Hello! This story is a restarted, remastered version of my story, The Shadow's Omen. It is based off of my old RP, The Legend of Rainea. Like my other story, Run With The Pack: Wolf Story, this story will have multiple perspectives. Though it will have many of the same characters, it will be very different from the RP. Credits! Dasha, Shadow, Alana, Tulane, Suzie: bluedragonfire Attollo, Sylvia, Neptune*, Alektyra, Calliope: iluvorpingtons (*technically I made Neptune and gave him away, but orps played him) Chapter 1 Chapter 1 "There's a stream this way!" As Sunny sprinted away, Faedon, who was eating a mouse, looked up. Wagging her tail, she jumped to her paws and sprinted after her. "Coming!" Faedon barked happily. The two fennec fox pups, Faedon and Sunny, were sisters. They were orphans; they had very little memories of their parents, who had mysteriously disappeared shortly after having them. Nevertheless, the pups managed, even though they were still quite young. The fur of the two foxes was colored like any other fennec fox: A sandy tan to orange. Their tail tips, undersides, paws, and inner ears were white. Bordering the white tail tip was a small black ring of fur. Both of them also had large feathered wings, though they had yet to learn to use them. Rainea was a great land that was full of riches, and it had a past shrouded with a thick fog of mystery. It had seven regions: the valley, mountains, Dark Forest, arctic, Valley of Shadows, and the House of the Elders. Each region had a creature known as a guardian to protect it. The guardians were ancient, mysterious creatures with greater power than any other known creature. The House of the Elders was the only exception to the rule of one guardian per region; it had three guardians, instead of one. This made sense, as the House of the Elders was considered to be the capital of Rainea. It held tightly guarded secrets, including the ones that Rainea's guardians would prefer to forget, as well as magic with power that no creature in Rainea could begin to fathom. The valley and mountains were where Sunny and Faedon were now. Nakota, a black and white tobiano mare, was the region's guardian. Kristina, a white arctic fox with streaks of silver in her snowy fur, was the guardian of the arctic. Sedna, a tasmanian masked owl, was the guardian of the Dark Forest. Izou, the guardian of the Valley of Shadows, was a large black dragon with gleaming eyes. In Rainea, most creatures were born with a power of some kind. Some were better or stronger than others. But the guardians had the strongest powers... if you could even call them that. It was more like magic, but over hundreds of years of use, it became bonded to them. The difference between magic and power was that every creature was born with one, even if they didn't discover it until later. Magic could be harnessed by any creature, though it took many, many years to master, and there were side effects sometimes. The guardians prevented most strong magic from being harnessed by regular creatures, because if used improperly, things could go horribly wrong. Sunny had been so distracted by her thoughts that she didn't notice an approaching dip in the ground. She let out a yelp as she collided with Faedon, sliding down and into the stream. Faedon cried out as she felt herself get thrown against a rock and had the wind knocked out of her. Thankfully the stream was very shallow, and the current was weak, so they didn't get carried away. A white, fluffy head with pointy ears popped out from behind a rock above the dip. "Are you alright?!" he called urgently. "Yeah..." Sunny grunted, getting to her feet and shaking the water out of her fur. "Not that that was any fun, but I'm alright." The white fox breathed a sigh of relief. "They're okay, Kate," he called behind him, "you don't have to go hunting for herbs." Another white fox, this one a female with gray streaks throughout her fur, padded to the side of the first fox. "Who are you?" Faedon asked them eagerly. "I'm Faedon, and this is my sister, Sunny!" Faedon was a very outgoing and curious little fox. The first fox chuckled, smiling at the three wolves warmly. "I'm Rocky," he said, "and this is my mate, Kate." Kate opened her mouth to say something, but was cut off as the nearby bushes rustled and the ferns shifted. The form of a large, dark gray wolf, with many black and occasional white streaks in his fur appeared, looking at the foxes intently. "I heard some hollering," he said, his voice like low, rumbling thunder, "is everything okay?" "Yeah," Sunny said, "my sister and I just slipped." The wolf grunted, nodding his large head. Sunny couldn't help noticing that his head was as big as her body. "Anyways," he said briskly, "have any of you seen Nakota? I've been looking everywhere for her." Faedon tilted her head to the side, "No. Why do you want to see her?" The large wolf had nothing to say to the last part of Faedon's statement. "Let's just say we're old friends," he replied with a hint of mystery in his voice. Kate suddenly piped up, "I saw her head north to the mountains a little while ago," she said. "She's probably heading to her cave." The large wolf nodded in understanding. "I see." "Anyways, who are you?" Sunny asked. "I'm Sunny, and this is my sister Faedon." "My name is Thunder," he replied simply. "I'll be on my way now. Thank you all; you've been a great help." He turned and headed north, towards where Kate had said that Nakota had gone. "Who was that guy?" Faedon asked Rocky once Thunder had gone. Rocky shrugged. "I have no idea." Elsewhere... A paint tobiano mare stood in a cave, pacing worriedly. A litter of fox pups, whose mother had abandoned them, slept in the back; Nakota was watching them, until their foster mother, who Nakota had spoken to earlier, would come by and pick them up. Dark thoughts were plaguing the guardian's mind. She was... scared. The signs were pointing together all too well. The terrible memory flashed again. "You can't keep me away forever," the creature hissed softly, his voice being carried by a gentle breeze. The creature was fading away into mist. "I will be back one day. And when I return, I won't fail." As soon as he finished, he completely faded into mist and was blown away by the wind. This couldn't be. Nakota had banished him all those years ago! But... had he somehow found a way to return? Nakota sighed. She would need to speak with the other guardians soon, and until then, she would need to stop panicking. She began walking to the back of a cave, when a voice stopped her. It made her blood freeze. "Oh, look who's here," it snickered. Nakota paled for a second, before she curled her lips up in a furious snarl and pinned her ears back against her head, whirling around to face the intruder. "What are you doing here?!" Nakota roared fiercely, "I banished you years ago!" Though she hid her fright, her worst fear had come true. "Oh, please," Thunder scoffed. "Don't tell me you honestly thought some stupid spell could keep me away forever. If you really did, well, you're even stupider than I thought, Nakota." Growling, Nakota reared up and slammed her hooves back into the ground. The ground inside the cave quaked slightly, the ground cracked a bit, and a few rocks fell from the ceiling. Thunder simply dodged around them; Nakota threw herself at him, pinning him against the wall under her hooves. A small purple flame ignited on Nakota's hoof, threatening to burn him. "Темнота, подъем" (Translation: The darkness shall rise) Thunder chanted. A dark mist began to surround him and Nakota, obscuring the view from outsiders and drowning out the noise. No one would know what was happening. Nakota was thrown into full panic mode when she noticed this. "Whaaat?!" she cried, "What have you done?!" Thunder took advantage of Nakota's distraction and kicked her abdomen with his back legs, sending her stumbling back. She grunted as she skidded against the ground, and Thunder dove for her. He placed his front paws triumphantly on her neck, pinning her to the ground. "You're no match for my dark magic!" His paws pulsed a purple color with power, and his claws sheathed and unsheathed, digging into her neck painfully. Nakota looked around wildly. There would be no help coming... She eyed the fox pups at the back of the cave. They were still asleep. "Do whatever you want with me," she cried, "just leave those pups alone!" "Your wish is my command!" Thunder smirked. "Темнота, прийти и забрать нас" The mist began to close in around them, before they, along with the mist, disappeared in a flash of light. An eerie silence filled the air. Rainea would never be the same again.