Prologue- Mirror Mirror
Mirror can you tell me how to stay forever young?
Let me know the secret, I will hold my twisted tongue!
Please protect my beauty, velvet skin so pure and white
Hear my name resounding, like a hymn, at dead of night
Once I struck a servant, she's a virgin free from sin
Drops of blood caressed me and refined my aging skin
Could this be the answer?... Uncorrupted carmine red?
Voices keep resounding in my dazed bewildered head...
Have I found myself eternity?
Someone has heard my prayers now I'll become divine!
Have I found myself divinity?
I'm no longer a slave to the vicious hands of time
Norgard- Capital Sonata
She crouched at the ground, holding her head within her hands, blond locks falling beside her, hiding the rest of her figure. Her body was soaked with crimson liquid that cascaded down her body yet lingered with visible trail, as if to highlight her terrible sin.
"You are doing fine", a voice whispered to her.
The queen dared not look up and only one eye was visible between her long white thin fingers, "How much longer?!"
"As much as it will be needed, your highness"
"Make it stop", the queen ordered.
The other figure knelt beside her: A woman who had a terrible hair color of red which almost matched the sight of blood that covered the queen of Norgard. The woman kissed the queen's forehead gently, "But you desired it, loved". She pet the head of the queen, moving her fingers between the golden locks, making sure to tangle them within her fingers, and once they were hanged all over her hands, she used them as like ropes to pull the queen's head and lift her face in order to force the miserable human to look at her.
"Now you listen to me...", Lady Rose said while reaching her other free hand to touch the neck skin of the queen, caressing her just beside the shoulders, "There's no turning back... My love", She grinned and chuckled, "After all, you desired it. You wanted it. You needed it". The red haired woman let go of the queen, a bit too brutally, forcing her away, almost slamming her against the cold floor, "If it's too hard on you... We can always use the girls from the tribes. They are... after all... Just a silly barbaric race which need be destroyed"
"Yes... Let us use... The virgins of the tribes..."
Aerosia- Capital Burg
"Troubles you say?", King Kale stroke his chin as he considered the words of the young man that stood before him. As was ordered before, no one remained in the room and the two could speak discreetly and freely.
"Yes, Your highness. I cannot explain or say what exactly, but something within me urges me to call for help".
King Kale got up from his place walking back and forth, "If what you say is true... ", the king landed back at his throne, clearly not happy with the news, "I....".
Aerosia was an isolated land which kept away from troubles and evil that the rest of the world knew and suffer from. Alas, now it seems that this evil sought to eat at the heart of the "Alliance of the East", the same Alliance that King Kale's himself had always encouraged to maintain from the very beginning, ever since Emperor Evinadav II broke out with his armies.
King Kale knew he could have just accepted the fact that the alliance had crumbled long ago and even enjoy the doubt that his people will not be harmed because they were so cut off from the rest of the world...
But he knew he couldn't do that.
"Summon people to my land. May the power of the Oracle of the Earth be with you", he ordered the youth who bowed and left the room.
Chapter 1- Wander
The group made their ways into the lands of Norgard by sea, departing from the kind pirates that allowed them to reach so far. Some of them had their own mission to complete or have their life start anew in a different landד.
Whatever it was, news were about to reach them about the latest events of Norgard.
And some will just so happen to find themselves in a place, far away from their home, to start their own journey.