In the beginning the lands were covered by an endless plain of black steel.The seas reflected the color from the onyx in the lands and became a endless abyss of suffocating dark.Large bark trees gave no life,only their giant masses covered the skies of the forests they grew in.The skies were clouded by a large dark grey cloud that covered the entire world,giving no sun below.
The world was barren,the only thing this world had to give off,was an endless silence.The lands did hold one source of life however.Giant creatures made from the onyx and stone that plagued the lands,began to grow tired of the silence that gave off in this world.They began to see action and change the world's lonesome silence and fill it with fresh new life.
Giantus the onyx giant,used his limb that was nothing more than a long slab of stone and metal,and slammed the onyx lands,creating valleys and mountains. Hydris swam in the black abyss and purified the endless black see with a blue and beautiful shine,also filling the empty waters with life. Trius the giant of the forests walked through the bark tree forests and pulled the roots out of the ground,and planted them close to the purified waters,creating lush green forests.He then took the seeds the trees grew and spread them across the lands,growing green fields of grass and plants,with shining beautiful flowers. Avios the bird mother,flew into the grey clouded skies and created large breezes of wind, separating the clouds and letting the sun shine onto the lands below,and gave birth to creatures that took to the skies. Delvis the stone giant,slammed his hammer into the worlds plates far underneath the planets surface stabilizing them and locking them in place.He also walked across the lands and hammered the large masses of stone turning it into stone and gravel for the world. Anius the animal giant walked through the forests and lands,creating wildlife in the unoccupied forests. And talis,the onyx mother gave birth to the first humans and the sons and daughters of her own kind,the ancients.
Humanity and the sacred creatures began to create places to live and stay,the sacred creatures watched them as the ancients and humanity worked in together arms to make the land their home. However one of the creatures did not see the humans as the ancients and his kind did. Delvis took a majority of the human kind and forced them to do hard labor and work,building his fortress to the far north in the frozen lands.Many humans died from frostbite and sickness,others died defiling Delvis's orders. Talis wept for her kind,knowing the ancients would be greatly angered by Delvis act.
The ancients saw the brutal deaths the humans were suffering and grew enraged.Together they took the onyx that was left from the creation of the world and crafted weapons and armor to fight their creators.As the ancients marched into the land of their creators,many fought the giant beasts one at a time often suffering many losses within a few battles.Though the losses did affect them,their will and loyalty to their brethren would always light the fire in their hearts,giving them the strength to fight these towering beasts.After nearly a century of war,the ancients had finally stormed delvis's fortress and defeated the stone giant,freeing their captured brothers.The ancients and humans shouted in a large uproar of victory,they had won against their creators,though many were saddened by their betrayal,they continued to live together and move on from the on-slot of the war.The ancients and humans buried their fallen in the mountains giantus created,letting them rest with their guardian as giantus watched over the large mountains,sad of the people who died in the war.Talis,avios,and anius,fled to the far west,banishing themselves from the ones they had created.Talis wept but smiled on the humans and ancients,happy to see that they were free.
After a millenium of peace and prosperity the ancients and humans began to divide the continent into seven lands for every human to have their own home.In the center was a kingdom known as the "Blue kingdom"for its crystal blue skies,and star filled nights.Its capitol was "Aslato" it was the first capitol to be used for the royal court and king meetings.To the south lied "Dartinia" the land that was stained in the blood of the sacred creatures,the land had a constant grey cloud over it,and gave the land a shaded color,but life grew here regardless.The people of dartinia created their capitol of "Yalanic" the city built on top of one of the greatest battles in the old war.The dartinians served as the loyal knights of the ancients and held their books and scrolls for them.To the east was a endless farmland with hills and a large mountain overlooking the kingdom.This land was home of the "Eastern people" they built a large empire that trained warriors with armor that inspired fear into the hearts of their enemies and used large spears and sharp blades that were though to be able to cut through the onyx.In the north,a monarchy was held known as "Iclacle"the frozen lands.These warriors were true survivors and used advanced archery,and tactics to hunt large and fierce prey.Their capitol was built inside of a glacier that stopped moving when delvis connected the plate below it,the city is named"Frostias".North east a land with vast plains ,surrounded by mountains,the people of "Argianus" created their capitol of "Ceclaile" the holy city.They became noble knights that taught the way of their creators,and their purpose in their lands,and taught the way of the ancients and how they saved humanity.These people were also great healers and defenders,that carried shields made from a strange white metal that formed from the stone that once was onyx.Lastly to the west lied the lands of the Sacreds,these lands were forbidden from any type of exploration.
