OoC The House of Mouse: October 31st, 2014. "Haha, gosh! I'm so glad that all of you could make it tonight!" Mickey exclaimed in a happy voice, waving a gloved hand in a triumphant motion as he stared out into the crowded club. In true Halloween fashion, Mickey was dressed up just like everyone else. Currently, he was donned in his famous Apprentice outfit, Magic Hat included. Waving his hands in a kind of conducting motion, small sparks flew from his fingers as the trail left behind from his finger created the shape of a bat. Once finished, Mickey pushed his hands forwards and watched the singular magic-trail bat split into twenty bats. The magical bats flew around the dining room quickly as the crowd burst into applause. Bowing, Mickey placed his hands on his hips and smiled again. "But seriously folks, you guys are the best. I know that the holiday celebration in Halloween Town is the big event that everyone tries to get into, but it really means a lot that you all have decided to join us here at the House of Mouse for a fun night of simple scares and trick or treats!" said Mickey as he marched down the stage, the massive television screen behind him. Turning to the screen and waving his hands some more, Mickey launched a blast of energy towards it. Almost instantly, the television turned on and the image of his smiling face came up on the screen. "Now then, how about another round of Creepy Cartoons? Enjoy folks, these one's are classics!" Mickey exclaimed before walking backstage. He had already seen "Lonesome Ghosts" and many of the other cartoons so many times, but it was indeed a classic Mickey, Donald and Goofy adventure. Everybody who enjoyed cartoons in the land of Disney loved Lonesome Ghosts, especially those living in the "Dark Lands". Reaching the backstage area, Mickey went directly to his dressing room and sat down in the comfortable leather armchair. He knew that the next line-up of cartoons would last a half hour, so he had time to sit down and relax for a while. However, just as he removed his Magic Hat and placed it on the side-table, a familiar voice called from behind him: "Hello, Mickey." Suddenly sitting up, Mickey whipped his head around to see the tall and imposing form of the master sorcerer, Yen-Sid. Relief instantly fell over the Mouseketeer's face as he saw his old teacher and he let out a deep sigh. "Master Yen-Sid, you startled me! Its good to see you again, sir. Happy Halloween!" said Mickey, wiping his brow from the sweat that came from standing under the bright stage lights. He could clearly see the unimpressed look on the man's face as a result of his comment's. So, Mickey tried to change the subject quickly. "What brings you to Toon Town?" Yen-Sid looked at his former apprentice with a disturbed look, like a man who was unsure of his very existence. "A troubling matter, Mickey. From my workshop in Camelot, I have felt great disturbances. Magical disturbances. Merlin has also felt them, but his powers fall just short of my own. I cannot clearly see what lies ahead, but I advise you to be cautious, young mouse." Yen-Sid spoke as if he were deeply troubled by this. It was apparent to Mickey that Yen-Sid had never experienced this before, having been a sorcerer all his life. Mickey couldn't have imagined what it felt like for his master to not be able to see the future. Normally, things were always clear for him, but something was obviously blocking his foresight. Only a dark and powerful magic could do that, but Yen-Sid was the most powerful being in the land of Disney. Not even the Genie, or Zeus with their amazing powers could compare to Yen-Sid. "Gosh, Master Yen-Sid. I-If you can't see what's goin' on, then that means something bad's gonna happen!" Mickey exclaimed, grabbing his hat quickly and placing it upon his head. If dangerous times were ahead of them, then he would need his magical abilities. "But the real question, is what's gonna happen?" "That, I cannot be sure of, my apprentice. But, I do know that something far too powerful for one person to deal with is on the horizon. That's obvious from my lack of foresight being blocked. Once again, I advise you proceed with great caution. The time is drawing nearer, that much is clear to me." Yen-Sid said with a troubled sigh. "Time is running out. I must return to Camelot so that Merlin and I may resume our practices. If dangerous times are close, then whatever enemy comes to assault must not be allowed entrance to Cinderella's Castle." "Well, don't you worry Master Yen-Sid! I can take on whatever threat rears its ugly face! You can count on me!" Mickey exclaimed triumphantly, waving his fist in the air. "I won't let anything happen to the Castle while I'm still around!" With a small smile, Yen-Sid nodded at his former apprentice. "I'm sure you