Killer Instinct 2/Gold Story

Ultratech’s Legacy

In the ancient past, Eyedol and his arch-rival Gargos were huge and fearsome Warlords whose bitter feud was rapidly bringing the world to ruin. Events finally came to a cataclysmic head when the greatest heroes of the age gathered at the scene of the rivals’ latest clash, a battleground fated to be their last.

Each and every one of the humans knew their part in the desperate scheme: the sword-swinging warriors leapt headlong into the fray as a distraction while their sorcerer allies wove the most powerful combined magicks ever witnessed by the world, creating a vortex so strong that, despite all their panicked efforts, neither Eyedol nor Gargos could resist its pull. Though the loss of life on the heroes’ part was all but total, the Warlords were finally torn, screaming, into a Limbo which would clutch them tight to its bosom for the following two thousand years.

A jump to the very recent past, and the sinister Ultratech corporation have managed to developed a machine that can reach into the void, dragging out a severely weakened Eyedol to stand as the champion of their latest tournament. However, an alarmingly strong opposition left the company watching with building fury as its other in-house death machines were gradually picked off: Riptor fell to the cybernetically-enhanced might of Combo, Cinder’s existence came to a merciful end at the hands of the alien fugitive Glacius, Spinal was beaten violently back to the grave under the vengeful axes of Chief Thunder, and the young monk Jago earned the thanks of many by sending Fulgore permanently off-line.

But the real chaos only began when Orchid dealt the killing blow to Eyedol deep beneath Ultratech HQ. The whole world shuddered and creaked as the Limbo realm reopened to reclaim the Warlord’s soul, allowing the scheming Gargos his one and only chance to break free. Blind panic ensued as the Ultratech scientists wrestled with their Limbo device in a desperate attempt to send the cackling monster back, but only when they reached stupendously dangerous power levels was there any effect. The machine exploded, taking with it Gargos and the entire Ultratech building as it vanished into a massive timeflux of its own creation.

Jago, Orchid, Combo, Sabrewulf and a newly-activated Fulgore Mk. II all find themselves stranded in the ancient world, where a new era of battle begins as Tusk, Maya, Kim Wu, Glacius and an earlier incarnation of Spinal all throw themselves into the fight to bring down the new reign of the tyrannical Warlord Gargos.

 

About Daniel Duncan

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