Its the year 590, There are 5 different Nations that rule the continent. The Templar Order, The United forces of Gibril, The Nation of Uniboros, The Kingdom of Ruruno, and the Vex Empire. Currently the Templar Order and The UFG are in an on-going War due to boarder difficulties. The Templar Order has a heavy amount of Military Power, making them a primary target for other nations that may have dreams to take over the continent. The Templar people have always considered themselves to be guardians of the continent of Abira. During these troubled times, Angel and Demon weapons were forged from a new found rare metal, Arcium. The metal is said to be the strongest possible on the earth, granted to the humans by the gods in the heavens themselves. Angel and Demon weapons can have huge impacts on battles. The Templar Order now collect these weapons, and give them to their vassals. Saito, a young lord of the Templar Order, trained for four years to become what he is now, a weapon to protect what he holds close. At age thirteen, his family is murdered by his older brother, Margrant. Saito was out with his friends on that dreadful day. Saito was found by a passing army of Templars, led by Lord Heroment and his wife, Lady Natasha. Since that day, they have been like Saito's parents.
Nobody knows why Margrant murdered his parents, it could have been out of jealousy, for they always put Saito first. Margrant had plenty of friends, he was popular at school, however, him and Saito shared no resemblance. People came to wonder about why, but no matter how much they tried, they could never figure out why.
Chapter 1 - He's alive
Swords clash together all over the burning Village, houses fall apart from fires. Peasants run for their lives, attempting to escape the burning battle between the Templar Order, and the Gibril military. The village is made up of a total of 42 houses, a manor, a market, and a Granary. Much of this is already burned to the ground, without a trace that it was there. Saito, a young Templar lord fights to protect his people amidst this chaos. His loyal men fall by his side, by the heavily red armored Gibril soldiers. "Hold the line men, protect the people!" yells a Templar Captain. He is charged by two Gibril soldiers, who swing their swords as though they are unaware of their surroundings. The captain side steps the first swing, the slashes the first Gibril soldier. He falls to the ground, dead. The captain sees the second attack coming, but is too late in dodging it, he is clipped on his left shoulder. The captain is quick to counter-attack, he does a horizontal slash, finishing off the second soldier. The captain attempts to rally the Templar soldiers, however, he doesn't get too far. A sword flies through the captain's chest, then is pulled out. The captain turns around to see a man in heavy red armor, the man has silver hair with a scar over his left eye, his eye colors are red. He appears to be fairly young, almost as young as his lord. The captain coughs a puddle of blood up, then falls to the ground, lifeless.
Saito swings his sword as hard as possible, finishing off a Gibril soldier attempting to harm a child. Saito orders his men to evacuate the villagers to a safer place. He stops fighting, to take a look around. All he sees is death, destruction. Templars and Gibril clash everywhere. There are non-ending sword sounds. He notices a dead girl with a spear stuck in her heart, who is laying beside a tree that is aflame.Her hair color is crimson, She wears poor peasant clothing with no shoes. Saito begins to sweat, he fears, being this close to fire and fighting non-stop is hard on his young body, However, Saito can't give up. He knows this, giving up means the death of all these people, an option he will not take. "Soldiers of Templar, Fight! Protect our people, we mustn't let them fall to the hands of these cowards!" yells Saito. Saito looks around, he sees something move to his left, it catches his attention. He turns to look, to see the young man who killed the captain. The young man is walking towards Saito with his bloody longsword. The metal is black, and the handle resembles a demon sword. Saito is struck with fear, not just because the man has a demon sword, an ancient relic forgotten by time, but because the man walking towards him...is his older brother.
"It's been four years, brother." Says the man. Saito appears to be getting very tense. Behind the man stands twenty Gibril soldiers, with their weapons out. They hold spears, swords and shields, pikes and maces. Unaware that the fighting is over behind Saito, he continues to stare at his brother, who smiles in triumph. Templar soldiers now gather around Saito, worried about their lord. The men wear black robes with a cross on their black, and a sword through that cross. Under the robes are white armor. They are heavily equipped. "Your supposed to be dead, Margrant!" yells Saito, Terrified. Margrant is still smiling, he lets out a chuckle. "I only led you to believe that, foolish little brother. I joined up with the Gibril army when I heard rumors of "Lord Saito" the hero Templar. I decided to see what you have been doing all these years. I only see now that you are fighting these battles, with the life I decided to spare." Enraged by that last statement, Saito enters a sword stance. His sword is held beside his head, with both of his hands. The Templars behind Saito enter their stances as well, prepared to fight to the death. "I'll make you regret what you've done to our parents and sister." Says Saito. Margrant has a smirk on his face. "Templars, attack!" yells Saito. "Knights, attack!" Yells Margrant. Both sides clash in a flood of swords. Saito charges Margrant, Margrant is still wearing his smirk. Saito swings his sword in cross shape, Margrant parries his attacks with ease. Saito continues to attack nonstop, his hate is growing. Margrant laughs as he blocks Saito's attacks. Saito, out of breath, steps back to rethink his plan. Margrant notices an opening and rushes Saito. Saito raises his sword in defense, but is too late, Saito's Blue blade with the white hilt goes flying out of his hands. Margrant strikes a second time, slashing Saito with his sword. Saito falls down, holding his chest. Margrant walking up slowly, laughing at how powerless his brother is. Three Templars notice their Lord in this predicament and rush to his aid. They charge Margrant, Margrant back steps, then slices all three at the same time. They fall to the ground lifeless. Margrant's smile turns to a frown. "Brother, I'll spare you and your people. In return, you will grow stronger and provide me with a better fight next time we meet. Till next time, Saito." Margrant gives the signal for his men to retreat, the Gibril army falls backs, leaving death and destruction.
