Interesting tidings, my young Trainer friends. Can you guess what they are?
Please don't say Space-Time Rift, please don't say Space-Time Rift, please don't say...
Oh, boy! It's another Space-Time Rift, isn't it?
Indeed it is! And this time, an unusual friend has shown up to deliver us the news. I don't believe I recognize this beastie...
I do! It's the Anubis Dragon. Eliza and I met it at the Golden Pyramid. What have you come to show us, old pal...?
I REALLY don't like the looks of this place. W-why are those statues' eyes glowing?!
No need to be afraid, Ned. The Anubis Dragon will protect us. After all, it led me safely through the underworld!
Yes, Arya. I will trust the big scary dragon who dragged you to the underworld. *sigh* How do I always get caught up in this craziness?!
Huh? What's that awful sound?
*TWANG* Oh, hello you two. I've *TWANG* been trying to get this dragon to sing along with my lute, but it just doesn't sound right...
That's one heck of an understatement! Can't you cut it out before our ears fall off?
Cut it out? You can't censor my art, insolent whelp!
Pah! If you don't like my sound, I'll go practice elsewhere! *TWANG*
How weird. The Osiris Dragon is supposed to judge peoples' souls. Is it saying the Dunkelviking is on to something with his terrible tune?
It may be a great judge of souls, but it's a terrible judge of talent! I don't know what the Osiris Dragon wants... but I know I don't like it!
Hm, looks like the Anubis Dragon found something... N-no, I don't wanna play fetch with you!
Looks like you two are getting along great! But we probably shouldn't play fetch with that key -- it'll help us get deeper into the temple!
Hot springs in space-time?! Tell me you're seeing these gravity-defying pools of spring water, too...
I sure am. And I wanna take a cosmic dip! Think I can outdo my cannonball splash radius record?
Looks like I won't have to stop you this time. The Anubis Dragon seems to be doing a pretty good job of keeping you on track...!
Tweedleedlee! Oh, it's you two again. Come to rag on my art, you philistines?
Actually, no! You're sounding a little better now, Dunky. What's your secret?
This powerful dragon showed me some patience and kindness, and suddenly my sound... changed. Let me show you hatchlings what I've learned!
*TWAANG* ARGH! You made me break a string!
But that Hathor Dragon believes in you, and it's a Divine Dragon of love, so... that must count for something!
Maybe you're right, Dragon Girl. Perhaps it's telling me to... write a love ballad? I need to go think!
Wait! It's not safe! *SIGH* How come nobody ever listens when I say that? Hello? Are you listening? Is anyone listening? Ahhhhh...
I know it's kind of redundant to say that something weird's going on in a Space-Time Rift, but... something WEIRD's going on!
Why do these Ancient Divines seem so invested in the Dunkelviking's lute-playing skills? I just don't get it...
For now, let's just follow the Anubis Dragon's lead. It hasn't led us astray in the past OR present. Plus, it just helped us find a key to the next chamber!
Wh-whoa! This room is totally collapsing! Watch your step, AryaaAAAGH...!
Whoops! Don't worry, Ned; I got you!
But you're right -- we DO need to be careful. The Anubis Dragon looks pretty on edge, too...
*TWANG* *SKRRTCH* You Trainers won't believe it. This dragon's opened up a whole new world of sound for me! Hear that beautiful dissonance? *SKREECH*
Ow, my ears! There's nothing beautiful about it, Dunkelviking! G-get away from that dragon before someone gets hurt...!
I don't know, Ned... there IS something sort of appealing about that wild sound... But the Apep Dragon of Chaos isn't an ideal jam partner!
Amazing! My sound keeps evolving with each fight! Listen, I've got a bandmate deeper inside that I've got to meet up with, but I'll catch up with you folks later!
Play us some more weird stuff when you do!
Arya, I can handle scary dragons and space-time and near-death experiences, but I will not stand for another measure of dissonance! I WON'T STAND FOR IT!
Arya, I REALLY don't like ANY creature of chaos having influence over the Dunkelviking's music...
Well, the Apep Dragon gave us trouble for sure, but it's not EVIL. It just makes sure chaos exists along with order. Everyone needs a bit of BOTH in life.
... That was a surprisingly deep thought! I guess I'll trust your judgment for now.
Trust is the ticket, Ned! Now, let's use this key to figure out what ol' Dunky's up to!
And I thought the LAST temple chamber was falling apart. This place looks like it was totally torn up...!
And it's DARK, too. I can't even see the stars anymore... Let's be careful, Ned.
*twang* ... *twang* ...
D-did you hear something...? Something... twangy?
Ha! All I did was strum a bit, and this amazing dragon made all the lights go out AND tore up the temple! I wonder what else I can make it do with my tunes...
Th-this is no joke, Dunkelviking! That Ra Dragon protects light and order, and we can't let you snuff either of those out!
