Ellerby Posted May 6, 2008 Share Posted May 6, 2008 [INDENT][FONT="Times New Roman"][center][img]http://www.otakuboards.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=26572&d=1210106439[/img] [b]PROLOGUE[/b][/center] In a world unlike our own, there was a prophecy written on a holy Stone Tablet passed down generation after generation. It stated that when darkness threatened the world 8 heroes each representing a different elemental force would appear and conquer all evil, a man known only as Shadow. But before Shadow had become a threat to the world, he traveled to the Shrine of the Elements where the prophesied heroes were to be summoned. Using just a chisel and a hammer he chipped off a piece of the Stone Tablet and left, hoping it would be enough to stop the heroes from ever appearing. And it was. 50 years passed and the Shrine of the Elements broke off from the rest of the world, becoming an island far away. Shadow began to capture major cities and eventually was able to conquer the entire continent of Caltraia, the largest and strongest of the 3 continents in this world. Upon hearing about the fall of Caltraia, the two other continents both surrendered to Shadow giving him control of the world. Unsatisfied with his power and size of his kingdom, Shadow sought to find the Shrine of the Elements and destroy it. He searched for 3 years sending out fleets upon fleets of scout ships but nobody ever returned with the location of the Isle of the Shrine. Some say that Shadow couldn't find it because he was pure evil and the island was pure good while others say it just sank to the bottom of the ocean. Either way, it was lost forever... or so it seemed. As a warning to anyone who might oppose him, Shadow wears that piece of the Stone Tablet around his neck. A reminder to all of the prophecy that never came to be. But not everyone saw it this way. One woman, the previous Princess of Caltraia saw it as hope. When Shadow marched into her castle and single-handedly wiped out all of the guards and the King himself he had the nerve to ask her to be his wife and Queen of a new world. Realizing this would be the only chance anyone would ever get to be close with Shadow, she accepted. Over those 50 years of strife and despair for the world, she got closer and closer to Shadow but never fell in love with the man. Finally on one night when the moon was full and the night sky glittered with a thousand stars, she got her chance. Shadow was half-naked and sound asleep in their bed. There had been a huge celebration and feast that night as it was Shadows 70th birthday. The man had drank so much that he'd be out cold for at least a full day. Slowly and quietly the Princess slipped into her clothes and opened the balcony doors. Stepping outside she whistled into the air and turned around. She tiptoed to the bedside where she and Shadow had slept so many nights together and stared at him. His jet black hair and tanned, muscular features matched his name well. And there it was hanging from his neck, the chipped piece of the Stone Tablet. She slipped her hands behind his neck and undid the chain from behind. She slid the chipped tablet piece off the chain and stuffed it into her pocket. She was ready to go but.. she had to do one last thing. With great pleasure the Princess took off the wedding ring Shadow had given her and placed it on his chest. Walking back to the balcony, she smiled. There, standing proudly in the moonlight, was a snowy white horse with large angelic wings. It was rare breed of Piagusi with 4 wings instead of 2. She had raised and cared for it by herself in secret from Shadow for 20 years now. Gently, she patted its nose. "You always come when I call, my sweet." she whispered. The horse snorted in response and stood proudly. Making sure not to make any noise, the Princess climbed onto the horses back and put her arms around its neck. She whispered once more into its ear. "To the Island of the Shrine." And in one quick motion the Piagusi's wings flapped and off they were straight into the sky far away from Shadows castle. The next morning all hell broke loose. Shadow was infuriated when he reached to touch the piece of the tablet like every other morning and found only his wifes wedding ring. In a fit of rage he pushed his hand towards the wall in front of him and a dark beam of energy blasted from his palm destroying that entire section of the castle. The explosion could be heard from anywhere in the world and even the Princess, riding on her loyal Piagusi, heard it. However she didn't even wince. They were too far for him to catch and the only creature that could fly faster then a Piagusi was a four-winged Piagusi, which is what she had. She scratched behind her horses ear and hugged him tightly. "We're almost there." she said. They had just flown out of Caltraia and were now passing over the ocean. Just as the beach disappeared behind her, a new land mass rose in front of her. It seemed that it was an island with 8 large monuments and it looked as if it was... it was! The island was rising out of the water in front of her very eyes. "That's it, Hope! That's the Shrine of the Isle!" she shouted happily. She took the piece of the Stone Tablet out of her pocket and stared at it. Soon the Tablet would be complete again and the prophecy could finally be fulfilled.[/FONT][/INDENT] [FONT="Tahoma"][COLOR="DimGray"]So as you can see this is a story about 8 prophesied heroes who will arrive into a world already full of corruption and evil, slowly degenerating. Obviously this is just the prologue so none of the main characters have been introduced yet. Anyway, I'd like to make this more then just a random story on OtakuBoards so to do this I'm going to involve you guys! Basically at the end of each chapter I'll have a question or two that I'd like [b]everyone who responds[/b] in this thread to answer. Your answers will have a large impact on the outcome of each chapter. Since this is just the prologue I'd really like to get into the story before I start letting you guys intervene so for now I just have one simple question: What do you think so far? ^_^;[/COLOR][/FONT] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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