won't, Mickey. You are the bravest Mouse I know, but I still advise that you be cautious. I only fear the worst for the land, so be prepared for anything. I must go now... Farewell, Mickey Mouse, and good luck." Yen-Sid explained with a small smile, trying to remain positive as he slowly faded away into thin air. Once again alone in his room, Mickey quietly thought about what Yen-Sid had said. Dangerous times were approaching? But how could that be? All the villains were either destroyed, defeated, or sealed away in the Underworld with no way of returning. But his former master did sound worried, so Mickey would heed his advice. Keeping his magic hat with him at all times, was a must now. Nonchalantly turning his head back to the clock on his wall, Mickey was shocked to see that his break was over. Time went by so fast sometimes. One day he was hanging out with Walt and the Seven Dwarves, then the next day he was at his "father's" funeral and meeting new characters who had never met the imagination visionary before. Wanting to make an entrance back on stage, Mickey shut his eyes and snapped his fingers at the same time, before poofing away in a puff of smoke. Appearing on stage once again with a bright flash of white sparkling magic to announce his arrival, Mickey laughed playfully and smiled. "Well, how about that, huh? Did you guys enjoy that round? Haha, great!" Mickey cheerfully asked the crowd as they all applauded him once again. Nodding his head and proceeding to centre stage, the Mouse adjusted his hat and called out "Wow, its getting close to midnight! Okay everybody, now its time for a change of pace!" Merely nano seconds after he finished speaking, the lights in the House of Mouse went out completely. The audience looked around, confused and surprised. They all thought it was some kind of parlour trick and began to clap in approval. "Huh?" Mickey exclaimed as he looked around, curious as to why the lights had turned off. The usual group managing the House of Mouse was all at Halloween Town tonight, so Mickey was pretty much working alone with the Enchanted Broomsticks. They couldn't communicate, but he could make out the shape of the two brooms in the light and sound booth through the shadows. The moment he saw them shrugging their shoulders, he got an uncomfortable feeling in the pit of his stomach. Suddenly, a single spotlight came directly on him. With even more confusion on his face, Mickey opened his mouth to speak before the crowd seemingly gasped. Then, a dark and sinister voice spoke up behind him. "Right you are, Mickey. Its Halloween you know, which means anything could happen." Called out the sinister and slimy voice belonging to the Arabian Sorcerer, Jafar. "J-Jafar!" Mickey called out in surprise as he whipped his head around to face the sorcerer-turned-genie, "B-But how? Aladdin trapped you in a magic lamp for all eternity!" "Right again, Mouse! That blasted street rat locked me in a prison of my own making. But I was set free, no longer bound to the lamp!" Jafar called out before holding up the black lamp to show Mickey. In a quick motion, Mickey snatched the lamp and furiously began rubbing it, trying to recall Jafar. Suddenly, the evil genie let out a bellowing laugh and smiled at the heroic mouse. "Oh, how predicable. When I said "free from the lamp", I meant it quite literally. Now, the item is meaningless and useless as both a weapon and a means to control me!" exclaimed Jafar before he raised his hands and fired off a powerful blast of electricity at Mickey. With lightning quick reflexes, Mickey jumped out of the way and landed on his feet, throwing his arms out to cast a spell towards the sorcerer. However, just as he was about to fire his magic, powerful tentacles wrapped tightly around his throat and bound his hands. "U-Ursula!" The sea-witch only cackled as she heard the mouse call out her name, before hoisting him up towards the roof. As Mickey struggled to free himself, he opened his eyes and saw that the inhabitants of the House of Mouse were now clearly visible. Villains! Every last patron in the house, was a villain! Pete, The Big Bad Wolf, Judge Frollo, Oogie Boogie, Hades, Captain Hook, Cruella de Ville: all of them! At least, all the Toon villains that Mickey knew were part of a collection of stories that was known as "The Disney Rogues". The stories were all about the original villains who showed up during the days when Cartoons ((2D Disney films)) were still heavily produced, before being replaced with Real-Toons ((3D Disney films)). What terrified Mickey the most, was the black-clad Human slowly approaching the stage. "NO!" Mickey cried out in absolute fear as the form of Judge Doom approached him. "Hello, Mickey. Long time no see..." the Judge called out with a sinister smile on his face. Behind him were