In the year 1423 of the Euphony, there lied the land of Aria! Solely ruled under a Tri-Monarchal Government, there stood everlasting peace and tranquility; free from all War and organized bloodshed. None dared to disrupt the peace of this Utopian world, those who dared to disturb this world were silenced without mercy!
In spite of this, there foretold an ancient prophesy revealed by the Constellations above that an unknown Enemy would rise from world underneath, and lead armies of foes to decimate anything that drew breath on the land. This Enemy would change the fate of humanity as we know it!
The Constellations above feared this revelation, and thus they began their work! They worked rigorously against time to preserve the beautiful land of Aria, but the more they worked, the more they realized that they needed something more to complete their mission. They needed something taboo, they needed a sacrifice…
They needed someone whos to unwillingly give themselves for their land, and be sent through the fire to become the final HOPE for all humanity.
The Constellations examined all the land yearning to find this sacrifice, yet they found none who could bear the burden. And soon they began to lose hope, and some even counted it as lost.
That was until now… One man amidst the people shone a light within his spirit, and caught the attention of all the Constellations above. The Constellations themselves spoke to one another with great joy, but also with overwhelming conviction for the sin they were about to commit.
”One man for the sake of humanity! ” said the Zealous Constellation.
”He will be restored for his heroic sacrifice and be gifted power from above! ” exclaimed the Valorous Constellation
”I will become his Hope, if he trusts in me… ” uttered the Hopeful Constellation.
The other Constellations began to make their pleads about the situation, they knew it was for the best, but at what cost?
That man they found was named Shin Tsuki, a devout man loyal towards his headship, quick-witted, adaptive to his surroundings and strong willed above all!
No one else on Aria could hold a candle to the potential this man yielded, and so the Constellations decided to put their plan into action.
The time is now, the iron is hot, and the time of the Enemy draws near! And thus begins the story of Shin Tsuki!
At the Edge of Aria, upon a large cliff that stood at the threshold of a deepest pit of Aria. One man stood in shackles and bloody rags, his body was thin and covered in crimson stripes.
Many guards and knights surrounded him as they took him closer to the Edge, many spiteful gazes leered at him from all directions, yet the man said nothing to them. Soon they were standing at the Edge, and they turned the bound man before the multitude of people that followed.
One high ranked officer shouted towards the man saying, ”Have you nothing to say to them traitor!? Won you defend yourself here in your last moments? ”
The bloodied prisoner shook his head and stayed silent, the officer spat on him, ”A Worthless coward up until the very end! Priestess, hurry and give him his last rites! ”
A woman in a pure white robe came and began to pray over the bound man saying, ”May the Constellations above take you, as this land below consumes you. May you finally find peace in the next life, and may the blessings of Lady Hope cleanse you of your sins! ”
The Priestess stepped down and walked away, the officer came back up and made one last proclamation to all those present in the crowd.
”Shin Tsuki you are hereby charged with the greatest sin known to man, TREASON! Under the laws that govern this holy land, we now sentence you to capital punishment! You shall be dropped from this place into the Tranquil Pandemonium, whether you survive the fall or die matters not. May God help you if you survive this! ”
The guards readied themselves to throw him over edge, the officer asked him once more, ”Do you have any last words before you go? ”
Shin spoke softly, ”Even if I pleaded my innocence now, none of you would care to listen. I have nothing more to say to you or the people. Now just let me go in peace already… ”
The officer gave him one more disgusted look before giving the final order, ”Throw him over, I had enough of him already! ”
With one strong push, Shin fell down into the dark abyss. Soon his vision went black and his consciousness faded…
The sound of slowly dripping water reverbed through a dark and empty cave, and in the midst of it, I was lying washed up against a stony shore with blood and stripes all over my body.
”How did I end up here…? Its so cold, so dark… ”
My strength begins to fail me as I tried to crawl forward, it feels as though my lifeblood is pouring out of every gaping wound. My body was drenched in water, and every small draft of wind triggered frozen pains all over.
”It hurts… it hurts so much.. ”
The sound of flowing water can be heard behind me, as well as the wild critters creeping around in the shadows. The air is so damp and heavy, I can hardly even breathe in here!
”Is this really happening..? Am I really about to die here..? ”
I crawl up and lay my back against a small rock sticking up from the ground, its not the most comfortable pillow, but it will do for now.
I look upon myself and saw many gashes and deep punctures patterned all around, it was quite horrifying to say the least.
”I can believe it… I can believe its going to end like this! What did I do to deserve this!? ”
Tears began to flow from my eyes as the shadow of death lingered over me, I clenched my fist and began pounding it into the ground.
”Gyargh! It wasn me! I didn do it! It was a damn set-up! Why doesn anyone believe me!? I would never have betrayed my masters family! Let alone even him! ”
Sobs and loud thuds began to echo through the darkness as rage continually built up inside of my heart. I began to replay all the bitter memories before this whole ordeal began.
”It was all HIS fault! Hes the one who set me up! Its HIM that deserves to be down here, not me! I trusted him! I freaking trusted him! ”
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