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Relic’s Keeper – Concept

Azryael turned to face the swirling mist of darkness. It too, seemed to respond by rising to meet his height, twisting in upon itself in a whirl of shapeless matter and sparks as if cutting into the slab floor. Toward the top, a notch of strange spherical impression seemed to push within the darkness whenever it moved. It was almost as if…was that a face?

“We’re not so different, you and I…” A hoarse whisper could be heard from the moving void. It expanded a moment before compressing to complete a basic human form. What stepped from that void was no more surprising than his first meeting with Christauni as a Shadow.

“Rivan.” Azryael had not said that name since the days of his crippled childhood. Rivan had been born blind, and still was by the looks of his opal gaze. “So I see the Eternal Night has become your way of seeing, just as the Light has become my strength.”

“Isn’t it funny…how we were chosen? We were the ones that no one wanted – the trash kicked aside in the streets. We had only each other then. Now, we rely on something much better.”  

“Tell me how this is better?” Azryael pointed to the men still struggling against their chains to turn the giant wheel. It was painful to hear the last of fragmented crystals crushed to dust. That was the last of the Light shards. All that remained, he carried within himself.

“They deserve their fate!” Rivan’s voice boomed, throwing off patches of darkness as he moved around him. “They misused their own source of hope. Now it’s all dead.”

“The Eternal Night is not meant to be used this way either, Rivan.” Azryael tried to remain calm. “You’ve been here long enough to know that. Destroying the Light will jeopardize life itself. We may not be in existence if you extinguish it all!”

“Perhaps it will be a new dawn for us then. Is it all that bad? As it is, I didn’t expect the Light to chose anything other than a dead object in hopes to evade me. Seems it finally got smart.” His form broke in various places to swirl and reform. It was hard to keep an eye on his movements, as the Darkness had the speed of a cobra. It would not be long before an attempted strike. Well, not smart enough. You still led it right to me. For that, I thank you.”

 

 

 

 

Daily Concept: Light vs. Darkness

This has been more of a weekly concept, to be honest. I’ve had this thought, off the charts from the normal storyline, that what if the world were to divide directly down the middle between Light and Dark?

Using the same set of characters from Wisdom Novels, it would go something like this:

Darkness and Light are each run by its Prince. Naturally, Darkness has been trying to expand its borders lately and is looking for a champion to do this. So it kidnaps the prince of Light’s daughter and coaxes its power into her. Of course, daddy doesn’t like this too much and runs in to save her.  Yet in order to do so, he must forfeit Light in order to return her to normal.

Now, at first, he would deny the power of Darkness even after becoming part of it himself. But gradually it takes hold until he’s nearly under its control. He’s sworn to protect the Realm of Light. Instead, he threatens it. Things take a nastier turn when he invades with dark minions to do his power’s bidding.

So does this have a tragic ending? You bet! What better way to end a story than having to kill off your anti-hero. My guess is that in the end he realizes he’s still loyal to the side of Light and allows himself to be captured/killed/etc. in order to save his own realm, family, and friends. At the same time, he passes the mantle of rulership to maybe his older son or someone wise enough not to make the same mistakes.

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