Mortal Kombat Story

Mortal Kombat Chapter:

Chapter 1In the beginning before existence, there was the One Being and the Elder Gods. The One Being fed off the Elder Gods. He was everything, and then the six Elder Gods with the use of the six Kamidogus smashed the one being’s consciousness into six major realms known as Earthrealm, Netherrealm, Orderrealm, Chaosrealm, Edenia, and Outworld as well as the rest of existence. The realms are the shattered consciousness of the One Being and he has been subconsciously working through the Dragon King to fuse the Kamidogu into one again which would merge all the realms together and eventually all the beings back into the One Being, if this happens everything will cease to exist once again. The Elder Gods hid each Kamidogu in each of the realms that was created from smashing the One Being. The Elder Gods then took on the policy of never to interfere in mortal destiny to ensure that they do not unknowingly assist in the return of the One Being.

Chapter 2Thousands of years ago after the Earth realm was formed, the Elder God named Shinnok decided to try and take the Earth realm and have unlimited power. Not wanting a confrontation by the other Elder Gods, Shinnok created an amulet that would allow him access to the Earth Realm without intervention from the other five Elder Gods; this amulet could only be created once. Unfortunately for Shinnok; the Elder Gods, including himself, appointed a protector for the Earth realm, this protector is known as the God of Thunder- Raiden. Shinnok and Raiden battled for centuries for the fate of the Earth realm. Raiden eventually defeated Shinnok, and with the other Elder Gods assistance, banished Shinnok to the Netherrealm, a place that is inhabited by demons and a place that twists mortals into vicious monsters called Oni. However on Earth the war caused a near extinction of the raptor race, few raptors fled to the realm of Zaterra. Earth was then faced by centuries of darkness. Shinnok upon entering the Netherrealm was attacked by Lucifer, the ruler of the Netherrealm, and his minions. Shinnok would exist to be tortured and tormented for thousands of years. On Earth, Raiden discovered Shinnok's amulet and how it allowed Shinnok access to Earth. Raiden called forth humans to build a temple in the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal and housed the amulet in the temple and appointed the Gods of fire, earth, water, and Fujin the God of wind to guard the amulet. This story has been forgotten over time with the exception of one document known as the map of elements, which is the only evidence of the story.

Chapter 3The Dragon King, Onaga, is the first known emperor of Outworld. He was an accomplished campaigner and commanded the greatest army any realm has seen, they were known as the Dragon King's undefeatable army. The secret of their undefeatable ness lies within Onaga himself. Onaga’s heart has the power to resurrect any living thing and kept constantly resurrecting his army after each battle. One day Onaga’s advisor, Shao Kahn, whom was also being influenced by the One Being, poisoned Onaga to claim Outworld for himself. However Shao Kahn was unaware that Onaga could still see Shao Kahn from beyond death. Onaga also died before his holy men could incubate the last great dragon egg. It was then prophesied that the Dragon King would return upon the hatching of the dragon egg. The Dragon King's undefeatable army allowed themselves to be ritually killed and buried in the tomb with the Dragon King and await his second coming, the tomb and its portal is taken care of by an unknown person. The Dragon King's holy men then searched for a place where they could incubate the dragon egg, at first they were hoping to incubate it in the Sarna Ruins, but with growing instability of the land, they were forced to incubate it in a molten cavern far from this location.

Chapter 4The realm of Chaos was once like any other realm until the God of Chaos released his tempest. Chaos can be described as the religion of the chaos people. The Chaos people hold water sacred since it has no shape and its flow never ceasing, it is considered to be chaos. They have built a tempest in the middle of the realm which keeps the realm from obeying the laws of nature. Another structure built is the labyrinth which serves as a reminder of the importance of confusion. War is also another value they hold in the Chaosrealm to maintain chaos. Two enemy tribes called the Yinasi and Yangese have been in constant war for centuries, this has kept chaos in motion throughout the realm. It took Havik centuries but he eventually gave into turmoil and is now the Chaosrealm’s most celebrated cleric. Seido, the realm of Order however is a realm governed by law and order and despite the confusion, they do not hold freedom as a value, freedom is looked at as a path towards chaos. It shows as their realm is built by structure and organization rather than by random. Seido’s laws are strict but it is also a very safe realm. Their academy accepts citizens from all realms to study order. As Havik is to the Chaos realm, the Seidan guard Hotaru is seen as the Seido’s greatest hero. Seido however is not without problems, one of which is a resistance movement led by the warrior Darrius. Darrius believes he is fighting an oppressive government in Seido and wishes to instill a new government. According to Seidan loyalists he is a terrorists, however separatist sees him as a hero. Another problem that Seido faces however is their limited supply of water. With the water supply and the intolerance of chaos has led Seido into direct confrontation to the Chaosrealm. A Seidan guard once traveled to the Chaosrealm to enforce law and created a prison there. This infuriated the Chaos people since their ideals they held sacred, freedom was being taken from them, the Seidan did not remain in control and his prison is now a relic in the Chaosrealm as evidence of the Seido’s legacy. Recently a water facility has been erected in the Chaosrealm by the Seidans as means for obtaining water for their realm. The Chaos realm sees this as an abomination. However the Orderrealm is not without its share of chaos problems as well as the chaos people, including Havik has constantly to encourage chaos. Seido is also not without its problems with the Seidan guards either. One warrior named Dairou once served as a Seidan guard and upheld the law; however he once killed an assailant out of a fit of rage, which is against Seidan law, and was sentenced to a life of imprisonment. He thought it wrong that after all his years of loyal service that the one moment of chaos was what came to define him. Then one day he managed to escape in the confusion of a resistance riot. He could not return as a Seidan or embrace chaos so Dairou became a mercenary and is revered by the Orderrealm’s secret underground.

Chapter 5It was around this time in an evil realm called Outworld that a new evil power was rising- the name of the emperor was Shao Kahn and he was on a campaign to conquer the realms as well as claiming the Kamidogu. Shao Kahn had the documents on how to merge the Kamidogu and kept it in his realm of Outworld. Three of the realms Kahn conquered were the realms of Zaterra, Edenia and a Vampire realm. The realm of Zaterra is where the raptor people fled to after the war between Raiden and Shinnok. Shao Kahn eventually took total control of the realm of Zaterra, the raptors were killed and close to extinction. One raptor named Reptile eventually became apart of Shao Kahn’s army. One other raptor survived and was the only one who knew the truth about their race, her name was Khameleon. However Shao Kahn was not satisfied with the conquering of Zaterra and continued to conquer other realms, another realm that Shao Kahn managed to take was the vampire realm. Shao Kahn bounded the vampire realm and his realm of Outworld by means of a mystical orb. Some vampire people possessed the power to travel the realms though a gemstone they wore around her neck to feed off the blood of other species, but with restrictions, they had to travel in the opposite hemisphere of the realms sun's harmful UV rays, they also kept records of the realms. Shao Kahn's other realm he took was the realm of Edenia. Edenia was ruled by King Jerrod and Queen Sindel and had a daughter named Kitana. Shao Kahn gained access to Edenia and fought in a tournament to control Edenia. King Jerrod and Shao Kahn fought for the fate of Edenia; however Shao Kahn emerged victorious, killed Jerrod, and took Queen Sindel as his bride and Kitana as a step daughter. The thought of serving Shao Kahn drove Sindel mad and she committed suicide. Enraged, Kahn withheld her soul from moving on and used it as a token over Jerrod and a reminder to Kitana of his power. In addition he also had his lead sorcerer Shang Tsung create Mileena, a clone of Kitana by using her and Tarkata genes. Mileena’s purpose was to eventually take Kitana’s place as princess. As with the realm of Zaterra, Shao Kahn chose people to be trained as warriors, one was Kitana's close friend named Jade. Another Edenian named Rain, whose father was a General of Edenia's army and was murdered by Shao Kahn, was smuggled out of the realm as a small child. When he conquered Edenia he also gained an alliance with the shokan race, a group of half human dragon warriors. The leader of the shokan was king Gorbak and he had a son named Goro. The shokan had a rivalry going on with the centaur race. In the wastelands, lived a nomadic group of Outworld warriors called the Tarkata, the leader was a warrior named Baraka, and he was recruited into Shao Kahn’s army because of his fighting skills. Shao Kahn's next target was the Earth Realm.

Chapter 6In the later part of the millennium in the Netherrealm, Shinnok was about to have a change in his fortune and in his favor. A free roaming sorcerer known as Quan Chi offered to assist Shinnok to overthrow Lucifer and in return only wanted to rule by Shinnok when he escapes the Netherrealm. Shinnok agreed and they waged a war that lasted for centuries, the war came to an end when Shinnok slew Lucifer and became ruler of the Netherrealm. In return Shinnok granted Quan Chi the position of arch sorcerer in the Netherrealm. However Shinnok had nothing to rule except a dead realm and he tried his best to emulate it to look as close to Earthrealm as best he could, and transformed the demons to look as human as possible. The Brotherhood of the shadow was created as a group that worships and serves Shinnok. An early member was a demon named Ashrah, she had been loyal for years in the Brotherhood of Shadow however she questioned one command from Quan Chi one day and Quan Chi ordered her sisters to slay Ashrah to be made an example of. Ashrah escaped and discovered a sword, she quickly came to realize that the sword purified her soul with each demon she slayed with it. She is now on a quest to purify herself enough to escape the Netherrealm. Shinnok however was not satisfied with ruling the Netherrealm, he has always wanted to be the ruler supreme of all reality. However the only way he can escape the Netherrealm is if he somehow regained his amulet back and the only way to find the amulet was to find the Map of Elements, which was only known to a select few including the shaolin warrior known as Kung Lao.

Chapter 7It was around this point that Shao Kahn decided to start his invasion of the Earth realm, however little did Kahn know that after his takeover of Edenia, wise men in the far east in the Earth realm received visions about Shao Kahn and appeased to the Elder Gods about their concern that Shao Kahn may someday take the Earth realm, it was for this reason the Elder Gods created the tournament called Mortal Kombat. This tournament was hosted in the Shaolin temples and at first was used to compete for honor and glory every generation. Then one day Shao Kahn sent his servant Shang Tsung to the Earth realm to unbalance the furies in the Mortal Kombat tournament to atone for his crimes in Outworld. Shang Tsung immediately won the title of Grand Champion; however Shang Tsung was also cursed and must take his opponents lives and steal their souls to maintain his youth. However before being able to win 10 Mortal Kombat tournaments, a shaolin monk named Kung Lao, with his speed and strength, overpowered Shang Tsung and won Grand Champion. Years later after the death of 1 of 3 tournament masters, Shang Tsung returned and brought with him another warrior who inhabited Outworld, his name was Goro and he belonged to a race of half human, half dragon called shokan. Goro battled in the tournament and eventually fought the champion Kung Lao, Goro's speed and strength proved too much for Kung Lao, even though he fought hard and long, he eventually lost and Goro became the next Grand Champion. Shang Tsung then took Kung Lao's soul and took control of the Mortal Kombat tournament and corrupted it and would guarantee Shang Tsung immortality which he greatly desired. Goro would then go on and win another 8 tournaments making a nine generation streak and leaving Earth one more opportunity to defend itself. During this period an Outworld master named Bo Rai Cho was hard at work training warriors to defeat Shang Tsung, Bo Rai Cho being an Outworld warrior was restricted from the tournament, for if he won it would be in the name of Shao Kahn because of his origin. So far all have been failures.

Chapter 8It was around the time of the last Mortal Kombat tournament will be taking place that the sorcerer Quan Chi and the sorcerer Shang Tsung met and both were able to help each other out and make a deal. In this deal Shang Tsung would search through Kung Lao's memory and discover the location of the secret map of elements that would lead to Shinnok's amulet and offer it to Quan Chi in exchange Quan Chi would take Queen Sindel's soul and give it to Shinnok in the Netherrealm to taint the soul with evil and reincarnate it on the Earthrealm, which would give Shao Kahn the power to step through the dimensional gates and reclaim his queen and take the Earth realm, whether not Goro won the 10th Mortal Kombat tournament. However what Shang Tsung failed to inform Quan Chi about was the fact that the temple of elements was guarded by the four elemental gods of the Earth realm, Fujin, the God of wind, earth, water, and fire. The mere existence of the elemental gods made it impossible for the sorcerer Quan Chi to retrieve the amulet that the Map of Elements led to. However a human could, if Quan Chi could manage to get the right human that could defeat the elements he would be able to retrieve the amulet, thus Quan Chi later enlisted the help of Sub-Zero of the Lin Kuei and Scorpion of the Shirai Ryu.