Chapter 2 - Saito's past
"Mother, Can I go out with Garn and the others?" ask Saito. His mother continues to fix sew, She sits in a old wooden rocking chair. Her hair is brown, it goes all the way down to her shoulders. She has brown eyes, and is wearing a peasant dress. "Yes dear, but please be back by dinner time. You know how your father gets when you are out late." Says his mother. "Yes mama" Says Saito, with a smile.
Saito twist and turns in his sleep, unaware that he is dreaming of the past. His wounds are causing him a great sickness. The village was saved due to Saito's heroic actions, however, many brave souls were lost. Saito is now being taken care of by Yuki, a friend he met when he was in training to be a Templar Knight. Yuki has blond hair, her hair is straight and stretches down to her shoulders. She has a few hair veins over here face. She is usually calm a kind. She wears a Templar cloak and a dress underneath.
"Hey guys, do you wanna play knight?" Ask Saito. Him and his 3 friends, Garn, Jin, and Vota sit in a circle. "No way, we all know you practice with your older brother every day. Is it true he was trained by a real Templar Knight?" Ask Vota. "Yup, Our friend Kain trained brother himself, brother is really strong." Brags Saito, happily. "Alright, I'll play if you teach me a few moves." Says Garn. Saito nods happily, he has never actually taught anybody how to fight. He thinks that this is a chance for him to become stronger, to perhaps catch up to his brother.
"Alright guys, I have to get home now. Momma is making stew for dinner tonight." Brags Saito, Happily. "Alright, thanks alot Saito, we learned alot. We'll see ya tomorrow, right?" Ask Jin. "Of course." Says Saito. Saito and his friends wave goodbye, and all head home. Saito walks back to his house eagerly. He has lived in a medium sized house since he was born, it has 3 rooms, 1 kitchen a bathroom, and a living room. The house is one story. They live in a small forest area, surrounded by many trees. Saito crosses the bridge inside the forest, over the small creek. He remembers playing there with his older brother, they even caught a fish and brought it home for dinner. Saito opens the door to the house, but lets out a scream.On the floor is his mother, in a river of blood, she has a huge slash mark on her back. It appears she tried to run. "Mother!" screams Saito. Its too late, his mother is dead. Saito looks around the room, observing what happened. There is the fireplace, infront of it is the rocking chair, the sofa, a rug, the small table where they played their games and ate their meals. Saito notices slash marks on the walls. It appears a small fight, these are made from swords. Saito then hears noises of sword clangs, in the kitchen. He runs down the hall but stops in the middle . His sister, Maylan, lay dead. She was stabbed several times. She had short brown hair with yellow eyes. She was wearing a peasant skirt. "Maylan!" Screams Saito. The fighting continues down the hallway, furious, Saito runs into the Kitchen only to see his father fighting his brother. His father has short brown hair with brown eyes, he has a beard around his mouth. He wears noble clothing. His brother knocks the sword out of his fathers hand, it lands infront of Saito. His father turns around and reaches for the sword, before his head is disconnected from his body. "Father! Brother, what have you done!" Screams Saito, furious. "Calm down Saito, it'll all be over soon." Says Margrant, with an evil grin. Saito picks up his father's sword and runs after Margrant, he is too angry to think properly. He swings once, only to miss Margrant and hit a lantern, the lantern falls then the Kitchen catches on fire. Saito doesn't care, all he can think about is killing his only brother. Margrant blocks Saito's attack, but a wound he got from his father on his sword arm causes him to lose power, Saito uses the chance to slash Margrant on the face. There is a wound over Margrant's eyes. Margrant howls with pain. The house now starts to fall apart, a pillar lands infront of Saito and Margrant before Saito can finish him off. Knowing this, Saito grabs food, the little coin his family had, a Jeweled necklace, and his father's sword Saito runs out of the houses, crying. The tears won't stop coming, he doesn't understand why.
Two days later, Saito is sitting on the main road. Footsteps can be heard approaching. Saito looks up to see forty men, Templars he presumed due to the cloaks they wore, being led by a middle aged man. The man had Short brown hair, a small braid in the back. He had a sword at his side, and wore the same cloak. Under the cloak, he wore Nobleman's clothing. The man raises his hand, which signals his men to halt. They stop infront of Saito, what a pitiful sight he must've been. "Boy, Were investigating what happened to a manor inside a forest not to far from here. Do you know anything?" Ask the man. Saito looks up, the man notices despair, hate, and fear in his eyes. "Momma, Father, and Maylan...Their dead..." says Saito, trying to hold the tears back. "Did you live in the manor?" Ask the man. Saito nods slowly. "What happened?" Ask the man again. "Margrant killed them...we fought and I killed Margrant..or rather the house did..." Says Saito. "Tell me the whole story" Says the man. From that point, Saito tells the man what happened a few days ago, he tells him about his family, about Margrant. "I see." Says the man. The man stays silent for a minute, as if thinking of a solution. "I got it. How about you come with me. I'm Lord Heroment, a Templar Lord. Come with me, I'll train you. You will become stronger then your brother, you will have the power to save hundreds of lives." Says Heroment. Saito stays quiet for a few minutes, wondering what to do. Perhaps, next time, he could save someone. Saito looks up, then nods. "Hop on my horse, we have a long way to travel. We head to my home, Orinto Fort. A grand home it is. You will be welcomed. The training for becoming a Templar Knight is harsh, but after hearing what you've gone through, I have faith." Says Heroment, Smiling. Saito smiles for the first time in days. He gets his things, then mounts on top of the horse. They head for Orinto Keep.
End of Chapter 2
I am well aware I have made Many mistakes, this however is only a draft I ask you all to post your comments like you did last time, I am proud of this work, I feel I have done alot better with the help I received from you all last time, thanks!