Geon's Game Stats
Written By: Knight
"FROM THE ASHES OF YOUR HUMANITY RISES THE HOPES OF THE INNOCENT. YOU ARE NOT JUST MY MESSENGER. YOU ARE MY COMPASSION TO THE LOYAL WHEN YOU AID THOSE WHO ARE PIOUS. YOUR ARE MY GENEROSITY WHEN YOU GIVE TO THOSE WHO ARE NEEDY. YOU ARE MY WRATH WHEN YOU ERRADICATE THE EVIL THAT WALKS THE TAINTED WORLD. AND YOU ARE MY MERCY WHEN YOU SEND THEIR SOULS TO ME." BAHAMUT
Years ago I was a simple travelling merchant with a home in the peaceful valley of Wattowa. I had a family. My wife Hanna, and my sons Tristonis and Ryano were my life. My wife and I lived happily on our land watching our children grow into fine men. My business was at it's peak; I was profitting highly on every trip I made, whether it be to neighbouring villages, or to different regions in the world. I had everything a man could ever want. That's when they came.
I had just returned from a trip south of the Razoin peaks. The children were playing in the yard while I regailed my wife with the stories of my journey on the varanda. A cool breeze began to blow and the sky grew dark with clouds. The sound of steel meeting steel rang from across the village with the screams of excrutiating pain engulfed the air. My wife and I rushed the children inside and down into the cellar. I went and grabbed my sword and shield and told my wife to watch the children as I rushed outside.
Fire had caught to the village and the stench of blood and inards rotted the air. Many of my people were already dead; their bodies dismembered and the heads without eyes. There was a group of my neighbours merely huddled together all looking at the ground.
"Where are the villains that did this?" I shouted as I ran up to the huddle. /
"In…..The shadows". one quivered. The wind immidiately calmed. A quietness ensued that made it seem like we were in a pause in time. A tall figure in a black cloak came from around a corner. A sinister smiled creeped underneath it's hood as it lifted it's hand and shadow formed in front of it. The men all around me shook horribly with absolute terror as the shadow approached us. I could barely hold my sword as i began to feel it's evil. The shadow stopped infront of us and rose into form what i could only describe as demon people shrieking with such a pitch that could fell a elephant. I turned and ran with the rest of the men hearing the screams of those that couldn't keep up. I ran swiftly trying to get back to my family to get them to safety knowing this magic was too strong to fight. I cut away from the group up a side path and could see my house not far. As I moved toward it a shadow moved through the field next to me.
"LEAVE THEM BE, SHADOW." I yelled as I cut in front of the shadow and stabbed into the ground at it. The dark cloud of earth merely went around me and continued ever closer to my home. I panicked home trying to catch it to no avail. By the time i got home the cellar door was open. "HANNA!!TRISONIS!RYANO!" No answer. as i rushed down the stairs i heard crying. i saw my wife slaughtered in the middle of the floor with my children grasping at her dead body. I went to them and put my hands to their shoulders. "are you ok."
They began to giggle and their heads turned at me. I saw that their eyes were missing like those of the dead villagers. I jumped back in astonishment. Hanna's dead body rose, her eyes missing as well, laughing in a voice not her own. "What are you?" I wimpered. As I backed off I was engulfed in darkness and passed out.
I awoke in shackles on a stone table with writing carved in its edges. Around me were dim torches revealing rock and bones around the room. The air was thick enough to taste the foul stench of blood and rotting corpses overwhelmed the senses. I struggled to free myself only cutting myself on the sharp steel that binded me.
"Don't hurt yourself," a voice whispered "or you'll be no good to us."
I whipped my head around to see the man in the black cloak standing before me.
"what did you do to my family" i wanted to yell but could barely squeek out of throat.
"We merely took what they didn't need anymore."
A flash of my eyeless family raced through my mind.
"you took their eyes." a tear rolled down my cheek. "you killed them"
"Your family lives on through us now." the man lifted his hand and 3 shadows formed in front of him. They were the image of my family in shadows. "Their souls are now mine to command."
Again i struggled cutting myself deeper.
"Why didn't you kill me. I want to be with my family" Again i tried to scream but to no avail. a mere forced whisper creeped out of my mouth.
"You may yet get to be. however your will is strong for a magicless human so we decided to use you for a better cause. You will have the honor of being or champion." He pulled out a flask with similar writing as on the stone i lay on. It's cap was shaped like the head of a dragon.
"you don't have a choice." It interrupted. 2 more men stepped forward in red cloaks with books opened muttering a language that sounded like the words of a lost ancient land.