Chapter 9Shujinko was a young boy that lived in a small village in the Earthrealm. His adventure started one day when he was outside in the courtyard playing the ancient Mortal Kombat battle of Kung Lao and Goro. Shujinko had always wanted to compete in Mortal Kombat and defeat Shang Tsung to become the Grand Champion. Then suddenly a bell rang and Shujinko had to meet with Bo Rai Cho for a class in martial arts. He took several classes that day and became confident in his martial arts abilities. After Shujinko completed all his lessons with Bo Rai Cho he wanted to head out of the village and into the world, however Bo Rai Cho would not let him until he felt Shujinko was ready and told Shujinko to develop his skills further, discouraged, Shujinko complied with Bo Rai Cho and turned back. Just then Shujinko met a spirit named Damashi who is an emissary for the Elder Gods. He tells Shujinko of an important mission that the Elder Gods want Shujinko to do. Shujinko wanted to help but informed Damashi that Bo Rai Cho would not allow him to leave the village; Damashi answered Shujinko by granting Shujinko the power to absorb the powers of many warriors. Shujinko then heads back to Bo Rai Cho and tells him that he is ready to prove himself in combat and defeats Bo Rai Cho in a spar. After Shujinko wins the spar, Bo Rai Cho becomes convinced that Shujinko is ready and offers to train Shujinko at Bo Rai Cho’s house located just outside the village. Shujinko feels honored and tells Bo Rai Cho he will be at Bo Rai Cho’s house shortly after completing a few tasks. Outside the village walls Damashi greets Shujinko again and tells him that Shujinko is the Elder Gods champion and tells Shujinko more about his mission and how he has to find the Kamidogus in the different realms to help the Elder Gods. He also tells Shujinko that the Elder Gods created portals in the Nexus to aid him in his quest and after the conversation Damashi vanishes. Shujinko arrives at Bo Rai Cho’s house and Bo Rai Cho offers to teach Shujinko all he knows about combat. Shujinko decided to train with Bo Rai Cho and they trained for five years. Afterwards Bo Rai Cho felt Shujinko was ready to go out on his own. Bo Rai Cho asks Shujinko if he can find his warriors medallion, Bo Rai Cho lost it somewhere and recalled having it at the docks and told Shujinko to search there. Shujinko was happy to assist his mentor and set for the docks and decided to start asking around for the medallion. At the docks Shujinko comes across a fisherman that lived on the shore, the fisherman informs Shujinko that Bo Rai Cho left the warriors medallion there a few nights ago when they were drinking Outworld liquor, he said he would get it but a group of brigands attacked him and stole his key and now he is locked out of the house. Shujinko tell the fisherman that he is going to teach the brigands a lesson. Shujinko comes across 3 people who admitted to taking the fisherman’s tackle box which has the key to the house and tells Shujinko to stay out of it, Shujinko knocks out the leader and retrieves the key for the fisherman. The fisherman tells Shujinko to come inside and Shujinko retrieves the warriors’ medallion. He is on his way to return it to Bo Rai Cho when he is stopped by Damashi. Damashi suggests Shujinko keeps it for the time being since it will prove to warrior masters of the bearers great skills, Shujinko complies with Damashi’s request. Shujinko then happened at the Lin Kuei training ground and convinces the grandmaster that Shujinko is a great warrior and proves it by the Warrior’s medallion; the Grandmaster is impressed and tells Shujinko to go inside the Lin Kuei temple and be trained to be a Lin Kuei warrior. After his training the Grandmaster instructs Shujinko to head to the west and meet a Lin Kuei warrior there who has claimed to find a hidden object. When Shujinko meets up with the Lin Kuei warrior he informs Shujinko that the Red Dragon are around and know that the Lin Kuei have it, he instructs Shujinko to take it back to the Lin Kuei temple while they distract the Red Dragon, Shujinko complies, however Damashi appears before Shujinko and tells him that he cannot return the item, which turned out to be the Kamidogu, to the Lin Kuei. Shujinko is instructed to find and walk through the portal to the Nexus. Shujinko eventually finds the portal and Damashi instructs Shujinko to raise the Kamidogu above his head, Shujinko complies and the portal opens and Shujinko walks through. The portal led to the Nexus, Damashi appears and tell Shujinko that it was made to help the Elder Gods champion, he tells Shujinko that it is a portal to the realms and that he should place the Kamidogu on the alter. Shujinko does as he is instructed and the portal to the Netherrealm opens up and Shujinko walks through. In the Netherrealm Damashi once again appears to Shujinko and tells him that his soul would not normally be able to exist here unless his soul was tainted with evil and told Shujinko that the Kamidogu probably rested outside the city and in the plains of the Netherrealm then Damashi once again vanishes. Shujinko wanders the Netherrealm and approached a demon named Ashrah and asks if she is from the Netherrealm since it does not look like she is. Ashrah says that she is but she found an ancient sword that when she slays demons with purifies her soul and one day she hopes to escape the Netherrealm. Shujinko tells Ashrah he is from the Earthrealm and Ashrah offers to train Shujinko in combat suitable to protect himself from the hostile Netherrealm residence, Shujinko readily accepts. After the training Shujinko feels confident about braving the depths of the Netherrealm, Ashrah suggests that he tests his skills against another warrior to see if he is truly ready, Shujinko looks forward to the test and they both head into the Netherrealm plains. Shujinko catches up to Ashrah where she is being confronted by a Tarkatan warrior sent by Shao Kahn to deal with Ashrah for slaying Shao Kahn’s men. The Tarkatan warrior and Ashrah then battled each other. Ashrah defeats the Tarkatan warrior and afterwards tells Shujinko that he was not a full demon so his death didn’t do much to uncorrupt her soul, she tells Shujinko if he sees a powerful warrior named Ermac to lead him to her, Shujinko says he will if he sees Ermac. Shujinko finds Ermac, but did not know it was Ermac, who he finds out is also looking for a demon by orders of Shao Kahn, he is however concerned that he will not have enough strength to destroy the demon since the Netherrealm drains his powers, Ermac instructs Shujinko to find the soul stone and in return will teach Shujinko his combat skills. Shujinko finds the soul stone and reveals its location to Ermac right away, after Ermac’s strength returns he explains about the soul stones purpose of being built by sorcerers to replenish their energy in the Netherrealm plains, Ermac then makes good on his promise and trains Shujinko in his combat skills. After the training, Shujinko finds out that Ermac is also looking for Ashrah on orders of Shao Kahn, Shujinko tells Ermac that Ashrah is also looking for him and points Ermac in Ashrah’s direction. Ermac races to find Ashrah, Shujinko arrives to see Ashrah and Ermac prepare for battle, Ashrah tells Ermac he will bring her one step closer to being released from the Netherrealm, Ermac tells Ashrah that he is no demon and she will pay for killing Shao Kahn’s allies. Ermac and Ashrah then did battle. Ermac wins the battle and taunts Ashrah that she will need to dish out more to defeat him, Ashrah complies, the fight raged on out of Shujinko’s sight, however in their battle place the Kamidogu was left behind, and Shujinko took it. When Shujinko gets back to the city gates he calls for Damashi and he appears. Shujinko wonders why he has not seen Damashi in a long time and Damashi explains that he is hesitant about traveling to the Netherrealm because if he stays there too long or goes too deep into the plains his avatar could be stuck there forever. Shujinko informs him of the Netherrealm Kamidogu, Damashi is impressed and tells Shujinko to head back to the Nexus and Shujinko headed back. Once back in the Nexus Shujinko placed the Kamidogu on the altar and was confronted by a being named Monster who claimed to be the Elder Gods champion who will stop Shujinko if he does not leave the Nexus. Shujinko insists that he is Elder Gods champion and Monster prepared to battle Shujinko. Shujinko defeated Monster and heads into the next portal to the Chaosrealm. In the Chaosrealm Damashi appears to Shujinko again and Shujinko asks who the warrior that attacked him was. Damashi replied that he did not know and that if Monster thought he was the Elder Gods champion he was mistaken and reinforced his statement that Shujinko is the Elder Gods champion. Shujinko headed to the first transporter but it was being guarded by a Seidan guard, the guard makes Shujinko fight him if he is to pass, they do battle and Shujinko wins and used the teleporter. Shujinko comes across a citizen of the Chaos realm who tells him that a wraith from the Netherrealm claimed the a cemetery for the Brotherhood of Shadow, Shujinko offered to challenge the warrior and went looking for him, upon arrival he finds the Brotherhood of the Shadow member and that he claimed the land for the Brotherhood of Shadow, Shujinko challenges the Netherrealm wraith and defeats him in battle. Shujinko approaches the warrior Havik and was given the choice to state his business or have his spine snapped; Shujinko says that he is searching for relics, Havik, impressed with Shujinko’s chaotic wandering permits him to proceed. Havik also gives Shujinko the task that if he can defeat and put pendants of chaos on the four Seidan guards who is trying to restrict the flow of the Chaosrealm’s water he would train Shujinko, Shujinko agrees and sets out to find the Seidan guards. When Shujinko arrives at the control plant he meets a chaos realm citizen that tries to sabotage the Seidan Guards but cannot since their numbers are great. Shujinko offers to defeat them and meet him back when he is done. Shujinko proceeded to defeat the four guards and meets back up with the citizen, the citizen tells Shujinko that Havik awaits in the south town. Shujinko meets up with Havik who tells Shujinko that he sent the guards back to the Orderrealm to wreck chaos, Shujinko reminds Havik of their deal for him to teach him, Havik is upset that Shujinko would hold him to his word and battled Shujinko, afterwards Havik made it clear that it was a training session and not a threat. Havik then gave Shujinko a key to the portal labyrinth. Shujinko takes the portal warp to a bed of water where he finds the Chaosrealm Kamidogu, however the water aged him. After several years Damashi returns to Shujinko and tells him that he has aged but he did not perceive it, Damashi also tells Shujinko to return to the Nexus and put the Kamidogu onto the altar. Shujinko heads back to the Nexus and sets the Kamidogu onto the altar and the portal to Outworld opens up and Shujinko heads through. Upon arrival to the Outworld Damashi once again greets Shujinko, Shujinko says he has heard many tales of this realm and it was ruled by Shao Kahn, this seemed to strike a nerve with Damashi as he said that Shao Kahn was once an advisor to the realm much like Raiden to the Earthrealm however he deceived and betrayed the former ruler Onaga and took the realm for himself, Damashi leaves Shujinko to find the Outworld Kamidogu. Shujinko encounters Mileena outside the city of Lei Chen in Outworld, Mileena threatens to attack Shujinko and Shujinko says he will defend himself if attacked because he is quite skilled in combat, Mileena proceeds to attack. After the battle Mileena is impressed that Shujinko survived the assault. Mileena asks Shujinko if he would talk to the overlord of Lei Chen and convince him to surrender the city to Shao Kahn or they will be attacked by the Tarkatan warriors, Shujinko accepts to talk to the Overlord if it means the survival of the people of the city. Shujinko enters the city and talks to Zeffeero the overlord of the city to tell him of the Tarkatan forces outside the city wall is willing to make a deal that they will withdraw their forces if he surrenders himself and the city to Shao Kahn. Zeffeero refuses and suggests an alternate plan, he says if Shujinko can go to the realm of order and convince the Seidan guards to arrive the city will remain safe. Zeffeero however did not have money to pay the Seidan guards and suggested Shujinko to go to the Living Forest where a precious object was located, he said to find it and offer it to the Seidan as payment, Shujinko complied and went to the Living Forest, when he got there he found out that Jade had already obtained the object. Shujinko challenged and defeated Jade in combat and obtained the Outworld Kamidogu. Damashi appeared again and was surprised that Shujinko already obtained the Outworld Kamidogu. Shujinko tried to explain he did not realize it was the Kamidogu and he was instructed to offer it to the Seidan as payment for coming and protecting the city of Lei Chen from the Tarkatan warriors. Damashi tells Shujinko that he cannot use it as a bargaining chip since the Kamidogu belongs to the Elder Gods and he must not lose focus on his primary objective. He advises that if Shujinko really wants to protect Lei Chen that he should go to Orderrealm and tell the guards that the city is willing to give the Seidan occupying control of the city, Shujinko does not want to do this but reluctantly agrees with Damashi. Shujinko heads back to the Nexus and places the Outworld Kamidogu on the altar and opens a portal to the Orderrealm and heads into the portal. Damashi appears once again and tells Shujinko that the Seidan people upholds their laws very strictly and that Shujinko cannot afford to get tangled up in their legal system, Shujinko heeds Damashi’s warning and Damashi vanishes once again. Shujinko meets Hotaru and tells him that King Zeffeero requests their assistance to defend their city from Shao Kahn’s Tarkatan warriors and in return would give Hotaru occupying control of the city; Hotaru says he has long wanted to battle Shao Kahn but he is currently busy suppressing an uprising and wants Shujinko’s help to end it. Shujinko offers to help any way he can and Hotaru then trains Shujinko to be a member of the Seidan guard so that he can legally partake in the assault against the rioters. After the training Hotaru instructs Shujinko to defeat the resistance leader named Darrius and to meet back with Hotaru afterwards and Shujinko headed off to find Darrius. He finds Darrius and tells him of his intentions to defeat him and end the rioting, Darrius says he looks forward to resisting arrest and they prepared to do battle which Shujinko eventually wins. Shujinko reported back to Hotaru and announced his success of defeating Darrius. Hotaru then made good on his promise and traveled to Lei Chen in Outworld to protect it from the Tarkatan hordes. Shujinko then heads back to the portal to the Nexus and to Outworld where he wants to meet up with Hotaru. Shujinko meets up with Hotaru in the city of Lei Chen and was informed that he drove off the Tarkatan warriors, he also informed Shujinko that King Zeffeero didn’t recall making the arrangement of giving Seido control of the city, Shujinko tried to say Zeffeero probably forgot because he made the arrangement out of desperation. It didn’t matter much to Hotaru though since he stripped the governing title from Zeffeero and now controlled the city, he then left Shujinko so that he can see to Lei Chen’s governing. When Shujinko leaves Lei Chen he is confronted by several Tarkatan warriors and asked to follow them to their leader Baraka, Baraka is angry that Shujinko did not get Zeffeero to surrender and that he brought Hotaru as reinforcement against him. He wanted to get his Tarkatan warriors to kill him however Shujinko tests Baraka’s pride and told Baraka he had get his warriors to kill him because he could not kill him by himself. Baraka says he fears no human and Shujinko responds by saying that Baraka and himself should battle, but if Baraka lost he would have to complete a task for Shujinko. Baraka agrees and they do battle which Shujinko wins. Afterwards Baraka wants to know what he is supposed to do. Shujinko says he wants Baraka to train him. Baraka complies and trains Shujinko. Afterwards Baraka tells Shujinko that his Tarkatan warriors will allow him safe passage out of Outworld and tells Shujinko to go to the portal and never return to Outworld again. Shujinko complies with Baraka and returns to the portal and into the Nexus.

Chapter 10In the realm of Earth, there existed a clan called the Lin Kuei, which has existed for centuries, the clan trained thieves and assassins chosen at birth. These humans all learned special skills and abilities. However the Lin Kuei had a rival clan called the Shirai Ryu. Its founder was a renegade Japanese born Lin Kuei warrior and he developed the art of ninjitsu. He offered his services and knowledge to lords and generals and they were soon copied throughout Japan. Soon ninja clans emerged throughout Japan. The ninjas were actually several small clans working together rather than a single large collective clan. The Japanese warrior was named Takeda and was always a target for assassination by the Lin Kuei. He always managed to elude his attackers till his elder years when he died, not of a vicious battle, but rather a poison slipped in his tea. Sub-Zero, who mastered the element of cold, represented the Lin Kuei and was chosen by the grandmaster to go on the mission for Quan Chi to steal the Map of Elements. However unknown to the Lin Kuei, Quan Chi also enlisted the help of their rival clan, the Shirai Ryu. The warrior chosen from that clan was Hanzo Hasashi, codenamed Scorpion, as a backup plan if Sub-Zero failed.

Chapter 11Sub-Zero and Scorpion arrived at the temple that housed the Map of Elements at the same time. Scorpion tells Sub-Zero he will fail and that he will succeed and runs off into the temple laughing. Sub-Zero soon gives chase trying to get to the map before Scorpion. Sub-Zero then battles Shaolin monks that guard the temple and eventually finds the map with Scorpion. Soon a battle between Sub- Zero and Scorpion ensues to decide which clan will claim the map. Both warriors fought well however Sub-Zero gained the upper hand and defeated Scorpion and ripping his head and spine out, claiming Scorpion's life. Sub-Zero then proceeds to take the map and escape the temple with a rope on the rooftop. Sub- Zero returns to the Lin Kuei headquarters and offers the grandmaster the sacred Map of Elements. Quan Chi all of a sudden arrives, very pleased that Sub-Zero had succeeded in retrieving the map. Sub-Zero however was angry at the sorcerer for enlisting the help of Scorpion and jeopardizing the mission by hiring Scorpion, there was about to be a small quarrel between the two until the grandmaster broke it up asking Quan Chi for payment. Quan Chi then poured out the bones of the leader of the Shirai Ryu clan and announced he stripped the skull of its flesh himself and personally made sure every last clan member was vanquished forever, the grandmaster was pleased with Quan Chi and offered Sub- Zero's services once again. Sub-Zero, who reluctantly agreed, was told the meaning of the sacred Map of Elements, and that he would have to defeat the four elemental gods- wind, earth, water, and fire then retrieve a small amulet. Sub-Zero used the map and eventually found his way to the temple of elements where Shinnok's amulet was held.

Chapter 12Sub-Zero upon arrival had to fight off shaolin monks that help guarded the amulet. Sub-Zero also had to overcome traps, pitfalls, elements, blades to get to his destination. The first god he had to face was the god of wind. Sub-Zero had a vicious battle with the wind powered Fujin however in the end Sub-Zero was the victor. He was then transported to the earth section of the temple and defeated the god of earth by means of pulling a chain when the large god was under a rising platform, smashing the god, he was then transported to the water section where Sub-Zero defeated the god of water, and so on in the fire section and Sub-Zero managed to defeat the last guardian, the god of fire. Sub-Zero then ascended a stairway that he believed led to the amulet he was looking for; he saw the amulet and was about to grasp the ancient artifact, never before touched by human hands when all of a sudden the sorcerer Quan Chi grabbed the amulet first. Quan Chi revealed the amulet's true purpose to Sub-Zero, that when returned to Shinnok, he would be able to escape the Netherrealm and destroy all realms including the Earthrealm and Shao Kahn's Outworld. Quan Chi then teleported back to the Netherrealm, Sub-Zero, having completed his task turned to head back to the Lin Kuei headquarters, however at that moment the God of Thunder Raiden appeared to Sub-Zero and informed him of his grave mistake. Sub-Zero tried to convince Raiden that Quan Chi was a lunatic and there was no Shinnok and a Netherrealm. Raiden tells Sub-Zero to start believing in Shinnok and the Netherrealm, because he was going to the Netherrealm and follow Quan Chi and try to take the amulet back before he gave it to Shinnok. He also offered Sub-Zero advice to beware of the Brothers of the Shadow, for if he fails, his soul will join theirs and the souls of the entire Earthrealm. Sub-Zero salutes Raiden and charges through the portal that Raiden had opened to the Netherrealm.