Things seemed well the next few centuries.The ancient high king "Azreal" saw order and peace within the lands,and governed much of the treaties that were held.His son "Astor" led the loyal knights and royal guard,and traveled across the lands visiting and guiding the humans of the path they should take.Astor held a high respect for the humans,he always saw them as loyal brethren that should be treated equally. He never did think he was better than man,he always thought them as brothers.Astors friend and close companion "Altin"led the archers of the high king,and laid waste to his enemies.He also accompanied Astor in many assaults against bandits and thieves that harassed travelers.This is why the humans held so much respect for astor.
As a few years went by,astor and altin traveled to the eastern lands to give their emperor a message from his father,but they noticed something troubling.Some of the ancients knights were harassing the villagers of the empire,when astor witnessed this he stepped forward and asked them to leave.The ancient knights laughed and continued,calling him a human lover.Astor calmly asked them again and warned them if they did not stop,they would regret disobeying his order.The ancient knights continued harassing the farmers of the villager,demanding most of their crops and coins,they even began to beat some of them.Astor saw this and drew his blade,and killed all of the ancient knights that had harassed the villagers.He stared at his hands,black ooze dripped from them,the blood of the ancients was black,like the blood of their creators.Altin stepped over to his friend and reassured him he did the right thing,then proceeded to aid the wounded villagers. Astor stared at the bodies of the ancients he just slain,he and wondered if it was a personal act,or if they were ordered.Something didn't seem right,and he was going to find out what.
Astor approached his father,and asked why some of the knights had attacked the villagers.Azreal stood and walked to his son,and told him the humans were to be used as our creators intended,workers and peasants,that seventy percent of their crops and earnings would go to the ancients,to help store order and wealth within their walls.Astor looked at his father and grunted.He told his father that humans were not peasants,that they were just as strong as themselves and should be treated equally. Azreal laughed at this and sat back in his throne,telling astor he shouldn't have such a weak heart for the peasants,this made astor enraged.He turned his back towards father,as he was leaving he stopped and told him,"If the humans are peasants,then we are rats."and left the throne room.
Soon after he left his fathers presence,and entered into the royal wing of their castle,astor looked at his followers and told them of the way the other ancients were treating the humans.They all were speechless hearing the terrible news.Altin even shook his head at this,and asked his friend what their next action was.They knew they couldn't stay if they wanted to protect the humans.Astor looked up and turned to his knights and told them that they were leaving this night,and wouldn't return.
That night Astor,and his loyal knights,though few,along with altin and his squad of archers,left their homeland of Islabar and headed to dartinia.The journey was long and harsh but they once they arrived to Yalanic astor assured the dartinians that he was going to see his father and the ancients that have harmed the humans to justice.The dartinian king allowed him,and his followers to stay in his capitol out of respect for astor. The knights of datinia welcomed the ancient knights,they were trained by them,and loyal to them,as astor and altins followers were to humans.
The three leaders began to arrange meetings and plans for the strike on astors capitol.The three knew they would have to unite all of the seven kingdoms in order to stop astors father.Altin recommended the eastern warriors for soldiers,they were fierce and never retreated from battle,the knights could use their skills.Astor nodded to this and sent altin to talk to their emperor,hoping that they would join into creating the united lands army.The king of dartinia "Akus" told astor he would train his knights to serve as vanguards for the new army.Astor then thought of the blue kingdom they held the most knights in the central area and could prove to be a primary asset.He stood to this and left heading to the blue kingdom in hopes of gathering a military to return with.
Several weeks had passed since astor left.Altin returned a few days after talking with the emperor of the eastern kingdom and had managed to receive over four divisions of eastern warriors.Their stares were of anger and hate to the ancients,their training was rough and efficient to their soldiers.They were ready to take on the ancients,and ready to die for their comrades.Astor had finally returned the next day.He entered the city of Yalanic with knight from the blue kingdom.The dartinains were impressed with their armor and weapons.They all had blue scarfs or clothes on their neck and shoulder areas,and had a blue cloth hanging from their torso covering the bakc and sides of their knight leggings.Each knight had a different family crest on their shields or weapons,but all had the same emblem of their kingdom on their clothes.Akus was impressed with all the soldiers,astor managed to gather over ten thousand soldiers ready to fight the ancients.The hatred from the people harassed or killed during the raids,must have been beneficial to astor,when he offered them to fight,almost every knight in the blue kingdom rose their swords under his name.
