Lore: Main Storyline
"The exterior reaches of Castle Adiart, where the King of the Blue Dragon faction resides, is quite bleak, for those that are welcomed within can masquerade within these golden halls of nobility, while those exiled experience a desolate wasteland of emptiness, only to be seen by the awkward gazes of distant crows. Shadowy creatures have been seen lurking about the outskirts of the royal graveyard, crying for simply being forgotten in both this realm and the next."
The Good King
"The king struggles with power - learning his followers are not all who they claim to be, and his devoted ones seemingly lacking devotion. When the king falls, who shall rise? He worries not about himself, but the kingdom: if he were no longer to be the keeper of balance. This royal blood struggles if he should take action, or silently wait for the ideal moment to avenge his royal family."
The Corrupt King"Royal blood flows through this man that challenges the throne is that of the Black Rose faction, his heart as black as the the dungeon chambers far beneath the kingdom, eyes glowing of deceit, as if already devouring the poor souls of the ones he lays sight upon -- for he is no king of men, but a harbinger of death and slavemaster to both loyal servants and enemies alike"
Where is my Color..? A Fool's Story
"The sweet aroma of nightfall has swept across the kingdom and the throne is found empty, echoing sounds of glory with each step in this warm throne; yet the floor is so cold. I often ponder the unquestioned - why is he my king? I didn't vote for him. What makes him royalty - his robe? Where is my color? I stare at the reflection on the polished royal tiles to see only one image: Nobility. Gahaha..... now I see it. The missing puzzle piece, laying in my shadow, taunting me this entire time:
I have been king all along! This is no fools story - everyone shall see. EVERYONE!! Hehehehhh......."
"Who shall be your king? All the royals gather before the throne to decide. The silver lining in the King’s heart is thin: All together we could make up his mind. Do you desire your king be kind, or him to be evil?
Lies are those we heard, those we told. We were naive to those we believe."
The Conspiracy"The corrupt king forges a meeting in the deepest reaches of the castle, calling upon his members of the Black Rose. In this particular meeting, lives will be marked and, soon, forgotten. Strategies of betrayal is not a common tactic within these grounds - it is commonly known here to shield your back, although, they say, it's better to keep your enemies closer.."
The Story of the Court Wizard & The SageThe Court Wizard's Journal Reads:
Deep within the realm of Castle Adiart, renowned for the Blue Dragon faction, lay a confused king, his trusted nobles,and a few unsung heroes that may not be so trusting as factions become divided. Rumors of treason echo through these castle walls and now we're at war amongst ourselves! We must quickly discover friend from foe before nightfall.
I find solace in my warded room at night, but fear this may be my last.. I used the last of my magic to summon forth a runed spell of protection to guard me this night - I hope it will last..
At first light, i found myself still breathing..! ..but, discovered those closest to me begin to fall without the faintest sound of fading life. I suspect our King.... is not who he says he is. Those that speak up are at risk to be executed for treason against the realm. I have already seen too many falsely slain by coercion and trickery. I felt that I still have friends, so I tightened my fists.... felt the cool rush of fresh air in my lungs.. and called out our King for being the TRAITOR that he is!
The tides turn as the accusation suddenly seemed to cause everyone surrounding me.. to fall into shadows -- as I stepped into the light of attention full of unkempt faces as eyes glared and fingers began to point at me. "I am The Court Wizard-- I SWEAR it", I said, as my pulse started to race. No-- that is not what others say.. Others say i am the Black Rose, their sworn enemy, whom shall they believe..?
Sun sets, and I swiftly scribe....in my journal my final thoughts to leave behind for the others -- That the king is not of our faction -- but is a traitor! ...a member of the Black Rose.. My brothers, I fear you may be next--
(The journal page is found to be unfinished, with only the letters "Masterm....." before the journal ended.
(The Sage speaking) "What appears My allies of the Blue Dragon, I need you to trust me-- that I am an ally of yours, and together... we can find the traitor that did this..! *Suspicious laughter through lips* *Maniacal Laughter*
...if only they knew..."
Lore: Whispers of the Gods
- (???) ...Why won't the the gods devoid of darkness and despair whisper back? Perhaps if the cry is loud enough, it will one day be heard...