Chapter 13In the Netherrealm Sub-Zero spots Quan Chi for a split second before Quan Chi teleported away again. Sub-Zero found himself in a prison surrounded by guards; Sub-Zero defeated the guards and made his way through the prison area. On a long walkway Sub-Zero ran into a giant guard who knocks Sub-Zero unconscious and throws him into a cell. In the cell he meets Scorpion once again. Scorpion was angry that Sub-Zero killed him, but Sub-Zero tries to justify it by telling Scorpion he would have been dead if he hadn't killed him. Scorpion was also upset that Sub-Zero killed Scorpion's family and clan, Sub-Zero was perplexed and informed Scorpion that Quan Chi was responsible for their murders and not the Lin Kuei, however Scorpion does not believe Sub-Zero and a battle ensues. Sub-Zero and Scorpion fight another vicious battle, and Scorpion comes equipped with new attacks learned in the Netherrealm. However in the end Sub-Zero manages to defeat Scorpion once again. Sub-Zero manages his way to the outer wall of the prison and with the help of an ancient urn, known as the urn of strength, was able to kick a giant statue of the ruler Shinnok and crush the prison walls, and escape the prison. Unknown to Sub-Zero as he made his way towards the Bridge of Immortality, that he was being spied through binoculars by Quan Chi's personal assassins, Sareena, Kia, and Jatakka. They discussed what to do about Sub-Zero, and finally Sareena decided to inform Quan Chi about Sub-Zero. Quan Chi was well aware of Sub-Zero when Sareena explained Sub-Zero. Quan Chi decided to send out the gate keepers to stop Sub-Zero in desperation, Sareena tried to object with the intention of stopping Sub-Zero herself, but Quan Chi would not have it. Sub-Zero crosses the Bridge of Immortality defeating all gate keepers and finds the bridge has led to Shinnok's pyramid. In the pyramid Sub-Zero battles his way through Shinnok's forces and eventually encounters, defeats, and kills all of Quan Chi's assassins, with the exception of Sareena, whom Sub-Zero sparred her life. Sub-Zero takes each assassin teleporter crystals and uses them to teleport to Quan Chi's sanctuary. In the sanctuary Quan Chi informs Sub-Zero that he had already given the amulet to Shinnok and he was too late. Quan Chi also informs Sub-Zero the reason Raiden sent Sub-Zero was because his soul was tainted with evil, which was the only way he could enter the Netherrealm. Quan Chi also offers Sub-Zero a place among the Brothers of the Shadow to worship Shinnok. Sub-Zero rejects Quan Chi's offer and the two prepare to do battle. The two fought and when Sub-Zero had almost beaten Quan Chi, the assassin Sareena teleports in and uppercuts Quan Chi off the bridge. Sub-Zero was confused as why Sareena helped him. Sareena tells Sub-Zero that he is still mortal and can escape the Netherrealm and she wanted to escape with him. Sub-Zero started to explain that he could not leave without the amulet, when a searing beam cuts through Sareena's chest and she falls and dies in Sub-Zero's arms. Sub-Zero asks the old man who he is, and he tells Sub-Zero that he is Shinnok and Sareena was dealt with how everyone would be dealt with, but Sub-Zero would be dealt with as a bitter enemy. Sub-Zero and Shinnok started a battle. Sub-Zero cannot hit Shinnok, for he had a force field that blocks all his attacks. However the force field would temporarily leave when Shinnok throws an energy ball. Sub-Zero realizes this, and when Shinnok throws another energy ball, Sub-Zero trades it with an ice ball which freezes Shinnok on the spot. Sub-Zero quickly runs to the teleportation chamber behind him and teleports behind Shinnok and grabs Shinnok's amulet. Shinnok turns into a giant demon and starts to charge Sub-Zero. Raiden opens a portal for Sub- Zero, and he escapes with Shinnok's amulet, leaving Shinnok once again stranded in the Netherrealm, and preventing the destructive battle with Shinnok once again. On the other side of the portal Sub-Zero comes through the portal and gives the amulet to Raiden. Raiden is impressed with Sub-Zero and tells him perhaps he will reconcile his reckless past. Sub-Zero then takes the chance to ask Raiden if what Quan Chi said about being sent to the Netherrealm because of his evil soul was true. Raiden tells Sub-Zero he is a superb warrior but only he can control his destiny and not even the gods can interfere with his chosen path and then gives Sub-Zero the answer yes, but only Sub-Zero can change it. Sub-Zero returns to the Lin Kuei headquarters and pledges his allegiance to the Lin Kuei. The Lin Kuei grandmaster welcomes Sub-Zero back and informs Sub-Zero of a new mission. The sorcerer Shang Tsung request that Sub-Zero take part in the new Mortal Kombat tournament. However later, a wealth enemy of Shang Tsung paid off the Lin Kuei to have Sub-Zero assassinate Shang Tsung. Later on Sub- Zero would pass on the secrets of the location of the temple and the secrets of stopping Shinnok down to his brother who would later inherit the name of Sub- Zero.

Chapter 14Also in the realm of Earth, there existed a worldwide crime organization called the Black Dragon. The Black Dragon clan sprang forth from another clan called the Red Dragon, which have existed for centuries. The Red Dragon was a crime organization that stressed the importance of a code system and disciplined fighting skills to carry out there operations. Unlike most crime clans the Red Dragon used stealth and secrecy rather than brute force to complete their intentions which gave them the advantage of not being well known and unable to be pursued. The Black Dragon was formed by members of the Red Dragon who thought the Red Dragon code restricted their potential. Since that point of time, it has been the priority of the Red Dragon to eliminate all remnants of the Black Dragon clan. Since then the Black Dragon has grew into a major crime organization that became well known, respected, and feared among other crime organizations as being mercenaries, thug, extortionists, and thieves. The Black Dragon has become so powerful that it is a main target of the U.S. Special Forces. In years past a future member of the Red Dragon clan named Hsu Hao had been part of the Chinese military, and had a cybernetic heart to enhance physical strength. With the implant Hsu Hao is not easily distracted and lives to serve the will of the Red Dragon Clan, he has no ambition so there is no distraction, only his duty to the clan, and also made him an excellent student for Mavado to train. The same surgeon later worked on Kano's eye implant. The modern day members of the Black Dragon are Kano, Kabal, Jarek, Tasia, No Face, and Tremor. The only known Red Dragon members are Mavado and Hsu Hao.

Chapter 15In the Earth realm the Black Dragon also had a rivalry going on with the U.S. Special Forces. Prior to the Mortal Kombat tournament, the criminal Kano had broken into the maximum security prison facility and helped with the escape of his fellow Black Dragon members who was imprisoned. Kano put an explosive device on the inside wall and he and the escapees No Face, Tasia, Jarek, and Tremor had escaped. While riding in his car the leader of the U.S. Special Forces Jax received a transmission from the Special Forces headquarters about Kano and the escapees. Gemini, the Special Forces transmitter then received a transmission from Lt. Sanchez, leader of a group sent to recapture Kano. Gemini patched the transmission through to Jax and Lt. Sanchez informed Jax about their location and that they found the Black Dragon. Jax orders Lt. Sanchez not to engage in battle till Jax arrives however gunshots go off in the background and the transmission is lost. Jax, upon arrival finds the Special Forces all murdered. Jax vowed Kano will pay. Jax then enters the warehouse and makes his way through the warehouse and fights his way through the Black Dragon. He eventually comes across one of the escapees; No Face, and after a battle full of explosives, Jax defeats No Face. He is contacted once again Gemini and Jax tells Gemini that there is a staircase and he is going to follow to see where it leads. The staircase led to a sewer and Jax makes his way through it and battles the next escapee Tasia and defeated her in battle. Gemini and Jax make contact once again and Gemini tells Jax that one of the Black Dragon let it spill that the Black Dragon are trying to put on a respectable face and is hiding at a corporate building. Jax arrives and fights his way through and finds out that Kano has gone to the lost city called Sing Kiang, and he encounters the third escapee Jarek, Jax defeated Jarek in battle but failed to kill him. Jax then goes to Sing Kiang and battles his way through more of the Black Dragon and finds the last escapee Tremor in front of a dimensional portal to Outworld. Jax defeats Tremor. Afterwards he contacts Gemini that there is a portal to another dimension that the Black Dragon was guarding, and he had to go through it to stop Kano. Gemini pleas for Jax not to go and tells him that their satellite communication wasn’t designed to work in other dimensions. Jax goes through the portal despite the danger. On the other side Jax finds he is now in the Outworld and he battles the Outworld residents to find clues on Kano's whereabouts. Jax finally figures out how to open another portal that takes him to where Kano is. Kano tells Jax that he found the Eye of Shitian, and with it he will control the world. Jax and Kano battle and after an intensive battle Jax manages to win and takes Kano and the Eye of Shitian back to Earth.

Chapter 16Sometime before the last Mortal Kombat tournament was supposed to start Shang Tsung discovered a master swordsman named Kenshi. Shang Tsung recognized that Kenshi was a descendent of a long line of warrior kings and Shang Tsung was determined to consume the souls of the warrior kings. Kenshi was also accomplished warrior and slew many great warriors, after slaying a master swordsman in Japan, Shang Tsung under the name of Song came up to Kenshi and told Kenshi of a ancient and historically important sword and convinced Kenshi he should have the sword. Kenshi convinced himself that he should have the sword to reflect his greatness and agreed to meet Shang Tsung in China to go and retrieve it. Shang Tsung led Kenshi down the labyrinth tomb and tricked Kenshi into opening up a heavy stone lid that would contain the sword, however upon opening up the stone Kenshi was blinded by a green blast that was a result of the releasing the souls of his ancestors which also left Kenshi blinded. Shang Tsung consumed the souls, prolonging his life and left Kenshi to die in the tomb, however a force from the source led Kenshi out of the tomb, Kenshi now seeks vengeance on Shang Tsung and vows to return his ancestors souls to the sword. Damashi appears to Shujinko and tells him that the Elder Gods is allowing Shujinko to fulfill his dream of competing in Mortal Kombat, Shujinko is speechless but excited and returns to Earthrealm. Upon arrival he meets the warrior Kenshi, Kenshi explains a little about his past with Shang Tsung and how he became blinded. Kenshi also reveals that he is still looking for Shang Tsung and he will continue looking for him in his present area and tells Shujinko if he helps Kenshi will train him to fight without his eyes, Shujinko agrees to Kenshi’s request and Kenshi tells Shujinko to look for him in the south. Shujinko then happens upon Nightwolf who offers to cleanse Shujinko of corruptness in his soul, Shujinko accepts and works with Nightwolf to cleanse his soul. In the Honan Province of China, two weeks before the Mortal Kombat tournament was to begin again, a warrior named Liu Kang requests permission from the Shaolin Temple to represent the Shaolin in Mortal Kombat. Liu Kang, whom was trained by the legendary Outworld master named Bo Rai Cho, was convinced that he could defeat Goro because of his overconfidence. The Shaolin gives Liu advice and grants him permission to enter the tournament. Liu Kang vows that he will not fail. After spending many years with Nightwolf; Shujinko learned how to heighten his awareness and control the evilness in him. After several years Shujinko then heads out and catches up with Shang Tsung, Shang Tsung is looking for warriors to compete in Mortal Kombat. When Shujinko finds out it is Shang Tsung he told him of his boyhood dreams of defeating him in Mortal Kombat and ridding the world of him. Shang Tsung agrees to let him compete in Mortal Kombat if he can prove himself in a fight. Shujinko and Shang Tsung then prepared for battle. Shujinko eventually bests Shang Tsung in the battle. After the battle Shang Tsung says he will enjoy consuming his soul when Shujinko loses. Shujinko reveals to Shang Tsung that another warrior wants to see his demise too and requests that his accomplice to be able to compete in Mortal Kombat. Shang Tsung knew it was Kenshi and says that he is most welcome to join but would have to hurry if Kenshi was to enact his revenge since the tournament began soon. Shang Tsung vanishes and Shujinko runs off. Shujinko then meets up with Kenshi once again and informs him that Shang Tsung invited them both to compete in Mortal Kombat and that Shang Tsung was aware that Kenshi was after him. Kenshi came to realize that this is how Shang Tsung was able to stay one step ahead of Kenshi. Kenshi then offered to train Shujinko when they are done they talked about the Mortal Kombat tournament and how they both want to defeat him. Kenshi tells Shujinko he will meet Shang Tsung on his island and runs off to join the tournament. Damashi then appears to Shujinko because he sensed a change in him, Shujinko tells him it’s because his soul has been cleansed, Damashi says it is an unfortunate turn of events because the evilness in his soul allows him to go to the Netherrealm and he wants Shujinko to return to the Netherrealm to regain the corruptness back even with Shujinko trying to object. Shujinko tried telling Damashi he was on his way to compete in Mortal Kombat but Damashi says that he needs to fulfill his obligation to the Elder Gods, Shujinko reluctantly agrees. Shujinko then begins to head towards the portal to the Nexus when he happens upon Raiden, Raiden is trying to block off passage to the portal because it was activated. Shujinko informs Raiden it was him who opened it because he is the Elder Gods champion, Raiden does not believe him and forces him to test his abilities in a fight. Shujinko wins the fight and Raiden apologizes for doubting Shujinko, he asks if Shujinko has come to aid them in Mortal Kombat. Shujinko says he did but has recently been redirected to the Netherrealm and offered to aid Earthrealm in Mortal Kombat if he is done in the Netherrealm in time. Raiden thanks Shujinko then leaves, Shujinko then enters the portal to the Nexus, from the Nexus Shujinko returns to the Netherrealm where he will spend some amount of time in. In the Netherrealm Scorpion was giving permission by his demons to return to the Earthrealm and take revenge of his murder on Sub-Zero. On tournament day, the movie actor Johnny Cage awaits Shang Tsung's ship to arrive and take him to the tournament. His agents try to persuade him not to go, but Johnny Cage was already set on going and boards the ship when it comes in. A few miles away Sonya Blade, member of a top U.S. Special Forces unit, is in a vehicle in pursuit of Kano, whom has just escaped prison and his Black Dragon clan. Kano was on his way to Shang Tsung's tournament because of the rumor of Shang Tsung's palace's treasures. He tells the Black Dragon after he wins the tournament to have the whole Black dragon gang there because of all the treasure; they will be looting for months. He then jumps out the back of the jeep and onto the Special Forces van and runs in the other direction. Sonya and her partner Jake goes after Kano and tells the rest to stay after the Black Dragon jeep. By the dock Kano comes out of hiding and shoots explosive barrels behind Sonya to create a distraction, and then he jumps on Shang Tsung's ship. Sonya then calls in for a ship and slowly follows Shang Tsung's ship. Meanwhile somewhere in the mountains in Japan, Shang Tsung walks through the God of Lightning and Thunder, Raiden's lands to personally invite him to take part in the Mortal Kombat tournament, Raiden accepts. On the ship Johnny Cage and Kano get in a small fight. Johnny Cage is outnumbered and getting beaten up by Kano and 2 friends Kano has already made. Liu Kang is in a corner and tells Kano that Johnny Cage is outnumbered. This distracts Kano long enough for Johnny Cage to get up and deliver his signature move, the shadow kick on Kano. Before Kano's friends can interfere, Liu Kang gives them a flying kick and ends the quarrel. Liu Kang and Johnny Cage then becomes more acquainted, however no warrior noticed that the Lin Kuei warrior Sub-Zero watched from an upper deck. The ninja Scorpion sneaks up on Sub-Zero and grabs him and tells Sub-Zero how Shinnok allowed him to come back to avenge his death. Sub-Zero can't believe Scorpion is back, and Scorpion says though he could kill Sub-Zero at any moment, he isn’t a murderer and they will fight at the tournament. Sub-Zero walks away and calls Scorpion a fool for sparing his life. At sunrise the next day, the ship makes it to Shang Tsung's island and after a day of practice he addresses all kombatants, and introduces Sonya Blade, whom was ambushed by Shang Tsung's army. Her companion’s safety forces her to compete. Then the tournament champion Goro shouts "Let the tournament begin". Shang Tsung also had his bodyguard hidden at the bottom of the pit, and was instructed to attack any warrior that poses a threat. Then final battle of the Mortal Kombat tournament took place in Shang Tsung’s Palace. The fight was not one on one but rather an all out brawl. On the Outworld side it was Reptile, Scorpion and Kano. The Earthrealm side was Sub-Zero, Johnny Cage and Sonya. Sometime during the battle Liu Kang challenged Shang Tsung to a battle. Shang Tsung sprung into battle and a hard battle ensued. At one point it looked as if Shang Tsung was going to be victorious and take Liu Kang’s soul however Kung Lao, who was disguised as Shang Tsung’s masked guard saved Liu Kang’s life and made it known that he snuck into the tournament for the purpose of freeing his ancestors. Soon Baraka and another Tarkata charged into battle. Kung Lao decapitated one with his hat but not Baraka. Liu Kang and Shang Tsung resumed their battle and Liu Kang gained the upper hand and delivered his flying kick to Shang Tsung, the move his tutor Bo Rai Cho taught him. Then a roar came out of the dark passage across the room and the champion of Mortal Kombat, Goro, appeared from out of the darkness. Goro charged at the warriors and was wrecking havoc. However Shang Tsung knew that he was defeated and used Goro’s distraction to give him time to open up a portal into Outworld and escaped. The other Outworld warriors followed Shang Tsung’s lead. However Shang Tsung’s island was held together by his existence and the island started crumbling and Raiden appeared and instructed the Earth warriors how to escape from the island. Liu Kang and Kung Lao had the ground break under their feet however and they feel down a hole into Goro’s Lair. In Goro’s lair Liu Kang and Kung Lao was warned by Raiden to make their way out before the island crumbled. Liu Kang and Kung Lao had to battle Oni who lived in Goro’s lair to fight their way out. Liu Kang and Kung Lao made it to the pit stage and saw Johnny Cage on the bridge above them, Johnny Cage informed Liu Kang and Kung Lao that the way off the island was up there and Liu Kang and Kung Lao followed. Liu Kang and Kung Lao made their way through the upper parts of Goro’s lair and into another pit stage where they had to fight an Oni overlord. After that they found the portal to the Wu Shi Academy; they defeated Shang Tsung’s masked guards for the key and made their escape.

