Where mortals space simply instruments for the gods, a male is summoned to do their bidding. That will protect against at nothing to create his very own path through his accursed fate. In the land where there room no heroes, a lone man fights versus the architecture with blood, violence and also sarcasm.
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In a world that is not collection in black and also white, whatever has their own tales. Just how will he pick sides when none are what they appear to be? wherein betrayal is the paycheck, and lies space the payment.
Can he break the vicious bike or will certainly he be spend by his very own hatred? What will he do in a human being where points can readjust in a moment? exactly how will that cope v his own darkness?
Come delve right into the epic human being of Sangraal, violent and dark through its mythos and also fresh through its brand-new spin lampooning all the cliched J-novels ever.
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LINK come VOTEACT I- AdventPrologue : Gods, Contracts and FrogsChapter 1 : Yanderes, Gifts and also Nurse UniformsChapter 2 : Knights, Grandmas and DreamcatchersChapter 3 : Conflicts, Magic and also Bottled FirefliesChapter 4 : Languages, Betrayers and also Silent EveningsChapter 5 : an initial Battles, Auroras and also Moon"s SpawnsChapter 6 : Dances, Rivers and also InquisitionsChapter 7 : Mercenaries, Witch Trials and WhistlesChapter 8 : Requiems, Sacrifices and DeathsACT II- AwakeningSoon to it is in updated (right now kinda lazy to upgrade the rest)
May 2016 edited might 2016
Chapter 1: Yanderes, Gifts and also Nurse Uniforms
Chapter 1: Yanderes, Gifts and Nurse Uniforms
“…Then the hero Rolsberg swung his pitch black iron greatsword. Together the good God Kohril was dying with Rolsberg’s iron knife penetrating his chest, the god inquiry of the hero, “Why dost thou fight, O mortal? her life is fleeting in prior of united state so why battle needless?”. Rolsberg said, “ the is specifically why we fight, god, since we room mortals.”. The an excellent god close up door his eyes and also said, “Thou could be right, for us the gods have forgotten what that is to have a life…”
Chapter 5 : very first Battles, Auroras and Moon"s Spawns
Chapter 5 : very first Battles, Auroras and Moon"s Spawns
“…there were 4 moons in the sky. The four daughters the the sun god, Azrakh. Red coloured, Eranth; the blue Olynth and Silann the white, fairest of them all. Valaren the black, favored by she father adorned the sky by his next at day in addition to Eranth. Top top midsummer every year, the sisters would come together and also celebrate the birth of…”
-Extract native the Igniz Ras’pell, A person epic, ~6000 B.C.
I tried because that the umpteenth time. Acting curled up from my fingers but no fireball came out. I was trying to actors magic after finding out from the magic books lent through grandma. Ns did questioning her just how I might do magic, however she simply said the she never ever learnt it formally. She tried and tried and also finally walk it. It seems to be a issue of feeling.
According to the book, Sangraal was suffused v a mysterious, invisible particle. Well-known as Aurora particle, it to be everywhere. Theories to be numerous around its origin, but no conclusive proof was discovered for any kind of of the theories. Anytime magic to be used, Aurora particles would be made use of by the caster and transformed into magic. However, the aurora particles no disappear however merely transmuted come what lock calledExhausted Auroraparticles which make up the magic.
Theorists proposed the the exhausted Aurora or EA underwent a cyclical readjust to replenish the Aurora otherwise they would certainly be exhausted. Anyway, humans used magic by taking in the obtainable Aurora in the environment and also transmuting it right into magic.What the book doesn’t tell friend is that it’s bloody complicated to do.
Apparently, every types on this planet had an inbuilt magic circuit in your heart. They could use that to issue regulates to the Aurora particle, or AP entering your body come transmute right into the kind of magic they wanted to cast.
I don’t understand if I even have a Magic circuit.
That’s what I had actually thought until I had actually tried come chant the magic. Nothing had actually happened at first couple of tries however my palm had actually grown hot. After around a hundreds failed chants, below I was through some smoke puffing up mine hands.
I sighed. “Harharl Infigare!(1)” ns shouted, exasperated and desperate.
