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Krealthanos the Flesh Forger

God of Life

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a character in “Spark of Immortals”, as played by MegaCheeseyMonkey

Description

Name: Krealthanos
Gender: Male
Title: God of Life, also known as the Flesh-Forger
Appearance:
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Personality: Krealthanos is regarded as fair... but kind. He is childish and imaginative, giving him the reason why he has so much imagination which allows him to make his 'clay dolls' as he calls them. He loves creating cool new creatures to keep with him, even going as far and making a golem out of lava just to keep company. He hates being alone... absolutely hates it. He hates solitude, it's the worst feeling he could ever get. He's neutral when it comes to Feminora and Marcaulus, not wanting to take any sides, so he offers his services of weapon making and 'doll' making to both of them. He makes his home on the main realm.
Symbol: His symbol is a combination of the different races adored by him, with a two hammers scrossing behind it, representing the fact that he is known as 'The Flesh-Forger' by his worshippers.

So begins...

Krealthanos the Flesh Forger's Story

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Character Portrait: The Dynasty Character Portrait: Krealthanos the Flesh Forger

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It had happened... he was free... free from the solitude of the spark. He had become aware a while ago, not knowing how to get out. He looked around, his yellow eyes just looking around. Then it hit him, a wave of sharp pain that made the world around him start becoming alive. The tree's branches extending through the air, dancing to some sort of music. He smiled at the dancing, shuffling his head around as he grinned... then it all stopped. He stopped, looking at the dead branches and grabbed one of the dead branches. His childish grin turned into a frown.

He walked over to another tree, touching and making it dance as well, with the same energy he had felt the same time. He grinned as the tree opened his eyes. "I am Martinius...." The tree said to the newly hatched. "What is your name, child of the Spark?" He looked at the tree, his yellow eyes full of confusion. "I-" He tried to say... horrible with talking. "I-I... a-am...... W-Who a-am I....?" He asked the tree. The tree shrugged it's branches. "What do you want to be named?" The tree asked. "K-Krealthanos..." He said, getting the hang of talking. "Krealthanos... I like the name... Krealthanos." He said, nodding firmly, trying to prove that he liked the name. "What is this place Martinius?" He asked. "This is the Realm." The tree said wisely. "The... Realm? It looks lonely.... shall I make you friends?" He asked, walking over to another tree.

He touched it, then it's eyes went wide open. "Thank you! Krealthanos, child of the Spark!" He said, nodding as much as a tree could nod. "See? Now I got you a friend... Everybody should have a friend!" He said, grinning. He grabbed two rocks, then had a bright idea. He started packing rocks together in some type of shape that resembled him. A humanoid shape. Then, he breathed life into it. "I am the Guardian!" The golem exclaimed, slamming his arms together. "Hello Guardian, I am Krealthanos!" He said chuckling. "I know you, child of the Spark. We should get you to see Feminora!" Guardian said. Krealthanos nodded, walking off.

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Character Portrait: The Dynasty Character Portrait: Orignus Character Portrait: Krealthanos the Flesh Forger