Chapter 17Sometime after the Mortal Kombat tournament Scorpion found Sub-Zero and killed him; sending him to the Netherealm. After his death Sub-Zero arrived in the Netherrealm, his soul was tainted with evil and he eventually became the dark warrior called Noob Saibot. At the Wu Shi Academy; Raiden and the shaolin monks had an award ceremony for Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Sonya and Johnny Cage. Raiden placed a medal around each warrior’s neck and gave them all their individual praises; and said they all deserved a nice long rest. Suddenly outside the academy Baraka and a band of Tarkatan warriors attacked the Wu Shi Academy with catapults. Raiden tells the Earth warriors to defend the Wu Shi Academy and they all headed into the academy walls. Liu Kang and Kung Lao made their way through the courtyard to the actual Academy. Meanwhile Sonya Blade was by herself in another part of the academy; she saw an injured monk and went to go aid him when suddenly Baraka jumped down and killed the monk. Sonya and Baraka had a short fight and Sonya blasted Baraka. When Sonya got close Baraka tripped Sonya and slammed her against the wall knocking her unconscious; Baraka then kidnapped Sonya and took her to Outworld. At the Wu Shi Academy Liu Kang and Kung Lao met up with Johnny Cage; Johnny Cage got Liu Kang and Kung Lao to assist in defending him while he closed the gates to the academy. After Johnny Cage closed off the gates he tells Liu Kang and Kung Lao to head to the other academy to assist them. Meanwhile by the portal to the Outworld Raiden defeated two attacking Tarkatan warriors and was confronted by Shang Tsung. Raiden was mad that Shang Tsung is breaking the rules of Mortal Kombat and they engaged each other; with Shang Tsung coming out on top. At the other academy, Liu Kang and Kung Lao found the place heavily under siege and in flames. They proceeded to use the water system to put out the fires and after they succeeded Johnny Cage appeared to them and informed them that they captured Sonya. Liu Kang and Kung Lao then began to spar with each other. Shang Tsung morphed into Johnny Cage and was sneaking behind the trees, he then morphed into Raiden and walked up to Liu Kang and Kung Lao. Shang Tsung then tells them that Shang Tsung is not as defeated as they had hoped and he faced Shang Tsung when Liu Kang and Kung Lao were fighting the Tarkata. He says that Shang Tsung is now defying the Elder Gods because Baraka could not get to Earth without the help of Shang Tsung. He tells Liu Kang and Kung Lao that Shang Tsung will want vengeance after his defeat in the Mortal Kombat tournament and that they needed to take the fight to Outworld. Liu Kang wanted revenge against the Outworlders responsible for the attack on the temples and he had to also defend his title of champion of Mortal Kombat. Liu Kang and Kung Lao accept the responsibility to fight in Outworld; Shang Tsung then tells them to take the portal. Shang Tsung leads them into the portal and into Outworld, and Johnny Cage secretly followed them. In the Outworld Shang Tsung says that he will keep his presence limited there so as not to attract Shang Tsung’s attention and endangering Liu Kang and Kung Lao. He also warns that be weary if they encounter Sonya Blade, because she may no longer be a friend since the realm twists souls. Shinnok hears about the events and the battle about to ensue in Outworld and sends Noob Saibot to spy and report back on what he learns. From the Portal Liu Kang and Kung Lao make their way to another portal into the evil monastery; there they catch a glimpse of Princess Kitana before Kitana runs up the tower. When Liu Kang and Kung Lao are in the tower; Shang Tsung appeared before them and tells them that they can find a potential ally in the Princess Kitana and a little history of how Outworld wasn’t always a wasteland like it is now. He gives them a warning not to let this happen to them and takes off. Liu Kang and Kung Lao fought there way through demons to reach the top of the tower. At the top of the tower they meet Kitana; Kitana introduces herself and says she is the daughter of Shao Kahn and they are enemies of Outworld and her enemies. Then a small fight ensues. Losing the edge Kitana heads through a portal; Shang Tsung appears and tells Liu Kang and Kung Lao she is under a holding spell and that they must set her free. Liu Kang and Kung Lao head into the portal after Kitana and throw her into a trap where the spell is supposed to be broken. However 2 other warriors, Jade; Kitana’s best friend and Mileena; Kitana’s clone appears to help Kitana out. They free Kitana and she, Mileena and Jade do battle with Liu Kang and Kung Lao. Liu Kang then throws Kitana back in the trap and fends off Mileena and Jade while Kitana’s spell is being broken. After the spell breaks Princess informs Liu Kang she is free but to do battle with Mileena and Jade because they will not let Kitana go without a fight. Liu Kang and Kung Lao then battles Mileena and Jade and kills Jade. Afterwards Liu Kang helps Kitana up, and introduces him and Kung Lao to Kitana. He tells Kitana they are trying to stop Shang Tsung from taking Earth and Kitana tells them it is not Shang Tsung that wants Earth. Kung Lao informs that Jade is dead but Mileena is only stunned. Kitana grieves for her best friend Jade. Afterwards Kung Lao forces Mileena to explain some things. Mileena let spill that Shao Kahn forced Jade to track down Kitana and she and Jade were given a spell to control Kitana. Kitana says he blames Shao Kahn for this; Mileena then attacks Kung Lao and escapes through the portal; Kitana pursues saying she cant let Mileena get away. Liu Kang and Kung Lao give chase as well through the portal. On the other side they are greeted by Shang Tsung. Shang Tsung explains that the more they win battles the more they weaken Shang Tsung in Outworld, Liu tries to ask who Shao Kahn is and where is Kitana. Shang Tsung refuses to answer and tells them to go win more victories to save Earthrealm. Liu Kang and Kung Lao go back down the tower and go back to the portal. There they see Reptile go through a portal to the living forest. Reptile hides in the shadows and stops those who threaten his master Shao Kahn. They decided to pursue Reptile to defeat him to weaken Shang Tsung some more. Little did they know that Johnny Cage was watching Liu Kang and Kung Lao from a higher ground. Liu Kang and Kung Lao made their way through the living forest and eventually find Reptile’s lair. They make their way to the end of Reptile’s lair and find an arena where Reptile’s pet snake attacks. Liu Kang and Kung Lao kill the snake by destroying the pillars and knocking them down to a lower arena where the rocks smashed the snake. Then Reptile did battle with Liu Kang and Kung Lao. Liu Kang and Kung Lao are eventually victorious and kill Reptile. Liu Kang and Kung Lao made their way out of Reptile’s lair and Kung Lao jumped down the waterfall; just then Shang Tsung appeared to Liu Kang and told him that he thinks that Kung Lao may be a danger because of his personal quest for family honor and places some doubt in Liu Kang about Kung Lao. Liu Kang jumps down the waterfall and joins Kung Lao. At one point Liu Kang did battle with some zombies in the living forest and Shang Tsung appeared to Kung Lao and gave him advice to trust his instincts then disappeared before Liu Kang knew Shang Tsung was there. Liu Kang and Kung Lao make their way back to the portal. Back in the portal Shang Tsung appears before Liu Kang and Kung Lao and tells them that there are soul tombs which are the source of Shang Tsung’s power and whenever someone dies, their souls feed into the soul tombs and makes Shang Tsung stronger. Kung Lao is concerned how to fight this and wonders if they should stop killing. Shang Tsung says no but they should go to the soul tombs and destroy the soul repository to weaken Shang Tsung. He also reveals that the black dragon clan is in Outworld trying to free a fellow member, Kano, and then Shang Tsung disappears. Liu Kang and Kung Lao made took the portal to the soul tombs and found that there were 2 doors. They took one and solved some puzzles to get to a battle with the Orachi Hellbeast. After they defeated the Orachi Hellbeast they made their way to the beginning area where they found that a beam him a point on the opposite wall. They went through the other door and solved a puzzle that allowed a statue to drop a sword to make a sacrifice and make their way into Shang Tsung’s soul repository. At the soul repository Liu Kang and Kung Lao see Shang Tsung regain his youth using the souls at the repository; Shang Tsung then attacks Liu Kang and Kung Lao and defeats them; he plays powerful by saying their souls aren’t worthy additions to his power and tells the shadow priest in the room with him to kill them and he escapes through a portal. Afterwards Liu Kang and Kung Lao destroyed the soul repository and went back to the beginning area where another beam hit the wall; revealing another door that led to the Tarkatan leader Baraka. When they entered Baraka was killing shaolin monks captured at the Wu Shi Academy; then Baraka sprang into battle with Liu Kang and Kung Lao. After a battle Liu Kang and Kung Lao finally won by impaling soul weapons into Baraka and the souls killed Baraka. Then Shang Tsung appeared and Liu Kang informed him that they have done what Shang Tsung suggested; Shang Tsung acknowledged then disappeared. Then Liu Kang and Kung Lao witnessed their ancestors souls engaged in a dispute and they tried to figure it out. Liu Kang and Kung Lao made their way back to the portal area; from there they take the only other portal to another portal area. They see Princess Kitana confront Mileena there; Kitana tells Mileena she will not let Mileena tell Shao Kahn that he no longer controls her. Kitana and Mileena get in a fight and Mileena got the upper hand and ran away. Liu Kang asks where did Mileena go and Kitana says that she went to the wastelands to get assistance from Goro to kill her, Liu Kang and Kung Lao; Kitana gave chase and Liu Kang and Kung Lao followed into the portal to the wastelands. Sometime after this Mileena does inform Shao Kahn about Kitana; Shao Kahn instructs Mileena to stop Kitana. Liu Kang and Kung Lao fought the Red and Black dragon clans and made their way through the wastelands. At one point they found the black dragon member Kabal trapped in a cage. Kung Lao used his hat to cut him down and free him. They tell Kabal they are trying to stop Shang Tsung and ask if Kabal will help them; Kabal says he cannot because his clan needs him right now and he must warn them that they were betrayed by one of their own members. He tells them that he too is opposed to Shang Tsung though and that an enemy of his enemy is his friend and he walks off. Kung Lao makes a comment of it being a waste of time freeing him, Shang Tsung appears and tells Kung Lao that he is wrong and that they are looking to freeing Outworld as well then disappears. Liu Kang and Kung Lao then made their way though the wastelands once more and found a place where they had to battle warriors called the elemental knights, with the help of Shang Tsung they defeated the elemental knights and unlocked a passage to another area of the wastelands. Suddenly Liu Kang and Kung Lao were surrounded by a wall of ice, Kung Lao used his hat a sliced it and found the Lin Kuei warrior Sub-Zero there, this is the younger brother of Sub-Zero. Sub-Zero was sent by the Lin Kuei to assassinate Shang Tsung after his brother failed to return. Sub-Zero was also followed by his best friend Smoke. Sub-Zero says that he doesn’t care who they are; he calls everyone an enemy. After a battle with Sub-Zero Kung Lao slashed Sub-Zero’s eye with his hat was about to kill him but Liu Kang saved Sub-Zero’s life. Sub-Zero was surprised that Liu Kang did that and asked why. Liu Kang says that Raiden told him that Sub-Zero was killed by Scorpion after the tournament and wanted to know who he was. Sub-Zero said that the Sub-Zero who died was his brother and he came to believe his brother is still alive and came to Outworld to avenge him and that he was told if he could find some vestige of his brother he may find him. Sub-Zero asks why Liu Kang and Kung Lao are there. Liu Kang answers that they are there to stop Shang Tsung and think that their ally Princess Kitana is in danger from her clone Mileena, who has come to ask assistance from Goro. Liu Kang then says he heard a red dragon member talk about another prisoner and wonders if it could be Kitana. Sub-Zero starts to think he is wrong about Liu Kang and Kung Lao being an enemy since they did not kill him, he says he will repair a boat to take them further into the wastelands and challenge Goro. With the help of Sub-Zero they go into a lair deep in the wastelands. Just outside where Goro is Sub-Zero freezes a part of the wall to let Liu Kang and Kung Lao cross, when they get to the other side Sub-Zero is attacked by Scorpion. Scorpion mistakes Sub-Zero for the one who killed him and again seeks revenge for his family and clan. When Scorpion notices that Liu Kang and Kung Lao are watching he escapes into a portal to the Netherealm. Sub-Zero tells Liu Kang and Kung Lao that Scorpion killed his brother and that Liu Kang and Kung Lao need to go on, he says he cannot go with them anymore but if he finds Goro he will keep his oath, then Sub-Zero follows Scorpion to the Netherealm. Liu Kang and Kung Lao then go into the next room and confronted by Goro. After Goro was defeated Liu Kang was about to kill Goro, then Johnny Cage stepped in front of Liu Kang and finished Goro off. Liu Kang was upset that Johnny Cage didn’t allow him to finish Goro because he was the Mortal Kombat champion. Kung Lao and Johnny Cage were surprised by what Liu Kang said. Then Liu Kang attacked Kung Lao, he tried to continue the attack but Johnny Cage shadow kicked him and revealed that it was Shang Tsung impersonating Liu Kang. Shang Tsung disappeared and the real Liu Kang came and helped Kung Lao up. Soon Shang Tsung returned again disguised as Raiden and said he had another mission for Johnny Cage and took Johnny Cage away. Liu Kang and Kung Lao then went through a portal to the dead pool and took another portal back to the main portal area. At one point Liu Kang and Kung Lao finds Mileena’s secret hiding spot and does battle with her, they defeated her but Kitana interferes but Mileena sends Kitana through a portal and captures her; Liu Kang and Kung Lao continue with their journey. Then Liu Kang and Kung Lao took the portal to the Netherealm. Upon arrival in the Netherealm Kung Lao asks Shang Tsung how they are able to exist in the Netherealm since only tainted souls can exist there. Shang Tsung says their souls are tainted because they have killed on their journey, then Shang Tsung vanishes. Kung Lao becomes suspicious because Raiden should not be able to exist in the Netherealm. Liu Kang and Kung Lao then happens upon the dark ninja Noob Saibot battling Sub- Zero, however Noob Saibot used Liu Kang and Kung Lao’s entrance as the distraction he needed to escape. Liu Kang and Kung Lao were about to give chase but Sub-Zero stopped them. Kung Lao asked about him chasing after Scorpion. Sub-Zero says he was until he found Noob Saibot who he says he thinks is his brother and he is trying to free him. Kung Lao suspects that Noob Saibot may be working for Shang Tsung which Sub-Zero assures them that he is not, he then tells them to defeat Scorpion to defeat Shang Tsung. Sub-Zero says that finding Scorpion will not be hard because Scorpion wants to kill Liu Kang and Kung Lao. Liu Kang and Kung Lao part ways with Sub-Zero and goes off to find Scorpion. They eventually find Scorpion who has been watching them and attacks them. Liu Kang and Kung Lao eventually defeat Scorpion and heads to the portal out of the Netherealm. On the other side of the portal they were greeted by Shang Tsung. He points out the door that was open to the place where they will find Shang Tsung. After Kung Lao walks away Shang Tsung plants some seeds of doubt into Liu Kang about Kung Lao, Liu Kang suspects that Shang Tsung is impersonating Kung Lao. Afterwards Raiden disappears and Liu Kang and Kung Lao head into the portal to the foundry. Liu Kang and Kung Lao split up at one point and Kung Lao runs into Jax. Jax says that he was sent by Raiden to rescue Sonya. He confirms that Raiden has been helping him the whole time then says he has to head off again to search for Sonya, Liu Kang rejoins Kung Lao as they wander through the foundry. They found out that they had to make a sword to break the crystals to open a door to Shang Tsung. After breaking the 2 crystals and opening up the passage they find themselves in a prison area with Johnny Cage and Kitana captured. Kung Lao makes a comment of how he doesn’t trust Raiden. To Liu Kang this seems like enough evidence to conclude Shang Tsung is impersonating Kung Lao and he attacks Kung Lao. Raiden then appears to break up the fight and tries to tell them that Shang Tsung is using them to get stronger; then Raiden was hit with a blast. Liu Kang and Kung Lao turn around to see that he was hit by Shao Kahn. Shao Kahn tells them to follow them if they want to defeat Shang Tsung. Liu Kang and Kung Lao goes and talks to Kitana in the cell and she tells them that she saw some more prisoners go in through the door on the right. Just then guards hear them and come out; Liu Kang and Kung Lao defeat the guards and goes through the door to see Jax trying to free Sonya. Jax succeeds but at the same time frees Kano. Kano does battle with Liu Kang, Kung Lao and Jax however the odds were not in his favor and he was defeated, he did manage to escape afterwards though. Afterwards Jax and Sonya thank Liu Kang and Kung Lao. Liu Kang and Kung Lao then get ready to do battle with Shao Kahn; Jax apologizes for not being able to help but he has to get Sonya back to Earthrealm to treat her wounds; Jax and Sonya then head through a portal to the Earthrealm. Liu Kang and Kung Lao then head out into Shao Kahn’s arena. Shao Kahn then tells Liu Kang and Kung Lao they are not welcome to Outworld and says they serve him and reveals Shang Tsung’s plot of how he tricked them. Shang Tsung then appears disguised as Raiden and attacks them; Liu Kang thinks Raiden is under a spell; Kung Lao attacks Raiden and Shang Tsung reverts back to his original self. Liu Kang and Kung Lao then battles Shang Tsung and defeats him. Shao Kahn then has to think of how he will deal with Liu Kang and Kung Lao, the Outworlders in the arena start chanting Kintaro and Shao Kahn grants their wish and the shokan warrior Kintaro comes out to do battle. Liu Kang and Kung Lao battle and manage to defeat Kintaro as well. Afterwards Liu Kang and Kung Lao confront Shao Kahn and tell him to release their friends; Shao Kahn says they can go free if they defeat Shao Kahn. Kung Lao then attacks Shao Kahn but Shao Kahn counters Kung Lao’s attack. However Raiden already released Johnny Cage and Kitana and they came running out into the arena and Liu Kang and Kung Lao battled Shao Kahn. After a long battle Raiden threw lightning at Shao Kahn and turned him into stone; Liu Kang and Kung Lao then both delivered a kick breaking him and achieving victory. Raiden commends Liu Kang and Kung Lao on saving Earthrealm and Outworld. Kitana then commends Liu Kang and tells him that she will rebuild the realm according to her true father’s wishes. Kung Lao asks Raiden if he freed his ancestors; Raiden confirms he did which was the only reason he was allowed to follow the enemy. Raiden then leads Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Johnny Cage and Kitana away. Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Johnny Cage returned to Earthrealm while Kitana stayed in Outworld. Raiden returned to the heavens. Sub-Zero and Smoke returned to the Lin Kuei headquarters. Little did they know that Shao Kahn was far from dead. He had returned and resurrected Jade, Baraka, Reptile, Kintaro, and Shang Tsung. However unknown to both the Outworlders nor the Earth warriors, another warrior named Blaze, whom has been wandering Outworld on a quest, had battled and lost to holy men, these holy men were loyal to the dead Dragon King and served to protect the last dragon egg. Blaze was then taken to the lava shrine where the dragon egg was incubating and forced to protect the egg from within the depths of the lava.