the Weasel Brothers, carrying a large oil drum Mickey knew all too well. "S-STAY AWAY FROM ME! L-LEMME GO!" cried the Mouse, wriggling and struggling in Ursula's grasp to free himself. All the other villains in the club laughed manically at his futile actions, taking in his despair with sick satisfaction. Before Mickey could even try to cast another spell, Judge Doom removed his magic hat and tossed it to the other side of the room. "You know, when Roger and Mr. Valiant discovered I was a Toon, they tried to dissolve me in Dip. Normally, that would've killed one of our kind, but thankfully, I survived because of your idiotic need to lock away the villains in the Underworld as opposed to just flat-out killing them. But you... Oh you, Mr. Mouse, decided to act like the hero you aren't. If I'm not mistaken, didn't you also cause the Wasteland's "Thinner Disaster" and directly create the Phantom Blot? If so, then you should also be considered a "Villain" just like the rest of us. I even believe that there's a special place in the Underworld for yourself, but we have better plans.." Judge Doom explained. Mickey hadn't stopped struggling as Judge Doom spoke, trying to free himself but only forcing Ursula to tighten her grip on him. Before he could do or say anything, Judge Doom grabbed a crowbar from one of the Weasel's and ripped open the oil drum. Inside, was the purest form of raw, bubbling, paint thinner, otherwise known as "Dip". Screaming now from fear, Mickey struggled even harder, kicking his feet as he knew what was going to come next. "As presiding Judge and ruler over Toon Town, Mickey Mouse, I hereby sentence you for your heinous crimes against both Toons and Non-Toons alike, to death by "Dip"! The crimes by which you are sentenced include: Murder of the third degree, attempted slaughter of the entirety of Wasteland through Paint Thinner, acts of terrorism against Wasteland and other lands, the theft of one Steamboat, and general social disturbances such as rowdy behaviour, physical assault, and destruction of public property such as clock towers, bridges, boats, residential homes, recreational spots, pet shops, and modes of transpiration such as boats and cars!" Judge Doom commanded with a chillingly dark and authoritative voice. "DIP HIM!" Almost instantly as soon as Judge Doom finished, the crowd in the House of Mouse began chanting "Dip Him" over and over again. Ursula shoved his down towards the barrel of Dip quickly, forcing Mickey to extend his hands and legs so that he was pushing himself up and away from the barrel. Struggling to keep himself from being dissolved by the Toon killing liquid, Mickey saw an opportunity to escape. Letting go of the sides, Mickey instead grabbed one of Ursula's tentacles and shoved it in the barrel, watching as she screamed in pain and recoiled. Dropping the mouse as she frantically shook off the thinner before it could dissolve her arm completely, Mickey landed on the ground with a hard thud and felt all eyes land upon him. In an instant, all the villains inside charged forwards or began firing off powerful and lethal blasts of their magic towards him. Getting up quickly, Mickey dashed to the corner of the house and grabbed his magic hat again, quickly waving his hands behind him to create a wall of ice between himself and the villains. Jafar, however, slammed his staff on the ground and produced a massive burst of flames that melted the wall instantly. Smiling as they charged forwards angrily, the villains were suddenly tossed backwards by a powerful bright light. In an instant, a loud "whooshing" sound was heard during the flash before abruptly ending as the light disappeared. Looking at the spot where Mickey was, the villains only saw nothing. "HE'S ESCAPED! INFORM THE HORNED KING IMMEDIATELY! DON'T SPEND ANY MORE TIME HERE! ALL OF YOU, PROCEED TO YOUR ASSIGNED WORLDS. FROLLO, MALIFICENT, AND SHAN-YU, COME WITH ME. THE CASTLE IS OUR NEXT DESTINATION! SUMMON JONES AND TELL HIM TO BRING THE BIG GUY!" Judge Doom angrily called out, his psychotic toon-voice coming out as the rage boiled up within him. As soon as he finished speaking, the members of the Horned King's inner circle formed up and marched out of the House of Mouse while the other villains proceeded to transform it into the "House of Villains" before going on their way. (media representation of Villains running amok at the House of Mouse) Cinderella Castle, moments after Mickey's escape from the HoM. Another bright flash of light filled the throne room of the Castle, followed promptly by the "whoosh" sound and the screams of Mickey. As the light faded away, Mickey looked around in a panicked state before his eyes landed on Yen-Sid. "M-Master Yen-Sid! T-The Villains!" Mickey exclaimed before he was promptly interrupted. "Yes, I know! I