Friday, December 1, 2017

Episode 01 : Prelude to the End

Skeleton General Skull Kaiser
(Halloween Empire)

Skull Kaiser, formerly one of Samhain's greatest generals, stages a rebellion against impossible odds. The fate of countless worlds rests upon his ability to protect the Loss Queen and beat back her assailants. Along the way he is forced to fight old friends and make new allies...

Episode 01 : Prelude to the End

The episode opens with Skull Kaiser facing a video screen where Samhain congratulates him on his efforts against the Loss Queen (this is one of the few times we see Skull Kaiser not wearing his helmet!). Skull Kaiser explains that he and his Skeleton Army are ready to advance upon the Loss Tower and that reinforcements won't be necessary, which forces a grimace from Bone Reaper who stands behind Samhain in attendance. The exchange fades to the background as the narrator treats us to an introduction of the four generals of Samhain’s Halloween Empire. We get a look at each and a brief description accompanied by some vital statistics like height, weight, blood type, that kind of thing. We are then given a bit of history of this world which used to enjoy eternal spring until Samhain and the Undead Vine arrived. Through his and his armies' efforts, this world has been cast into darkness. Once the narrator is done, we get a tour of Skull Kaiser's castle and an internal monologue by the man himself. His outlook on the impending battle is mixed, but there is a sense of finality as he views his troops readying their gear. When he thinks of the Loss Queen there seems to be something he's unwilling to mention even to himself. He checks on his mount, Gran Mid, a giant skeleton snake, and then goes to rally his troops, raising them to raucous fervor with an expertly delivered speech.

To Be Continued...

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