Chapter 18Back on the Earthrealm, Jax and Sonya try to warn the U.S. government of Shao Kahn's imminent invasion; however no one listens and Jax and Sonya individually prepares for war. Sub-Zero and Smoke returned to the Lin Kuei headquarters only to see the clan were being automated, Sub-Zero and Smoke refuses to be automated and runs away from the clan but Smoke is caught while Sub-Zero escapes. Smoke is automated and is ordered to seek and kill Sub-Zero along with his soulless counterparts Cyrax and Sektor. Liu Kang and Kung Lao pays their respects to their lost brethren and start to begin a new generation of White Lotus Society, but their plans came to a halt, because little did the warriors know that the Outworld tournament was merely a diversion to break the Elder Gods rules and Shao Kahn reincarnates Sindel's spirit on the Earth realm thus allowing a portal to the Earthrealm to not only claim his queen, but to claim the Earth realm. While in the Earthrealm he transforms the Earth into a part of the Outworld and strips the planet of all human souls. However there were humans whose souls were protected by the Elder Gods so they could defend the Earth from the Outworld invasion. The warriors whose souls were protected were Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Johnny Cage, Sonya, Jax, and Sub-Zero. Shao Kahn knew there would be survivors and appointed a new general, a centaurian named Motaro to lead a special group called the Extermination Squad to kill the chosen warriors, and in exchange he would help the centaurians defeat their natural enemy the shokan and give them new lands. Motaro’s squads are successful in killing many chosen warriors including Johnny Cage and brutally beating a warrior named Kabal and leaving him for dead. At the end only 3 more warriors not previously involved with the Outworld survived the attacks, a Native American named Nightwolf, a riot cop named Stryker and the near death ex Black Dragon member Kabal, whom found an artificial respirator to keep him alive. Nightwolf had used his shaman powers and protected his land from Shao Kahn’s evil; this is the only piece of land that is known to be immune to Shao Kahn’s sorcery. In Outworld a rebellion starts and Shao Kahn sends the warrior Baraka to settle it. Kano had actually roamed Outworld and convinced Shao Kahn to let him live, in exchange Kano will teach Shao Kahn's armies how to use Earth's weapons. Shang Tsung had been granted more power to help out with the invasion. Shao Kahn also knew Kitana was on the move and knew Kitana would try to reach Sindel, so he picked a female shokan warrior named Sheeva to be the protector of Sindel. Also in addition he appointed Kitana's best friend Jade to bring Kitana back alive and Reptile to stop Kitana even if it means her death. Shao Kahn had also become aware that deceased Outworld warrior’s souls gave life to a new entity named Ermac; Shao Kahn manages to take possession of Ermac and use the souls for his own tyranny. While on Earth, the Edenian born warrior Rain was confronted by the Extermination Squads, Rain chose to fight for Shao Kahn rather than die at the hands of the Extermination Squad. The extermination Squad tried to kill Liu Kang above all else for posing the greatest threat to Shao Kahn's rule and putting a halt on Shao Kahn's past schemes. Sub-Zero also knew he had been a target for the Extermination Squad and must take on not only Outworld, but 3 soulless assassins whom go undetected by Shao Kahn. In Outworld Kahn also decides to try and invade the Netherrealm; however he is unsuccessful and releases the hell-spawn specter Scorpion and his clone Mileena to roam Earth once again. Shinnok was enraged by Shao Kahn's act and sends Noob Saibot out to spy again. The shokan warrior Goro also returned and he remained hidden but his purpose is unknown. Kintaro had also returned but none knew for what reason. Baraka soon returned to fight in the invasion after successfully settling the rebellion. Raiden asks the Elder Gods to assist, when they refuse he takes matter into his own hands and transforms himself into a mortal once again to join the Earth warriors in battle, this time however he risks his immortality and his place among the Pantheon of the Gods. Johnny Cage finds himself being brought to life when the path to the heavens is blocked by the merger of the Outworld and Earthrealm; he once again assists his friends in the battle with the Outworld. A raptor named Khameleon tried to seek out Reptile to warn him of their true past and for a chance to begin a new generation of the raptor race. In the Outworld a warrior named Chameleon that worked for Shao Kahn joined the invasion of Earth. During the battles, Sonya Blade had caught up with Kano on a rooftop and a battle ensued, Kano was winning the fight and kicked Sonya onto a gargoyle and had pulled out a Locke of Sonya's hair, Sonya then feigned injury, and when Kano had advanced to finish Sonya off, she threw Kano off the rooftop, however Motaro saw the battle and picked up Kano's dying body and brought him to Shao Kahn’s fortress, Motaro then revived Kano and Shao Kahn imprisoned him for his failure. Later on Sindel's protector Sheeva snuck into Shao Kahn's fortress and killed Motaro in battle in front of Kano and was on her way to kill Shao Kahn. Kano convinced Sheeva to let him out of his cell and in return he would assist Sheeva in killing Shao Kahn. Their plan was for Kano to go in first and create a diversion for Sheeva to deliver the attack, but he instead betrayed Sheeva and informed Shao Kahn of Sheeva's plot, when she entered, Shao Kahn killed Sheeva with a sword and promoted Kano to a General of his armies, Kano had kept Sonya's hair as a reminder of their rivalry ever since. Sub-Zero was able to defeat Cyrax in battle; however instead of finishing Cyrax, he reprogrammed Cyrax to kill Shao Kahn. When Shao Kahn was defeated at the hands of Liu Kang, Cyrax malfunctions and ends up stranded in the middle of a dessert. Sektor was still operating and reported back to the Lin Kuei. At some point Smoke was captured by Shao Kahn’s forces and Smoke was imprisoned in a torture chamber as he lay inoperative, he was little more than Shao Kahn’s war trophy. Sonya and Jax were thanked and chosen to head the Outerworld Investigation Agency that would learn how to create portals through science rather than magic. Kung Lao had previously fought Shao Kahn, however Shao Kahn had defeated Kung Lao, and he was presumed dead. Kitana was successful in reaching Sindel after thwarting an assassination attempt by Reptile and allying herself with her friend Jade. Nightwolf returned back to his home. Afterwards Jade returned to her home world of Edenia, her allegiance belonging to the Edenian crown and her queen, Sindel. Reptile escaped and wandered the realms. Shinnok's Netherrealm escapees and agents Scorpion, Mileena, and Noob Saibot are forced to return to the Netherrealm. The whereabouts of Stryker is unknown. Rain too seemed to have vanished. Goro once again remained hidden. Kintaro returns to Shao Kahn’s side once again. Khameleon also seemed to have disappeared as well as the warrior Chameleon. Kabal had decided to leave the Black Dragon clan and decided to fight for justice against crime, however he later ran into a member of the Red Dragon clan named Mavado who sought to destroy members of the Black Dragon and since Kabal used to be a member, Mavado battled and Kabal and took his hook swords, though he failed to kill Kabal and left him for dead. Later a warrior named Havik rescues Kabal from death and inspires him to kill Mavado and restart the Black Dragon clan. Kano heard of Mavado killing Kabal and would have killed Mavado himself if he hadn’t been in Outworld the whole time. The mutant Baraka had fled and wandered the realms for a great amount of time. Johnny Cage's soul departs from his body after Kahn's defeat and Cage ascends into the heavens. The thunder god Raiden after successfully guiding the mortals of Earth, returns to the heavens and continues his role as the protector of the Earth realm. However Shao Kahn was still not killed and he retreated back into the Outworld with Shang Tsung and Ermac. In Outworld Shao Kahn incarcerates Shang Tsung for failure. Over time Shang Tsung was periodically released to perform favors for the dark emperor, until Shang Tsung is eventually released all together and creates a sanctuary over an acid pool where he must fend and steal souls for himself to keep himself alive.

