I got a couple of updates when the site went down, and I've been dieing to share them.
However, where there is light, it invariably produces shadows.
An ominous moon-figure glitters in this location. What uncanny creatures wriggle like worms? This world is, so to speak, the shadow of Nightopia.
Bad dreams rule this place - Nightmare. Reala is standing alone, bathed in moonlight. A voice falls from high in the sky, like a soliloquy, and begins to talk to him. No other figure is in sight.
" Nightmare, our own Utopia to love. In this beautiful darkness, no one is likely to notice. Light and such are, after all, merely deceptions.
The truth, however, lies in between... Ah, Reala...only suppose, if Nightmare was not only in the World of Dreams, but they were the same..."
"As you command."
Today, NiGHTS is playing with the Nightopians. The Nightopians appear to have a fondness for his flute. Playing for Koitsu and the others, not for any real reason, but just to have a good time. Suddenly, the unpleasant-looking Reala appeared out of thin air, before NiGHTS' very eyes. The astonished Nightopians fled at once.
"Hey, NiGHTS, isn't it? I've never been to the world of light and flowers before. Is it fun to play with the Nightopians?"
While Reala laughs lightly and becomes merry, NiGHTS' expression grows offended and hard.
"I, sir? Who are you and where are you from? You're not familiar. Further, you saying things like that doesn't amuse anyone."
"Hey, hey ... I know! Why don't we make peace and play a game?"
"A game? With you?"
"Yes, a game to see which of us can fly higher and faster. But NiGHTS, don't get mad at the end if I win."
"There is no way someone like you could beat me!"
So, shall they do this? NiGHTS is enthusiastic. However, NiGHTS fails to notice Reala's peculiar smile. NiGHTS and Reala. Their forms are similar, but their appearances are not the same. For instance, if NiGHTS is light, Reala is shadow. One side of a card with the other. For this reason, perhaps, they repel each other so completely.
Soon, Reala raises a right hand, and drops it gently; jumping up with NiGHTS like leaping sparks, "Okay, let's start."
The two spring up higher, steadily higher and higher.
"Heheh, what's the problem?"
Reala's calm voice reaches NiGHTS' ear, full of confidence in Reala's victory.
"NiGHTS look, look below you!"
Without thinking, NiGHTS looked down. However, there was nothing under NiGHTS' feet.
Below, there existed only a deep and profound, utterly lightless darkness.
NiGHTS was not afraid of the darkness; although you might have expected that.
But this struck heavily heavily. Faced with such unyielding darkness, NiGHTS' heart and mind produced only resolute terror. Zokuri[?]. NiGHTS closes his eyes for an instant. And in a straight line, NiGHTS was pulled into the deep, deep darkness.
Reala laughs, grinning broadly.
"Although you heard that one's instructions properly, you did not expect such a sight. An amusing thing is beginning, NiGHTS. It is the last carnival of the paradise of light."
NiGHTS speaks ! And I love how he does it ! Very proper and posh : P
Also, it would appear in this tale than NiGHTS is not a Nightmaren at all, rather a resident of Nightopia. He doesn't regognize Reala at all, and vice-versa.