was using my crystal ball to monitor you. I knew if anything were to happen, the evil would come after you. I'm sorry, but it couldn't have been prevented. Come, we have no time! We must defend the Castle at all costs!" Yen-Sid exclaimed before dashing out of the throne room. Using his magic, he created a massive shield of light energy around the castle. The skies were rapidly turning green as if to suggest a dark presence was approaching. Mickey nodded at his master and dashed over to the hall of armour. Once there, he enchanted the metal suits so they would come alive and fight against whatever attack was approaching. Mickey didn't stop just at statues, he also brought images out of paintings and enchanted more Broomsticks and household objects to fight. Anything he could find that had a possibility for combat, he enchanted to fight. Mickey then sent the makeshift soldiers all over the castle to make sure it was protected from every point. Running back to Yen Sid as the spells seemed to work, Mickey realized that Merlin had joined them during his absence. The wizard had brought soldiers from Camelot to assist their own forces. "I don't think this will be enough, Master Yen-Sid! If all of those Villains come here, we may be in trouble" Mickey called out before suddenly a deafening howl echoed through the castle. Yen-Sid, Merlin and the soldiers reacted in pain, while Mickey reacted in genuine fear. He recognized the roar from a nightmarish moment in his life. Quickly dashing up the stairs of the castle to the north tower, Mickey stared out of the window at the entirely of "Disneyland" to see the massive, jiggling sight of the Phantom Blot. "MASTER YEN-SID! ITS THE PHANTOM BLOT!" Mickey yelled out as he dashed down the stairs towards the throne room. When he arrived in the room, Yen-Sid and Merlin were already planning an escape route. Even if they managed to hold off the villains, there was no way that the army they assembled could hold off the Phantom Blot. As they turned to Mickey, about to calm down the already frightened mouse, a loud and booming crash echoed through the halls as the assault began. The army of Cinderella Castle watched on as the massive collection of Davy Jones's horde of undead pirates, Shan-Yu's Hun forces and Malificent's servants all approached the castle, weapons raised and ready for combat. The Phantom Blot was nearly there, with the apparent form of a small cloaked figure riding upon its shoulder. The soldiers fought below while Merlin and Yen-Sid provided support. Mickey, however, had begun a mad dash towards the dungeons of the castle. Down there was where the heroes of the world had stored many artifacts from their adventures, but primarily consisted of the "trophies" they collected from the villains. The most dangerous item there, was the fabled Black Cauldron. It was said that anyone who controlled this cauldron, controlled the most dangerous army in all of Disney. Since the fall of the terrible Horned King, the cauldron was hidden away in the most secure part of the castle dungeon along with another powerful artifact: Walt Disney's Magic Brush. If they were going to fight the Blot, then they would need that brush. It was the only thing that could possibly manage to destroy the Blot once again. While Mickey was busy running through the maze-like dungeons to recover the brush, Merlin and Yen-Sid were busy up top. They had now moved to the front lines, cutting down any and all forces that crossed their path. For two old men, their maneuverability and sheer magical power was amazing. Magic flew all over as the villain's forces were knocked down by the wizards and the make-shift army. As the villains approached, however, Merlin and Yen-Sid felt their abilities being truly put to the test. The fight wouldn't last long, they were only two men. They just needed to provide Mickey with enough time to grab the Magic Brush. If they could knock down the Blot successfully, then easily the most dangerous villain in the assault would be taken down. However, the fighting was halted by a sudden demonic flash of red, followed by the figure on the Blot's shoulders disappearing and reappearing in front of Merlin and Yen-Sid. The army of villains parted around the red cloaked figure, seemingly terrified of the hidden villain. Cackling sinisterly, the hooded figure pulled back the cloak just enough to reveal the skeletal face of The Horned King (Move your mouse to reveal the content) The Horned King (open) The Horned King (close) "Greetings, Sorcerers of Disney. I wish I could say I am honoured to see you, but I do not think of this as an honour. More like an inconvenience. Now then, either you and your pathetic army get out of my way, or you will suffer the consequences. We do not wish to kill you, but we will do so if you do not