Chapter 19Reptile had gone on a killing spree and had succeeded in committing genocide against several species. Soon Reptile was banished to the Netherrealm for his crimes. In the Netherrealm, Quan Chi and Shinnok had formed a plan to escape the Netherrealm. Shinnok gathered his generals Reiko, Noob Saibot, the recently banished warrior Reptile to get ready for war. Quan Chi also sought out Scorpion in hopes of gaining Scorpion as an ally for their upcoming war; Scorpion accepted the offer to not only escape the Netherrealm but continue his mission and seek out Sub-Zero. In the realm of Edenia Queen Sindel had ushered in the ambassador to new realms and his daughter Tanya to enter her throne room and seek her guidance. The ambassador explained to Queen Sindel how Tanya was contacted by another realm to allow them to refuge in the realm. Queen Sindel then heard from the people's spokesperson. He explained how they were a quite and peaceful dedicated to the arts when they were being oppressed by an evil sorcerer. The spokesperson then offered Queen Sindel an orb created by their realms most gifted artist and Queen Sindel accepted the gift. 500 miles to the south of the capital and in the city of Kuatan and right after Shao Kahn's defeat Princess Kitana went on a diplomat mission to bring peace to the Shokan and Centaur races. The races had a dispute over the lands. The shokan wanted back their Eastern lowlands that the centaurs gained from helping Shao Kahn. Princess Kitana took on the side that every race should live in their own lands and that Queen Sindel does not honor the wishes of Shao Kahn. A centaur got angry with the Kitana for taking the side of the shokan and proceeded to attack princess Kitana. Unknown to anyone however the shokan prince Goro was watching the events in the rafters above the room and jumped down to intervene with the attacking centaur. Goro then defeated the centaur and explained how he was never dead in the original Mortal Kombat tournament and he went into hiding being ashamed of his defeat in Mortal Kombat and unwilling to serve Shao Kahn any further, he also announces how he will take his fathers place as the leader of the shokan and the war will come to an end between the shokan and centaurs and all those will disagree will be crushed by Goro personally. The centaurs agree with Goro and the end of the shokan and centaur war came to an end. However just then there was a huge explosion coming from the capital of Edenia and everyone knew Queen Sindel was in danger. In the capital city the orb which was given to Queen Sindel began to transform and it turned into a portal. This portal came from the Netherrealm and allowed Shinnok to escape. Shinnok also brought with him his generals and army of demons. The demons quickly dispatch the Edenian guards and the spokesperson is revealed to be none other than the sorcerer Quan Chi, and Quan Chi reveals to Shinnok that Tanya was to be given gratitude for entry to the realm. Tanya then imprisoned Sindel in a prison in Edenia. Shinnok however was not satisfied with escaping into Edenia, he wanted to gain revenge on the Elder Gods and Raiden for banishing him to the Netherrealm in the first place and he took his army to battle in the heavens. In the battle the demons were successful in destroying most of the gods of the Earth realm. One of Shinnok's generals Reiko however was reported to have been killed in the battle with the Elder Gods. The demons also sent the God of Wind Fujin crashing down onto the Earth realm. The movie star Johnny Cage sought out Raiden to get his help in restoring his deceased soul so that he could return to the Earth realm and help Liu Kang on his quest. After Shao Kahn's defeat Sub-Zero's Lin Kuei clan is disbanded and Sub-Zero is no longer hunted down. Sub-Zero had then traveled to the temple of elements that he learned the location of from his older brother. His purpose was to make peace with the elemental gods that his brother had fought but he found the temple empty not knowing that the gods had went to the heavens in the war with Shinnok. Sub-Zero then sees a ball of light in the sky and decides to go investigate the crash site. Fifty miles from Sub-Zero the champion Liu Kang was sparring with an old ally Kai that he had met in America previously. Kai was also a former member of the White Lotus Society and learned his skills from the great masters in Asia. After Liu Kang and Kai were done sparring some shaolin monks approached Liu Kang informing Liu Kang that his grandfather requests his presence. Just then something fell from the sky and caused an explosion, Liu Kang then tells the monks he will visit his grandfather shortly because he and Kai went to investigate what fell from the sky. Liu Kang and Kai looked over into the crater and saw the God of Wind; Fujin being attacked by dozens of demons. Meanwhile in Shanghai, Sonya Blade was tracking down the last member of the Black Dragon clan named Jarek. Sonya was fed information by her partner Jax and a member named Hsu Hao who was part of the Red Dragon that posed as a part of a secret Chinese military group and covertly feed the Special Forces about the Black Dragon. Hsu Hao was successful in gaining information to bringing down all the Black Dragon members so far and the Black Dragon clan had seemingly been destroyed, Hsu Hao was instructed to stay with the Special Forces until further notice. Sonya Blade however was not winning the fight with Jarek and Jarek jumps off the building they were fighting on and escapes Sonya Blade. Jarek then rides off on a motor cycle. Sonya however is determined to stop him points a gun at Jarek but her concentration is lost when Jax radios in for Sonya. Jax informs Sonya that the Outerworld Investigation Agency had monitored dimensional rifts in southwestern China and she was the closest agent to checking it out and had sent a chopper to pick Sonya up. When the chopper landed Sonya was shocked to see that Johnny Cage was in the chopper, Johnny Cage had found Jax and was authorized to go along to help out Sonya. Back at the crater Liu Kang and Kai were attacking the demons and tried their best to defend Fujin. Suddenly Lord Raiden appeared and electrocuted the remaining demons. Raiden then explained to Liu Kang and Kai about the Elder Gods being under attacked and introduced Fujin to them. Fujin added in to the story how they gained access from the realm of Edenia and Liu Kang became very concerned for the princess Kitana. Raiden then instructed Liu Kang and Kai to gather the Earth's warriors and continue the fight in Edenia while Raiden and Fujin battle Shinnok's forces from the Eternal Palace. Just then the helicopter with Sonya and Johnny Cage lands in front of them. Liu Kang introduces Johnny Cage and Sonya to Kai. Liu Kang is curious on how they managed to fly into Chinese airspace and Sonya explains that she is now part of the Outerworld Investigation Agency and was allowed to go to more places. Liu Kang then told her what he had seen and told them they needed to return to Edenia. Sub-Zero then appeared after following the fallen ball of light from the sky. Sub-Zero then informs the rest of the Earth's warriors about Shinnok and his brother’s previous encounter with him and his brother passed down secrets to him and it was up to them to put an end to the menace. Everyone agreed to help in the battle. Liu Kang brought up the fact they didn’t have a passageway to Edenia however Sonya had the answer. Sonya's Outerworld Investigation Agency learned to create portals with a nuclear generator. Sonya then creates the portal and informs the Outerworld Investigation Agency to inform Jax and send backup, then they charged through the portal. In Edenia they are greeted by Quan Chi. Earth warriors are also unsuccessful in their attempt to free Kitana in Edenia and return to the Earthrealm to continue the fight with Shinnok there and soon battle ensued. The general who was supposedly killed in the attack with the Elder Gods Reiko had mysteriously resurfaced and continued to fight for Shinnok along with his allies Noob Saibot, Scorpion, and Reptile. Jax has also joined the Earth warriors after getting a backup message from Sonya. The last member of the Black Dragon Jarek also joined the fight to keep the world safe from Shinnok's invasion. Even the shokan warrior returned for a second chance to regain his Mortal Kombat Grand Champion title from Liu Kang. Tanya was also instructed to join with the Earth warriors so Shinnok could have an eye on them. Little did Sub-Zero know that the Lin Kuei was reformed and had rescued the cyber ninja Cyrax from the desert. The Lin Kuei repaired Cyrax and sent him and Sektor on another assassination mission against Sub-Zero. However Cyrax has been acting strangely and Sektor had an alternative instruction to watch Cyrax and report back to the Lin Kuei. When Quan Chi's forces leave to battle the Earth warriors, Kitana makes her escape easily with only a few remaining guards. She then joins the fight against Shinnok; also little does Kitana know that Mileena has used the battle as a chance to escape her servitude to Shinnok and to avenge her own death. The mutant Baraka had spent a lot of time wandering the realms after Shao Kahn's defeat, when he returns to Edenia Quan Chi finds him and offers Baraka the chance to rule with Quan Chi after they destroy Shinnok, Baraka accepts. After Shao Kahn's defeat in the last tournament Kung Lao was believed to be dead by the Earth warriors, however he was alive, he choose to live a life of peace instead of violence. However with the news of Shinnok's attack and the return of Goro, Kung Lao prepares for war and the chance to take revenge on his ancestors murderer. Another warrior was also hiding in the shadows, he was known only as Meat and he was a bloody skeleton, his purpose in the struggle is unknown. During the struggle Scorpion had confronted and defeated Sub-Zero, Scorpion tells Sub-Zero his soul will finally rest but Sub-Zero informs Scorpion that the Lin Kuei only murdered him and his family's true killer is still free. Just then Quan Chi entered and admitted he was the murderer of Scorpion's family and clan. He informs Scorpion that he was only used as a pawn to destroy Sub-Zero and had to return Scorpion to the Netherrealm, Scorpion reacting quickly grappled Quan Chi as he was teleported back to the Netherrealm and Quan Chi was now stuck in the Netherrealm with Scorpion. Sub-Zero then left with his fight being over. The war then ended when Liu Kang and Shinnok battled, Liu Kang was once again successful and defeated Shinnok and his threat was over. Raiden was then rewarded for his efforts by being made an Elder God, Raiden choose Fujin to be his next successor to the realm of Earth. After Shinnok's defeat Sonya confronted Jarek on top of the cliff, she tells Jarek he is the last one and the rest of the Black Dragon is dead. Jarek refuses to believe this and runs to attack Sonya, Sonya sidesteps and Jarek falls off the cliff, with Sonya's task finally complete of eliminating the Black Dragon menace she radios in Jax of her completed mission and she returns to base. Kitana is confronted by Mileena wanting Kitana’s status as Princess of Edenia. Kitana tells her she has no right and they are not sisters, Mileena then attacks and uppercuts Kitana onto the throne. Kitana hits a button a drops Mileena into a prison. Kitana is escorted by some guards to meet with Goro on the peace treaty with the centaurs. The centaurs had agreed to all the terms and now awaited Goro's acceptance. Goro agreed and approached Kitana to sign the treaty; however just then a razor sharp hat flew across Goro slicing his chest, the hat flew back to the rafters where Kung Lao caught it. Kitana asked Kung Lao how he could attack now since they are at peace. Goro then got up and asked Kung Lao if that was an attempt of an assassination. Kung Lao however did not intend to assassinate Goro; he told them that it was a ceremonial strike of revenge for his ancestor that Goro killed so many years ago. Kung Lao also said he wishes to make peace with Goro. Goro then complimented the original Kung Lao he killed so many years ago and claimed that he was a brave and great warrior and Kung Lao should be proud of his accomplishments. Goro and Kung Lao then shook hands and Kung Lao's revenge had come to an end. Instead of returning to the Earth realm when Shinnok was defeated, Reptile and Noob Saibot had learned that Shao Kahn was still alive and went back to work for Shao Kahn rather than suffer in the Netherrealm anymore. Johnny Cage had returned to the Earthrealm and won an Oscar for his latest movie. Cyrax sought out Jax and Sonya to help him restore his soul. Cyrax had flashbacks of being a human. However the procedure was dangerous and it did not work they would not be able to recover Cyrax's main processing unit. Cyrax acknowledged, to him it his existence was unnecessary if he could not recover his human soul. They went through the procedure and it was successful, Cyrax had become human once again and he pledged to work with Sonya and Jax for the Special Forces instead of returning to the Lin Kuei, Cyrax then became a scout for the Outworld Investigation Agency in the realm of Outworld and given an upgrade in his arm console to include a inter-realm beacon to allow passage between the realms. Sektor had returned back to base however and with his data corrupted by battling Outworlders, his new mission has to slay the Lin Kuei grandmaster and claim grandmaster of the clan. Liu Kang returned to the Earthrealm with the threat over and once again the immortal champion of Mortal Kombat. There are a few warriors however that seem to have disappeared; the whereabouts of Kai, Reiko, Baraka, Tanya and Meat are unknown currently. Kabal began his search for the Red Dragon member Mavado.