Nothing happened. Of food not. That was simply an anime.
“Rigel! Stop! What room you doing!” Arin shouted from behind me and also ran towards me. She dropped all the herbs she to be carrying and broke right into a quick run in panic, her face ashen.
Whywas she panicking so?
“Err…fireball mag..” i was cut off mid-reply.
“That’s not what ns am asking. Why room you do the efforts to actors without a conduit?” she demanded if inspecting mine hand.
“Conduit?” ns asked.
“You asterhunkel, why no you review properly? The Aurora converts right after friend let the go the end of her body, therefore what perform you think happens when you are not spreading long distance magic?”
Oh shit. Ns would acquire burned.
My eyes went wide when ns realized. Arin guessed that I construed the ramifications so she simply arched she eyebrows in ~ me.
“Seriously, room you yes, really 4 years older 보다 me?” She chided. “Even youngsters know this”.
“How do I acquire a conduit?” i asked.
“For you…you need to buy it” she stated after reasoning a while, “Lets go to the river while i treat her hand”
We started walking. Now that i notice, my hand did sting a bit. The do the efforts had burnt off a thin slice of skin from mine palm.
Today was one more of my remainder days. Ns had involved collect herbs with Arin, together usual on my complimentary days. I got a little compensation every main for becoming a town guard, therefore I believed of paying some ago to grandma because that taking care of me. However, ns knew she won’t take anything, so I usually bought groceries and also stuff without informing her an initial and presented it. Grandma Wasslia did object when I carried stuff home, but she to be happy too. She would certainly kiss my head every time ns did that, together if her own grandson had done other nice.
Iwas really lucky to accomplish someone choose her when I came here.
Arin and also I satellite on a boulder next to the stream. The said stream flowed under the hill, with its origin somewhere in the Ishkal hills in the north. The stream was dubbed Natril and also was rich in fish and also other river life forms.
Arin dipped mine palm in the cool river water, washing away the soot and also grime. Then she mashed up part herbs farming beside the river and applied on mine hands.
“Keep the herbs in the location with your hands. I am no going come tear up mine robe to do a poultice” Arin instructed me.
“Hai hai, Ojou-sama” I replied jokingly. She looked in ~ me with skepticism in her eyes in ~ theOjou-sama.
“You nothing know how to compliment a lady properly, carry out you?” She said.
“If I check out a lady, i will” I responded with a right face.
“No lunch for girlfriend today”, she was incensed.
We satellite at the bank, watching the river flow by. It was relaxing. The sound of the flow mingled with the sounds of RiverSong shells in Arin’s hair. The girl and the flow watched each other silently, as having actually an invisible dialogue between themselves.
I had constantly wondered , however Arin ended up being uncharacteristically quiet whenever us were at the river. She would stare at the river without acquiring tired. I wondered what she was thinking.
“You know, Rigel, ns feel choose I have the right to be in ~ peace when I am close to the river” She suddenly spoke up. She shivered while speaking, “After mine parents…died, I had actually no one to speak to. The kids made fun of me, hated me when I kept crying every the time”
Arin’s voice had end up being heavy through emotion, quavering. “ This is whereby I escaped to as soon as I remembered my parents and also cried a lot. No one observed me crying here. The river didn’t demand from me to talk, it to be happy to speak to me, flow by me while i watched”
I could only control to listen in silence. This to be the very first time she had spoken about her parents. Ns wouldn’t have guessed that Arin ache so lot underneath.
“I speak to myself all the time to stave off the loneliness, but this river offered me peace.” Tears glistened on her red cheeks.
Before I could do something, Arin wiped she tears and built up herself, “Sorry because that saying every these. Rigel, i am glad ns met you. You remind me the the river, constantly listening to my ramblings” she stated with moist cheeks and also glistening eyes.
I was standing up and also walked far from her. I can feel she eyes following me. A few white flowers bloomed on the bank, a small away indigenous us. Ns picked one and also returned. It was the very same flower that I had actually unintentionally given Arin on the first day.
