We were now at the heart of the Kruraka's territory and not at all sure of what may come next...We could see the castle and were just moving towards it. It was on a hill filled with pointed stones and there were hot springs flowing on either side of it. Now, that's a place a cruel devil could use for his residence. We had to be extra careful, taking help of every tree and grass we could see, protecting our feet from these sharp and stony terrains. Our soldiers..these monkey men guys were pretty tough, and easily moving forward by swinging away on trees. As the path got dangerous and impossible to walk on, Angara halted the troops.
" I must get some way to clear the path or else we could never reach the castle,' he said,"I must make use of my magic."
"yes, and I will put our brothers on rest. It will save some time for us." Bhima replied, hinting at us.
I was watching Angara, unsure of..what he is going to do. He closed his eyes and started chanting some mantras....took some dirt in hand and throw it on the road. Soon it become golden yellow in colour...bringing soft grass on the path in front of us. We were on our way now. It took little time to reach the castle but it was empty..no army, no resistance for us? curious thing it is!! We were all non-plussed and also doubtful now.
But then something came from behind and suddenly appeared in our front. We were not ready for it and within a blink of an eye there formed an image...its King Digvijay raj..!!
" You were not in the castle! its only a mirage....it if formed by the evil priest, the chief adviser and head priest of this dark empire..beware of the danger around you...remember, he is a mirage..'maya' and you must trust your instinct to defeat him. I am always with you, protecting you from any unknown force." and He vanished.
" Angara, we must unite and search for the way...if its a mirage...reality must be present." Uncle told.
" you are right, we will all be together and move forward in the castle...the real castle is beyond this." Angara ordered.
We got armed and distribute some tasks like watching from different angle, attack, defence....to our selves. And were just took small steps at a time..searching for the right path, right way to move. After a while, it got a bit darker...we could see the castle, its architecture, yet the troublesome picture galleries and some other articles we couldn't understand. It seems to me that this mirage must be the exact copy of real castle. As the place got darker, we could feel the presence of some foreign being with us. There was still some light so, they might not come out. As we got in deeper, we got attacked by some unknown force, we were helpless to attack and defend...if only Angara use his magic 'Gada'. And bless me, he used it.
There was a ray of shard golden light all around us. He was holding the Gada in his hand...the attackers were all around us, lots of them...and their face, flesh on the body..ugh, it would have been better off in the dark..they were evil....evil creatures. We were now in stronger position, and I needn't to tell you again of there psychosomatic changes in the body..the fierce look of big monkeys, there nail and teeth...you could yourself imagine, these evil creatures were all tore apart in pieces. We were soon surrounded by dark animals, Bats, snakes and all...they were all coming towards us..we were sure we couldn't fight them all!!
" Remember they are all mirage, listen to your heart, you can defeat them without even fighting...go on, they are nothing." It was the only thing running in my mind. I had to make them listen...they could defeat this.
" Angara, move forward, these dark creatures are all mirage, blocking our path..this is the right way and we shouldn't back off....remember what my ancestor, the great king told us...move forward, please order your people to attack, nothing will harm them." I shouted at Angara.
" My brother, listen to Daksh, do as he says..." he ordered them.
We moved forward with all our might...it was near impossible as we could only see bats and snake around us, they were biting us, forcing us back....like a wave of a sea, pushing us. Breathing was becoming difficult for us as if we were in underwater in the Ganga river...which is pulling us, pushing us....but we were on our way. Soon it subside, I mean they just disappeared as they had appeared. The path was clear now...we could see the sun rays for the first time. And there it was the castle not much far from us. We won our battle against fear, but where is the head priest? We didn't needed much search as there it was...he was on a gigantic human made of black dust and he didn't were any rings or was not holding any crystal. (there goes my chance of defeating him from my gun..now I don't know his weakness).
" You have come this far, but this is your last...I am going to kill you all, you can't defeat me...."He laughed a us.
I fired at him but of no avail, bullets doesn't touched him...he made a swift movement and boom, there were thousands of army of evil creature standing in front of us.
" Angara, you fight with him, we take care of them." Surya said...pointing at those soldiers. As if we could defeat them all, I thought.
" Evil priest, this is your last day, I am coming for your blood..." Angara growled, he was now transformed into a fiery beast....He jumped at the Giant holding Priest but couldn't touched them...the priest in turn, attacked him by throwing hundreds of sharp stones on him, some even cut through Angara... it was like some chase, Angara was saving himself from Priest's stones.. There was some invisible wall between the two protecting the priest... Angara got to know this fact soon and there appeared the magical 'Gada' .
He jumped on the tree and again used his leg muscles like some spring, used his Gada, and gone the invisible wall..... the priest was taken aback by this sudden movement.
" Daksh, go with your sister and uncle, I will handle this Priest, Surya and Bhira would give you cover.' Angara shouted,' kill Kruraka, I will be there soon." And he was busy fighting this last battle as this priest was the final shield of Kruraka.
The castle doors were open...and we were with Bhira and Surya. Any soldier coming for us were taken care of by our friends. We were now in main hall. Our dear priest had indirectly helped us to know the castle very well. we don't know what was happening outside, how many of us were injured but the only aim of us now was to find Kruraka and kill him.