"you will be our Dragon Warrior!!!! His hands rose and i was completely paralyzed.
The three came forward the 2 in red cloaks still chanting. The man in black opened the flask and stopped in front of my head. my mouth opened. "with this blood thy will be done. This day reborn you rise anew. what once you were you are no more. New blood new being your strength renewed"
I passed out.
When i awoke i was no longer chained. The table i was chained to was broken down the center and the chains in pieces around it. Candle wax littered the floor and the smell of death was replaced with the smell of char and ash. There was a crack of light exuding from a doorway i hadn't seen when i was chained. As i went closer to it i noticed the trail of blood that travelled from the room out the door. I opened the door and a flash of a creature tearing through one of the men in red cloaks ran through my head. i followed the trail down a corridor when i found one of the red cloaked men decapitated. Again a flash of a creature flashed through my head but this one much more clear. It showed a man with a dragons head chewing at the neck of the man who layed before me. I shook my head and something drew me farther down the hallway where the 2nd man in red had been felled. His limbs had been torn off and his inards painted the dank hallway. Another flash. The dragon man was ravaging the carcas of the man still alive screaming in agony. This time when i awoke from the flash a feeling of disgust hit my stomach. Still being led by an unknown force i came to a large door broken off of it's hinges with such force it would have taken a beast not man to have done it. I walked wearily into the chamber slowly creeping closer to the large pedestal at the end of the room. When i reached the pedestal i saw a body so mutilated it was beyond any recognition. The man was hung by his own intestine off of a statue of a black dragon. His legs and arms ripped off and impaled on the stone dragons horns. His jaw ripped off and his tongue cut in half shoved up the nose of the carcas. But the most noticable feature, the one that put both glee and the fear of god in me was the eyes…..like my families they were gone. A final flash came through my mind. I saw the whole ordeal play out as clear as day. The creature breathing fire in the room i was chained in, the brutalizing of the 2 men in red both screaming for mercy and the Man in black writhing in pain as i…I?" Thats when i noticed the taste of rot in my mouth. My hands shaking i went to touch my face….to find it was not my face at all. i panicked to a puddle of water in the room and looked deep into the eyes of what i had become. I was not a man..yet not fully a dragon. My face was a dim coat of scale and my eyes a dark pool of black overlooking the blades of teeth in my mouth. My hands were still human but my body made of scale instead of flesh. I tried to scream but instead a mighty roar came crashing through my body out my mouth. I knelt to the ground realizing what i had already known. I was the creature. I had done these unspeakable horrors to these men. I dragged myself onto my feet and carried my body lifelessly through the corridors. Hours past like minutes as i kept reliving the horrors i had commited. A light shined at the end of a hallway as i came through it to the outside. I looked out and saw mountains upon mountains covering the plains like dandilions in a field. I came to the edge of the cliff and looked down. The drop was like and black hole with no end and the sky above it bright like the light guiding me to heaven.
"My family dead, my home gone, and……thi….this thing i've become….." my hands quaked as i brought them to my face once more. I took a deep sigh and jumped off the ledge to my death.
As i fell i could see my families face smiling at me as i rushed to greet them. As i touched them my eyes opened to see empty blackness. I was no longer falling yet i did not seem to be dead.
"Is this hell?" I questioned.
"NO." a voice bellowed. Although strong and powerful i didn't seem affected by this presence. It seemed soothing rather than frightful. "YOU ARE NOT DEAD EKIM. YOU ARE NEITHER LIVING."
"If I am not living or dead than i do not exist." I retorked
"THAT IS FOR YOU TO DECIDE" Through the dark a Gigantic flame enveloped the shadow circling me in it's warmth. Through the flames flew forth a Enormous beast. It's eyes gleamed with the heat of hellfire and it's scales shone with the brightness of the sun. It was a dragon of such presence as not to be done justice in lore or legend. It hovered above me and looked down deep into my eyes as if looking through my soul.
"I AM BAHAMUT" It roared.
I fell to my knees and was utterly humbled by the prescence of the god.
"EKIM I HAVE SEEN WHAT HAS TRANSPIRED IN YOUR WORLD. THE INJUSTICES AND THE CRIMES AGAINST YOU AND YOUR FAMILY."
"can you bring my family back and return me to my real self?"
"NO. BUT I CAN OFFER YOU SOMETHING THAT FEW EVER HAVE THE CHANCE TO DO."
I looked up at the god eyes full of wonder.
