He knows this island like the back of his hand.  I’m sure he could talk your leg off with all the stories and tales he could… inform you of,” Mak chuckles.

         “Good thing I’m not a Haddock,” I say under my breath.

         “What?” Mak questions.

         I wave it off, “Nothing.  Just an inside joke only me and my friends would get.”

         “Alright,” Mak replies, chuckling once.  “Harrek would be the perfect guide for you.”

         “Thank you, both of you,” I show my appreciation with a handshake.  “Back to you, Mak.  What is your first order of business?”

         Chieftain Ingisson replies, “I think it would be in good order to be sure that Aberdeen leaves our island and doesn’t take anything of value with him.  I will personally accompany him to his ship to be sure he leaves.”

         “Sounds good,” I reply.  “Does anybody want to go with him just in case Aberdeen tries to pull something?”

         Mak adds, “I wouldn’t mind the back-up.”

         The two hands that immediately shot up were Hannah’s and Dawn’s

         I laugh a bit, “Hannah, I thought you’ve been wanting to do some mystery stuff.”

         “Yeah,” she replies.  “But if there is a change to kick some Dragon Hunter butt and get them back in line, then I am in.”

         “I don’t need to know what you want, Dawn,” I smile.  “I already know.”

         “Yep, and when the rest of you decide who will be coming along, I’ll be waiting and may even have it done all myself,” Dawn answers and then flies off.

         I roll my eyes and shake my head, “Cazi, why didn’t you raise your hand?  You’ve always loved punching vikings, as I can see where Hannah picks it up.  I would think you would love to keep an eye on Aberdeen.”

         “He’s no Snotlout, though,” she said gently punching her left hand with her right.  “It isn’t the same.”

         The thought of an evil Snotlout came to mind and it made me laugh as much as it did scare me, “Yeah, definitely not the same.”

         “I can go,” Ali offered.  “And we could even take the extra dragons that don’t have a rider and that would be extra back-up that would allow the rest of you guys to go help Jarl.”

         “Sounds like a plan,” Hannah said.  “You guys go have fun doing whatever it is you do, while I go do something I know I can do.”

         Hannah laughs as Mak mounts behind her and Ali fly off after Dawn.  By now, the crowds have dispersed to go about their day.

         Harrek then says, “I’ll just lead you guys there.”

         Harrek turns to start going towards the mountain.

         “Uh, Harrek?” Annabeth asks.

         “Yeah?” he turns back around.

         “Don’t you think-,” Annabeth starts but Harrek jumps in, “Ah, yes.  Dragons.  Would be a lot faster to fly there instead of walking.”

         “You can ride with me and Fredrick,” I say as I mount my dragon.

         I offer my left hand to help Harrek get on my Thunderdrum.

         “Take it easy, Fredrick, but uh Harrek, you might want to hold on,” I say.

         “Ah, it probably-,” Harrek cut off as Fredrick launched into the air.  “Oh, man, does that take your breath away.”

         “Never gets old,” I reply as we smoothly rise upward.  “Just wait until you feel a dragon at top speed.”

         Harrek comments, “As much as I would like to see… feel that, I think it be best to just stick to your normal pace.”

         Thinking to myself, “My normal pace is to go a bit faster than cursing speed, but should probably hold back even more.”

         Harrek and I on Fredrick take point with the rest behind me.  Annabeth to my right and Cazi to my left.  Hyrith and Garth, respectively, fly in behind them.

         Flying for about five minutes, Harrek guides us around the west side of the mountain and points out a flat yet small plain in front of what looks to be a large cave.  I aim Fredrick down closest to the entrance to leave room for the rest to come in and land.

         Jumping off my dragon, I take in a deep breath of fresh air and sigh, “Finally.”

         “Been waiting to get up, here have you?” Harrek questions.

         Annabeth points out, “Jarl lives for solving mysteries.”

         “Ah,” Harrek nods his head.

         Annabeth further points out, “But he is not in it for the sake of what is at the end of the trail of clues.  The journey itself is what he most enjoys.”

         “That and if there is something at the end of the trail of clues,” I state.  “I don’t want it to fall into the wrong hands.”

         “I see,” Harrek responded.  “I just wondered.”

         “Now,” I said.  “Coming to a strange land and getting a warning from my father about this place possibly being changed from what it once was, I knew I had to make friendships first and then ask about this mountain.  We barely if any had previous knowledge about your people, so we all knew we would had to have treaded carefully.  But one thing you should remember, I make friendships for life.  Once you know me and I know you, you are stuck with me.”

         Harrek laughed, “I do see your reasoning, and it is sound as you make a good point.  Now, you ready to see what this cave holds?”

         “No,” I said, but tried to hide a smile.

         “No?!” Harrek echoed and folded his arms as he gave a chuckle.

         I turn to look at Hyrith’s dragon, but ask Hyrith, “May I do the honors?”

         “By all means,” he replied.

         “Sun Rose,” I say to get his dragon’s attention; her spikes perk up as she tilts her head to the left to see me.

         I lower my right hand and the with my first finger raise my hand to point up.  Sun Rose proceeds to light a slow, burning fire in her mouth.

         “Now, I’m ready,” I say back to Harrek.