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Orignus walked across the land, examining the diversity of his surroundings. The rocks, the sky, the moving trees. The moving trees? That's odd, in the short moments of Orignus' travels he had already seen trees, and these things are NOT 'trees.' He walked over to interact with one. It stopped dancing and quickly stood back in place, looking like a normal tree again. "You can't hide from me, creature, I had already seen your act of movement" he says. The tree reveals it's face and waves it's branches toward him. "Greetings, old one, my name is Garthan, what shall me and my brothers call you?" he asks. The Elder stares at the face of this Garthan, and quickly councils with the others, privately. "A name, we need a name. Any ideas?" asks The Elder.
"Oh! Let's go with Jabjh'ahr! It sounds funny!" says The Young.
"That's a horrible name, how do you even say that. How about...Origne?" suggests The Mature.
"...Maybe Orignus, Orignus sounds perfect" says The Elder.
The Elder then snaps back into reality, looking at the Garthan's face once more. "Orignus, my name is Orignus" he says.
"Orignus, we shall call you that then" says Garthan.
"Garthan, how did you come here? Were you left here to guide us?" asks The Elder.
"We were created by another, a creature much like you. His song is of the wind, the wind satisfies us, that is why we dance" explains Garthan.
"Another, you say? Do you mind taking me to this person?" asks The Elder.
"Of course, Master Orignus. But I cannot move from this place, my body is impaled into the Realm" says Garthan, sadly. He then sighs.
"I can help you with tha-" The Elder then pauses, and morphs his age. As he does so, the tree get's confused, wondering what is happening to the poor man. The shifting stops and The Elder is no longer, it is now the time for The Young. "Hehe! You look funny! Let's give you legs so you can take us to the other person!" says The Young, as he jumps in circles around Garthan in curiosity and excitement. "Excuse me, but what happened to the old man?" asks the tree in confusion. Although, Orignus is too busy waving the staff around above his head and giggling. All of a sudden, the roots of the tree start to lift up and wrap around themselves, forming the shape of legs. The rooted tree now stands tall, with his branches higher above The Young's head. He then climbs the tree and sits on the largest branch as he sticks the staff in between two other branches to stay. "Onward, Gartree!" jokes The Young. "Whatever you say, 'Master Orignus'" says the tree in confusion. He then walks off into the directon Krealthanos walked off to.

Meanwhile, Feminora rests on her circular gold throne in The Above, but awakens to the sound of her name being called. She sits up from her seat, her mint-green hair floating in the air as if she were underwater. She walks up to a special fountain, one of the many devices in her kingdom. The water in the fountain shows anything on the main Realm or her own, and it can even show how holy a creature's morality is. In it, she sees Krealthanos, walking with the such golem he had made, almost identical. "They have awoken" she says. With this discovery, she waves her hand with her eyes closed, and opens a portal between the golden gate to The Above and a close range of Krealthanos.

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Character Portrait: The Dynasty Character Portrait: Orignus Character Portrait: Krealthanos the Flesh Forger Character Portrait: Aika

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He was talking with Guardian for a while. He smiled and played, making his every foot step what seemed like a hop. He grinned.... then he stopped grinning all of a sudden. His eyes going into 'Smith mode' as he looked around for this... other being... to show himself. He looked at Guardian, and it seemed to smile. "That is a friend, Child of the Spark." He said, walking towards the energy. He then sensed another... no, two... smaller beings. He looked to Guardian. "Are the two other smaller beings other Children of the Spark?" He asked the golem. The golem nodded. "They are, and you are good at reaching outwards if you can feel them with your own energy." He said with a chuckle. The golem had a deep, throaty voice that sounded like rumbles of rocks.

Then, it walked over to the woman it knew would be glad to have this un trained Child of the Spark at her side. It walked over to Feminora.

As soon as it reached Feminora, it got onto it's knees and looked down. Krealthanos looked at Guardian. "Why bow to her? She seems so lonely though..." He looked at the woman. "Want me to make you a friend? I can make one just as beautiful as you are!" He said with a great big gleam. It seemed as if his maturity hadn't reached the level it should have been yet. He looked like he was in his teenage years, but acted like a complete kid.

He walked around, grinning as he took some branches and stones, tapping it lightly on the head and then it began to dance. It had no form really... it just had some feet. Even though the branches didn't have any wholes to help them stand straight where they were, they still stuck. The thing danced... the wind was it's music such as the trees. He looked at Feminora. "Look at what it can do! It's so peaceful and relaxing!" He said, giggling and clapping his hands as he saw the thing move.

"My name is Krealthanos! They call me Child of the Spark, I believe this 'Spark' is what I was born from, am I correct? You must be Lady Feminora... you are quite a beautiful sight!" He said, beaming.

