Episode #21
(taken from
Slayers Universe)

Zeigram and Xelloss continue their battle, teleporting from one place to another so quickly that the others can barely see them fighting. They knock down a rock or two, but Zelgadiss summons a shield to protect the group. Zeigram and Xelloss continue fighting, taking the battle elsewhere, but Zeigram leaves behind two spheres, one red, and one gray.

Lina finds herself in a world of crystal (I think this is a realm in the Astral Plane, but I'm not entirely sure). Humans have never set foot in this world before, and Lina almost doesn't either, as Martina has a hold of one of them, having followed Lina through Milgasia's portal. Martina and Lina argue for a bit over who will claim the Clair-Bible until Milgasia breaks up the dispute. He tosses a crystal off to the side, and both of the two dash for it, but neither is able to catch it. Milgasia tells them that because they spent so much time arguing, they missed their chance for the Clair-Bible.

"That was a joke." Milgasia has a very dry sense of humor.

Milgasia wants to know why Xelloss is accompanying Lina, to which Lina says that they are certainly not friends. Milgasia explains that, a long time ago, Xelloss singlehandedly exterminated a large, large number of dragons. So, naturally, Milgasia of the Gold Dragon race would have a natural antipathy towards the Mazoku (Race of Evil), Xelloss in particular. Oh, and it would seem Aqua, the old lady, is here in the realm as well... she says, "It has been a long time, hasn't it, Milgasia?"

Of the two spheres attacking the others, the gray one defends, and the red one attacks. Every time Gourry swings for the red sphere, the gray one intercepts his sword and defends it. After a while, the group stops attacking the spheres, after which the spheres begin circling the group. Amelia finds this quite annoying, and swears to use the power of Justice to save them...

Aqua and Lina talk for a bit, but Martina interrupts them, lifting up Aqua by her robes and demanding the Clair Bible. Aqua says that she will show them, and leads them into a sphere composed of six-pointed stars. There is another, smaller sphere within it, which Aqua says is the Clair Bible. Martina makes a leap for it, but is blocked by a shield, much to her dissatisfaction. (And most likely, to Milgasia's relief.) Lina walks up to the sphere and touches it... a voice from within the sphere speaks to her, surprised that a human has reached it.

A thousand years ago, Dark Lord (Chaos-Dragon) Gaav and a blue dragon (presumably Aqua herself) were locked in mortal combat for the fate of the world. One of the seven pieces of Shabranigdu had come alive, and there was a battle for control of it. Lina asks about the power of darkness within darkness, channeled by the Lord of Nightmares. The Clair-Bible explains that the Lord of Nightmares has control over all negative emotions (I think) and wants control of all of the worlds. Channeling this power leads to the Lord of Nightmares becoming stronger. The Giga Slave channels these negative emotions, and thus would lead to the strengthening of the Lord of Nightmares.

Lina falls out of her trance, dropping the sphere, but as Martina tries to grab it, the sphere disappears. Lina wants to know more about the darkness and its capabilities, but her conversation with Milgasia and Aqua about it is rudely interrupted by a fireball from Gaav, who has suddenly appeared! Aqua blocks the fireball, and then Gaav throws one at Lina, which is blocked by Milgasia. Gaav wants to put an end to Lina, and the knowledge about the power of the darkness, but Milgasia swears to protect both. Milgasia sends Lina and Martina out of the realm, which suddenly explodes!

The others are still fighting the sphere, which refuse to let their guard down. Lina and Martina re-emerge, landing headfirst onto Zelgadiss and the ground, respectively. Martina runs to the boy who followed her here, and he calms her down. Amelia gets an idea. She calls forth the power of Visfarank, which energizes her fists into boxing gloves of Justice, and swats the gray sphere aside. She follows up by chasing the red sphere down, hammering on it repeatedly, while Zelgadiss calls forth Astral Vine and slashes his spirit energy at the disoriented gray sphere. Together they destroy the spheres!