I crouched down beside her holding the white magnolia prefer flower in my hand. She seemed to recognize my intentions and also tensed a bit. After just a moment, she appeared to relax and also turned her head, a shy laugh on she lips. I planted the flower on her black hair and plopped down alongside her, leaning ~ above the boulder.
I can not say anything. So, the girl with river in her hair and the boy who dreamt of fatality sat side by side, looking at the river. No words needed to it is in said. Because their conversation was among silence. A quiet of three parts, the boy, the girl and the trickling river.
I discovered out the problem about why ns can’t cast. Ns couldn’t control and also properly channel the Aurora bit inside my human body yet. Grandma scolded me once she heard mine reckless attempts. It appears that untreated AP could sometimes invoke magic within the body, resulting in the spellcaster to die. She had actually heard the a mage whose AP had actually run rampant inside his body, invoking the spell for fire. His totality right hand had carbonized from the inside. That lived, but lost his hand. I determined to concentration on AP channeling for now.
The magic for humans in this civilization seemed to be separated into element magic and Soul magic. Whatever that had actually to carry out with elements was classified together former and also rest the the magic like summoning or healing together the latter. There was no group like light or Dark magic. That all affiliated on the intention of the caster. The very same summon order was offered both once conjuring undead and when conjuring holy beasts like the Unicorn.
I ongoing studying magic if I enhanced my swordsmanship. I was lastly green-lighted to go on subjugation and extermination pursuits with the village guard corps to suppress the monsters.
Gustaf split the 15 members right into 3 teams of 5 each. Us were going to suppress a lot of monsters recognized as Kivalas, a team of 4 legged dog prefer monsters. They had a red brown shaggy coat of fur and razor spicy claws. What make them yes, really dangerous was their tendency to roam in packs and call the end for reinforcement when faced with danger. Much more than a few villagers had actually fallen prey to your vicious fangs.
I didn’t recognize what Gustaf expected by putting me and Karro in the very same group.
Was the expecting rivals-turn- girlfriend shounen shit?
For today, we were given actual swords and weapons instead of the dull training ones. Anyone was eager to earn some reputation because that themselves. The three groups walked in ~ a brisk pace, separated indigenous each various other by 50 metres in an inverted arrowhead formation. Us were walking in the direction of the Nurengraz forest, located on both political parties of the road that leader to the next town, Haven.
We to be walking through the woodland when unexpectedly Gustaf put up his hand in a fist, signaling us to stop. That conveyed by the hand signals that were drilled right into us day-to-day that he had detected part enemies. Sound of metal clanking softly might be heard as everyone readied their weapons. Ns unsheathed mine sword and unhitched the unadorned shield do of thick wood extended with leather. It to be okay through fangs, but poor at blocking steel weapons.
Howls reverberated v the trees and the underbrush rustled. By the howls, there to be at least 5 Kivalas. Sweat trickled under my temple, together I tightened the fixed on my sword. Every at once, the Kivalas bounded right into view, leaping up from the special bushes. The battle had started.
Gustaf barked orders and also the inverted arrowhead expanded it’s wings, allowing the Kivalas to operation inside the center of the V. Though they were load animals, they did not have actually much knowledge to gauge the trap. The males surrounded the Kivalas and bore down on them v their weapons.
Our group of 5 had bring away the left flank. 2 Kivalas bore down on us, snapping in ~ the vanguards me and also Shayn. Us two offered shields, so us took the burned of the attack, the Kivalas slamming versus our increased shields.These dogs were strong.
The monsters snapped their jaws, your razor claws trying to break the shield. The monsters tried come jump end the shields by climb it. Karro and also Grant swung your swords, trying come disrupt the Kivalas. Karro’s knife went through the appropriate flank of one of the monsters, warm blood splashing under on mine face and also hands.
The hurt Kivala howled, the ferocity increased to manic levels. Illya was trying to poke the end the eye that the other Kivala by his spear. The monster quickly dodged it and also jumped up in ~ him, utilizing Shayn’s shield as a springboard. Mine blood went cold. Shayn screamed.
“Karro!” ns shouted. He looked in ~ me and understood my intention in a flash.