oblige." hissed the Horned King through his boney mouth, his glowing red eyes getting brighter with anger. "Never, foul demon!" yelled Yen-Sid, holding his hands aggressively towards the Horned King. "So it is you who command the other villains? Horned King, while you may think of yourself as powerful, you are nothing without your beloved cauldron!" Yen-Sid exclaimed before he fired off a powerful blast of light energy towards the King. However, a seemingly invisible shield blocked the blast and fired the energy back at Yen-Sid, knocking him off his feet. "Yen-Sid!" Merlin called out before turning his head towards the Horned King and threw a ball of junk made from the fallen make-shift army at the villain. The ball of junk simply exploded into pieces as it also hit the shield surrounding the Horned King. Smiling at the wizard's feeble attempt to stop him, the Horned King cracked his knuckles and said "Now, it is my turn." before throwing his boney hands into the air. Black lightning fired from his jagged fingers, slamming the white bearded wizard in the chest and forcing him to the ground, convulsing as the extraordinary amount of dark energy coursed through him. With both Merlin and Yen-Sid on the ground, heavily damaged from his retaliation, the Horned King slowly proceeded forwards, commanding the villains to bind the defeated magic wielders and disarm them of any weapons they may have. The Horned King snapped his fingers and watched as the entire make-shift army of Cinderella Castle fell apart, reverting back to their original and un-enchanted forms. "Truly pitiful. I expected much more of a fight from you wizards, but I assume this only makes my plan easier. Now then..." said the Horned King, turning back to the two fallen wizards. Yen-Sid was completely knocked out, having smashed his head on a rock as he was launched backwards. Merlin, however, had just finished convulsing and was still weak from the attack. Disappearing in a mist of black smoke and reappearing inches away from Merlin's face, the Horned King growled "Where. Is. The Cauldron?" Rather then speak to the villain, Merlin instead mustered up some left-over strength and spat in the Horned King's skull-face. Roaring with anger, the villain clutched Merlin by the throat, growling as his grip tightened. "WHERE IS THE CAULDRON? WHERE IS IT?!" the Horned King shouted, his sinister voice echoing like the call of a banshee in the disturbingly quiet air. "I KNOW YOU HAVE HIDDEN MY CAULDRON, NOW TELL ME WHERE IT IS!" Once again, Merlin remained silent. Growling with frustration, the Horned King released the old man and turned his attention to the monstrous Phantom Blot. "I KNOW IT'S HERE, SO TEAR THAT GODDAMN CASTLE TO THE GROUND UNTIL YOU FIND THE CAULDRON!" shouted the Horned King. The Phantom Blot only let out a bellowing howl in sick enjoyment and turned its sights towards the Castle. Suddenly gasping as the Phantom Blot approached Cinderella Castle, Merlin cried out "MICKEY! NO!" in a desperate and frightened voice. Hearing the wizard's desperate scream, the Horned King only smiled menacingly. "Hmm... So the rodent is in there as well? Perfect. The Blot will find the cauldron and destroy him all in one go. I think I am actually going to enjoy this, for a change." GM Note: (Move your mouse to reveal the content) GM Note: (open) GM Note: (close) For fun, listen to this on repeat while reading the next little bit. In the time that passed for the battle to conclude, Mickey had successfully navigated the dungeons of the Castle and had entered Walt's hidden Office. Entering the sacred shrine of the man who created him and this entire world, Mickey quickly ran over to the desk and pulled its drawers open in a specific pattern. With a "clunk", the desk slowly began to rotate on a mechanical lift, instead being replaced with a single golden stand holding the legendary brush. Engraved on the stand, was Walt's most famous words: All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. Smiling fondly as he remembered his "father", Mickey slowly grabbed the brush and sighed. Never in a million years did he think he'd ever use this thing again after what happened in Wasteland, but the time for its magic to be wielded had returned. Grabbing a backpack from Walt's locker, Mickey stuffed his magic hat and cloak inside before suddenly the ground began to shake. "Wha?" Mickey asked himself as he felt some debris from the castle's roof falling on his head. As the loud roar of the Phantom Blot filled the air, Mickey knew what was going on. Dashing out of the office quickly, Mickey barrelled down the hallways, which began to crumble with the extreme force of the earthquakes. As he reached the stairs, the wall to his right was suddenly torn off, the Phantom Blot saw the familiar form of the Mouse and