Legal Disclaimer: The Power Rangers belong to Saban or Disney, not
me. I'm not making any profit from this story. I own Vadaei, [that's pronounced
VAY-di-I,] the Phaedos Powers and their bearers, Mistri, Geneva, Calcia, Edy,
Asharani, Karei, Vedi, Dalila and Bambi. These nine characters cannot be borrowed,
as I'm using them in a story for publication. They are protected under international
copyright law. I also own the four newest Zeo Rangers, unnamed here, since it's
a surprise. Those four may be borrowed, but drop me a line, okay? Resemblances
between characters and real people, dead or alive, is purely unintentional. Remus
Lupin is the intellectual property of Joanne Kathleen Rowling, from Harry
Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I am just borrowing him. All foreign words
come from FreeTranslation.com,
so sue them, not me for bad language. This story comes after The Finding
in the series The Circle Draws Inward. This is rated PG by the Motion
Picture Association of America.
Terminology: Rangers is everyone. Ninjetti is all empowered as Ninjetti. When morphed into the Ninjetti suits, the reference is [Colour] [Spirit] Ninjetti. Therefore, Pink Crane Ninjetti is Kim. Morphed or unmorphed, the Avatar Ninjetti [morphed being Ranger Powered] are called by first name. Unmorphed, or with helmets off, all Rangers are referred to by first name. [Colour] [Team Specific] Ranger refers to the morphed Ranger in battle. Therefore, Pink Zeo Ranger is Kat.
June 14th, 1997.
As they prepared to teleport, they saw a weird sight in deep space just outside of Phaedos. A tricoloured shape streaked across the sky, leaving fading patterns of light.
"Jason, Trini, Zack, go to Earth, and send backup. Owl Glider, hang ten! I'm going after that box." They looked at her, wondering what she was going on about. In a matter of seconds, she was perched on her glider.
"Get Vedi to access the file path E:\Edy\Pers\Proph\Trans\Cry.zna. All files are relevant and numbered. Open in order of numbers. Password is nrkafvdj for all files. It'll be explained there. Hyperrush glide, speed three!"
And Edy streaked away in a rush of pink light. Jason turned to the others.
"I don't have the faintest of what she's going on about, but you heard her. Let's go." In tandem streaks of black, yellow and red light, the three Rangers teleported back to Earth. Dulcea watched them go.
The time of the Four draws near.
At the Machine Empire's base, King Mondo was trying to think about his next plan for the Zeo Rangers, when Klank and Orbus came running in.
"Yer majesty, ze Pink Ranger is going after the last of the Zeo Shards. And we cannae stop her! We should launch an offensive so that those new shards cannot get holders!" said Klank.
"WHAT!" roared Mondo. "Why can't we stop her?"
"It's all part of a prophecy, yer majesty!" Orbus quickly explained the prophecy.
"Well, just find them and kill them!" Mondo snapped and then turned back to thinking about destroying the Zeo Rangers.
"Right away, yer majesty!"
The newest Ninjetti teleported back to Earth. At the Power Chamber, they quickly explained what Edy had said. Vedi calmly disappeared and brought back a sheaf of papers. Slowly, she began to read.
I have found this prophecy, it is written in some form of Elvish. The Elves that passed into other worlds left but one thing, and finally I have obtained knowledge of it. The prophecy of the Four.
It is December, the ninth day, and the year is 1993. Already, there are reports of a Terran Power Ranger team defending Earth. Rita is free, and has decided to use the Power of the Green Coin. These events are happening as I try to translate this prophecy.
The Zeo Crystal defeated the Machines
Comprised of ten shards, the team retired
It was deemed too powerful and was broken
The pieces from then had a destiny.
The five main colours were kept together
Placed on the moon of Terra, they wait
For the time of the Orb of Doom
The reversal of time and destruction
Of the Coins of Power.
The Gold Shard, forged into the
Golden Power Staff, it waits
For the split of the Triforian Lord
And to kill the Golden Red.
But we do not speak of those
We speak of the last four shards
Silver, White, Purple, and Black
And their bearers.
They were set adrift in a chest
To await the awakening of
The Giraffe, Eagle and Jaguar and
The Owl will go after them
And will return, near death.
In groves of angels the four will
Be empowered with Power of Zeo.
A dancer of Airin hails with flames and emeralds.
A musician of Flamenze hails with olives and nuts.