Chapter 20In the Netherrealm Scorpion's powers increased whereas Quan Chi's power decreased, Quan Chi was at the mercy of Scorpion. Scorpion, with new knowledge that Quan Chi had been the true murderer of his family has vowed to annihilate Quan Chi and will not stop until he is successful and Quan Chi was consistently on the run from Scorpion. While in the Netherrealm Shujinko encounters Scorpion, Scorpion is still looking for Quan Chi, Shujinko offers to help look if Scorpion teaches Shujinko his combat skills so Shujinko’s time will lessen in the Netherrealm and that would mean he would be able to leave sooner. Scorpion at first rejects because it would take away time to hunt Quan Chi, Shujinko then convinces Scorpion that if he does teach him he will gain an ally to hunt Quan Chi and find him faster, Scorpion is convinced and beings Shujinko’s training. After the training Scorpion explains that he carries the all consuming hatred because Quan Chi killed his family and clan and framed Sub-Zero, he then tells Shujinko that Quan Chi will now suffer and instructs Shujinko to locate Quan Chi which Shujinko agrees to do. Shujinko finds Quan Chi and Quan Chi admits to Shujinko that it is him and asks who sent him. Scorpion then appears and prepares to do battle with the weakened sorcerer, and has a short battle which Scorpion wins, after the battle Quan Chi flees from Scorpion, Scorpion screams that Quan Chi cannot hide and he will have his revenge and chases down Quan Chi. Meanwhile two local Netherrealm Oni named Moloch and Drahmin hears the sound of Scorpion attacking Quan Chi and they go and investigate. Shujinko is confronted by Damashi again when he detected Shujinko had regained the corruptness in his soul, Shujinko says its because of Scorpion, Damashi allows Shujinko to leave the Netherrealm on which Shujinko is more than happy to comply with as he heads back into the portal to the Nexus. While on the run Quan Chi met the two Netherrealm Oni Moloch and Drahmin, who were attracted to him by the sound of a battle between him and Scorpion, and pleaded with the Oni to protect him from Scorpion and in return he promised to free Moloch and Drahmin from the Netherrealm, the two Oni were successful in brutalizing Scorpion. Quan Chi however needed more information about the 5th plane of the Netherrealm to plan their escape, Drahmin then led Quan Chi to a structure that has ancient tablets and rune stones, it was blocked by stone debris but Drahmin was able to smash the larger pieces with his iron club and the trio walked into the structure. Quan Chi's attention was caught by a rune stone picture that looked a lot like his amulet and Quan Chi went to investigate. The writing revealed the amulets power to manipulate inter-realm portals, he magically tattooed some of the information into his skin. However while reading the writing it smashed into dust with a shot of Scorpion's spear. Quan Chi told the two Oni to intercept Scorpion again and they sprung into action to defend Quan Chi, and Quan Chi used this time to flee. Scorpion attacked Moloch while in his grasp and Moloch was bewildered enough to loosen just enough for Scorpion to escape and chase down Quan Chi. Moloch and Drahmin gave chase. Up ahead Quan Chi opened up a portal and jumped through it and Scorpion followed him through it. When the Oni approached they realized it had not closed yet and they too crossed through the portal enraged that Quan Chi had left without them. Later on however a Netherrealm demon Sareena had also passed through the same portal into Outworld. On the other side of the portal Quan Chi had stumbled into the tomb of the long forgotten Dragon King and his undefeatable army. Quan Chi read on the tomb that the dragon king's army was invincible and could be revived. Quan Chi then had an idea and sought out another sorcerer, Shang Tsung. Scorpion however ended up in some other place in the Outworld far from Quan Chi; Scorpion however could still sense Quan Chi and continues to pursue the sorcerer. Drahmin and Moloch too ended up in another part of the Outworld; upon arrival Drahmin's rotting flesh began attracting the Outworld rot flies. They had emerged next to a vaguely familiar large circular stone disk lying on its side. Sareena learned to feed off the living aura from Outworld and regained her human form she no longer needed Quan Chi's sorcery to maintain her exterior beauty. Edenia however was still not under Sindel and Kitana’s control for Tanya still held Sindel captive by orders of Shao Kahn, soon under the orders of Shao Kahn Kintaro leads a group of Outworlders to take Edenia in a second invasion. Princess Kitana had allied with the shokan; she and prince Goro went to war against the weakened Shao Kahn to ensure he could not have a chance to take Edenia again and had been effective in engaging Kano's armies, but Kano had been successful in repelling the first attack. Kitana did not know how long her troops could sustain the attacks. Kitana's base camp was hidden in a valley on the eastern Outworld plains. Further to the East were the vampire people. Occasionally the lookouts would spot a female vampire watching their camp; all attempts to capture the vampire so far have been unsuccessful. Knowing that Kitana’s forces were closing in the emperor Shao Kahn had made a clone of himself to sit on the throne to occupy his enemies while the real Shao Kahn escaped. Kitana and Goro made one last push against Kano's troops but Kano had managed once again to repel the attack. Furthermore the battle weary prince Goro had been attacked by the shadow warrior Noob Saibot that was sent by Shao Kahn. Noob Saibot and Goro battled but Noob Saibot managed to gain the upper hand and mortally wounded Goro. While Goro lay dying on the battlefield an unexpected visitor, Shao Kahn arrived and revived Goro and made him a deal, if Goro would assist Shao Kahn in defeating Onaga he would give favored status to the shokan once again and banish the centaurs, Goro accepted. To make Kitana believe he was dead he put his royal seal on a fallen shokan warrior and escaped with Shao Kahn. “Goro” was brought back to the camp where Kitana stayed by his side until Goro passed. Kitana briefly returned to Edenia to attend Goro’s funeral at the Kuatan palace. Shao Kahn knowing his power was being strained and that he was in danger of losing sent his servant Reptile to seek Shang Tsung and inquire his help with the war against Kitana and Goro. Reptile had found Shang Tsung, however Shang Tsung didn’t recognize Reptile because of Reptile de-evolving due to him being away from his matriarch. Shang Tsung mistook Reptile for an assassin and poised himself; Reptile perceived Shang Tsung's poise to be an offensive move and the two battled. Shang Tsung eventually recognized Reptile's fighting moves and ceased his attack, Reptile too calmed down and delivered Shao Kahn's orders and left. It was around this time that Quan Chi had reached Shang Tsung's Acid Bath when suddenly he was attacked by Scorpion again, but unfortunately for Scorpion the sorcerer’s powers had returned and Quan Chi was able to defend himself once again. The battle soon came to an end when Quan Chi used his rising star kick and sent Scorpion flying into the acid. Shang Tsung had heard the battle, and upon Scorpion's defeat, applauded Quan Chi's victory. Quan Chi then lied to Shang Tsung telling him that Scorpion was waiting to attack Shang Tsung and he managed to stop Scorpion. Shang Tsung believed that Quan Chi only defeated Scorpion with a lucky shot. Quan Chi then proposed the idea he had about an alliance between the two sorcerers. He told Shang Tsung that he could tap into the portal to the heavens and create a soulnado that would give Shang Tsung unlimited supply of souls and therefore immortality if Shang Tsung would use his soul transplantation talents to revive the Dragon King's undefeatable army and give Quan Chi military power. At first Shang Tsung did not believe Quan Chi to be a worthy ally, however after Quan Chi demonstrated the Rising Star Kick while sparring with Shang Tsung, Shang Tsung became impressed with Quan Chi's fighting abilities then agreed to the alliance and gave each other a handshake to close the deal, however Shang Tsung did realize the risks of the alliance. They then discussed that they had to eliminate the only two beings that could prevent the domination of the realms, Shao Kahn and Liu Kang. Shang Tsung then used Shao Kahn's order to get within striking distance of the emperor. Unknown to the sorcerers however, Reptile had picked up the scent of blood of Quan Chi's battle with Scorpion and had been spying on them the entire time and overheard the plot of the sorcerers to assassinate Shao Kahn. Reptile was also smart enough to know he was no match for the two sorcerers by himself and decided it best to warn Shao Kahn. Reptile then raced to Shao Kahn but along the way he was stopped by vampire named Nitara. Nitara had done research in the vampire archives of Reptile's raptor race and found he was apart of the Saurian race from Earthrealm that existed during the time of the dinosaurs, and further more a fool to be exploited. She had also found the only known artifact from the raptor civilization, the Kirehashi Blade, and offered it to Reptile out of friendship, Reptile accepted the gift. Nitara had also offered Reptile information in the location of Kitana's secret base; Reptile knew this information would be useful to the emperor. Nitara however offered Reptile this information to allow the sorcerers follow through with the assassination plot, because she knew they would be unsuccessful if Reptile were there. Reptile, sensing no deceit, trusted Nitara then followed her to Kitana's base camp. After Reptile learned of the location, he raced back to Shao Kahn, eager to relay what he has learned. Back in the Nexus Raiden appears to Shujinko and tells him about Quan Chi’s escape from the Netherrealm and how he is leading an assault on the sorcerer and his ally Shang Tsung and would like to have Shujinko as an ally for the assault, Shujinko agrees to Raiden’s request to help defeat the Deadly Alliance and heads into the portal to Outworld. To Kitana’s troops it looked like Kano’s troops retreated however Kano had not retreated but rather he had gone to tell Shao Kahn of the victory but he arrived to see Shao Kahn in a battle between the two sorcerers Shang Tsung and Quan Chi, Kano decided to hide behind a pillar and wait and side with the winner of the battle. At first it seemed as if Shao Kahn would emerge victorious, but the sorcerers proved too powerful and slayed Shao Kahn. Kano emerged from the shadows and pledged his allegiance to the deadly alliance. The sorcerers then commanded Tanya to maintain Edenia for the deadly alliance. The sorcerers also found Baraka and enlisted his and his band of Tarkatan warriors’ services. With Shao Kahn’s death Noob Saibot is now free to choose his own destiny and sets out to look for assassins loyal to him. The two sorcerers then traveled to Earthrealm together by means of the celestial portal, which was known only to sorcerers and deities, and to earn the right they had to defeat a representation of their greatest enemy, Shang Tsung had to fight Quan Chi and Quan Chi had to fight himself. Reptile soon arrived to Shao Kahn only to find him dead, he could smell the magic in the air and knew it was Shang Tsung and Quan Chi, his detour to Kitana's base camp allowed just enough time for the sorcerers to spring their attack. Reptile then wandered Outworld aimlessly blaming himself for Shao Kahn's death, soon he happened into Nitara again and in a desperate need of a master offered his allegiance to her, and this time he vowed to serve his master well. Reptile however was starting to hallucinate because of his depression over Shao Kahn's death. Reptile started seeing Nitara as the sorcerers and attacked Nitara. Soon he came to his senses. Nitara then commanded Reptile to engage the Earth warrior named Cyrax and destroy his arm panel to prevent him from returning to the Earth realm. Reptile did so and was successful, however soon Reptile hit Cyrax ribcage so hard he thought he had broke it open, but much to his surprise he saw a creature with teeth come out, it was Cyrax's saw move, Reptile fled in fear. Cyrax now must find another way to return to Earth. Reptile thought he had failed another master. Nitara had found the location of the portal sphere that bounded her realm to the Outworld and soon Nitara approached Cyrax and told him she would return him home if he would aid her in retrieving the portal sphere that was resting in molten lava. Cyrax's cybernetic exterior was resistant to the lava for a short period of time and he was the only person who could have a chance to reach it. Though he did not fully trust Nitara, Cyrax agreed to go with her to the sphere for the chance to return to Earth. During their travels Cyrax was attacked by the two Oni Moloch and Drahmin, when they were about to eat Cyrax, he had released a bomb, when the bomb exploded; the Oni ran fearing another attack. The Oni then spent their time in the woods close to a town eating mortals that came too close. When Cyrax had not reported back at the pre-designated time, Jax knew something was wrong and sent in their new recruit Kenshi to search for Cyrax, Kenshi's ulterior motive for going was to also seek out the sorcerer Shang Tsung. Shang Tsung and Quan Chi upon arrival of the Earth realm find Liu Kang practicing his Kata. Shang Tsung morphed as Kung Lao approached Liu Kang to attack. When Shang Tsung approached he immediately shifted back to his regular self and Liu Kang noticed him. Liu Kang and Shang Tsung had battled each other and Liu Kang was at first winning and would have surely defeated Shang Tsung however Quan Chi did a sneak attack and threw a skull at Liu Kang temporarily stunning him, this gave Shang Tsung the moment he needed to approach Liu Kang and break his neck. Shang Tsung then took Liu Kang's soul. Kung Lao later discovered his friend’s broken body. The agent Kenshi had learned of the alliance between Quan Chi and Shang Tsung while in Outworld, he also found the ninja Ermac. He realized that Ermac had been violated by Shao Kahn much the same way as Kenshi's ancestors were violated by Shang Tsung. Kenshi sympathized with Ermac and released him from the emperor’s control and in return Ermac taught Kenshi telekinetic powers. Kenshi then relayed his information to Jax back in the Earthrealm then traveled back to Outworld. The sorcerers then located the Red Dragon member Mavado and wanted him to destroy the techno portals to prevent the Earth warriors to travel to Outworld and in return they would offer the Red Dragon asylum during their invasion, Mavado accepted and ordered Hsu Hao to destroy the portal and rendezvous with Mavado in Outworld. Hsu Hao gained access to an Ion Pulse Bomb and made his way to the techno portal; he barely evaded Jax and made it to the bunker that housed the portal. Hsu Hao powered up the portal and switched on the bomb, and he escaped into the portal just as the Jax came in after receiving Kenshi's news. Sonya Blade was demolishing ancient inter-realm portals in the East when she was contacted by Jax about the Outerworld Investigation Agency being destroyed. They knew that an attack was imminent but had no means to prevent the attacks. Kenshi when upon arrival to Outworld realized his portal beacon no longer worked and he too was trapped in Outworld. Shang Tsung also requested of Mavado to eliminate the Special Forces spy Kenshi who has been spying on Shang Tsung for awhile and Mavado could name his price, Mavado shocked on learning that the Black Dragon member Kano was still alive requested an opportunity to fight Kano as payment for slaying Kenshi. Mavado then traveled with Shang Tsung and Quan Chi to the celestial portal to the Outworld and Mavado had to defeat his greatest enemy which came in the form of Shang Tsung, he defeated Shang Tsung and in the Outworld Mavado parted ways with the sorcerers to find Kenshi. Shang Tsung and Quan Chi then commanded their Black Dragon friend Kano to attack a village of people that occupied Outworld. Kano came to invade under the banner of the deadly alliance. However there was one girl by the name of Mi Lei who resisted, Li Mei grew up in the presence of great martial arts masters and has learned to become a skilled fighter, Li Mei fought bravely and bested many of Kano's men and may have bested Kano himself if Quan Chi had not interfered. Quan Chi realized Li Mei's fighting spirit and greatly wanted her soul transplanted into one of the undefeatable army soldiers and made Li Mei an offer that if she could win the deadly alliance tournament at Shang Tsung's palace she and her people would be set free, if she did not win her people would remain slaves and Li Mei would have to serve the deadly alliance, Li Mei had no choice but to accept. Kano's troops were successful in destroying the town and enslaving her people. The sorcerers then commanded the people to build Shang Tsung's fortress near an ancient stone structure near a plateau under the threat of death. Li Mei's people considered this relic sacred, they had believed that it was a portal to the heavens and left by the gods themselves, when Quan Chi used his amulet to open the portal it was clear to Li Mei that the legends were true. Kano and his men went to a nearby place just outside the village to guard the place and find more slaves to help build Shang Tsung’s palace. While wandering the Outworld, Shujinko is ambushed by the Black Dragon Kano. Kano brings Shujinko to a village and orders Shujinko to start working on building Shang Tsung’s palace. While there Shujinko meets Li Mei whom informed him that her town is enslaved by the Deadly Alliance. Li Mei admits that she cannot defeat the sorcerers without further training and Shujinko offers to train Li Mei. After the training Shujinko tells of his plan that he may be able to get a warrior named Hotaru to help free the village from the Deadly Alliance instead of Li Mei challenging the sorcerers, Li Mei accepts and tells Shujinko to obtain Hotaru’s assistance if he thinks Hotaru can help, Shujinko says his goodbyes to Li Mei and heads to Lei Chen in search of Hotaru. Upon arrival to the city Shujinko finds Hotaru, but Hotaru says that Shujinko failed to go indoors when the bell sounded and broke a curfew law in the city, Shujinko tried to justify it by saying he just arrived and didn’t know there was a curfew but Hotaru says ignorance is no excuse for breaking the law and placed Shujinko under arrest. Shujinko had been imprisoned for many years before he was brought to a holding cell on the day of his trial. Then a warrior named Dairou came and killed the guards guarding Shujinko, when asked why he killed the guards Dairou told him that he is a mercenary and was unjustly incarcerated a long time ago and Damashi hired him to remove any obstacles in the way so that Shujinko can complete his quest. Dairou also handed Shujinko a key to go to the courtroom. Shujinko escapes his holding cell and heads to the courtroom where he finds Hotaru already there arriving to testify in Shujinko’s defense. Hotaru is disappointed to see Shujinko there and thinks that Shujinko killed the guards by consorting with felons for his release and breaking into the courtroom and tells Shujinko he faces the penalty of death. Shujinko announces his intention of resisting arrest and they both do battle. Shujinko wins the battle and finds the Orderrealm Kamidogu in the courtroom and takes it. He is then confronted by Damashi and Shujinko asks Damashi why he would condone to murder to free him. Damashi changes the subject by saying Shujinko has done many questionable things as well. Shujinko could not bring himself to believe that the Elder Gods would condone the behavior even though Damashi said they would have no objections because they do not interfere with mortals. Damashi then instructs Shujinko to take the Kamidogu to the altar in the Nexus, Shujinko goes to the Nexus and does as he is instructed. In the Nexus Shujinko places the Orderrealm Kamidogu on the altar and a portal to Edenia opens up. Upon arrival he was confronted once again by Damashi and was told he needed to find one more Kamidogu. Shujinko then demanded an explanation of the significance of the Kamidogu after all his years searching. Damashi begins to tell Shujinko of the legend of the One Being and the Elder Gods using the Kamidogu to split him into the realms. Shujinko is honored to receive the insight though still confused why the Elder Gods need his assistance. Shujinko approaches the Princess Kitana and finds out that Shao Kahn has attempted to invade Edenia again because of an artifact in Edenia. Shujinko quickly realizes that Shao Kahn is after the Edenian Kamidogu and offers any help he can. Kitana asks Shujinko to rescue her mom Queen Sindel who is held prisoner by Tanya while she leads an assault against Shao Kahn. Shujinko agrees and sets off to find Queen Sindel. On the battlefield Kitana is surprised to learn that Kano had retreated. Later rumors of Shao Kahn’s death reached Kitana. Some time after the Palaces construction was completed Shang Tsung found and allied with the two Oni Moloch and Drahmin. Shang Tsung kept the two Oni in the lower chamber of his palace and periodically fed them mortals to keep them satisfied and if in the event Quan Chi betrayed Shang Tsung he would unleash the vengeful Oni on him. Shang Tsung then began to transport the army and food for the Oni on a transport ship from the Dragon King's tomb to his new palace and started transplanting the souls into the dead soldiers. Back in the Earthrealm Sektor is successful in slaying the grandmaster but is stopped from taking the dragon medallion by Sub-Zero. Sub-Zero and Sektor battled each other for the right to become to grandmaster of the Lin Kuei. Sub-Zero defeated Sektor and claimed the dragon medallion as well as the new grandmaster. Sektor then fled to Japan to start his own clan of cybernetic ninjas. The dragon medallion gave Sub-Zero many edges, it greatly improved his normal fighting skills, enhanced his freezing powers in unexpected ways, his strength increased, allowed him to make weapons from solid ice by surrounding water vapor, and gave him new moves. Sub- Zero then vowed to transform the Lin Kuei to a force for good and relocated the Lin Kuei base to a remote location in the frozen artic, there he found a temple frozen into a glacier and the Lin Kuei were able to continue to hone their skills without interruption. Sub-Zero then held a tournament to recruit new Lin Kuei members, the winner was a female named Frost who had similar freezing abilities as Sub-Zero. Sub-Zero breaking Lin Kuei traditions took it upon himself to train many new members but concentrated mostly on Frost, he was able to increase her powers but unfortunately not humility as her arrogance grew with her skills. Raiden and the other Elder gods had watched the action of the two sorcerers and their instability of the realms. Raiden pleaded with the other Elder gods to take action however the other Elder gods stood firm in their decision of not interfering. Being disgusted by the answer Raiden relinquished his status of Elder God and returned to Earthrealm to gather support against Shang Tsung and Quan Chi. The first warrior that Raiden contacted was Kung Lao, Kung Lao had already discovered Liu Kang's dead body, however Raiden was the one who informed Kung Lao that Shang Tsung dealt the death blow. Kung Lao was enraged to hear the news and abandoned his Shaolin beliefs and swore revenge against Shang Tsung. Raiden instructed Kung Lao to go to Shang Tsung's old island fortress and await his arrival. Raiden then contacted Jax next and instructed him to meet the other warriors on the island fortress where the original Mortal Kombat took place. Johnny Cage was in the middle of a new movie that was not going well for him when Raiden appeared to him, at first Johnny Cage thought it was the actor Raiden in his current movie project, however when he saw the actor Raiden eating donuts he realized that Raiden had returned, Johnny Cage was instructed to go to the island fortress as well. Next Raiden visited the new home of the reformed Lin Kuei and asked Sub- Zero for help, Sub-Zero was eager to help to prove to the world that the Lin Kuei was indeed a force for good. Although it was unusual for the grandmaster to take on a dangerous journey, he felt he had to gain the respect of his fellow Lin Kuei. Sub-Zero then asked if his new accomplice Frost could accompany them, his reason was to hope she would seek enlightenment from real world battles and to rid her of her arrogance. Raiden at first thought Frost wasn’t experienced enough as a warrior to fight the deadly alliance, but after testing her skills welcomed her assistance. Little did Sub-Zero know that Frost had other intentions in going to fight in the Outworld. The last warrior Raiden reached was Sonya Blade, she had already been in touch with Jax and learned of the destruction of her base and had expressed concern about the destroyed portals, and was ready to help Raiden in any way she could. Raiden then instructed her to meet the other warriors at the island fortress where he would address the issue. Kung Lao had been the first to arrive followed by Sonya Blade, Sonya noticed Kung Lao had been depressed but Kung Lao would not offer an explanation, the two sparred while waiting for the other warriors. By the late afternoon a small boat made of ice floated to shore, the Lin Kuei Sub-Zero and his new accomplice Frost arrived. Sonya Blade however disliked Frost and the two had a quick skirmish. By nightfall Jax arrived and Johnny Cage came gliding in with a parachute and they lit a fire. They all discussed strategies to combat the deadly alliance. When the fire reached full height Raiden appeared and had recapped the sorcerer’s actions, though Kung Lao already knew everyone else was shocked to hear Liu Kang was dead. Raiden then brought to the surface Shang Tsung's sunken ship that had been used to bring warriors to his island. The Earth warriors boarded the ship and took them to the celestial portal; no one mentioned the fact that the ship was not being steered. Raiden then raised his hand and an enormous storm formed, off to the side was the celestial portal. Each warrior had to defeat their greatest enemy, for Raiden it was Quan Chi, while Sonya had to fight Mavado. In the Outworld the Earth warriors went their separate ways, Jax began a mission to hunt down the traitor Hsu Hao and show him no mercy when he finds him. Sub-Zero and Frost traveled together to search for the Deadly Alliance, however during their travels Frost betrays Sub-Zero and tries to take his Dragon Medallion, he lacked discipline and could not control it and was consumed by her freezing ability. Frost died shortly afterwards and Sub-Zero began looking for a place to bury Frost, soon Sub-Zero found an ancient structure along a mountainside. While inspecting the ruins he came across a structure that told of a lost race that mastered the cold. After thorough study he concluded that he and Frost were descendants of these people. Sub-Zero then put Frost’s body in a sarcophagus and picked up armor that he found there and continued his search for the Deadly Alliance, he killed many Tarkatan warriors along the way. Sonya tried to locate her fellow agents trapped in Outworld. Sonya eventually ran into the Red Dragon Mavado. Mavado had been confused as to how Sonya got to Outworld after Hsu Hao destroyed the portals, but he decided he needed to take out Sonya to continue his search for Kenshi in secret. Mavado and Sonya had a battle and Mavado defeated Sonya and continued his hunt. Mavado was ambushed by another Special Forces member Jax. Jax was looking for Hsu Hao; however he saw the same mark of the Red Dragon on Mavado's back and decided to confront him. Mavado finally defeated Jax as well and eventually found Kenshi in a town high in the mountains, and the two warriors’s squared off. Kenshi was defeated by the Red Dragon Mavado and left for dead. Kung Lao had realized his skills would be no match for Shang Tsung and decided to seek out Liu Kang's old master Bo Rai Cho to improve his skills. Princess Kitana was on her way to a portal back to Edenia when she met Kung Lao, Kung Lao told Kitana about the deadly alliance and Liu Kang's death. As Kitana's army was breaking camp there was a loud commotion. Reptile had broken into the camp and was angrily attacking the troops, the men were able but no match for Reptile and Reptile took down many men. Kitana then interfered and stopped Reptile from doing further harm. Reptile had fled to the East afterwards. She commanded her commanders to remain at camp, Kitana had decided to increase her skills and follow Kung Lao to learn from Bo Rai Cho. Kitana's army was attacked by the undefeatable army under the deadly alliance banner. The soldiers clashed with each other but Kitana's army was easily cut down by the undead soldiers. The soldier’s souls then left their bodies and flew off into the distance attracted to Shang Tsung's soulnado. Kung Lao and Kitana finally found Bo Rai Cho. Bo Rai Cho intensely trained the two and gave Kung Lao a greater edge then he gave Liu Kang and taught Kung Lao the Whirlwind Kick and Kitana the Pretty Kick to improve their skills. Bo Rai Cho then traveled with Kung Lao to battle the deadly alliance, and this time it was to protect the his realm from two evil sorcerers and he was no longer restricted in competing. Kabal had finally caught up with the Red Dragon Mavado and killed him and reclaimed his Hookswords, Kabal then set off for his next quest. Scorpion then found Shang Tsung’s Palace and decided to sneak through the lower chambers on finding Quan Chi. However Moloch and Drahmin lived in the lower chambers and ambushed Scorpion. Scorpion fought fell but was overpowered by Moloch and Drahmin. Since Scorpion was a specter they could not consume him so they brought him up into the main palace and threw Scorpion into the soulnado. His body would have been ripped by the purity of the souls had he not escaped into the void where he set his eyes upon the Elder Gods. Two warriors were not seen after this conflict, no one knows what has happened to Kano and Sareena. Jax is successful and killed Hsu Hao and regrouped with the Earth warriors. In the lava chamber Cyrax had searched and found the orb to Nitara’s vampire realm, Nitara sent Cyrax back to the Earthrealm and smashed the orb and awoke later on in her home world. Reptile later appeared and sensed that Nitara and Cyrax were recently there, when suddenly the Great Dragon egg shot a beam at Reptile, transforming his body into the Dragon King, Onaga. Bo Rai Cho and Kung Lao then split up with Kung Lao regrouping with the Earth warriors. Bo Rai Cho headed alone and fought his way through Tarkatan hordes into Shang Tsung’s Palace and found that Li Mei’s soul was being transplanted into a dead Dragon King soldier, Bo Rai Cho quickly interfered and snatched Li Mei away and took her to safety. An alarm was sounded and a group of Tarkatan warriors chased Bo Rai Cho to the bridge. Fortunately on the other side of the bridge Bo Rai Cho met Raiden who was leading the Earth warriors Kung Lao, Sonya, Kitana, Jax, and Johnny Cage into battle. They defeated the pursuing Tarkatan warriors. Bo Rai Cho however was concerned for Li Mei’s safety and took her away while bidding the Earth warriors a glorious victory. Kung Lao and Kitana finally confronted the deadly alliance. Kung Lao squared off with Shang Tsung and Kitana engaged Quan Chi in an intense battle. However they lost their fight with Shang Tsung and Quan Chi and soon afterwards the other Earth warriors that Raiden led into battle was defeated as well.