"THE CHANCE TO PROTECT THOSE WHO WOULD BEFALL INJUSTICES LIKE YOURS. I OFFER YOU THE CHANCE TO BE MY ENVOY TO THE WORLD AND PROTECT THOSE WHO CANNOT PROTECT THEMSELVES."
"bu..but i couldn't protect my own family. even now i do not know what i am capable of or even control what power i have."
The gods mighty arm raised and waved it infront of me. A pool of crystal water appeared.
"LOOK IN THE POOL."
when i looked i saw my body suspended over the jagged rocks below the cliff i lept off of.
"SHOULD YOU SO CHOOSE I WILL RETURN YOU TO THIS POINT IN TIME AND LET YOU PLUMMET TO YOUR DEATH. BUT KNOW THIS. WHAT YOU DID IN YOUR BLOOD RAGE WAS NOT UNJUST. AN EYE FOR AN EYE A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH…3LIVES FOR THE 3 LIVES OF YOUR FAMILY. BECAUSE OF YOUR ACTIONS THE SOULS OF YOUR CHILDREN AND WIFE WERE RELEASED FROM THE GRIPS OF EVIL AND SENT TO THE AFTERLIFE. HAD THE MAGES NOT BEEN KILLED YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY WOULD HAVE BEEN DOOMED TO DO THEIR BIDDING. IT WAS DIVINE JUSTICE. YOUR HEART AND SOUL ARE STILL PURE OR I WOULD NOT HAVE APPEARED TO YOU."
I stood shocked looking at my body, never thinking that what i had done was just whether i knew what i was doing or not. I saved my families soul after i failed to save their lives. i could do the same for others, or better yet save them before they go through the same pains i had to endure. I had decided then that i would.
"Bahamut. I accept your blessing and shall do your will in the defence of the innocent in your name."
The pool evaporated into the flames around us and the gods eyes gleamed an emarald green glow.
"YOU SHALL TRAIN FOR 170 YEARS IN LIMBO, AND WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED, NO TIME WILL HAVE PAST IN YOUR WORLD. YOUR TRAINING SHALL ENCOMPASS ALL THE PAINS AND HARDSHIPS THAT ACCOMPANY A HERO OF BAHAMUT. BEGIN AND TRAIN IN THE BLESSED LIGHT OF BAHAMUT."
The wings of bahamut surrounded me and a light propelled me through dimension after dimension training through all facets of imagination. My scale body had been hardened in hellfire and forged by the hammers of great dragons turning it a shined platinum.
My mind disciplined in the arts of combat, compassion, understanding and divine justice so i may be able to control my emotions. I grew wings forged and trained by those who were messengers before me. My ability to use the elements through breath weaponing trained by Bahamut himself to ensnare evil with the powers of nature. My eyes turned ruby red with wisdom and strength.Through this i ceased to be the man i was before and had become renewed mentally, physically and spiritually swearing my allegiance to Bahamut my god. To do lawfully all good that could be done in my power by the grace of his undying strength and wisdom. I had become GEON SARINIUS.
When my training was complete i was returned to the circle of fire from hence i started. The fires still burning fiercly and Bahamut now standing before me. Again i Knelt.
"RISE MY MESSENGER. YOU ARE READY TO TAKE ON THE RESPONSIBILITIES THAT COME WITH THE BLESSINGS I HAVE BESTOWED UPON YOU. WHILE YOU HAVE ALL OF THE STRENGTH OF A DRAGONBORN YOU WILL RETAIN YOUR HUMAN EMOTIONS. DO NOT LOOK AT THEM AS A FLAW FOR THEY ARE ONE OF YOUR MOST VALUABLE WEAPONS AGAINST THE EVIL YOU WILL FACE."
I rose and looked at my god in his eyes now blazing a sapphire blue. Bahamut let loose a mighty fireball out of his mouth that crashed at my feet. In it lie a spiked chain with the insignia of Bahamut engraved in its chains.
"I GIVE YOU THIS WEAPON TO FIGHT EVIL IN MY NAME."
"I will my lord"
The fires around began to fade as did Bahamut with them.
"WHEN YOU ARE READY JUMP INTO THE POOL INFRONT OF YOUR PAST AND YOUR SHALL RETURN TO YOUR TIME."
"Thank you Bahamut…for your wisdom."