howled aggressively. Aiming the brush and holding down the left button, a stream of Paint Thinner flew from the tip of his weapon directly into the open mouth of the Phantom Blot. The small amount of paint thinner hitting the Blot seemingly did nothing more then anger it, as the Blot quickly returned to facing Mickey. Barreling up the stairs so that he could reach the throne room, Mickey narrowly avoided the gigantic hands of the Phantom Blot as they tore the castle apart in an attempt to end the Mouse's life. Whenever the Blot got too close, Mickey fired off more thinner until it recoiled, then repaired the walls with his paint. As he entered the throne room, Mickey was ambushed once again by the Phantom Blot, who had torn a massive hole open in the ceiling so that the majority of the top-half of the castle was destroyed. Seeing one tower still standing, Mickey made a quick turn and dashed for the staircase, but a slimy rope cast by the Blot caught his leg. Pulling him backwards and raising him up high, the Phantom Blot raised Mickey high into the air and slammed him down over and over again on the side of the castle, using the mouse as a sort of wrecking ball. However, as the Blot seemingly raised Mickey into the air one last time, Mickey fired off an enormous burst of Thinner, severing the Blot's arm completely. As it howled in pain and waited for its arm to regrow, Mickey quickly scampered up to the top of the tower and watched as the Blot recovered itself within moments. Turning to him with one incredibly angry bellow, Mickey opened fire and let enormous amounts of Thinner fly from the tip of his brush. The Blot was taken back by this, but slowly inched forwards with every passing second. Reaching into his backpack, Mickey quickly pulled out his magic hat and placed it back on his head. The thinner wasn't enough, the Blot had gotten stronger since they last met. Using his magic, Mickey reinforced the brush so that it fired even more thinner in a larger stream, giving himself more time to think of an escape plan. He assumed Yen-Sid and Merlin had been captured by now, otherwise the Blot wouldn't have been attacking the castle like this. Despite his best efforts, Mickey's power couldn't hold back the Phantom Blot. Now, it was only absorbing the Thinner he used, growing stronger with each blast. As it's severed arm slowly regrew, the Blot shifted its normal arm to the other side of his body so he would only have one arm. But, it was a massive arm with a hammer shaped end. The Blot slowly raised its gigantic arm over the tower, before bringing it down in one swift motion. With the tower crumbling beneath him, Mickey began a dangerous free fall. Screaming, Mickey knew he had very little time before he hit the ground. He needed to act now! Gripping his magic hat, Mickey shut his eyes and aimed the brush in the direction he was falling, firing off a blast of Paint, which formed into a massive blob of blue. The blob slowly transformed into a working projector screen, with "The Lonesome Ghosts" playing on it. As he charged towards it, Mickey hoped that it would work. Finally reaching it, Mickey passed through the screen, leaving a rippling effect behind him. Soon after, the projector hit the ground with a hard thud, smashing it to pieces and leaving only minor traces of paint behind. Believing the Mouse to be dead, the Blot proceeded to destroy the rest of Cinderella Castle before finally uncovering the dungeons and with them, the Black Cauldron. Halloween Town: October 31st, 2014. The party in the centre of Halloween Town Square was pumping. Ghouls and Goblins, monsters and ghosts, and the Non-Halloween People from across the land of Disney, were all socializing and having a grand old time. The life of the party, of course, was the Pumpkin King himself, Jack Skellington. Everyone seemed focused on him as he gave some kind of special Halloween Speech, but before he could finish, a bright flash of light lit up the dark and gloomy sky, followed by a projector screen falling rapidly into the fountain. Just before making impact with the creepy fountain, the form of Mickey Mouse came bounding out of it, landing roughly on the stone pavement. Slowly groaning as he got up, Mickey removed his magic hat and shook his head. "Oh man, I seriously don't want to do that again... That was rough. Phew..." Mickey quietly grumbled to himself before turning to the large crowd currently staring him down with blank stares. Smiling meekly, Mickey raised a hand and gave the crowd a small wave. "Uh, hiya everybody. Um... Jack? Sorry to interrupt your party, but there's kind of... Sort of a... Uh, well, its a big deal. Would you be so kind as to gather up the Disney world leaders here and bringing them here? I would do it myself, but uh... I need a drink or something."