Chapter 21Shujinko finds Tanya and asks for Sindel’s release, Tanya does not comply with Shujinko and Shujinko prepares himself for a battle with Tanya. Shujinko defeats Tanya and frees Sindel. Shujinko tells Sindel about Kitana’s situation on engaging Shao Kahn’s troops. Sindel is surprised to learn that Kitana is still alive and asks Shujinko to follow her and Shujinko follows Sindel to a private spot. Sindel wishes to make Shujinko an Edenian knight and Shujinko accepts. After the training Queen Sindel hands Shujinko the Edenian Kamidogu and tells him that she and Kitana will continue to fight Shao Kahn and that he needs to escape right now and bring the Kamidogu to the Elder Gods. Shujinko complies and heads for the portal. He is stopped by Damashi again and told that once all the Kamidogu is returned then he will gain a physical body in Outworld and to hurry and place it on the altar in the Nexus. In the Nexus Shujinko is confronted by Scorpion for interfering with the Elder Gods, Shujinko defeats Scorpion and Shujinko is relieved that the quest is finally coming to an end and places the Kamidogu on the altar. When he places the Kamidogu on the altar he is confused on why they weren’t transported to the Elder Gods. Then a big dragon like person appeared and told him the reason they weren’t transported was because he didn’t have the last piece which was being held by Quan Chi. He also revealed to Shujinko that Damashi was merely his consciousness. Shujinko asks who he really is and the being revealed himself to be the Dragon King, Onaga. Onaga takes the Kamidogu and chases Shujinko back into the Earthrealm. Shujinko is upset that he was a fool that brought Onaga all his power back. He then committed himself to finding more information about Onaga to stop him.

Chapter 22The Earthrealm warriors have failed to defeat the deadly alliance of Shang Tsung and Quan Chi and many Tarkatan warriors lay defeated outside Shang Tsung’s palace. Jade arrived at the site where they feel a little late and knelt beside her fallen comrade Kitana then suddenly she saw Onaga approaching. Jade leapt out of sight and watched Onaga resurrect Kitana, Jax, Sonya, Kung Lao, and Johnny Cage and told them to regroup near the Living Forest, Jade followed the Earth warriors in secret. In the end only Raiden, having defied the Elder Gods wishes stood to confront the deadly alliance. A battle ensued between the sorcerers and the God of thunder. Raiden fought well and for a time it seemed like victory would be his but the might of both Shang Tsung and Quan Chi proved too much for even Raiden as Shang Tsung blasted Raiden with a fire snake from the power of his souls. As Raiden lay on the ground the sorcerers realized that they won and their alliance had seemingly been undone as they both smiled evilly and prepared to do battle with each other. Quan Chi wins the battle and turns to the tunnel and hears a sound approaching him and it turns out to be the ancient ruler of the Outworld the Dragon King—Onaga! Quan Chi is bewildered and wonders how it can be that the Dragon King had returned. Quan Chi then starts to fight for his life and trying to attack the Dragon King but had been unsuccessful, Shang Tsung then regains consciousness and realized how much of a danger they were in began to assist Quan Chi in attacking the Dragon King, however they still were unsuccessful, soon Raiden regained consciousness and began to assist the sorcerers by throwing lightning bolts at the dragon king, however still they were no match for the Dragon King. Raiden soon became aware of how obsolete their attacks were to the dragon king and then began to charge a light ball prepared to make a huge sacrifice in order to stop the Dragon King as Quan Chi was screaming at what Raiden was doing. Raiden then released the ethereal blast and destroyed the whole palace and manages to even destroy some tarkatan warriors standing outside the palace. Raiden’s sacrifice had been in vain for the blast had little effect on the Dragon King. Shortly afterwards when Bo Rai Cho was bringing Li Mei back to health he heard about the Earth warriors defeat and was concerned for Outworld’s future without their help. Bo Rai Cho spends very little time training Li Mei, but it is enough for Li Mei to want to help liberate Outworld from Onaga, though she feels an odd attraction to Onaga. Onaga now holds Shinnok’s ancient amulet that was left behind by Quan Chi, and is able to make the realms as he sees fit. In the void Scorpion witnesses the death of Raiden and the return of Onaga, Scorpion is then noticed by the Elder Gods, the Elder Gods transformed him into their champion to stop Onaga from merging the realms together. Onaga was immediately able to gain allies afterwards. Hotaru offered his services and the city of Lei Chen, the city he has controlled for many years, at his disposal. Havik learned of this and vowed to undo the order that Hotaru worked so hard to maintain in Lei Chen. Baraka offered him and his Tarkatan warriors to Onaga’s control. Onaga told Baraka to join him in invading Edenia, while there Baraka caught up with Tanya and told her to join Onaga or die, Tanya pledged her services to Onaga as well. The Tarkatan warriors eventually managed to capture Sindel and held her in her own prison in Edenia. Onaga then sent Kitana to guard her mother knowing that Sindel would not attack her own daughter. Baraka had also freed Mileena from the Edenian prison and tells her of his new master Onaga. Baraka also informs Mileena that Onaga is in possession of Kitana and uses her as a bodyguard. If Mileena wants revenge she has to serve the Dragon King by posing as Princess Kitana and leading the Edenian army away into Baraka’s Tarkatan ambushes. Mileena does so and when Bo Rai Cho comes to meet with Kitana, Mileena who is posing as Kitana gives Bo Rai Cho command of the Edenian army. Later the Tarkatan tells Hotaru of the ninja Sub-Zero and how he killed so many Tarkatan warriors, wanting to stop uprisings against Onaga, Hotaru set out to kill Sub-Zero, however when he meets Sub-Zero he loses the battle and Sub-Zero believes him to be dead. Jade had since returned to Edenia and found that the Tarkatan had already imprisoned Sindel and saw that Kitana guarded her. Jade had no problem attacking Kitana since she knew Kitana was under Onaga’s spell. Jade defeated Kitana and locked her in a cell; however Kitana screamed and alerted the enemy. Jade turned around in time to catch a glimpse of Onaga and the traitor Tanya before escaping through the portal. Sindel and Jade arrived in Outworld to find anything they could about Onaga, they knew Onaga was searching for something in Edenia and believes that it is ancient texts that Shao Kahn had left behind so many years ago. Tanya then begins to lead Onaga to where she believed the Kamidogu fusion information existed. After Shang Tsung died in Raiden’s explosion Liu Kang’s soul was free to ascend the heavens, however he had witnessed the battles between Raiden and his friends against the Deadly Alliance and had decided to remain in Outworld to assist in freeing his friends. Liu Kang eventually met with the recently freed warrior Ermac, Ermac wanted to atone for his atrocities he committed under the control of Shao Kahn. He agreed to help Liu Kang liberate his friends from Onaga’s control. Liu Kang also came to realize that his body is being controlled by some unknown force that uses it to kill innocents, though it is not actually Liu Kang committing these atrocities he felt it was his duty to stop his body from doing further harm. Noob Saibot was in the Outworld searching Shao Kahn’s prison for allies when he happened upon the disabled Smoke, having been a former Lin Kuei warrior it was easy for him to reshape and reprogram the cyborg to serve him. In the Netherrealm Ashrah became aware of Noob Saibot a powerful demon and thinks that if she can slay him she can finally escape the Netherrealm. Sub-Zero found Kenshi and aided him in recovery. Sub-Zero traveled together and Kenshi’s ancestors returned to his sword and told him that Shang Tsung was dead, though Kenshi didn’t know how or by whom. They traveled to the portal that brought Sub-Zero to Outworld and he noticed that Sub-Zero’s armor was charred; he said it was from a battle between him and a warrior named Hotaru but that he had already defeated him, Kenshi is not convinced however since he can detect a presence following them the last few days. In the Earthrealm Kabal had started working on reforming the Black Dragon gang. He followed a woman named Kira who sold weapons to terrorist groups disguised as a man in Afghanistan, in one transaction the terrorist finds out that Kira is a woman and tries to kill her. Kira fights her way out of the cave and Kabal offered her to join a more ruthless and more calculating Black Dragon clan that would have the potential to cause the downfall of civilizations itself. Later Kabal and Kira was in New York City for more recruits, they eventually found Kobra, a martial artist who turned to crime of murder and looting. The law finally caught up with Kobra and he was arrested, however when they were en route to bring Kobra to the police station they were ambushed by Kabal and Kira, the officers were slain and Kobra joined the ranks of the Black Dragon. Together they travel to test their skills against Onaga. In another part of the Earthrealm Nightwolf received visions about the return of Onaga, he put into motion a plan to consume the sins of his people and become a sin-eater to defeat Onaga, the only concern Nightwolf has is that he will also become a threat to his friends, regardless Nightwolf believes this to be necessary and uses his souls corruption to enact his plan in the Netherrealm. Dairou, a former Seidan guardsman before being incarcerated for giving into chaos also returned, he had been hired to kill the Seidan guardsman Hotaru and Darrius hired him to help steal the Declaration of Order for Darrius’ resistance. Raiden’s energies eventually returned to Raiden, this time Raiden is a lot more impatient with mortals. He has become disgusted by the number of times mortals put the Earthrealm in danger for glory, every Earth warrior must now fight for Earth or be destroyed by Raiden. Later the warrior Havik leads the warriors to where the Onaga is in an attempt to keep Chaos reigning forever.