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Character Portrait: The Dynasty Character Portrait: Orignus Character Portrait: Krealthanos the Flesh Forger Character Portrait: Aika

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Aika walked along with the dog for a while along the path that seemed like it gone on for a while. "Dog, are we going anywhere in particular? It seems that we're following a path, so I figured we're going somewhere in particular..." Aika stopped, seeing as the dog was talking. She didn't really listen to the dog, but he said something about people being ahead. "Dog, you don't seem too relaxed. Are you okay?" She said sweetly. Aika pet the dog on the head to calm him down. The dog seemed to like that. They continued on forward.

She continued to small talk with the dog as he answered most of the questions, but he left one question unanswered; Who is Maurculus and Feminora? She was determined to find out, but she couldn't find the information out from the dog... He had to find out from somebody else. The girl moved on forward. The dog was suspicious of how quiet she was, but he didn't speak of it. She walked along the path, to reach two...creatures...or are they gods? They seemed to be gods, just like her. The dog warned Aika "These are gods, they are like you. But not all of them are good. Be on guard." The dog seemed angered, as if he was threatened by these gods, but Aika waited until they left, and lurked a bit behind them. "Dog, are you sure you know where we are going?" They happened to get at a crossroad just as she said that. "Of course. We need to turn left."
"Could we go to the right first? I want to see what lies there." He was shocked Aika wanted to go there. He was absolutely against her going there, but Aika didn't care, and went through there anyway. She wanted to see what was at the end... The dog was getting restless, he couldn't bare Aika going to the end, as if it would kill her. But at the end, was simply... A lady? Aika stopped and stared at the lady. There were a few other people, but Aika could not take her eyes off of her. "Dog... Who's that?" Dog referred to her as Feminora. So this is Feminora... So who is Maurculus? She was determined to find Maurculus. "Lets go. This discovery... It wasn't of my interest. I think the left path must be much more interesting!" She smiled to the dog.

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Character Portrait: The Dynasty Character Portrait: Artemis Roul Character Portrait: Orignus Character Portrait: Krealthanos the Flesh Forger Character Portrait: Aika

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Orignus, still as a child, saw Krealthanos from a distance. "Hey! Hey you!" he screamed. But then he saw his sibling was alarmed, as he looked around himself. Next to him was a duplicate made of stone. The tree ran faster towards the god, but the moment they were near him, he walked off into...something. This was a gateway, a gateway to some kind of golden castle of light. Inside was Krealthanos, his stone duplicate, and a...woman. Garthan walked into the said gate, obviously making a lot of noise. Feminora looked at her siblings, surprised, and a not startled. "Greetings, brothers. I am Feminora. I see that you have already discovered your powers. How about you introduce yourselves then?" she asks. As the beings walk into her castle, the bate closes, she can't risk Maurculus walking in. She then walks over to a table, and hovers her hands over it. "Would you like any refreshments?" she asks. She then creates a glass of an odd drink out of the mist of clouds, might be nectar. But it had a scent of fresh flowers. She grabs the glass and takes a sip, awaiting the greetings of her new siblings. She would love to know them more, probably answer some questions. Orignus jumps off of Garthan and grabs his staff, slowly shifting into his Elder age as he falls to the ground. "Hello, Feminora. I am Orignus, your younger brother. I do not know of the other's name though, would you like to tell us?" he asks Krealthanos. This was exciting, finally meeting not one, but two of his other kin. He didn't even mean to bump into this, Feminora.

Maurculus, still as a dog, was taking his beloved Aika to a portal of his own. Happy that his sister was "Not of interest" to her. But then, another woman popped up in front of her. He was startled by her, a bit angered for her intersection. He growled a bit, possibly emitting an aura and revealing some of his identity through a 'sense.' But he calmed down when the woman put her hands on his head, he thought this goddess must be crazy. "You, you're the maker. You must know who I was born to be?" she said. Maurculus was...confused. Maybe she got the 'sense?' or she is referring to his...Father. "Where am I? And what purpose do I serve?" she asked as she backed away from the two. "Arg, who are you speaking of, miss. I am a creation of the great Aika, I can in no way have knowledge of your purpose. Now be gone, me and my Queen must be off to our location" he explained as he walked off on the path.

