The Battle for Tarin
"Rise and shine, ladies!" An older Knight called to her trainees. All had made their deals recently, too young to know much about Knights beyond the initial excitement about meeting the Gods face to face. "Training time!" One of the trainees groaned loudly, rolling over in bed and hiding her face under her pillow. "We trained all day yesterday!" she whined, voice muffled. "Why do we have to train more today?" Another voice pipped up from beneath her covers. "It's not like we're in an active war right now anyway! It's Summer! We don't fight in summer, and fall is months away!" The older Knight sighed roughly. What were they telling the youth these days, that Knights only fought during the endless War of the Seasons? "We don't only fight to claim Isos. And we don't only train to beat out the Knights from up north to prolong summer." She spoke slowly, frowning at her trainees. "We train so we can be prepared if It comes back." The second trainee to speak poked her head out of the covers. "... It?" She asked. "What do you mean It" The older Knight hid her face in her hands. "Maslian vania, have they told you nothing? No one said anything about the thing trying to kill our planet?" That seemed to get their attention. All whining stopped, the young knights staring at their elder with wide eyes. She sighed softly. Training would have to wait. "Let me tell you about the Interloper..."
The Elder Gods had heard an unearthly shriek from the heavens. At first, they believed the shape hurtling towards them to be an asteroid. But as it drew closer to the planet, they realized it wasn't a rock, but a figure. It landed upon the Divine Realms that Deceit called home, the entire floating island tipping and swaying. A Celestial that wasn't their mother had landed on their planet. And it clearly thought it belonged here.
The two Goddesses met their foe upon the lands of the Divine Realms.
Truth and Deceit used everything in their power to attempt to force the interloper back. Celestial, essentia, elemental magic... Everything they threw at the 20 foot tall creature didn't seem to harm it. But they didn't stop. They had to stop this Celestial, or else it would claim the planet for its own and everything their mother had created would be lost. The Interloper fired off a massive blast of Celestial magic at Truth and Deceit, the two thrown backwards. They barely retained consciousness, vaguely aware of hands grasping at their own and pulling them to their feet. Dimly, they realized they were being led by two others, two new Gods that they'd never seen before. The two turned once they were behind cover, their heterochromia startling to the older Goddesses. The two young gods had eyes that mirrored one another, the white haired male's right was the same color as Deceit's, and his left the same as Truth's. The blonde woman's were the opposite. It was suddenly clear to Truth and Deceit what had happened; the blast had torn them asunder, creating two new Gods; Order and Chaos. The exhausted Goddesses of Truth and Deceit despaired. Split as they had been, their powers were weakened. Surely, if they couldn't push it back before, how could they now? Chaos, impatient and impulsive, grabbed Truth's sword. "Less talking, more fighting." he snapped before rushing out from behind their cover. Order, calm and collected, gazed at her other half and at Truth. "You call mother. We'll distract it." Order and Chaos attached suddenly, the two young Gods startled the Interloper, distracting it from their other halves. The two exhausted Goddesses called out to Fate, they needed her now more than ever. But would their mother arrive in time? Order was more defensive, creating wards and barriers and lashing out with Celestial magic and ice magic interchangeably. Chaos moved erratically, the Interloper losing track of him momentarily. That moment was long enough for Chaos to leap into the air, slashing the blade against the Interloper's antlers with as much strength behind it as he could muster. The Interloper screamed, the antler falling from it's huge, masked head, crashing from the side of the divine realms before dropping to the surface below. It shattered to pieces upon impact, Celestial magic leaking from it and into the ground. The Interloper slashed out with Celestial magic harshly, the corrosive substance splashing against Chaos's face. He dropped, Order catching him. Before the Interloper could bear down on the young Gods and destroy them completely, another Celestial appeared. Fate dragged itself through a portal, shrieking its displeasure. The Interloper's eyes grew to pinpricks, hastily retreating before the might of its fellow Celestial.
The very ground is corrupted by the fallen Antler, and the Red Forest is created. The two Elder Goddesses are split into four.
- Conflict Result
- The Elder Gods manage to push back the Interloper.
The Elder Gods
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