An author of Lions hails with war and resistance.
A fighter of the Ithmus hails with two disciplines.
They are the Four.
Commanding the most powerful of the Zeo.
And they shall learn their true names.
This can't be. There is more... I know there is more. But where is it? Who is the Golden Red? I am the Owl. The other three will be Ninjetti. The Triforian Lord will split? When? What will become of everything?
Vedi ceased, and they looked at each other. Mistri looked to Billy, who simply programmed the consoles to bring Edy back once she had got the chest.
"The Coins are destroyed, and we became Zeo," said Rocky.
"Then I split," said Trey. "And Jason is the Golden Red." Everyone paled.
"The Gold Shard will kill me. Not the Golden Powers," said Jason.
"That depends on what they meant," said Vedi.
"Well, I'm not worried," said Jason, and indeed he wasn't.
A whine of teleportation revealed Edy and the chest. The chest clattered to the ground, as Edy collapsed to the ground. But Karei waved her hand, and she fell into a deep sleep. Then in a burst of light, her body repaired itself.
"She'll be alright, but you may want to monitor her for awhile." The others looked on, astonished at the rapid healing process.
"What do we do now?" asked Trini.
"Well, the prophecy is pretty straighforward," said Kat. "Up to and including the part about the groves of angels. Also the last three lines are straightforward. The groves of angels hasn't happened yet, but everything before it has. In Angel Grove, they will will receive the Zeo Shards. The last three lines say that they are the Four, and that these shards are the most powerful shards of the Zeo Crystal Shards. Their true names will be learned before, or perhaps after they gain the Power."
"Either they must learn who they are to gain the Power, or having the Power will enable them to learn their names," said Billy. Kat smiled.
"Affirmative," she said. Everyone stared, and then cracked up.
"We could certainly use some more Rangers," said Kim.
Everyone okayed that statement.
July 17th, 1997
With a scream, the girl ran away. Get away, go away from here, but I don't know where. Where can I go? She was so intent on running away she bumped into a man, sending them both sprawling.
"Whoa!" cried the man. "Why are you running?"
"There's a robot back there!" she screamed. The man drew out a stick and looked out. Seeing that she was right, he muttered something and the robot exploded.
She watched him. He turned around. "My name is Remus Lupin. Do you need any help?"
"I need to get away. To . . " She thought. "Angel Grove!"
"I think I can help you," he said. "However, it may frighten you. Will you trust me?"
"Got no other choice, do I?" she said lightly. With that, Remus held her close.
"Keep your mind blank," he said. And the next thing she knew, she was on a road, that had a sign beside it, saying Welcome to Angel Grove, home of the Zeo Rangers. Remus turned to her and smiled. She smiled back.
"If you find what you're looking for, just find an owl, and give it a letter. Then I'll know what happened to you."
"Okay.. Thank you." Remus disappeared.
Sighing, the girl began to walk towards the city.
The two girls eyed each other warily. They had run into each other at an airport of Spain, and each looked very much worse for wear, having travelled many hundreds of miles. Slowly they managed to agree that they should team up. They hitched a ride on a plane, cramped inside the baggage compartment, and finally staggered out, many hours later, and stealthily crept away.
They made their way out of the airport, to see a giant robot fighting another giant robot. They looked at each other and shook their heads. They kept away from that section of Angel Grove. Soon they met up with another girl. None of them spoke a word. They just teamed up and began walking in the direction of the Monster Shelters, as directed by arrows. But soon one of them spoke.
"What are we doing?"
"I don't know. I want to know where we're at."
"Nothing makes sense, does it?"
"No.. I keep trying to remember something... but I can't." by this time, they had reached the Youth Center, where they found a boy trying to decide whether to go in or not. When he saw the girls, his face relaxed, and for the first time, they all smiled.
The four of them finally felt at peace with themselves. They had found where they belonged. Ernie came out and hustled them in, shoving them gently towards the basement. They went in there, wondering what the hell was wrong with this city.
And the boy asked exactly that. "What is wrong with this city?" he said, slowly and carefully. Everyone turned to look at him. "There are giant robots.." he trailed off.
"Dude, we've been attacked by evil space zingzigs for ages," said Raymond. "And the Power Rangers save us."
"Rangers di potere? Che significa?" asked one of the girls.
"They're superheroes that defend us," said someone fluent in the necessary language.