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Character Portrait: The Dynasty Character Portrait: Artemis Roul Character Portrait: Orignus Character Portrait: Krealthanos the Flesh Forger Character Portrait: Aika

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The girl took a deep breath and tried to keep her cool. She looked at the wolf and said, '' Well, I was simply mistaken. There was no need to be so impulsive by my simple mistake, wolf.'' The girl took another deep breath, she looked at the girl who the wolf called Aika and gave her an ever so quick and slight smile and then looked back at the wolf. She sighed and said, '' Well, I will take my leave and go and visit the creator. You must also be weary of me, wolf. For I am able to tame and control wolves at my command.'' She took one more look at the wolf and Aika and got back onto the wolf that brought her there. She looked at the two and then lightly took her heel and pressed into the wolf's side and she was off, to go and find '' The Maker.''

Shortly after she left she came upon the view of what appeared to be a place where the '' Maker'' would be found. The girl stepped off of the wolf and said, '' Baowolf, I'll be back. Stay here and wait my return.'' The wolf looked at her and nodded and watched her as she walked into the small, but very stable building. She walked up to the entrance and gave a simple knock, and waited, she received no return so she just entered. She walked through the door and heard voices coming farther down the hall, and past a door. The girl sighed and walked down the hall, being weary of every sound and thing that could possibly be heard or seen.

She eventually came to the door and opened it, only to find a male talking to a female. She sighed and stayed quiet, she then waited for the male to be silent. Then she said, '' Are one of you either the maker or another one of his creations? I must speak with as soon as I can. I must find out who I am, and what perpose I serve since I can not think of one myself''

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Character Portrait: The Dynasty Character Portrait: Artemis Roul Character Portrait: Orignus Character Portrait: Krealthanos the Flesh Forger

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He looked at both of them, then it hit him... the wave of maturity as he saw Grethan. Grethan seemed to become stable again and Guardian crumbling... as Krealthanos grew a bit more, horns appearing on his head his yellow eyes' became black and then yellow again. He opened his eyes groaning as his head hurt.

"I... I am Krealthanos." He said, sounding much more mature as well, still holding his head. "I am Krealthanos, I have the power over the life force of things, able to bend it to my will, making them become alive." He looked at Feminora. "You are Feminora, ruler of the Above... you are sister to Maurculus, ruler of the Below. Male and Female..." He said, chuckling as he was more speaking to himself. He got up, looked at his attire. "No.. no this won't do." He said, snapping his finger as golden armor appeared onto him, a sweeping cloak forming on his left shoulder plate. He smiled. "Much better." He said, looking at the two. He walked over to Grathan, breathing life into him again.

He smiled warmly at it. "Why hello, my friend." He said, the tree nodded. "Let me make you're shape different, make you a better form for your legs." He said, putting a hand on Grathan. Grathan seemed to minimize into his hand as he shaped the very being he was. He then duplicated it, putting them both down and making them grow back up again. "Nobody deserves to be alone." He said, as Grathan grew back, but now having a body and arms. The body was made of bark. "You... are now a Sylvan. Great guardians of the forests." He said. Grathan nodded. "Thank you.... Forger." Grathan said as it moved away and outside from the portal. He moved to the side, looking at Artemis. "Well met, Child of the Spark." Grathan finally said, leaving the Above. Krealthanos nodded, looking back. "I am Krealthanos, Forger of Life." He grinned. He snapped his finger, Guardian coming back into it's form. "Why hello, my friend!" He said to Guardian. Guardian nodded. "Hello, Forger." Guardian said. He looked to Orignus and Feminora. "Now, any questions?" He asked, thinking his display as a bit... 'confusing' to the both.