Yet while Amelia proclaims her "Victory!!" Zeigram appears behind her and knocks her into the mountain wall. Lina runs up in an attempt to heal Amelia, but her magic is not strong enough to undo the damage. Milgasia appears, confirming that Aqua escaped safely as well, and begins to heal Amelia's damage. Lina herself challenges Zeigram, beginning to chant the Laguna Blade. Zeigram is surprised that Lina has mastered such powerful magic, and backs away... right into the point of Xelloss' staff. While Xelloss has him cornered, Lina slashes Zeigram in half with the Laguna Blade. But then Xelloss gets backstabbed himself, as a hole is ripped into his torso from behind! Chaos-Dragon Gaav has returned, as well.


Episode #22
(taken from
Slayers Universe)

Xelloss holds himself together, most of his chest missing due to Chaos-Dragon Gaav's blast from last episode. Gaav lifts up Xelloss, demanding again to know what Xelloss is doing in association with the Hellmaster. Xelloss looks back to the others for advice, and then returns to Gaav, "That is a secret." And on that note, when Gaav becomes fully enraged, Xelloss teleports away.

Lina looks around, wondering where Xelloss could possibly hide such that Gaav couldn't find him, but then finds herself coughing up blood. Seems she overexerted herself in her battle against Zeigram, with the Laguna Blade that brings her ever closer to the Lord of Nightmares each time she casts it. Gaav approaches the weakened Lina, but Gourry and Zelgadiss walk up as well, to defend her. Gaav smiles, welcoming the challenge, and Gourry and Zelgadiss begin their assault!

Zelgadiss casts a Ra-Tilt at Gaav, but Gaav simply shrugs it off, claiming that that kind of magic has no effect on him. Neither does Gourry's Sword of Light, which the swordsman Mazoku catches and tosses aside with a wind attack. Milgasia, on the sidelines, has revived Amelia, and she runs to the forefront, catching Gaav with her Dynast Breath spell, again, to little avail.

Milgasia walks up to her, reviving her with his magic. He then turns to depart, saying that he must leave, but that he will return. Amelia, meanwhile, summons the power of Justice against Gaav, claiming to put an end to his evils... but somehow, Gaav brings up the corruption that has already taken place in the world by humans (I think) and throws Amelia into doubt. Her slight moment of hesitation is enough for Gaav to teleport behind her and swing, but Zelgadiss leaps between Gaav and Amelia, taking the brunt of the attack, and suffering dearly for it. Gourry charges again, and is equally smited by Gaav.

Lina joins the battle again, chanting the Laguna Blade. Lina and Gaav leap into mid-air, the blade of Gaav's sword meeting her Laguna Blade; Lina's mystic blade cuts through Gaav's, and tears into his shoulder! Gaav clutches at Lina's neck, but still she drags her dark magic blade down through him, and they both fall back to the ground, Gaav careening off into the distance.

Lina leans against the valley wall to catch her breath, and Milgasia, in his dragon form, flies after the fallen Gaav. Amelia runs up to hug Lina, as Zelgadiss walks up carrying Gourry. Martina runs to hug the boy... but the boy is gone. Suddenly, rocks fly up ahead of the group, and Gaav makes a new entrance! "This has been very amusing," he says... Gourry picks the weakened Lina up in his arms, saying "This is our chance."

"ESCAPE!!!" The group flees from the valley, as Gaav lays down a blast of destruction after them. But then, Gaav screams as a hole of dark energy erupts from his chest... and the boy, sitting on a nearby rock, seems to be responsible. He laughs at Gaav, saying to him that Lina Inverse is his, not Gaav's. He introduces himself to the no-longer fleeing humans, "My name is Fibrizo, the Hellmaster." The boy snaps his finger, and Chaos-Dragon Gaav's life is undramatically extinguished in a burst of flames.

Fibrizo asks Lina if she seeks the true Clair-Bible, to which she nods. The Lord of Nightmares wants to control this world, but apparently the Hellmaster here wants its destruction. Gaav wanted control, as well, to guide it to his ends, which were not quite compatible with the Hellmaster's.

Martina grows upset with the impudence of the "child" Fibrizo and attempts to punish him with Zoamel Gustav's might... but the fictitious Zoamel Gustav is no match for Fibrizo's power, and he brushes her aside. He considers a plan, then points to Gourry, nodding, "You! You are very good!" and surrounds him in negative energy. He abducts Gourry with his net of energy, flying off into the distance. Lina runs after Fibrizo and Gourry, but after a while collapses, coughing up blood from overexertion...

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