"FROM THE ASHES OF YOUR HUMANITY RISES THE HOPES OF THE INNOCENT. YOU ARE NOT JUST MY MESSENGER. YOU ARE MY COMPASSION TO THE LOYAL WHEN YOU AID THOSE WHO ARE PIOUS. YOUR ARE MY GENEROSITY WHEN YOU GIVE TO THOSE WHO ARE NEEDY. YOU ARE MY WRATH WHEN YOU ERRADICATE THE EVIL THAT WALKS THE TAINTED WORLD. AND YOU ARE MY MERCY WHEN YOU SEND THEIR SOULS TO ME TO FACE JUDGEMENT ON THE CRIMES THEY HAVE COMMITED." Bahamut was gone.
I looked into the pool at my old self seeing the many weaknesses that i once had. I closed my eyes allowing a tear to creep from my eye.
"I promise you my love….my sons…….I will do you proud." and then i jumped into the pool.
I was dropped immediatly into the place i was when Bahamut took me. I spread my wings and glided to a nearby cliff and looked to the sky. I was back where i belong ready to be what i was born to be. Gods Envoy Ordering Nobility……GEON.
Adventures in Ossia
Allies in a Time of Need
Geon had retired in his humble room to collect his thoughts. The 17th anniversary of that horrible night had come. He poured the one cup of Dragna he allowed himself every year. He sat there letting the harsh liquid to warm his body and sooth his weary mind. He reached down and opened a hidden compartment in the floor and pulled out a small redwood box. He took out the gold ring, the last memento of his humanity, and gazed deeply into it's dimmed shine.
"17 years," he took another sip " and still no word, no sign, not even a snippet of information on any of them."
His time with the church had given Geon many opportunities to go to far off lands on business for the church. Each place he visited came a new place for him to search for the group that demolished his homeland. Everytime he thought he had found something it turned out to be just rumour or another ruse. His hope was dimming with each passing year.
Geon leaned his head back and took the last gulp of his drink and lied back on his bed holding the ring in his hand.
"I will keep searching my love. I wont stop hunting them and make them pay for what they did to our family." He gazed at his trinket until he slowly dozed off.
Geon fell into a deep sleep and awoke in a familiar place. An emptiness lit by a circle of fire and a breeze that soothed the bones of the weary. Bahamut's purgatory.
"My lord. What do you will of me." he knelt before the coming of the collosal gods coming.
"YOU HAVE SERVED ME WELL THESE FEW YEARS GEON. YOU HAVE DONE MUCH GOOD ONTO THE INNOCENT. YOU HAVE HONORED THE LINEAGE OF ENVOYS YOU HAVE JOINED."
"I am honored to do the will of Bahamut." Geon replied
"THE WORK OF AN ENVOY IS WEARING HEAVY ON YOUR SHOULDERS."
"I must admit at times it is frustrating. I have searched many lands without the smallest hint to the whereabouts of those who demolished my village."
"I KNOW MY CHILD. BUT NOW I HAVE MUCH NEED OF YOU. THE TIME IS APPROACHING FOR THE NEXT GREAT THREAT TO THE WORLD TO BE UNLEASHED."
"Great Threat? What threatens us."
"WITH THE DEATH OF THE ABISHAI YOUR ENEMIES HAVE GROWN. THEY KNOW THE CHURCH OF BAHAMUT HAS STRENGTH LEFT IN IT AND WILL NOW UNLEASH GREAT BEASTS AND UNHOLY DEMONS TO TEST YOU RESOLVE."
"What do you wish of me? Thy will be done my lord."
"IT IS TIME TO SEARCH FOR ALLIES TO LEAN UPON IN THIS TIME OF NEED. LOOK TO THOSE AROUND YOU FOR HELP AND SEARCH OUT THOSE WHO'S SOULS ARE WITHOUT ALLEGIANCE. ONE INPARTICULAR. FIND THE ONE NAMED ISSARRE. HER SOUL IS SEARCHING FOR HONOR THAT SHE FEELS SHE HAS LOST."
"I have heard of this Issare. She is the one who hunts the undead but her past is not known. Can I trust her."
"THOSE WHO KNOW YOU DO NOT KNOW OF YOUR PAST; YET YOUR VALOR HAS GAINED THEIR TRUST. LOOK TO HER AND JUDGE HER SOUL FOR YOURSELF."
Geon awoke the next day with the vision fresh in his mind. He arose to a knock at the door from a priest.
"Your friends have awoken and breakfast will be on soon."
"Thank you I will be out in a moment."
He put the ring still in his grasp back in the hidden compartment and sat in his bed. He knew why tonight the God had come to him. He had already found his allies in this war….he just needed them to realize it.