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Character Portrait: The Dynasty Character Portrait: Orignus Character Portrait: Krealthanos the Flesh Forger Character Portrait: Aika

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Orignus saw his siblings presentation, entertaining. "No questions, my friend" he says as he waves his hand above the empty slot in his staff. In the slot, small particles started to gather, starting to fill the hole. The particles soon held a tight density, and turned into a crystal. It was transperant, like freshly made glass. Feminora examined his sibling's creation, he who he called "Guardian." "This thing, is much like you. A mirror, sibling. Fascinating, but it is not the first I have seen..." she explains. She then flicks her hand at the ground, with a glowing, blue, glass orb formed the moment she flicked her hand. The orb flew to the ground, and shattered. Out of the remains grew a humanoid creature. It was blue, like the orb it was born from, and had 4 arms on each forearm. A crown soon formed on it's head, with the color of white and gold and a yellow feather on it. It had no facial features, but you can just feel it's emotion and feelings. Feminora stared at it, "You shall be my servant, you must serve my guests. Do you desire anything, Forger, or how about you, Elderly Man" she asks. "I believe you have some questions of this place, care to ask them now?" she says.
"Yes, Feminora, I have one: Where are we, and what is our purpose?" he asks, hesitantly, as he slowly shifts into The Mature.
"Ah, you are in Realm. A grand world, of the creation of both my brother and I" she explains.
"Brother...?" he says.
"...Yes, I have a brother. His name is Maurculus, it's best you keep your distance from him. His tricks can bring great danger" she explains, looking in the distance, as if she is...remembering things. She continues answering the question, "And your purpose, hm? That is not of my control. Your purpose is of your control, your choice. I chose my path, and my brother chose his, and I see the Forger seems to be close to finding his own" she explains. Orignus looked down at a shard of the orb his sister threw. He grabbed it and placed it near the crystal upon his staff. "I see..." he said as the the shard and the crystal formed an energetic wave to bind to one another. The two then fused, giving the crystal a blue pigment and a new texture.

Maurculus was inside his lovely paradise, The Below. He was happy that Aika followed, and that she was so interested in finding him. He made a huge sniff with his little dog nose, happily. He loved the charred smell of burning rock and magma. Speaking of which, there were pools, and moats of it everywhere. Even some fountains made of black stone. The interior looked like a mix of both a dark cave and a wicked lair for someone of an evil demeanor. He looked back at Aika, panting like a puppy. "I'm glad you came here. If you are so interested in Maurculus..." he says without finishing his sentence. He then stands on his hind legs as he gets bathed in a flurry of fire that come out of nowhere. As soon as the fire fades, the dog is no more, but the dark Maurculus is found instead. "Then you got him" he finishes. "Come now! I must show you my palace! I bet you will love it! We are going to have a lustful time here!" he says, swiftly as he attempts to grab Aika's hand.

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Character Portrait: The Dynasty Character Portrait: Artemis Roul Character Portrait: Krealthanos the Flesh Forger Character Portrait: Coelicola, Umbra of Night

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He looked at the glass being. "Much greatness in the work, but it looks mindless... no independence, no freedom of choice." He said, touching it slowly. He looked at Feminora. "I want a place to reside. I will not choose between your brother and you, but I wish for a... workshop. A place where I can go around creating more individuals. I want to see at what extent I can create, I wish to see the with what things I can mess around with." He said firmly, then looked at Guardian. Guardian nodded. "I agree, Forger." It said. "Oh, and Guardian is to come with me wherever I go, am I clear?" He asked the two, but not waiting for the response as he walked off, looking around at the Above.

He walked around to see the place empty, and lonely. He had no idea what to do with it. He went back to the two. "Question, why is it so lonely here? It's so big and wonderful, why not share it with other beings that are not gods? Yet, while I was looking... it seemed as if there was nothing alive down there, until I came along or the others came along, am I not correct?" He asked, looking at Feminora.