“Crazy fucker”, he mumbled, “Go”. I slammed my shield up at the chin that the Kivala in front of me, the was do the efforts to climb over the shield to gain to us. The Kivala do an odd sound together blood and spittle went flying the end of that is maw as soon as I slammed the shield under its chin. Climate I acquired up and ran backwards to aid Shayn, while Karro hosted off the Kivala.
The Kivala to be eating Illya’s hand together he screamed. His eyes had actually gone white together he howled v all his might. The Kivala just continued to chomp on his arm, as sounds the bones gift crunched emanated indigenous it. Illya hadn’t to be able to block the Kivala as soon as it had come also close for the effective range of the long spear. The Kivala had simply slammed the wooden spear aside and clamped that is jaws ~ above Illya.
I ran and slammed against the Kivala’s flank with complete momentum. The shield was placed up close to my face, no letting the Kivala strike me. That went flying and slammed versus a tree trunk. Ns walked over Shayn, setup up a protective posture in front of him. The Kivala jumped at me making use of the tree trunk because that leverage. I put up the shield and it slammed against it. I supplied my sword to with around and also pierce that flank. The monster let out an enraged howl and also jerked violently. The knife went paris away due to the momentum. My hand went numb and I gulped.
Fuck. Fuck. Fuck.
The Kivala, enraged beyond anything, little bit at the lumber shield. It’s spicy fangs pierced the wood and…stopped midway. The Kivala had actually snagged its teeth on the wooden shield. I hosted the shield through all my can as the monster shook it violently, trying come dislodge it, while i took the end the searching knife Grandma-Wasslia had actually gifted me.
I slammed under the knife ~ above the Kivala’s eye and also held the there, screwing it in until it got to the brain. Warmth blood spurted the end of the wound, splashing my confront again, the braided blood smelling of iron.
“Fuck you” ns shouted together the Kivala spasmed while taking its last breath. A strange pall had actually come end me together I felt intense bloodlust in ~ myself. The didn’t have anything to execute with revenge or defence. I want my opponent dead as I bathed in the blood, simple as that. I want to dominate, to have their fates in mine hand. My body trembled and also I take it a deep breath. Then ns charged.
While i rushed past, i noticed that Karro and the others had actually finished their Kivalas. I jumped into the fray at the other flank that the formation. Just one Kivala remained. It to be proving to be troublesome as it shook off the weapons that had actually pierced it. Ns jumped under in prior of it and slammed my shield on its skull. I preserved slamming and slamming till it had actually deformed, grey issue oozing the end of that ears.
The battle was done.
Everyone looked in ~ me strangely. Gustaf come over and also punched me ~ above the gut. “What the” I regulated to groan as I keeled over.
“Your very own safety take away priority first…I think I told you that” His confront was like black thunderclouds, his voice shook in rage, “Also, you shed to bloodlust. You will certainly die if you carry out not self-control yourself in battle”
“Sorry” I controlled to croak.Fuck. Really what was ns doing? that felt therefore good…killing them
He ruffled mine hair, “Thank you for protecting Illya. Because of you, he will certainly live”.
We remained there because that a couple of more hours, clean up the bodies and also treating Illya’s wounds. The elders dismantled the monster’s corpses, stripping that of useable products like claws, fangs and also fur.
However, what was really an useful was the Core.
Core to be a rough crystal uncovered at the centre of the monster’s heart. It was claimed that this to be the magic circuit the the monsters. It thrived throughout that life, absorbing and storing AP favor a battery. Uneven a monster passed away of unnatural causes, the main point would gradually grow, crystallizing the heart and ultimately death the monster when the heart entirely converts to a Core.
“Good work” I stated to Karro honestly. “Yeah, you too” He responded a little bit warmly. Perhaps the fight had brought us close together.
So, everytime you have a fight v a friend, nothing fret! bring him to a life threatening adventure! want to flourish close to the girl of your dreams? don’t worry! fall yourselves with each other in a cage the feral beasts!
I was provided a little green, unstable cylindrical crystal, tapered right into fine points in ~ both ends. It came from the Kivala I had actually killed defending Illya. It to be my reward. I observed something relocate from the edge of my eye and also spotted Gustaf handing out another green crystal in the direction of me.
