剧情对话 - Prologue
Ashan is a world of legendary peoples. Proud Elves guard the emerald forests of Irollan... Mighty Knights rule the fiefs of the Griffin Empire... Studious Wizards survey the oasis-strewn deserts of the Silver Cities... And the grim Necromancers worship in the wastelands of Heresh.
But there is another, parallel world : it is Sheogh, the prison realm of the Demons. During certain lunar eclipses, known as "Blood Moons", the walls of their prison weaken and they burst forth, plunging Ashan into war.
During the previous Demon war, a powerful artifact known as the Blade of Binding was created. the Blade gave its wielder the power to bind Demons to his will. Yet when it fell into the hands of Demon lords, much damage was wrought and much that was good, was undone.
When the Demons were vanquished, the Blade was given to a handful of allies for safekeeping. These families of elven, human, and wizardly descent swore to guard and protect this dangerous object. And yet, those who coveted its power never ceased their efforts to take it back...
Somewhere in the ancient forest of Irollan...
Anwen : I hear them, father... heavy boots. It must be our guests from the Griffin Empire.
Lasir : Your ears have grown sharper than mine, Anwen.
Lasir : Edric, old friend. Welcome again to Irollan.
Lord Edric : Lasir, the pleasure is mine. Unlike me, Your forest grows more beautiful with age! This can't be little Anwen! What have you been feeding her?
Anwen : I'm the hunter in the family now, Lord Edric. I feed him!
Lasir : This strapping young knight must be your son, Godric.
Godric : I am pleased to meet our elven allies. Let me present my siblings, Fiona and Aidan.
Fiona : Irollan is amazing! Mystery and magic seem to peer from behind every tree.
Aidan : Big trees, big bugs, big mud puddles, big hassle...
Lasir : Anwen, take Godric to the Portal and greet our friends Delara, Azh Rafir and their daughter, Nadia.
Ranger : An uneasy wind passes through Irollan this night...
Griffin Knight : Do not sound so dreary, elf!
Ranger : Follow this path and you will arrive at the Portal, Anwen.
Griffin Knight : You cannot miss it.
Hunter : Hail, Anwen! The Hunters await your command!
(You have received : Hunters)
Griffin Knight : Don't fear elf girl, we Knights shall protect you if any forest monsters come calling.
Anwen : Greetings Lady Delara. Welcome to Irollan.
Delara : Anwen, so full of light. Your father claims you can track a breeze and put an arrow through a bird's eye! And young Godric, son of Edric. You have your father's strength and your mother's intensity. May I present my daughter, Nadia.
Nadia : So this is Irollan! The texts and paintings I have studied do not do it justice.
Anwen : Lady Delara, we thought your husband Azh Rafir, was coming?
Nadia : Yes, mother, why did father not join us?
Delara : ... Please lead the way to the delegation, all will be explained there. Wait! Somethind is wrong... a disturbance...
Godric : Demons in the forests of Irollan? !
Anwen : Not after I use them for target practice!
Anwen : I smell smoke... Quick! The camp is under attack!
Savagely, the attackers put the camp to the torch...
... sparing no one - not even the children.
Terrified by his sister's fate, Aidan grabs a nearby weapon...
... and crawls away from the fallen heroes who tried in vain to save them.
Azexes : A HA HA! I would have come alone if I'd known they'd have children as guards.
Aidan : Gone... they're all gone...
Anwen : Father!
Godric : No... No this cannot be! Fiona! You're wounded!
Delara : Come children! We must hurry to the portal. I'll open a way to the Silver Cities.
Anwen : But the camp! Our parents!
Delara : They are gone and the secret relic we were sworn to hide has disappeared... We must warn others of the threat unleashed this day.
Azexes : Run! I like to work up an appetite before dinner.
Delara : Go through the portal! Now! I will hold back this beast...
Nadia : Mother!
Godric : I'll stay behind with Delara and buy you time to escape.
Though Delara's brave stand delays the enemy, it proves futile...
... and as she falls a great magical light escapes from her body and overwhelms Nadia.
Nadia : Aaaargggh... What... was that!
Anwen : Nadia! ? Ah! The Portal is fading. Go through!
Under the attacks of the demons the portal weakens.
Aidan is first through the portal, followed by his wounded sister. Last comes Nadia, unconscious and alone.
Anwen : The protal's gone... and Delara and Godric... oh no... I hope the others made it to the Silver Cities... I must warn my cousin, Findan. Father... I will not forget what happened here tonight...
Anwen crouches, helpless, as the Demons finish their bloody work. Though she seethes with rage, Anwen waits with her hunter's patience until the odds are more in her favor...
Someone sent the Demons to attack the camp. Someone powerful, someone who knew them... someone who does not yet have what he wants.
Scattered across Ashan... Orphaned and alone... Their journey begins...