After the attack had stopped, Ernie tried to talk to the four of them, but got nowhere. They had no clue as to much of anything. They kept speaking in languages that he couldn't understand, except the boy, who spoke so slowly it was useless, and the girl who sounded like the summer wind.
Finally, he managed to convince them to be assistants so as to earn a place to bunk in his house. And they were good assistants, but they all had the tendancy to suddenly stop every fifteen minutes and look into nothing for two minutes. But then they would shake their heads and go on with their jobs.
What's going on with them? They seem to be missing a part of themselves. They're so out of it, thought Ernie.
But he received no answers. And then Trini, Jason, Zack, Kim, and Billy came in looking like hell, so he forgot all about the strangeness of his new assistants, and tried to patch the guys up.
He took them into the back room. "Guys, what happened to you? Did you get jumped by Tengas?"
"Yeah," said Billy. "Luckily those Avatar Ninjetti turned up, though."
"Goldar or Rito around?" he asked.
"Rito," answered Jason, shortly.
"How long was it before the Ninjetti turned up?" asked Ernie, worriedly.
"It was fifteen minutes," answered Zack, wincing.
"You took fifteen minutes to morph?" asked Ernie, astonished.
Without realising, Trini said, "Well, yeah. We had no time to summon our morphers." When they realised, they stiffened.
"But why?" asked Ernie, adjusting bandages. "Isn't it instantaneous?"
"You've gotta focus," sighed Kim. "Try focusing when you're fighting Tengas."
"How long have you known?" asked Billy, sighing. Might as well have it out in the open now.
"Well, you've paid for food you never ate, you wear your colors like a security blanket, and I doubled back that first day and saw you teleport out, you teleport and morph out in the hall, you have those communicators and whenever they beep, you leave and the Rangers arrive. Since the first, really. I'm not stupid, nor am I blind."
"You've kept our secret?" asked Jason.
"Well, yeah," said Ernie. "You kept it a secret, so I did too."
"Thanks, Ernie," they said. "It means a lot to us."
"You're welcome," he said. "If you could do me a favour, I've got these new assistants and they worry me. They have no clue of themselves. They're also hiding what they are, is the best way to put it. I have no clue what nationality, physical features, or whatnot they have. And yet I can look them right in the eye, and not notice anything."
"We'll help you," said Trini. Then she whispered, "And we'll have Zordon check up on them as well." Ernie nodded, his eyes clouded with worry.
July 18th, 1997.
Klank had found the Four of the Zeo. Without Mondo's knowledge, he sent down a monster, called Catcherine, to capture the four of them so they could be executed. Catcherine was sent down to the park, where they currently were residing with the Power Teens.
Tommy swore silently when he saw the monster.
"You'd best go," he said to the four non-Rangers. They rose to their feet.
"No. We will stay, friend. You should not face this threat alone."
"Have it your way," said Tommy. "Jase? You take care of the Cogs. We'll try the monster."
"And we'll get rid of the civilians," said Mistri.
They nodded, and they split. The monster stayed silent, a remarkable first in the line of monsters.
The group was doing remarkably well against the monster, when it struck a blow against the four.
Trey yelled "Niamh!" Niamh picked herself up gracefully, holding a silver crystal shard in her hands.
Rocky yelled "Kali!" Kali jumped to her feet, clutching tightly to her breast a white crystal shard.
Jason yelled "Fleure!" Fleure sprang up lightly, spinning a purple crystal shard in her right hand.
Kim yelled "Dylan!" Dylan stood up, falling into stance, holding out protectively a black crystal shard.
The four of them looked at the Zeo Shards in their hands. Niamh held silver, Kali held white, Fleure held purple and Dylan held black.
"Empower the Dancer of Airin with the Power of the Septagon! Zeo Ranger VII, Silver!" Niamh was enclosed in a silver Zeo suit, a septagon on her helmet.
"Empower the Musician of Flamenze with the Power of the Octagon! Zeo Ranger VIII, White!" Kali was wearing the standard Zeo costume, an octagon on her helmet.
"Empower the Author of Lions with the Power of the Nonagon! Zeo Ranger IX, Purple!" Fleure was suited up, a nonagon on her helmet.
"Empower the Fighter of the Ithmus with the Power of the Circle! Zeo Ranger X, Black!" Dylan was dressed, his helmet total blackness, as if there was no eyepiece.
"Zeo Ranger I, Pink!"
