Central City is under attack, by a familiar yet unknown foe. But why does he seem so intent on destroying Knuckles?
Heavy King swings his scepter outwards, as the Phantom Ruby prototype at its top emits a violet ray of light that arcs across the floor beneath Knuckles’ feet.
Knuckles dives back just in time, as the ground the light contacted erupts in flames a moment later, creating a wall around Heavy King’s pedestal. Knuckles dives back at Heavy King, boosted in his glide by the draft from the flames. Heavy King pounds his scepter into the ground, and becomes surrounded by a crimson barrier of electrified energy, while his Ruby glows intensely. Knuckles is deflected off with a loud grunt. Not relenting, Heavy King holds his scepter high in the air, generating a circle of electrified energy spheres that orbit around the Ruby. One by one, the spheres fire at Knuckles. Knuckles dodges back and forth to avoid the onslaught, but one sphere finally strikes him, knocking him to the ground.
Heavy King finally moves from his place, leaping up to crash back down beside Knuckles’ fallen form. “Tell me…do you still guard the Master Emerald in this dimension? It’s no substitute for the Phantom Ruby, but it would still make an excellent prize.”
Knuckles glares up to Heavy King with hatred, growling in anger, but clearly too weakened to move.
“I’ll take that as a yes.” Heavy King raises his scepter up high. “So will I have to pry it from your lifeless body? Or did you leave it undefended on the floating island? Perhaps that’s where I’ll conquer next.” Heavy King finally swings the staff downwards. But the attack is parried halfway down by a curved ruby blade. “What’s this!?”
Infinite stands above Knuckles, blade locked against Heavy King’s scepter, eyes locked on the object at its tip. “A prototype… You have a prototype… Give it to me!” Infinite starts to swing his blade ferociously, attacking the Heavy King from every angle.
Can the new Resistance defeat the powerful Heavy King? Will Infinite finally obtain his Phantom Ruby prototype? Find out, on the next episode of The Chaos Project, coming next Saturday!