Nine Tailed Mutant Legend
Liu Kang and the group ride through an open field. The horses gallop at high speeds.
"We should keep to this path, we will run into them. I just hope we're not too late." Kung Lao says.
Not even two seconds pass, and they are surrounded by a group of familiar foes, who come out of the trees to their side. The invaders sit on the tops of black horses.
"Hey you Civilians over there, stop right where you are!!"
The wind plus the speed they are moving at, blows Batman's cape at an upward position.
"Why don't you murderer's try and catch us, all you have done is create sadness and pain to the people of this world!" Kung Lao yells back.
The evil beings speed up, putting themselves next to the earth defenders. Leonardo holds on tight, reaching back in his sheath for a sword. Batman does the same, while reaching into his utility belt.
"You ingrates will be forced into submission!"
Liu leaps to the side, kicking one of them onto the ground tumbling. He now rides on the horse of the knight. Batman pulls out a batarang, throwing it to his side. The projectile hits another of them in the head, causing him to fall onto the field. The remaining guy realizing his defeat retreats going the other way. Leo looks back at the retreating character.
"Thank goodness there were only three of them; I don't know how many of them we could have taken, especially in this position." Kung Lao says.
The four of them continue on their path, hoping to catch and stop another group of the outsiders. Raphael steps into the ring cracking his knuckles. He looks outside of the ring to see a group of Lin Kuei fighters cheering. The surrounding walls in the room are covered with Japanese décor. In front of Raph, two of his opponents step in.
"Do your best Raphael son; I don't expect you to defeat them both. However I would like to see you take one of them down." The grand master tells.
The turtle steps forward, moving to the middle of the ring. His opponents do the same.
"So what's you're guess? Do you think this green guy will even beat one of them?"
"This mutant obviously is not from around here, I doubt he can take either of those two veterans."
Two of the members talk among each other. Subzero stands next to the grand master with crossed arms.
"You may begin; this will be a three minute match. I don't want either of you holding back on him." The grand master tells.
Both men nod, before turning to the turtle. The fight begins with one of them jumping over and kicking him in the back of his shell. Raph spins to the side, keeping himself from falling. The other ninja throws shurikens in his direction, noticing it instantly dodges them. One of them pulls out a staff while the other reveals a long blade. Raphael too pulls out his weapons. The staff comes at him in great speed and force. He jumps and slides out of the way of it. While doing this he kicks the weapon out of the wielder's hand. He turns just in time to block the blade of the approaching sword. He slashes the ninja on the arm, but is kneed in the stomach. The other Lin Kuei fighter from behind, kicks him to the ground. Showing no weakness, Raphael jumps right back up.
"Impressive, he isn't too bad. Let's just see how long he can keep it up." The grand master says.
Time passes by with the turtle sparring against some of the Lin Kuei's best. One of them tackles Raphael onto the ground, punching him viscously. He kicks the ninja into the air, after the few seconds of the punishment he took. Raphael jumps up running over to the ninja, throwing a series of punches and kicks on him. He ends it by upper cutting him out of the ring. The Lin Kuei member falls unconscious on the cement floor. The group of ninja's watching are clapping and cheering. Raphael smiles while turning to his remaining opponent.
"Un believable, maybe you should have had him fight against me. I'm curious to where he learned his techniques from." Subzero says.
"This turtle creature hasn't disappointed, let's see what he does with the amount of time that is left."
The Lin Kuei fighter kicks into Raphael who falls back a bit, but once again catches himself. The ninja attempt's to round house kick Raph across the face, but only to have it blocked. The turtle counter's it by throwing in a knife hand, which is blocked by the ninja. Both wanting to end the fight, pull there fists back gaining power. They slam there fists into the other's face. Both fall onto the ring floor. There seems to be no movement from either of them for a moment. That is short lived, as one of them slowly gets to there feet. The crowds of ninjas are loud and cheering, standing before them is Raphael! Both Subzero and the grand master stand shocked.
"I can't believe that turtle guy won, and not only that! But he K.O.'d them both! A ninja says in the group.
The grand master looks at the time, to see that forty seconds remained.
"You put on quite a show Raphael son, now step out of the ring and come this way."
Raph heads over to Subzero and the grandmaster.
"I would like to ask you a question. Who is your sensei? Surely you didn't learn that type of material arts on your own?" The grand master asks.
"It's actually a really long story, but I was trained by my Master Splinter. I can explain it to you later if you'd like, but for now we should focus on the mission."
The grand master looks over at Subzero, and then back at Raphael. He places a hand on both their shoulders.
"I guess your right, and I have made my decision. The two of you along with Tokie, will be the three I will send out. The three of you will begin your journey as quickly as now."
The grand master calls over the Lin Kuei member, as the four of them exit the room. They are given utilities and maps, before leaving.
Batman pushes on a huge gate, which leads to an enormous castle. The dark knight enters with the others at his side. They walk across a field, making there way up some golden steps. Kung Lao places a hand on Batman's shoulder, pulling back on his cape slightly.
"We don't even know if they are inside. If we have made a mistake, we have a chance of being imprisoned for trespassing."
Bat's thinks about the Shalion fighter's prediction before turning around.
"That is why we will get in un noticed. If you're that concerned, you can wait out here, while the rest of us go in."
"I'm not worried, I just wanted to be sure you are aware of that."
The group back up from the castle.
"The best way for us to enter, is to find an opening on the rooftop. I want you all to grab hold of me." Batman tells.
They do as they are asked, while the caped crusader grapples them up. They walk slowly and carefully, making sure that none of them falls. The group walks over to a part of the roof that is stable.
"I think it best that the four of us split up, in groups of two. It will lower our chances of being noticed." Liu suggests.
"Good thinking, we need to lower our chances in definite, especially if this is one of their head quarters." Batman adds.
The dark knight digs into his utility belt, pulling out three devices.
"I want you all to wear these close to your ears, just incase we get separated somehow."
The three of them take the gadgets from him.
"What about you, how are we to keep contact with you if something happens?" Leonardo asks.
"I have one that is built into my cowl." He replies with half a smile.
The four of them stand silent, looking down at the many fields. Cows and horses can be seen galloping, or chewing on the dark grass. The warriors observe them for a while.
"It's time we head inside. Remember that if this is one of their bases, we get in and out. They would out number us by too great a margin." Batman tells.
The four split up, with Kung Lao traveling with Liu to the left. Batman lasers a window open, as he and Leo jump in. The room is filled with dust, and spider webs stretch among the walls. Leonardo walks over to a bookshelf, rubbing his hand across the top shelf of novels. He clears the dust off to read a few of the titles. Batman looks at the many lamps, which are covered in web.
"This must be the adic, judging by the surroundings." Leo says.
Batman picks up a picture, wiping the dust off it. He studies the image.
"I'm going to agree with you, it would seem they keep their antiques up in this place. This picture is of a passed king, which leads me to believe the invaders are not here."
"Maybe so, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't take a look around. After all, their trail seemed to have stopped in front of this place."
The turtle walks over to a spot in the room, pulling on a chain that pulls a board out of the ground. Fresh air enters the room; Leo looks down to see a hallway. Both He and the dark knight jump down. They move along with extreme caution. Liu and Kung Lao walk side by side, in a hall that get's its light from the torches on the wall. Stacked up against the walls are silver armor's, and paintings.