He awoke with so reservation of what he had done before, his red eyes drifting upward towards the moon. He sat up in his bed, he had a weird dream, that an individual ninja was searching the entire world for a scroll, he couldn't make any sense of it at all. He stretched at the sight of daybreak, making his way over to his throne. Garmadon had returned to the Underworld to take control of the Skeleton Army once more, to help him fight against anyone who dared to challenge him. Yet, no one would, and no one could, now that he had the most powerful weapon in all Ninjago: the Staff of Dragons.
He made his way to the the throne room, all Skeleton troops trembled before him, which only brought a mere smirk to his face. He sat himself upon the throne, the fires burned ablaze, shadows casting all over the walls in his presence. The place itself was ghastly and cruel, no one would survive the night sleeping in its whereabouts. Garmadon drummed his fingers upon the arm of his throne, the Skeletons presented himself to him, yet he shooed them away so he could think. The Skeletons obeyed, fearfully. Garmadon thought of the dream he had had, a lone ninja, on a journey to find an ancient prophecy, now what does that mean? He thought it couldn't possibly have to do with him, could it? Yet he also remembered other glimpses, it seems other ninja were in the search as well, but they seemed to be looking for the half that the lone ninja had, and that lone ninja seemed to be wanting the half that those ninja had. This all was very confusing to him, what ever could they mean?
Garmadon glanced up at the Staff of Dragons that hung proudly over his throne, he smiled, it was hard to get it, but it was all worth it in the end, yet he had to keep the Skeleton army at his side so that he would never lose it again. The dark lord grit his teeth recalling the time when he was banished, right before he was, he went for the Staff only to find it had gone missing. So he threatened Wu where it was.
Wu! Where is the Staff of Dragons!
Somewhere out of your reach, I'm sorry brother, you left me no choice
(Growls) I demand for you to tell me!
I'd rather die!
[Garmadon grit his teeth and turned to the Golden Weapons, he grabbed hold of the Nunchuks of Lightning and the Sword of Fire, a smile forming at the edge of his lips]
What good is a weapon if all its used for is collecting dust?
Don't be a fool, father warned that their powers beyond anything wo-
Father was the fool!
[Wu was shocked at his brothers words, yet he stood his ground, still, it pained him to see him like this]
How dare you speak so lowly of father! We made him a promise, these weapons shall not leave this monastery!
Then I shall destroy it, and all who stand in my way!
[Garmadon shot a ball of fire at his brother, Wu dodged, yet his staff was split in two. The ball of fire bounced off to the wall where the two remaining weapons were, they landed near Wu who grabbed them and used their powers to battle Garmadon. Wu struck the scythe upon the ground and Garmadon was shot back onto the patio, he turned and glared at his brother]
Put those weapons down!
You mean...like this?
[Garmadon brought his sword upon Wu, yet the young man blocked it with the shurikan, he stared into his brothers crimson eyes, his own began to well with tears]
Where is the staff, brother?!
I'll never tell you!"
[The two clashed with each of the four weapons, a beam of light shot into the sky, sending both of the brothers back. The power off the weapons combined caused the sky to turn dark, it began to pour. Regaining strength, Garmadon approached his fallen brother, his sword ready to be brought down]
[Wu looked up at Garmadon, a fearful look in his eyes]
Garmadon! Do not do this!
[Suddenly, Wu's kimono began to glow, a large bolt of lightning flashed through the sky, hitting Garmadon. The elder brother dropped the weapons, his skin scorched black, and his hair wild, the earth split and Garmadon fell over the edge into black, Wu gasped and reached out to him but it was too late]
Garmadon cringed at the memory, since that moment forward, he had focused on finding the Staff of Dragons, even though his first attempt to take the Golden Weapons had failed. Sure, the ninja had defeated him in a battle of good and evil, and to this he assisted them in rescuing his son, but ever since, they remained enemies. Now he had unspeakable power thanks to the Staff, yet how could he use it without a worthy foe? He had killed the all mighty, Universe Ninja. Or had he? Surely...she could have survived that...couldn't she?
Realization soon struck him, that dream he had, the lone ninja was her, and the other ninja were his brothers students! They were searching for the prophecy! The one thing that could truly stop him!
The dark lord growled and stood up, he called forth two skeleton troops. The two skeletons arrived immediately, "Y-Yes Lord Garmadon?"
"Find my foes, the ninja, keep an eye on them, I also want you to keep an eye out for another," Garmadon demanded, his voice cold. The skeletons nodded and left to carry out their missions, the dark lord turned and glanced up at the staff, "If they want it, why don't they come and get it themselves?"