Pluma the Sky-high Outlaw: Chief, take a look at this?
Pluma handed a glowing stone to Mufasa. Mufasa then felt a strange tumult inside him and frowned.
Tribal Chief Mufasa: Pluma, please, ask Iquitos to come again.
Pluma the Sky-high Outlaw: Al... alright.
Pluma did not know why, so he just went to look for Iquitos.
Tribal Warrior Odous: What’s the matter?
Tribal Chief Mufasa: This is so weird.
Tribal Warrior Odous: Weird? Is it some newly discovered gemstone?
Tribal Chief Mufasa: It arouses some sort of unknown tumult within me!
Just then Pluma brought Iquitos in. Iquitos took a glance at the stone holding by Mufasa.
Tribal Sage Iquitos: Pluma, where did you get this?
Pluma the Sky-high Outlaw: Somewhere not far away from the shrine.
Tribal Chief Mufasa: Odous, Pluma, please leave us alone for a while.
Odous and Pluma walked away, puzzled.
Tribal Chief Mufasa: Speak, Iquitos.
Tribal Sage Iquitos: Frenzy factor!
Tribal Chief Mufasa: Whatever comes let it come! Promise me Iquitos. Let nobody knows about it.
Tribal Sage Iquitos: I’ll stop you too.
Only the two of them could understand these completely irrelevant dialogues.
Later, the werewolves started to invade the tribe again. Mufasa led the warriors to protect the residents. As the tumult inside him was growing intense, he rushed into the werewolves, striking his fists at the enemies in rage...
Tribal Chief Mufasa: Aargh!
Tribal Warrior Odous: Chief, are you alright?
Tribal Chief Mufasa: What’s wrong?
Mufasa opened his eyes and saw that the whole land was strewed with mutilated bodies and limbs of werewolves. Feeling a burn in his palm, he opened his hand and found that the glowing stone was embedding in his palm. He held his fist hard in haste to prevent anybody from seeing it.
But Iquitos had already caught a sight of it...
Pluma and Iquitos could not defeat Odous though he was injured. Just then Mufasa who was lightly hurt laughed, in such a mischievous way that left the crowd uneasy.
‘Mufasa’: Well done, Odous!
‘Mufasa’: Iquitos, I’ll kill you now!
Just when ‘Mufasa’ was about to smash Iquitos’ head with his fierce and brutal fist, Odous strenuously knocked ‘Mufasa’ aside.
‘Mufasa’: What’re you doing, Odous?
Tribal Warrior Odous: My brother! This is not you!
‘Mufasa’: What? I am who I am! I am Mufasa!
Odous firmly stood before Iquitos.
Tribal Warrior Odous: Iquitos was right! That fight just now is something I repay you. But now, I have to stop you!
‘Mufasa’: You think you can possibly beat me? Look at yourself. You got brutal wounds all over your body!
Tribal Chief Mufasa: ‘He can’t, but I can! Odous, take them away. Quick!’
An authoritative voice came out of Mufasa’s mouth. Odous knew that was the real him. In great pain, Mufasa was squeezing his head.
‘Mufasa’: Go back to sleep!
Tribal Chief Mufasa: I won’t let you have your way!
‘Mufasa’: Enough. Die, Mufasa!
Tribal Chief Mufasa: Then we shall die together!
While Mufasa was struggling with himself, he did not realise a hidden danger at the dark corner.
Werewolf Assassin: Master, shall I act now?
Werewolf Assassin: Wait for a while... be patient...
Mufasa was groaning louder and louder in pain.
Werewolf Assassin: Now is the chance!
‘Mufasa’: Die, you little rat!
‘Mufasa’: Don’t think you can control me. You can never defeat the frenzy factor!
Suddenly, Mufasa raised his hand and repeatedly whacked on the gemstone embedded in the palm of another hand.
Tribal Chief Mufasa: There it is. I can control you once I destroy it!
‘Mufasa’: No! No!
In the piercing scream of ‘Mufasa’, Mufasa blasted the gemstone into pieces. He was so relieved as he saw blood streaming down from his hand. Just then, a drop of his blood dripped on the broken gemstone. It burst into a flash of green light gushing into the body openings on his face...
Mufasa opened his eyes, watching carefully at his hands. Just then, a few warriors came in.