"Zeo Ranger II, Yellow!"
"Zeo Ranger III, Blue!"
"Zeo Ranger IV, Green!"
"Zeo Ranger V, Red!"
"Gold Ranger Power!"
The Ninjetti appeared, Ranger Powered.
"Catcherine, you've failed!" cried Red Zeo Ranger. "Now leave!"
The five main Zeo Rangers summoned the Zeo Blaster. Silver Zeo Ranger hefted a sword with a curved blade tapering to a sharp tip. White Zeo Ranger held up her hands, crackling with pure white energy. Purple Zeo Ranger spun a staff. Black Zeo Ranger yawned, and showed a spear.
Gold Zeo Ranger held up his Power Staff, golden energy flickering. In a move too fast to see, Erind└ril had formed the gestalt Weapon of Erind└ril, which Black Phaedos Ranger now held. Twin curved blades, energy glowing around the edges.
Catcherine made a move towards the Silver Zeo Ranger, and was greeted with four energy attacks, and the blade lazily cut through her. She exploded, but Klank and Orbus made another monster grow.
"Zeo will handle this," said Red Zeo Ranger. "We need ZeoZord Power, NOW!" Taurus and Sphinx came running out, dragging ZeoZords I and II behind them. Phoenix flew out, and Pyramidas soon followed. Silver Zeo Ranger swung her sword around and pointed it into the sky, growing in size and strength to match the newest monster. Purple and Black Zeo Rangers slammed their staff and spear together and also grew. White Zeo Ranger was consumed in white energy and grew.
"What are you doing up here?" asked Gold Zeo Ranger, astounded.
"No Zords," replied Black Zeo Ranger. "We'll make do until we get some."
"Rangers, this monster is called Taralum," said Alpha. "The weakness is in the chest. Be careful Rangers."
Talarum rushed the White and Black Zeo Rangers. They calmly tripped the monster, and Black Zeo Ranger speared him through the chest as he fell. He shifted into another monster, having lost his illusionary capabilities. The ZeoMegaZord had formed, and they did the standard execution of the monsters.
The Rangers teleported to the Power Chamber, all wondering endless questions. The twenty-four morphed Rangers looked to Zordon for answers. Alpha was working furiously on getting rudimentary power readings from the newest Zeo Rangers.
"Welcome, Rangers." Zordon's voice was warm and kind. "Finally, the Zeo Rangers are whole again."
Silver Zeo Ranger stepped forward. "Perhaps explaining could be done? I for one need to contact my parentals." White, Purple and Black Zeo Rangers concurred.
"You all know about the Power Rangers?" said Mistri, having demorphed, and the others followed suit, except for their newest allies. The four nodded. "Okay. Jason, Trini, Billy, Kim and Zack there are the Morphin Avatar Ninjetti. They were the original Rangers, and now are powered by the Great Power. Us nine," he continued, pointing to each in turn, "are the Phaedos Rangers, Ancient Ninjetti, whatever. And the rest are the Zeo Rangers, your teammates."
"Right," they chorused.
"We trust you with our identies, you can do the same in full," said Jason.
They looked at each other, and they demorphed.
"Niamh Ralin," said Niamh. "Obviously, Silver. Irish, from Arvagh, province of Ulster, county of Cavan. Roman Catholic, though one would expect me to be Protestant. Black belt in Karate. Fluent in playing the harp, traditional Irish instrument. Can play The Soldier's Song like nobody's business. And I'm a dancer, an Irish dancer to be exact." She was five feet six, with piercing emerald green eyes, long red hair, and white skinned with beginnings of a tan. Her face was narrow, and she had a dancer's physique, but also with the looks of years of karate training.
"Kalika Alinir," said Kali. "White. Italian, from Florence, or Firenze, to give it its Italian name. Fluent in violin, qualified to teach, and I have a Stradivarius violin." Everyone gasped. "I'm a kickboxer, and my name is Sanskrit. Kali. Kali Ma. Kalika. A mantra, a prayer, and a name for that which cannot be named. She who destroys," she continued, ignoring the interruption. Kali stood five foot nine, had olive skin, hazel eyes and golden brown hair to her shoulders. Her body was lithe and strong, with curves and tones in the right places.
"Fleure Vahala," said Fleure. "Purple. French, from Lyons. Trained in Kungfu. I'm writing a book on the French Resistance of World War II." She was white with a tan. Long glossy black hair cascaded down her back, a sharp contrast to the warm brown eyes that seemed to look everywhere and nowhere.
