Ancient Iwaku Scum from 2006.
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Death's Rattle: A Tale of a Fallen Queen
All this occurred during the dark years following the fall of ancient Zeledin….
In the world of Mirabella, there was once a kingdom that was ruled by a generous, but naive faye queen named Mistlyn. While the world was far from being perfect, nobody had ever thought that this era of stability would have ended so soon.
Well they were wrong.....
An earthquake had happened on the day of the annual festival celebrating the Unnamed God. This single event had deeply rattled the kingdom and it's inhabitants. This was just the first of the Trying Times to come.
That's when HE showed up... The Man in Grey, or as he was better known, Y'ieth the Wizard. With him, he brought humans from the nation of Reliniana, which sought more influence in the region. The Reliniana Empire often clashed violently with the Faye nations in the west; land, wealth, power, these all blur together, obscuring the reasons for this war into a blood filled smear. For ages they have fought. Warlords and Generals were constantly struck down with each passing week!
But to invade Zeledin, this was a first.
The queen had gathered all her best knights, sages, and archers to defeat this monster. War had broken out and the queen's forces had lost for the first time in nearly hundred years.
Soon Zeledin was in chaos, Mistlyn now had to govern a people in exile while Y'ieth's forces still roamed the countryside. Her Paladins convinced the queen to flee to the mountains, where only the griffins roamed. There she studied ancient witchcraft, the art of the Soul Blade and would begin her quest to find the Living Goddess, a faye that is considered so powerful that her magic rivals that of the Unnamed God.
While she was gone, the people of Zeledin suffered miserably as the raiders tried taking over the exiled people. Some had escaped into the surrounding forest but they were very few. The rest was made as slaves or prisoners...
But a group called the Paldains decided to fight back with the help of an eccentric monk named Christian Glenhill. Y'ieth was defeated by this man, but the raiders remained.
Now three years later, Mistyln has made a come back. However, she was no longer the generous girl she once was. Her time in exile made her bitter. Her hair was no longer the stunning red of the Zeledin Faye; it was now a silverish grey. She had killed one of her own kind to created the fabled Sword of Embera, by placing the soul of a young girl named Chavvah inside of the weapon. For doing this, she has lost the support of her loyal Paladins led by her lover, Eldoin. She was forced to kill the man she loved, since he tried to strike her down.
Even with this corrupted past, she has not lost the support of her peoples, whom believe that she will one day liberate them from the invaders of their lands. To further complicate matters, the Sword has been wisped off to a small village on the sea by the rebelling Paladins with the support of an upstart High Priestess from the neighboring island kingdom of Chenoa.
What will be the outcome of this story? Let's find out.