Mortals and Gods
The Legendary King
The temple knights, shining in their golden armor, began to
draw their swords. The circle of swords began closing in on
the people. The young chief Eserik stood out and began to
plead. "Goddess Rabellu, this is about my child and me.
Please leave the other townspeople alone…" "No,
chief. Rubal is the child of the village. Please my goddess,
may the child live." "Ha! You’re your life
for your child? How pitiful. Kill them. Kill them all! This
is the punishment to the silly humans who would dare break
the order of God…" The cold smile of the prime
god Rabellu radiated a cold breeze around her. In the bright
daylight, shining swords began to hack and slash. If it weren’t
for the screams of the falling people, it might have looked
like a dance of the light spirits. The silver swords and the
golden knights were dyed with the awful red of blood in a
short time. The knights closed in on the group of people and
slaughtered them. The young woman at the center of the circle
hugged the child in her arms, as if to protect him. "Please,
my goddess… Have pity on us…"The young mother’s
cries made no difference. The sword came down on her.
Rubal was drenched with sweat when he suddenly woke up.
He looked around him, as if to find something. It was already
night. He had returned to his home after 6 months. Kwaon
was sleeping on the rocking chair in the corner of the room.
Rubal has been dreaming the same nightmare for almost a
week now. He is now afraid to go to sleep, as he can almost
see the scene just by closing his eyes. Rubal clenched his
fist, and blood began to flow from it. "I’ll
kill you all. Just as you have done to me…"
* Year 3198 Helmash Calendar. 19-year old Rubal had disappeared
while on a training journey in Bemerden. After returning
to his home after 6 months, he vows revenge on the Gods.
Rubal was a Heiren (half-breed of a spirit and human) –
a halfling born between Syllia, the spirit of wind, and
Eserik III, the Eserik chief of Heisend. His family and
townspeople were slaughtered because he was a Heiren forbidden
by the New Order of Rabellu. He was the only survivor who
survived thanks to the help of Laisherd-the wise sage, a
friend of his mother’s, and Cater, the God of Compassion.
Laisherd fled with Rubal to Agonyl and entrusted him to
the Wolfrech family where Rubal met Kwaon and befriended
him. Rubal spent his youth in Agonyl till the age of 19,
when by accident he recovered his memory of the past, and
in order to wreak revenge on the Gods, he began to soak
the continent of Hellmarsh with blood.
Rubal was a man of courage, challenging the absolute power
of the Gods – the murderers responsible for the death
of his family. He had the courage to challenge fate itself
was indeed a legendary king. His mastery in blades was only
second to Kwaon who is the best blademaster in the continent
of Hellmarsh. However, as he went through many battles,
his need for revenge began to merge with ambition and he
began to crave for power; his character became stained and
First Knight of the Legendary Knights
Kwaon was a natural warrior born in the warrior land of
Agonyl, coming from the Wolfrech family of warriors. His
long and harsh journey began when he met Rubal, a small
boy who looked up to him with beautiful eyes, holding the
hand of the old sage, Laisherd. In the ranks of Rubal’s
army, he was Rubal’s right arm, and the first knight
of the legendary knights. He was also the commander of the
first calvary in Rubal’s rebel army.
Although quiet in nature, he was kind and warm to those
he knew. He was a truly honorable man who valued friendship,
trust and honor above all. As the best of an old family
of warriors, his skills with the blade were the best in
Hellmarsh. He learned the way of the sword before he even
began learning to walk. His blade was an army in itself
and played an important role in the battle each time. When
he was young, he looked after Rubal as if he was his real
brother, and as an adult, he pledged loyalty to the Rubal
and gave him all his trust.
The Most Powerful Mage in Hellmarsh
The night was cold. Redyan was crouched in a corner, shivering
with cold. She was confused. Never in her life had she done
anything wrong, yet the children mocked her and call her
the ‘cursed child.’ Her face was a mix of tears
and the blood from her forehead. Her forehead was a mess
from the stones that the children had thrown at her. Redyan
managed to finally cry herself to sleep, but woke up suddenly
on hearing the noise .It was the town children she had been
running from all day. Redyan was overcome with hurt and
pain and she thought “I hate you all. I hate this
town, everything around me. I wish they would all disappear.