         All he could do was just shake his head, “Wow, just wow.  Never thought I would live to see the day when a viking could do that, let alone fly a dragon.”

         “Times are changing,” I add.  “And we are trying to make sure it is a good change.”

         “Yeah,” Harrek agrees but then said about something else.  “There are torches just inside, I was about to go and light some for you guys.”
         “Oh well,” I said playing it off as I “totally” knew that.  “You wouldn’t have been 
in awe at our awesome dragons.”

         Annabeth then quips, “And there’s the Jarl you will love to just roll your eyes at.  It’s downhill from here.”

         “Well, you’re coming with me, aren’t you?” I grin.

         She retorts back, “Someone has to keep you out of trouble.”

         Cazi does an obvious roll of the eyes, “Are we going to go in, or just talk out here.”

         “No,” I laugh.  “We’re going in.”

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Man has it been a long time.

Man has it been a long time. It's nice to read your work again, Just off on reading week (aka midterms are just around the corner) so I've got crazy amounts of studying to do. 


Keep up the good work!


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Monstrous Nightmare: Sunbreaker (M) (Broadwing)


The first dragon I come across on berk, goes around doing his own thing most of the time. Likes taking care of baby dragons so he stays in the stables alot. Though he will come out to play fireball frenzy. He loves showing off and as he always shoots fire at the sun at least once a day hoping to finally catch that light. 


Deadly Nadder: Whirlwind (F) (Broadwing)

Fast and agile Whirlwind is one of my racing dragons. She is often the one trusted to lead the herd when Sunbreaker is away. She loves mirrors and shiny objects. She also preens alot. 


Thunderdrum: SONAR (M) (Broadwing)

A blind thunderdrum, uses sound to navigate. Really loud and loves singing (not everyone else enjoys it though).


Scauldron: Wavedancer (F) (Broadwing)

Boiling water and a knack for mischief, this scauldron often plays pranks on fishing boatsby stealing their catch and doubling it. 


Tide Glider: Riptide (F) (Broadwing)

My main riding dragon, she is shy around new people but will never back down from a fight. She is the first dragon I tamed while on Izar, and my main dragon for fun stuff in the game.


Skrill: Teslan (F) (Broadwing)

Often charges my electrical lab equipment and is my main racing dragon.


Raincutter: Drizzle (F) (Broadwing)

Likes rain, helps me out at the forge and in the lab 


Stormcutter: Chinook (M) (Broadwing)

This stormcutter was found riding the chinooks as a baby he likes warm winds and long flights in the mountains.


Zippleback: Ayre & Dance (M) (Broadwing)

One head sleeps while the other one searches for food. Two headed efficiency at its finest.


Sand Wraith: Luna (F) (Broadwing)

Found on the Onyx beach, this sand wraith looks like the surface of the moon


Changewing: Glass (F) (Broadwing)

Loves hide and seek, and likes turning invisible and scaring vikings into thinking there is a ghost. 


Woolly Howl: Athabasca (F) (Broadwing)

Named after the Princess, Glacier, River and Lake bearing the same name she like cold weather and enjoys dragon nip tea


Shivertooth: Blizzard (M) (Broadwing)

Found on Icestorm Island harrasing groncicles, has a grudge with Yellowknife


Flightmare: Aurora (F) (Broadwing)

Likes flying around Icestorm Island


Speed Stinger:Scramjet (F) (Broadwing)

Always moves with her mouth open reminded me of a scramjet


Typhoomerang: Scorch (F) (Broadwing)

Likes scorching eels, hates eating them


Hobblegrunt: Tlaloc (M) (Broadwing)

Named after the Aztec god of rain Tlaloc likes splashing in puddles


Sweet Death: Ambrosia (M) (Shortwing)

sits around all day bothering the bees


Shockjaw: Ion (F) (Broadwing)

Ion likes swimming in saltwater and plasma


Fireworm Queen: Fusion (F) (Shortwing)

Very protective even as a baby


Fireworm Queen2: Pulsar (F) (Shortwing)

Very adventurous even as a baby is blue for some reason


Smothering Smokebreath: Charla (F) (Shortwing)

Loves eating charcoal


Groncicle: Yellowknife (M) (Broadwing)

named after the capital of the Northwest Territories and found on Icestorm Island


Rumblehorn: Shieldbreaker (M) (Broadwing)

Guess what his favorite hobby is?


Scuttleclaw: Ammolite (F) (Shortwing)


Moldruffle: Fel (M) (Baby)

Mudraker: Mudkip (M) (Baby)

Grapple Grounder 1: Yin (M) (Shortwing)

Grapple Grounder 2: Yang (F) (Shortwing)

Snow Wraith: Frostbite (M) (Shortwing)

Prickleboggle: Nightingale (F) (Baby)

Sliquifier: Sedna (F) (Baby)
Razorwhip 1: Tomahawk (M) (Baby)
Razorwhip 2:  Katara (F) (Baby)
Deathsong: Harbinger (F) (Broadwing)
Snaptrapper: Mistletoe (F) (Baby)
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Thunderpede: Magnitude (M) (Baby)
Timberjack: Maple (F) (Baby)


Slithering Fluoroscale by Nightmarerebuff: Silica

Found when flying around Berk eating elderberries off the bushes, hates raspberries.


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