Warrior: Chief, are you alright?
Mufasa gave no reply but chuckled weirdly, walking step by step towards the warriors...
Covered in blood, Mufasa stepped into the shrine of Seth.
Just Deity of Warfare Seth: Mufasa, what’re you doing here?
Mufasa did not answer, and just swaggered upright towards Seth, with a creepy smile.
Just Deity of Warfare Seth: Mufasa, I am asking you!
Mufasa swung his fist wildly at Seth, while Seth blocked his attack with a barrier driven by fierce glance. The friction between his fist and the barrier resulted in a strong turbulence which shook the whole shrine.
Just Deity of Warfare Seth: Mufasa! Are you deranged?
Yet Mufasa ignored Seth, with his fist aiming at Seth again. But as a deity associated with wars, how would he be hurt by merely a mortal warrior? The beast was still separated from the God by that invisible barrier.
Seth observed Mufasa continuously hitting at the barrier with his fists, wondering what had happened to him. Just when he was hesitated, Mufasa gave a furious roar and stroke on the barrier. A crack appeared on it at once.
Just Deity of Warfare Seth: Is it... frenzy factor?
Seth knew that Mufasa before him had been corrupted by the frenzy factor, same as the tribal chiefs of the previous generations. He removed the barrier and let Mufasa attack.
Seth had never thought that frenzied Mufasa was that tough to defeat. Just as Mufasa dashed forward again, Seth raised his scepter high and subdued Mufasa with a fiery red magic circle. Mufasa grunted in pain. At that moment, Shu, Ra and Tefnut returned to the shrine.
Tefnut the Decent God of Drizzles: Seth, what’re you... Is something wrong with him?
Just Deity of Warfare Seth: Frenzy factor!
Ra the Righteous God of Sun: So that’s the reason!
Just Deity of Warfare Seth: What?
Shu the Dragon of Tempest: The whole tribe was devastated as if it was under a massacre. We went out for this.
Ra the Righteous God of Sun: Why do they have to suffer so horribly?
Just Deity of Warfare Seth: What should we do with him?
Tefnut the Decent God of Drizzles: Let’s seal him up...
Shu the Dragon of Tempest: I agree.
Ra the Righteous God of Sun: Um.
Then they heard a moan in a faint, weak tone.
Tribal Chief Mufasa: Kill me... please...
Mufasa was begging in anguish, with his face covered in tears. It was so miserable that one could not bear watching.
Mufasa kept repeating the same words. Seeing this, Tefnut and Ra shed their tears as well.
Tefnut the Decent God of Drizzles: Shu, please ask Osiris to come here.
Tefnut the Decent God of Drizzles: Son, you’ll be alright soon...
Tefnut patted Mufasa’s head gently with her claw which was even bigger than him, then he fell unconscious. No sooner had Shu sent the message to Osiris by wind then Osiris arrived at the shrine.
Ra the Righteous God of Sun: Osiris, please take the soul of this child away...
Immortal Judge of Afterlife Osiris: My friend, this little lion has not yet come to the end of his life.
Ra the Righteous God of Sun: But he’ll only suffer if he lives on, my friend.
Immortal Judge of Afterlife Osiris: Everyone has his own fate. But I can keep his soul for you...
Immortal Judge of Afterlife Osiris: until he wants to come back, or when he reaches the end of days.
Ra the Righteous God of Sun: Thank you, Osiris!
Osiris then extracted the soul from Mufasa, put it into a small cage and left. Ra and Tefnut returned to the inner chamber of the shrine, preparing to preserve the body of Mufasa. There were only the two brothers left in the main chamber.
Shu the Dragon of Tempest: Are you injured?
Just Deity of Warfare Seth: I’m not weak like you! But it’s not easy as well to deal with that frenzied kid.
Shu the Dragon of Tempest: After all, the frenzy factor is created from the Ancestral Elements.
Shu the Dragon of Tempest: I just never thought that Mufasa could finally revive from his frenzy...
Just Deity of Warfare Seth: Maybe Osiris was right. This kid has not yet reached the end of his life.
After that, Seth went back to the inner chamber too. In a far distance inside the small cage of Osiris, a soul was sparkling with a feeble light of sorrow...