"Dylan Jalaz," said Dylan. "Black. Greece, or Hellene, from Corinth, or KŠrinthos. Wrestler, and karate expert. I was known as the Fighter back in my little neighbourhood. Took out the championships a year ago." He stood proud at the height of five foot eleven. He had olive skin, black hair and dark brown eyes.
Trini and Edy stood shellshocked. The others hadn't made the connection yet. Finally, Edy gathered her wits after Dylan finished and spoke.
"A dancer of Airin hails with flames and emeralds ¤ Niamh, an Irish dancer of the Eire with emerald green eyes and red hair. A musician of Flamenze hails with olives and nuts ¤ Kali, Firenze, a violinist, olive skin and hazel eyes. An author of Lions hails with war and resistance ¤ Fleure, Lyons, writing about resistance in WWII. A fighter of the Ithmus hails with two disciplines ¤ Dylan, the Fighter, from the Ithmus of Corinth, trained in wrestling and karate. The prophecy is true."
Everyone looked at each other, and studied each other warily.
"What is this prophecy?" asked Fleure. Edy quietly explained it, and they studied each other. Mistri finally broke the silence.
"Look, let's not dwell on it. Besides, we need to get back to the ship," he said. "If we want to stay here, then we need to make preparations."
And with that, the Ancient Ninjetti disappeared.
The nine of them reappeared on the ship they called home. Slowly but surely, they looked out into the dark beyond of space, from whence they came. Sure, they had hated it at times, but it was their home, much more than Phaedos had ever really been, although it had been a home to them. And now, they were to forsake the timeless void of space, and settle on Earth.
They had done it before. Why then, was it any difference now?
Finally after some time, Mistri moved to the consoles. His fingers flew over the buttons, quietly setting the ship to cloak mode, setting the sensors to keep looking for signs of Vadaei, and countless other things that they had done before.
He finally finished. "Karei, you got those legal documents and crap?"
She held them up.
"Good. Let's go take the Zeo Rangers to Phaedos."
The nine of them returned to the Power Chamber. The ten Zeo Rangers were there, and they were powerless. They each held a Zeo Shard, pulsating with colour. And in nineteen flashes, they were on Phaedos, on the Sacred Grounds.
"Welcome, Zeo Rangers. I am glad to inform you that due to the reactivation of the Monolith in this timestream, simply being enamoured of your Spirit Animal will open you to the Great Power," said Dulcea. "However, you will still need to journey through the Neola Jungle to welcome the Great Power at its source."
The ten Rangers arranged themselves around the fire, and patiently waited as Dulcea prepared the fire. As she blew the dust across the fire, they were clad in their Ninjetti Suits. Smiling, she stepped over to the teens.
"Tommy, you are the Falcon, winged lord of the sky."
"Rocky, powerful, smart. You are the mighty Ape."
"Adam. Adam, what's wrong?"
He looked up, a hint of sadness but much amusement in his eyes. "I'm a Frog," Adam sighed for the second time in his life.
Dulcea smiled, and repeated both words and actions. "Yes, a Frog, but when you kiss -" and she kissed his forehead, "- you get a handsome prince."
"Katherine, you are the Butterfly, queen of the air."
"Tanya, determined and strong. You are one with the Elk."
"Trey, an independent and lone traveller. You are the Skunk."
"Niamh, graceful and spiritual. The Dove has claimed you."
"Kali, remember that your burden is lightened by sharing it. You are the Armadillo."
"Fleure, in search of help and recognition. You are the Goose."
"And Dylan. Agile, curious and disciplined. You are the Raccoon."
Dulcea finished, and the ten teens looked at each other. "You must now go, Rangers. When you get to the Monolith, allow the power to flow through your Zeo Shard."
They nodded, and they left.
The ten moved swiftly through the jungle, hardly pausing, and finally they reached the Monolith. Once there, they saw the vestiges of power swirl around them. They closed their eyes, and felt the power rip through them as it passed through their Zeo Shards.
They morphed automatically, and their suits transmuted to an armored version of their Zeo costumes. The only differences were their Power Morphers replacing the buckle, and the emblazoned shield was replaced by a diamond, in which was set their Animal Spirit Coin. The girls' were silver, whilst the boys' were white.
At a glance they teleported out.