Hey peeps. I have always felt compelled to write up a fiction tale. With my own personal blog site, I now can do as such. As a result, I hopefully will be writing more in the future as well. This short story will be called “The 700 Year War”.
The land of Rednu. A once peaceful mass of earth, torn asunder under the leadership of King Gannath.
Every 700 years, the gods above Rednu crown a leader of their land with a battle for the throne. In this battle, people from all walks of life make a journey to the promise land of Yholl, to remove the previous ruler by force to become a god. A throne built from blood, sweat, and tears, it possesses immortality and agelessness until the following tournament. In the mean time, whatever the ruler says goes as enforced by above. 700 years ago, Gannath won the last tournament and became ruler of his land. It was not without sacrifice however. Gannath lost the woman who would be queen. With an empty chair presiding beside him, Gannath turned on the people who willed him forth, and cast misery on all beneath him.
Gannath for 699 years had made sure the land of Rednu would never advance. A still ancient civilization with all the ability in the world, Rednu has never evolved. 5 years ago, Gannath sent an army of soldiers into the city of Awo to slay their citizens for not following these orders. One by one, Awo’s people fell, leaving orphaned children and the elderly. A young teen would survive the attack. That teen six years on would make the journey to Yholl and challenge Gannath to the throne.
This is his journey.
Burning flames fly around Adokus, before launching wayward into a crowd of people.
“Sorry” Adokus yells out, as the people of Awo laugh with the young warrior to be.
“Adokus… You will never defeat Gannath if you cannot aim a fireball”
“Sorry Carter” Adokus replied, “I am better than I was though”
The elderly Carter walked over and patted the kid on the back. The frail yet wise old man dressed in a brown magician’s gown shakes his head. Carter responds with some dry humor.
‘You are right kiddo. You are much better than before. Remember that time you flooded your house in an attempt to cast water? Much better”
“Oh god, don’t remind me of that..”
Carter was a mentor and parent figure to Adokus after his real family was killed off in a vicious attack. Adokus was hidden under his parent’s bed as the events occurred and was spared by a nonchalant soldier laughing at the coward teen. As Adokus ran to his fallen family, it was Carter the Magic User that comforted the grieving teen. Adokus disappeared for two weeks after, however returned with a newly found goal of attaining the throne to save the land from such events ever happening again. That is how the young man decided to spend his days training with the mage Carter until he was strong enough to make the journey.
“Carter, do you think I am able to defeat Gannath?”
“That depends Adokus, can you?” Carter asks.
“I don’t know..” Adokus mumbled questioning himself, “I want to, for everyone, though I am not certain if I am able yet. I only have one shot so I will give it my best!”
Carter responds in wise words.
“Abilities can be channeled and refined, battles can be won and lost, the only thing that can determine your fate is your heart. You have that heart. If you really want it, follow your dreams and grab it”
Adokus with adulation and joy re-focuses and summons a fire-ball that flies under his control. He shoots it into the distance and laughs. Carter nods and leaves the young man to his toys. The townsfolk of Awo watch as their only hope for redemption and a brighter future trains away into the sunset.
It would not be too much longer before Adokus leaves Awo to fulfill his destiny. With the training, guidance and abilities he has learned, he now must follow his heart to victory. Although he must follow his heart, clouds will make it so the light won’t always shine.
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