“Take it. Its indigenous the other one friend killed”
“But other additionally participated in it. I simply finished it off” i said.
“It’s alright, everyone wants you to have actually it as a reward for your great performance” he replied while smiling, “Besides, we were having actually a tough time and this decision will help you grow”.
Apparently, over there were many uses because that the Cores. One have the right to go come a Church or a Soulcaster to fuse the Cores come one’s very own being, making them powerful. But this procedure often led to failures and sever backlashes, for this reason it wasn’t popular. Most people went to an Enchanter Blacksmith to fuse the Cores to their equipment, making the stronger. Over there was constantly the option of offering them because that money too. Many magical equipment and tools essential Cores come function.
When ns asked Gustaf if I could fuse castle to mine weapon, he said that the town couldn’t execute it. I essential to head end to the nearest town, Haven because that the process. I was told come wait after the Midsummer Festival as soon as some civilization from the security corps would certainly go come repair and resupply the corps.
One more thing that I had actually noticed was as soon as I eliminated a monster, I might feel part invisible wave circulation into me. Ns don’t recognize what that was, yet I request others and also they stated they didn’t get anything the the sort. This was probably a hallucination lugged on by the excited of the bloodlust.
After the day, we went top top Kivala subjugation searches regularly. In the course of that, Karro and also I had become fast friends, safety a many time together. Ns knew that was jealous of just how close exactly how Arin and also I was, he never let the come in between our friendship. He also tried come teach me his magic technique of coating his blade with fire. But, my AP channeling was too coarse for it to work.
It had been virtually 2 months since I involved this world. I currently knew part swordmanship and also very small magic. I had actually saved increase a tiny from the quests, v 21 Cores to my name. Ns planned to death the god of this world, but for that I essential power. Ns didn’t recognize it then, however not having actually power would cost me dearly.
As because that my skills, below is the condition window…NOT. This no that kind of story, people. This is no a VRMMO or those fantasy stories whereby powers space so easily got and conveniently shown in a food selection list. And also yes, ns am break the 4thwall, and also yes by discussing the 4thwall, ns am break it again.
I looked up in ~ the sky while return from mine 11thsubjugation quest. Somewhere, close to the forest we had actually just been, Kivalas were howling.Maybe castle felt pain too, once we eliminated their families?
I wondered how my family earlier on earth were doing.
Arin and also grandma were wait for me that evening with concern on your faces. News had actually traveled the a few people had passed away this time, for this reason they were very tensed. I can see dried tears top top Arin’s cheeks.
I sat v Arin on the steps of the patio. Choose always; the Faeler, those bottled lights, to be shining; spilling their soft yellowish eco-friendly light on the garden. Ns was chatting v Arin about all things that mattered and things that did not. Ns felt prefer Arin was obtaining close to me day by day.
“I am dice to the eat the surmar tomorrow” Arin to be saying with a glazed watch in she eyes.
“Is the so”, ns crouched near the flowers with the colour of fire, growing near the patio.
These flowers were referred to as Vertes, or the stealer the emotions. Lock glowed favor fire in ~ night, absorbing the AP and also diffusing them in kind of light. At any type of rate, they to be breathtaking. Like tiny balls that fire, pulsating and also living. The many astonishing part about the flowers was that it could readjust the color of that is glow relying on the emotions that the human being nearby. For this, the was supplied in trials and also torture to verify the truth.
Even flowers in this world are dangerous.
“Don’t even think of that”, Arin was stern, “Do no be the kind of man who gives a girl flower from her very own garden”
Truly, also flowers in this world are dangerous.
The Vertes glowed a bright orange. I wondered whose emotions they were.
Later that night, i felt someone get in my room. I opened up my eye carefully, and saw Arin tip toeing alongside my bed and also promptly slamming her hands on mine mouth, so that ns couldn’t shout.
She motioned me come shush by placing her finger on she lips.
I sat up on mine bed slowly, and also in a dry voice whispered, “Please allow me go, Arin-sama…”
“I to be not below to rape you, Rigel” she stared in ~ me through unamused eyes.