"Second question, I'd love to create beings with your essences... mind if I take a strand of your hair or a trickle of your blood?" He asked, looking at either of them, hoping their answers would be yes. Then, he looked at the crystal that over looked the world, and saw darkness rise at the bottom to see a woman stand tall and moving around, to find the portal. "Looks like we have a sister in need of guidance... a lady with great grace." He said to Feminora. "Oh please allow me to make this portal." He said, hoping he'd get it right as he snapped his fingers, the golden gate rising a few feet away from the woman of the moon. He walked over to the newly formed portal and opened the gates to it, taking a whiff outside. He looked at Guardian. "Go fetch her please, my Friend." He said to it. Guardian walked off, to find the lady of the mon.

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Character Portrait: The Dynasty Character Portrait: Artemis Roul Character Portrait: Orignus Character Portrait: Krealthanos the Flesh Forger Character Portrait: Aika Character Portrait: Coelicola, Umbra of Night

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Orignus explored Feminora's home, amazed at the beauty. "Ah, a workshop you say?" she says to the Forger. "Why, your workshop has been open all along, it is actually everybody's workshop" she explains. She then points out at the gate, where Guardian is getting the new sister that had been found. "Realm was created specifically to be changed, you are gods. I am one, you are one, the Elder is one as well, we have the duty to shape the world in our image" she explains, as she twiddles her thumbs and forms little white clouds of mist above her hands. "And your question? Yes, it is quite lonely. I had servants, much like the glass being who stands with us right now, but they were killed...in a battle against my brother. From that battle, I took a slumber in the end, until you two woke me up" she explains, in a sad manner. She then notices another sister, this one looked more...primal then the one seen in the portal. "Why, hello dear. How did you get here? Did you come in when we were not aware?" she asks.
"Are one of you either the maker or another one of his creations? I must speak with as soon as I can. I must find out who I am, and what purpose I serve since I can not think of one myself" she says.
"The Maker? Purpose? These things are not of my power. Who you are is your choice, how about you tell us who you think you are now?" she asks. She would love to know one of her sisters, she had currently only interacted with brothers.
"But the Maker," she continues, "I am merely one of the makers. Or if you seek my Father..." she pauses, looking at the ground. "He's not with us, right now. I am currently, alone" she says. "And I fear that my brother may overwhelm me with his army, so I must get to work on my own" she says. She then walks into a room, that held the same theme as the rest of her haven, but was circular and had statues surrounding the middle. She then started to create...soldiers, soldiers out of the statues. Their armor was gold like their original statue form, but their skin was a slightly lighter hue of gold that looked similar to skin, but still shined like glass. They stood tall and proud, in a straight line facing Feminora. "I shall name you the Angleius, guardians of Realm, go forth, and protect my siblings from the darkness of my brother" she commands. The soldiers then stomp their feet in unison, and grow wings. They then fly out the gate, scattering across The Above and Realm. 3 of them stay, as Feminora stares at them. "A gift, to each of my allies" she says. One of them walks up to the primal-looking sister, while the other walks up to Krealthanos. The third one however, stands confused, without a master to be found. "Oh dear, it looks as if The Elder had left us. Probably to investigate more. I shall keep this one" she explains, touching the Angleius' face.

