For centuries the elder gods have decreed that each realm shall participate in a tournament known as Mortal Kombat. And after ten loses in said kombat the victor realm gets to overtake the losing realm and merge it into it's own. The most recent Mortal Kombat saw Earthrealm pit it's best warriors against Outworld and win, but ruler of Outworld Shao Kahn was not happy with this so he decided to forcefully invade Earthrealm and take it as his own. He succeded in this but unknowingly broke the elder gods rules and was promptly defeated by Raiden, Earthrealms god champion with a boost to his powers from the Elder gods.
This victory left Shao Kahn dead, Earthrealm free and Outworld leaderless but it came at a cost as most of the champions from Earthrealm were dead as well and all because of Raiden's determination to change a future he had foreseen. Meanwhile Quan Chi, a powerful demon sorcerer from the Netherrealm had begun plans to takeover Outworld with the help of renegade Elder god Shinnok. The two succeded and now Quan Chi sits in Shao Kahn's throne with Shinnok as his fellow ruler. Now both have turned their gaze upon Earthrealm.
[Order of Light Shaolin Temple]Raiden the god of Thunder
stand on top of platform before the heroes he has gathered, to his left stands Sonya Blade a veteran of the previous Mortal Kombat and only one of two who survived, the other being Johnny Cage who is stood to Raiden's Right. Sonya appears to be dressed in a complex swat outfit that's fitted with most variety's of weaponry but mostly melee weapons. Johnny cage however is dressed in his combat
outfit. "My Friends, I have gathered you here because once again your realm is under threat from the forces of evil, the sorcerer Quan Chi is determined to forcefully invade your realm.
" "But Raiden I thought they couldn't do that without using the Mortal Kombat tournament?
" "It seems Johnny that with Shinnok by his side Quan Chi can actually take the realm by force if he so wishes.
" "Shinnok is one of the elder gods before being banished for his greed and lust to claim this realm as his own but it would seem that Quan Chi has freed him from his prison and struck a bargain with him.
[Meanwhile at Shao Kahn's Palace in Outworld]
Quan Chi sits at his thrown with his personal guards Kintaro and Goro, before him kneels a centaur with huge protruding horns and very black skin. "I am Mutano, I wish to pledge my services to you oh great Quan Chi so that I may claim revenge on Raiden for the death of my brother Motaro
" The centaur's voice is deep and growling even though he speaks with calm and worshipping emotion, Quan Chi stands and places a hand on the centaur's shoulder causing Mutano to lift his head. "You shall have your revenge my young centaur, you shall lead a group of Tarkatan soldiers into Earthream and begin the invasion, my spies indicate that Raiden and his pests have gathered at the White Lotus Temple.
" Quan the turns his back to Mutano. "Many thanks oh Great Quan Chi, I shall not fail you.
" "Best you don't or else you shall end up like your brother by my own hand.
" The centaur gulps then nods his head before leaving the throne room. "Is it wise leaving it to that centaur scum?
" Asks the one known as Kintaro. "Have patience, his group shall merely be the front line of my invasion and it'll definately make Raiden think twice before bring his rag band of earth rats to this realm to stop me.
" The Demon sorcerer laughs malevolently, causing the two Shokan to join in the laughter with their bellowing voices.