Quick Guide: On the continent of Ballis there are seven kingdoms. 1. Kingdom of Gaahalo – Elven Realm among the Nyad Forest 2. Kingdom of Dorrie - Human Realm 3. The Hark Vampire Coven – Mountain Region on the Northeastern border of Gaahalo, within the abandoned Dwarven realm. 4. Kingdom of Kai-Pyro - Dwarven Realm. Largest realm on the continent. 5. Lycan Realm- Nomadic packs under the leadership of the Vampire Coven. (May want to get an actual name for this area.) 6. Kingdom of Argyris Lahti - Dragons Realm, North of Gaahalo 7. Orc Realm – The center village of Gaahalo. (Might want to get a name for this area. I know Dedtoo is rather skilled at Orcish concepts. He might have a good name for it.) About the Prophecy of Ionna and the Blade of Shade The Prophecy from the Dragon Diadem, written in ancient days by Saquin himself, states that an Elven Queen will give birth to a Cwen, a Dragonchild, one with the blessed blood. She will be known as Ionna – Dragonsong. Within this child will be the power over all dragons. Her dragonform is that of Ionna herself, the delicate and powerful being of spirit and light; one that forges lightening and is able to hold the spirits of others within her to protect and guide. Ionna is the true form of light, and is a child of the sun. The Diadem claims that if Ionna loses light, she becomes darkness. She becomes death to the earth and all that requires the need of for light. The only way to kill the light from Ionna, and thus, take away the light of the world forever, is a damned blade of unknown origins called the Blade of Shade. No one knows as to why this Blade is so powerful. There’s never been anyone who knew of its creation or reasoning for its existence. But, according to the Diadem, it was an item of power used by Necromancers of ancient days. This particular one was created with the sole purpose of dissecting the sun completely from the sky; killing it permanently, as it does to the night every day it rises. Reasoning for this, no one knows. There’s no other record known of its meaning except for in the Diadem. But, of course, there is another record of it, which explains why others now know if the prophecy and are now fighting to write their own end to it. A Lycan, a surprising twist within the Diadem’s prophecy, actually protects the Ionna from the fate she’s destined to follow. It is stated that a Lycan will be born with the ability to track down the location of the Blade of Shade. And not only that, this one Lycan will be the only creature of the world capable of releasing it from the magical binds that keeps it hidden from all. --- "My lord," a female elven vampire hissed, bright red hair covering most of her face as she flashed her master a toothy smile. "I has news!" The human vampire, who brushed his fingers through his dark chestnut hair, looked at the elf with his gold-tinted brown eyes before returning his gaze to the book he was holding. "What is it now, D'shial?" he asked, annoyance lacing his voice. "Can't you see I'm busy?" "Has you found the Blade's place?" "I'm afraid not. Looking through every resource I have for a century with a war to win has been a daunting task. Not to mention that the girl is very well protected." "But Master Vladimir!" Vladimir sighed in frustration and glared at D'shial. "Make it quick..." D'shial looked at him with her gray eyes. "Some of the court members come back. They says that the baby princess is having her birthday tomorrow." Vladimir cocked an eyebrow. "Is she? My, a century goes by so quickly." "Yes, yes! And all the mortals shall be there!" "Really? I suppose the dragons are invited as well." "Sarthath shalls be there, Master." D'shial grabbed the end of her hair and pulled them in opposite directions under her chin. "The elf queen invited him." "I figured she would..." The vampire lord closed the book and pushed back in its place on the shelf. "You do know about the Prophecy, don't you?" "Yes, yes! You kills the princess and then kills the sun!" "But without the Blade of Shade, I can't. It seems that we were losing hope before I convinced Sarthath to join me." "Tells me, please! I wants to know! Nobody, not even you, Master, would ever tell me everything!" "Are you sure? A century's old war that is still ongoing is... quite tedious to tell about." "Please, please, please, Master! you never tells me anything!" "All right." He gestured for the elf to sit. "I suppose it hasn't been fair to keep you in the dark about what goes on." --- "Move the target!" called the young elf as she readied her bow. The young elven man with fair colored hair glanced up at the woman. "I'm a templar, not a servant!" he protested. "Do as I say, Erlan! Or do you want Mother to be angry with you?" "I happen to be her personal guard." "Move the target, whelp!" Erlan sighed. "As you wish..." He picked up the makeshift target and walked a few step back and placed it back on the ground. "Perfect!" The elven woman threw her raven hair back and pulled the string of her bow as far as it would go. "You do realize that everyone's coming today for your sister's birthday..." Erlan sighed as he thought of the youngest princess, Nahra. He has always considered her beautiful with her long midnight hair and sapphire eyes. he jumped a little as the arrow struck the target. The woman cursed. "I was so close to having a bull's eye!" She huffed, rolling her blue eyes. "Ah yes, the ambassadors, nobles, allies, and the sort are arriving shortly." She quickly turned around. "I'll go get ready!" Erlan shrugged and reluctantly left the arrow in the target. I should check on her majesty and everyone else, he thought.