|By the Book|
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Untold centuries ago, it was prophesised that a great evil would one day rise up, and threaten to consume the world. When it came, a chosen hero would rise up, sacred tome in hand, and beat back the darkness. Most dismiss such stories as the stuff of myths and legends. Idle fantasy, written by the bored, and believed only by the foolish.
Not the house of Bellacrose.
For generations, its descendants have lived in quiet solitude, hidden away from the greater parts of the world. They have dedicated their lives to passing on knowledge of this prophecy, and protecting the house’s greatest treasure – the same book mentioned within. When signs of the apocalypse begin to manifest, but no hero rises up to claim the legendary grimore, one young member decides that she can wait no longer. If the hero will not come to her, then she will to go them. She takes up the chosen weapon and sets out on a journey to travel the world, determined to find the chosen hero herself, and help them save the world.
Imagine her surprise, then, when she finds that the hero isn’t some experienced mercenary, or a veteran soldier, but a commoner with no experience at arms whatsoever...