Orignus, happy with the slot filled, walked out the gate to see what he can do with these new found powers, and with the knowledge he had gained. He then shifts into The Young, curious. The Young looks around, realizing that he is back at the crossroad. He hears laughter on the other path and decides to go investigate. There, he sees another gate of sorts. This one had a...different vibe to Feminora's. And it was smaller, and growing smaller, possibly closing. Luckily, The Young is a small child and jumps in, giggling. There, he sees a horrid place. The magma, the interior design, the palace, everything is wicked. "Cooooooooool" says The Young, amazed by all this new 'stuff.' He then skips around, attempting to shape the area, but he just could not. As if, he were not suppose to nor should he. The Young was saddened by this, but continues exploring anyway. The gate is closed anyways. He then finds the black palace, and peeks through a hole. Through it, he sees Maurculus and Aika, laughing and talking, as horrid looking goblin-like minions serve them. Maurculus laughs at the question asked by Aika, "Haha, I was the fox, but that seemed too revealing. A dog seemed innocent enough" he says. "So tell me, Aika, do you know what power you are capable of? As a goddess" he asks. He would love to shape the world with her, together, corrupting the world and finally stopping his sister. His sister lost her army anyway, she is hugely outnumbered. "M-m-master," says a goblin, interrupting Maurculus and Aika.
"WHAT!?!" says Maurculus, with his eyes glowing more red and flames building up on his hands and head.
"Erm, F-F-Feminora, the crystal ball, you must see" says the goblin minion. Maurculus looks at Aika, "Sorry dear, I must see this. My horrid sister must be attempting to overcome me once more. Our hatred must grow against her" he explains. He then walks over to the crystal pedestal, and see's another woman, he was, at first, hypnotized, but then he noticed something else. Golden warriors, flying in the skies. These were obviously of Feminora's design, so Maurculus laughed, loudly. "Heh, she must have known of my presence before, but she is too late" he says. He then waves his hand above the pedestal, and the image in the orb fades away. He stands next to Aika once more "Now, where were we?" he says.

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Character Portrait: The Dynasty Character Portrait: Krealthanos the Flesh Forger Character Portrait: Coelicola, Umbra of Night

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Coelicola walked slowly, taking in the shattered landscape around her as she did. Blasted holes in the earth, skeletons charred and mangled beyond recognition, even some scorched vegetation dotted the ground as she walked. What passed here? she thought to herself, watching the miles fall away as she followed Moiraio. "Lady who is Shadow?" the spirit ventured, dragging her out of her reverie. "Yes, little one?" she replied, curious. "Approaches, others do. Great power one has, a sentinel of the Mother. Strong and wise, is the other, as you, but not as you. Coelicola stopped, and looked at Moiraio. "Where do they come from, spirit? I wish to be prepared..." Her voice trailed off, as she looked around uncertainly.

Before Moiraio could reply, a golden being swooped down from the sky and landed in front of her. It was tall, armored, and looked capable of causing some serious harm, should it wish. She reached out to touch it, and a small spark leapt from the thing to her outstretched hand. "My lady," it spoke in her mind, a deep, rich baritone that sounded sweet and slightly sad. "I am sent from Feminora herself to ward you against the coming danger. Her brother Maurculus may seek to use you for his own twisted ends. I am sent to be guard and gate against him and his machinations, even at cost of my life." Coelicola marveled at the golden being, so tall and strong, and wondered if it was truly necessary for him to be there. "Do you have a name, Golden One?" "I am one of the Angleius, created by Lady Feminora. I am one of many, sent to protect the Children of the Spark. I have no name as such." Moiraio floated around the being, then whispered to Coelicola, "Be he Gold, Lady? Of the old tongue, as Shadow are you? Be he Aurarius?" Coelicola looked from the spirit to the Angleius, who hadn't moved since arriving. "Moiraio, you are quite a prolific namer. Aurarius he is, and will be," she replied, giving the spirit a small smile. The wisp glowed with pleasure at her praise, and the Angleius, Aurarius, said in her mind, "Should it please you, Coelicola, I shall be called Aurarius. I am here to protect and serve you."

As Aurarius spoke, a hole tore in the fabric of the universe, and out walked a creature made of rough stone. He strode through purposefully, the rift staying open behind him, and he spoke in a voice reminiscent of a landslide, "Lady of the Moon, I am called Guardian. I am sent from Lady Feminora and my Creator, Krealthanos, to safely bring you before them before Maurculus can get his hooks in you. Will you step through the portal with me?" Coelicola looked at it warily, but Aurarius spoke in her mind, "He speaks sooth, I was there as he was ordered to retrieve you." She looked from Aurarius to Guardian, and then at Moiraio. "What think you, little one? Shall I travel with them?" Moiraio bobbed up and down in the air as he spoke, "Yes, Shadow as she is named! The Mother has summoned you, and so go you should!" She nodded briefly, then gestured to the portal. "Lead on, Guardian. It's high time I met my brethren."

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