The Queen and Her Huntsmen Without the Queen there is no balance. Without the Queen her Hunters cannot exist. Without her Hunters the Queen cannot survive. There has not been a Queen in over a century. The Royal Hunters were mysteriously destroyed, leaving the Queen vulnerable to attack. And attacked the Queen was, just after the last of her Hunters fell. After the murder of the Queen, her only heir was to ascend to the throne, a princess who had barely reached womanhood at the time. Just before she was to claim the crown, the princess vanished without a trace. For some time after her disappearance, the denizens of the realm were at a panic, chaos erupting in the streets as the whispered rumor trickled through passing. What were they to do without their beloved Queen? Who would rule their race? Legend says the Seven Spades of the Inner Circle were behind both the murder of the Queen and the disappearance of her only child. They were hungry for control and believed the Matriarch needed to crumble in order for their society to thrive to new levels, as a Democracy. They believed they no longer needed the throne, they believed they could rule far better than any monarch had before. They were the Queen’s trusted consorts, her advisers and they believed they could rule out from beneath the hand of Her Majesty. Little did they know that by throwing away the crown, their world would be thrown off kilter, the society they thought to rebuild would fall apart at the seams. It took more than a century for the Royal Hunters to be reborn, the Mother of Creation singing into existence the bloodline that had died out so long ago. They were born to capable families, who were already strong in their bloodlines. She would come to them in their sleep and weave the knowledge of their unborn child’s duty in life, teaching them the ways in which the son would be raised and how to handle their “Gifts”, to prepare him for his purpose; to serve and protect their Queen. Five are born, five little boys who would grow into deadly powerful creatures. The Royal Hunters are massive even when they wear the skin of man, the inspire fear for those around them, their eyes revealing that they are are more animal than they are man. They are feral, primal creatures, who’s blood runs for the existence of their Queen. It is within them that they discover that the heir to the throne still lives, they can feel the faintness of a heartbeat, of her life essence that still lingers somewhere in this world. At the age of sixteen their gifts awaken, their psyche opens to the part of them that is solely Hunter. There is a magnetism that brings them together, and it is when they first awaken to that pull that they are to leave their home, in search for their brethren. When they have all been brought together, they train as an unit, they learn one another, they become in tune to their Beast and each other. They are to be one, in order to become the Guardians of the Queen. Their duty will be made clear by the Mother of Creation, who will come to them in the same fashion as she did their mortal parents, she will urge them on the path to find the one hope they have to restore balance to their now ruined world.