“I know. For this reason what execute you want?”
“Come through me. I must pick some Lorras flower for tomorrow and also you don’t desire a broken maiden alone out at night, do you?” She explained.
“Sure. Wherein is the dainty maiden I must guard?” i asked.
“Keep the up, and also no girls will dance through you at the festival”
Tomorrow was the Midsummer Festival, the only night as soon as all 3 moons were in the sky. The villagers would have a vast fire and also dance roughly it. People would cook food in that fire and sing and dance. It to be the greatest festival in these components of the Kingdom, so anyone was looking front to it.
Lorras flower were these small white blossoms that flourished only in ~ night and withered in ~ dawn. I might guess why she want those. Castle were offered to do perfumes.
She gathered Lorras, while I simply looked up at the sky. The constellations to be unfamiliar. Also the stars to be different.Fuck ns can’t even say that us look up in ~ the very same sky prefer a shoujo protag.(2)I yes, really wondered how my family was doing without me.
“Come v me, I want to present you something”, Arin stated while beckoning me indigenous the top of the hill. I followed her. Blue-white moonlight filtered down the shady trail us were wade on. Arin’s white tunic flashed in and out the view v the shadows. Ns felt favor I to be chasing a specter.
We come upon the flow Natril at a sort of a guarded bank. Boulders be separated that part of the bank from view. High trees ringed the financial institution while the white magnolia flower bloomed in a white carpet in the bank. Hundreds of those flower reared towards the sky, together if absorbing the moonlight.
Arin and also I sat on the bank, when she retained looking at the flowing flow in moonlight. Shadow and also light play hide and seek on the surface. Us were silent. The river always made united state silent.
Arin unexpectedly spoke up and also said, “Rigel, do you know the story behind just how rivers concerned be?”
“No, ns don’t” I said honestly.
“Once ~ above a time, there to be an Elven maid, the fairest among all. Her surname was Sylvanna. She dropped in love with the child of a commoner, Rashel. They love each various other like the earth loves the sky. However their love was no to be. Sylvanna was the princess that the Elf kingdom. The king confined she in a tower, there is no of light. Rashel to be exiled to the much off seas, whereby he rowed the ship as a laborer. A year walk by, Sylvanna pined for her love, in the tower that darkness, alone. At last, she no able come endure anymore and also tried to plunge a dagger to her heart. She was quit by the Elven goddess the love. She showed up before Sylvanna, attracted by her passion for her lover. The Elven goddess request if she wanted to be through Rashel, leaving whatever she was and also would be. Sylvanna consented without a 2nd thought. The goddess readjusted Sylvanna right into water and also made her circulation from the tower. The Sylvanna the was now a river charged with the mountains, the forests and also the plains, lastly plunging into the seas whereby her lover Rashel toiled. Once the river had plunged right into the seas, Rashel knew that his Sylvanna to be no more. Out of grief, that plunged right into the seas, finishing his life. The sea and the flow met, joining each various other for eternity. That is how, the very first river came to be” Arin spoke while looking in ~ some far away place, lost.
“That is a sad story, Arin” i replied.
“Yes. However not because that Rashel and Sylvanna” Arin smiled, “I as well want to with the seas, wherein my parents are”
Once again, ns didn’t know just how to lull Arin. I simply looked at the girl make of condensed moonlight. There was only one point I could do, for now.
I picked one of the white magnolia feather flowers and also presented it to her.When in doubt with a girl, always give a flower!
It was together if who electrified Arin. She shook choose a cold blizzard had actually blown over her. She request me with watery eyes, “Do you recognize what these flowers are called?”
“No, i don’t”What the…what’s happening?
“These are Sillanerna”, she said holding the in she hands, “The generate of Sillann”.
Arin when again confronted the river, however this time she had actually a smile on her lips. Her cheeks were dyed deep red, and her confront downcast, her black locks hiding her face as if to avoid the stare of the trespassing moon.
I remembered thinking at the time;God...this woman is beautiful.
Somewhere in the forest, the fill of Kivalas maintained howling through the night, as if they to be mourning for the dead.
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