*GADUNKADUNK* GRAH! Just when I had found an enthusiastic audience! Well, I won't let that Apep Dragon's lessons go to waste! *TWAAANG*
I know your musical career is important, Dunky, but don't you think you're going too far? Your sound is unique, but it's starting to make the Divines batty!
But, Dragon Girl, imagine if I could create unique music, AND command the Divines! Huh, conquest sounds pretty good right about now.
I'm so disappointed...! I thought for sure Dunky had finally given up on his awful family business...
All this has got me thinking: What if order and chaos aren't two sides of the same coin, but more of... a balancing scale?
Could the Apep Dragon and... whoever it's working with... be using the Dunkelviking's music to tip the scale? Could chaos be trying to topple order?!
Nice thought, Ned! See? Having you along on adventures is "key"! Ha! Get it? I just found one.
Agh! Is that smoke?! That building's on fire! And what are those creepy glowing tendrils?! I wanna go home already!
Haha, I can't believe you aren't used to this kind of thing yet.
I'm a sensitive little boy with a brave little heart. Now let's just set things right and get out of here before the Dunkelviking's lute destroys the universe...
*TWANG-TA-TWANG TWANG* Guten tag, shmoopies! The moon heralds tidings of melon-tasting bonanzas and deep dark dolphin dugouts!
... I think he's lost it. Ugh -- whatever that dragon is, it's making MY mind all fuzzy too!
That MUST be the Chrono Apep Dragon -- the Apep Dragon from the future! Its helmet is... gumdrop good like a fishing pole security scarf!
Say WHAT?! Oh, no. N-not you, too, Arya! Anubis Dragon, please help?
We defeated the Chrono Apep Dragon, but the Dunkelviking and Arya are as loopy as ever!
Poor Arya... Let's get her to safety.
Arya, will you please stop tap dancing for HALF a minute?!
My toes are hatching and I gotta set 'em free!!!
*SIGH* At least YOU'RE keeping a level head, Anubis Dragon... Huh, never thought I'd get along with a dragon.
What's that? You've found a key to the next chamber? Hey, you really are a steady creature.
Eep... it's so dark in here... But I've got to be brave!
Arya can't help me in the state she's in... Anubis Dragon, I'm putting all my trust in you, okay?
Help us solve this mystery, and save all our friends!
*tweedle-twang* Owl flower peanut power! Prepare to be masticated, young larvae! *strummm*
What NOW?! Arya, please, I don't know what this dragon does! I can't--
Wait... did the Dunkelviking's music just get a LITTLE easier on the ears?
Whuh? Huh? What happened? I feel like my ears just popped... *strumm* Lute sounds good, though.
Hogwin's beard! Ned, did we just fight the Chrono Seth Dragon?
The Seth Dragon is a dragon of chaos, like the Apep Dragon, but it KNOWS the importance of balance!
Chrono Seth Dragon, were you trying to "balance the scale"...? (Speaking of, I feel WAY sturdier on my feet!)
I'm so glad you're doing better, Arya! I was worried...
Well, thanks to you and the Anubis Dragon, I'm safe. And is it just me, or do I see you two getting along?
I... I guess we are! But, uh, can we talk more about how I kept you safe and--
Let's go find Dunky! I'm still a little worried about his apparent change of attitude...
Oh Dunkyyyy, where are youuuu? We want to hear more tunes!
Actually, we want to rescue the Divines and get out of here, Dunky-- I mean, Dunkelviking...
Wherever he is, we might as well take our time. This chamber is HUGE! There's so much to explore!
This is the biggest chamber yet, so you must be the head honcho, dragon! I have... *deedleestrum* come to play you a song.
This must be the Chrono Isis Dragon! It's supposed to guard fate itself... but something's wrong with it. Now THAT'S foreboding!
Arya, I say we let the Dunkelviking play his song. I've got a feeling it'll help the Chrono Isis Dragon feel a little less chaotic...
"Chrono Isis Dragon, you are free to fly. You hold our fates in your clawed hands, and... we should share some pie!" *strum-de-dum* *TWANG*
Weird lyrics, weird melody, but... like you said, Arya, life needs a bit of order AND a bit of chaos.
And it looks like the Chrono Isis Dragon is all evened out. Whew! Now let's explore the rest of the Rift before heading home!
The Divines are all calmed, Dunky's come to his senses, and all's right with space-time.
Actually, Arya... *gulp* I think space-time is in for a rude awakening. Remember the prophecies you found at the Golden Pyramid? I found one that's... different.
"Since time began its wicked turn, primordial fires burn and burn. If Chrono Dragons raise concern, the Proto Dragons soon return."
Burning fires... PROTO Dragons? What on Dragolandia does THAT mean?! We'd better get everyone out of this Rift and warn Professor Hogwin -- c'mon!