Akus,astor,and altin all met with the generals of the army and began to discuss plans for attacking.A few days after they had arranged their first attack,the first ancient city feel and became the frontline,and the headquarters for Astors army.Azreal would send platoons and divisions of his warriors to fight astors men,none would return,only their scarred bannars soaked in the blood of ancients.One soldier that astor grew a liking to,was "Dorin" the black knight of dartinia.He slaughtered rows upon rows of soldiers with only a few of his knight aiding him at a time.Astor and dorin quckly became battle companions within a few battles showing massive amounts of respect for one another.Astor respected dorins cold nature,yet his loyalty to his own knights,and the others,and dorin respected astor for his leadership and lack of losses in the battlefield.One by one cities fell to the gathering army,ancients began to question if their extinction was imminent.
Azreal decided to send in his best general and his most loyal knights to fight astor and his followers.A few days had passed,and one returned,soaked in the blood of his shield brothers,and limbs broke.he held only one item in his arm as he fell to the floor,Azreals generals destroyed helmet,from what he could gather astor had damaged the helmet.Azreal grew enraged and ordered his army to head to dartinia and slay their king. Massive wave sof soldiers moved past Astors army and into dartinia. Nearly a quarter million soldiers gathered around yalanic,and only a dozen thousand dartinian knights were left in the city.The commander of the ancients massive army offered the dartinian king if he would like to surrender.Akus simply stared and shook his head,his knights formed a circle around him ready to fight and die for their people.Unfortunately the numbers were against them,but not without a price.The ancients military was severly crippled by the few ten thousand dartinian knights.Over one hundred thousand were killed in the battle,and over fifty thousand wounded.Though akus was killed in the battle and his royal knights eliminated,dorin was with astor he was safe from the battle,he and his knights all were.When astor saw the devastation of the battle he bowed his head,saddened he lost many good friends that day.Dorin buried akus in the castels cemetary and looked at all the devastation the ancients left.He swore his vengeance on the commander of the ancients,and swore to astor he would fight alongside him until the day he died.Astor knew that they would need more men,and knew were to go.He left that knight to high mountain in the blue kingdom called"Samtali" known as the peak of the world.
Astor moved up the mountain for days,hoping his journey would soon come to an end.He stumbled upon a cave in the mountains suffocating and blinding blizzards and entered.Inside was a series of tunnel ways and caverns,that held home sin them.This was the sanctuary of the "Life hunters" the most feared and deadliest of hunters and assassins. Astor caught many gazes and stares from the life hunters,he knew they didn't appreciate the ancients.He approached the lord of the life hunters and asked him if he could aid in the battle.The lord looked at him and told him the life hunters terms"For a life hunter to assist one in a battle or conflict in their life,one must give something in return.".Astor looked down and thought for a few minutes,then looked at hand remove dhis helmet.Astor took his armor greaves that were sharpened to grab and tear into enemies skins or armor,and jabbed his finger into the side of his eye,pulling it out.The black round eye emitted a white mist that made the life hunters lord eyes sparkle with beauty.A ancients eye was black,but the irises white,and pupils a golden color,this was a rare diamond to the life hunters.Astor held his hand over the life hunters lord and dropped his eye into it,black ooze dripping down his face.The life hunter lord assured astor that his fellow hunters and himself would appear in the battle,and that astors terms were met.Astor got close to him and stared at him telling him"You better,because if thou doesn't speaketh his word,i will return and i will not be your ally."and turned leaving the life hunters home.
When astor returned,he began to work on his helmet and replace the left eye opening and cover it,he had no more use for it.After working for a said amount of hours astor had stepped out and looked at his friends and followers,who where shocked to see his eye missing.The next day Astor,dorin,altin,the eastern warriors,blue knights of the central kingdom,and the life hunters all surrounded the capitol of the ancients.The battle had began,warriors fell,archers blocked out the sky with arrows,life hunters cut through waves and waves of ancients,dartinian knights guarded the easter warriors,who cut through the ancients tough armor with ease,and astor and his friend altin headed into the city with dorin and his knights.They assaulted the palace,killing any royal guard member who dared come in their path.Dorin and his knights stopped in the grand hall and held back a few platoons of ancient soldiers,it was only him and seven of his knights against the ancients.Astor entered his fathers throne room,and asked him to surrender.Azreal arose and drew his blade, challenging his son for a final battle.
The son and fathers blades sparked when hitting one another,altin watched as the two fought, swigging their blades in a beautiful yet fierce striking motions.Astor and his father continued fighting for what seemed like hours,until astors blade stabbed his father through the chest.Astor held his father in his hands as he closed his eyes,saddened yet relived that he was gone.He stepped outside and saw that his people,all were gone,only he,his knights and altin remained.The war was over,the ancients were eliminated,and astor became the high king.Over the next few years he brought order and equality throughout the kingdoms.
But this story is after astor's war on his kind,this is a millennium after the great war.This story is about a young man,named"Iko" and his life into knighthood.