Everything…!” At that moment, Redyan passed
out, and a fiery red aura burst from her body. The children
were surprised, and backed off. The aura grew bigger, and
engulfed Redyan’s body. Then, something began to fall
from the sky. They were fiery meteors. Each time a meteor
struck the ground, the area lit up with fire. The living
fire began to spread and swept away all living things and
the town in its wake.
* Year 3184 Hellmarsh Calendar 5-year old Redyan emits
unknown magic while being bullied by the town children.
Leaving the Sivab of Hatrel in ashes, she was banished from
the town forever.
“That child … …?” "Yes, my
master. She cannot see. The young one was living in the
forests by herself." Billmade looked at the little
girl who was examining the flowers that were on the flower
bed of the Great Wizard Lardsbid’s house. "She
saved my life, and I don’t want to leave her alone
in the dangerous forest… So, I would like to ask you
a favor, sir… I don’t know if you’ll believe
me, but that girl can distinguish herbs even though she
cannot see. If that ability could be any help… No,
even if she isn’t of any help to you, she will be
able to run some errands for you. I’m sorry, but I
cannot take her around…" Lardsbid kept watching
the little girl’s movements without saying a word.
"Sir… I am always asking favors of you…"
"No, not at all. This isn’t a favor at all.
You’ve just introduced a good friend for a lonely
old man. Ho ho. So, how long are you going to keep living
like this?" Billmade drank the tea that was in front
of him in one gulp and stood up. A bitter smile flashed
on his face. He wished that he could have just died there.
Only if that girl hadn’t saved him… "I
should be leaving now. Hey, little girl… Listen to
this old man well, OK?" The girl approached Billmade
without any sign of groping. Billmade kneeled down to the
girl’s eye level. The girl spoke nothing, just as
she had when they had first met. “I must go now. The
place I’m going is too far, and the way is too dangerous,
and I cannot take you with me. Your name… It was Redyan
right? I’ll see you again, Redyan! "
* Year 3194 Helmarsh Calendar. Hatrel. Great Wizard Lardsbid,
a friend of Billmade’s father gives shelter to the
blind girl Redyan on the request from Billmade.
Redyan was from the mysterious land of Hatrel, a land surrounded
by magic. In her mother’s womb, she was deemed as
the ‘cursed child” who will not only kill her
own mother but tens of thousands of people’ by Deneroo,
the area god of Hatrel. Faithful to the prophecy, her mother
died giving birth to her, and Redyan grew as the child of
her aunt. One day, as she was teased by the town children
because of her blindness, her anger burst out as a fiery
blaze. The whole town burned down due to the powerful blaze,
and she was banished from the town. While hiding in the
forests and living in pity, she became an apprentice to
the grand mage, Lardsbid, thanks to the help of Billmade.
Although the most powerful mage in Hellmarsh, she barely
smiled. People said this was because of her unhappy childhood.
She was a lady of few words, but when she spoke, she spoke
with the inner voice of the hearer. Because she was blind,
her other senses were very keen, and she had developed the
ability to read what she could not see. As the holder of
the eye that could see every natural and unnatural movement,
she lived for only one purpose. She had put everything on
the line for that reason. Even her life…
The Fastest Blade
Billmade came from a family of temple knights. He was the
second son of Cid, the knight temple of Heysend. All of
Billmade’s brothers dreamt of becoming a temple knight,
but he did not value such things. At least not until the
day he saw the primary god Rabellu at the commissioning
of his brother. He fell in love with Rabellu at first glance
and applied to become a temple knight as well and was soon
commissioned with honors. Before his commission, Rabellu
had promised her undying love but on the day of his commission
he realized that this was all a lie and was all a cruel
trick played on him by Rabellu and the Rain God Puleinyl.
Feeling betrayed and hurt, he left to wander the lands.
During his journey, he met and joined Rubal’s legendary
knights, who were preparing to wage war on the Gods and
seek their revenge.
Billmade was an unbiased man and his judgment on people
and their character was unfailing. His speed with the sword
surpassed even that of the first knight Kwaon. It was easy
to be fooled by his looks and lighthearted behavior. However,
in battle, one realized why he was notorious as “Kill
Bill”. His sword was deadly and true, and as lethal
as the venom of a viper.