Meekleaf. A mystery for you to unveil.

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Meekleaf is an annual plant grown in most lands of the Empire, being easily cultivated and making a pleasing addition to any flowerbed. Its aromatic leaves and oily seeds are notorious for their medical properties, such as relaxing the nerves and easing the mood. A garnish of chopped meekleaf adds a dash of flavor to some of Kingar’s most popular dishes. Raw leaves with a drop of dressing are a refreshing side dish, defined in the IMPERIAL CAPITAL GUIDEBOOK OF SIGHTS ONE MUST SEE AT LEAST ONCE IN A LIFETIME as “the most common salad bowl in the Capital”.  This affirmation was challenged by our hero Hig during one of his infamous monologues in which he argued how “herb dish” would have been more appropriate. He has yet to have the Guidebook correct the definition.

MUNE, THE FACTS #1-10

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Because no team is really complete without a Chick.

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  • Fact #1.
    Her name is Mune.
    While the origin of this name is uncertain, it has been speculated to be a truncated form of an elven name referring to “all things spiritual”, “that part of us made of mind and soul”.
  • Fact #2.
    Mune is Johden. While the true reasons that brought her out of her homeland are still veiled in mystery, she has officially joined Higre’s Team as his personal bodyguard. Higre gained her by trading Sho’s horse with the other Johden. He tried trading over Sho at first, but the Johden replied that “they’d rather have the horse than the useless freeloader”.
  • Fact #3.
    Amongst her people, Mune is known as Edrisil, the Moon Shadow.
  • Fact #4.
    Mune will routinely turn down Scai’s advances replying she’d rather spend the next 500 years locked up in an X with an Y trying to find a logical answer to Z (the variables may change from time to time depending on context, but it’s generally acknowledged she’s calling upon impossible feats). Such as in “I’d rather spend the next 500 years locked in a volcano with Cottontail trying to find a reasonable plea as to why humanity should survive Armageddon”, to which Hig felt obliged to retort that “if you survive getting stuck with Cottontail for 500 years, Armageddon’s gonna be a piece of cake”. Cottontail was not amused.
  • Fact #5.
    Mune prefers her deepfin grilled rather than baked
    . This has been the cause of countless fistfights between her and Hano, who insisted that the only way to cook deepfin was to bake it. Since Hano was the one doing the cooking, he more or less won all the disputes.
  • Fact #6.
    The things she likes the most are fairytales, the merfolk, girly clothes (the fancier the better) and weapons (the deadlier the better).
  • Fact #7.
    Within the Johden militia, Mune covers the role of Dragon Heart, which is a tank and leader class. This virtually makes her the true powerhouse of the Team (she may not be the strongest, but she’s undoubtedly the most proficient). Her favorite buffs are KIBAR FAR (Shorten Time) and THAVASI’DANTHE (Sky-High Dance).
  • Fact #8.
    Mune keeps to a rigorous and healthy diet
    , and will not indulge in alcohol drinking or drug taking. In fact, when she was offered the (in)famous Meekleaf Salad she responded with a Big NO!, leaving one wondering about those “medical properties of soothing nerves”.
  • Fact #9.
    When she was a kid, Mune wanted to become a songstress. During the period in which she was “trying out new occupations”, she also declared to have entered the mysterious organization known as the Clean Police. Which, despite what one may think, did exactly what it said: keeping the desert free of litter.
  • Fact #10.
    Most of the time, she appears to be the Only Sane (wo)Man on the Team.

SHUR, THE FACTS #1-10

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Because every Adventure Duo needs … well, two people.

  • Fact #1.

His name is Shur, or simply Sho. Reading: full-name like the “su” in “sure” but with a short “u” sound followed by a strong “r”, nickname like she “sho” in shore. Now, why he is called Sho is still a mystery.

Quite coincidentally, in elven his name is actually used to define a kind of blade weapon, somewhere between a short sword and a halfmoon dagger, with a single edge and an array of rather disturbing uses.

It is currently unknown whether he was born with this name or if he even ever had a family name. In the village he was raised, it was fashionable at the time to give boys names of ancient elven weaponry, thus he ended up with Shur.

  • Fact #2.

Sho is human. He appears to be one, at least. Since there is no information about his original family, it is assumed he is no more than what he looks like.

Within the Imperial Capital, humans and dark elves have rare interactions, as these end up being rather messy for both parties. On the other hand, Sho seems to be a magnet for the Fallen, just as much as he is a magnet for trouble in general.

  • Fact #3.

Since Sho contracted a hefty (or better said, unreasonable) debt with Hig, ever since he settled down in the Darveru fief he has been working as a scullion at Bruel’s, the local tavern.

His tasks include: washing the dishes, cleaning the floors and the other surfaces, peeling the potatoes, taking out the garbage, serving at the tables, running errands and occasionally even cooking. Actually, Bruel’s could be very well defined as a one man enterprise, since Bruel himself does little more than dozing behind the bar counter. Despite this, Sho is still unable to properly complete any of his given routine tasks, having the tendency to generate avalanches of disasters.

  • Fact #4.

Sho’s employment contract states him to be Hig’s retainer, which identifies him as boy engaged for useless and highly inappropriate errands or as victim of countless pranks.

Despite his working hours cover his every waking hour, Sho’s only earthly possessions of any value consist of a change of clothes and a horse, given to him by Hig with the recommendation to “get lost”.

  • Fact #5.

He has a distressing ability to say very disturbing things in the most out-of-place moments with great innocence.

  • Fact #6.

Sho’s perception of reality can sometimes be quite distorted, which leads him to be totally unable to understand people talking or thing happening around him. One of the many theories which have come up to explain this could be that his highly traumatic life has brought him to naturally filter out the worst of it. Or he could simply be schizophrenic.

  • Fact #7.

His favourite dishes are noodle based.

  • Fact #8.

He is loyal, caring, and a man of his word, even when he realizes he’s been tricked into promising something.

  • Fact #9.

Sho is prone to creepy mumbling and moody dark flashbacks.

  • Fact #10.

Sho is a worthless, homeless, penniless orphan (definition kindly provided by Hig during their first encounter).

HIGRE DARVERU, THE FACTS #1-10

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HIGRE DARVERU

Some fun facts about the hero, leader of the team, the hot and skilled guy Destiny chose to save the world.

  • Fact #1.

His name is Higre, or simply Hig. Reading: Hi-ge, with first syllable pronounced like “he” (pronoun) with a long vocal sound, second as in “geisha” with a truncated “-e” sound (full name has a muted “r” stuck in there too).

For a fortunate and totally unintended coincidence, the higre happens to be a big predatory bird, somewhat similar to an eagle. It would be quite a rare sight these days, and many people believe it is extinct. On a side note, the higre owes its name to its characteristic call, which is said to sound something like “hig! hig!”.

  • Fact #2.

Hig is one of the last scions of the Anduiir, a race of humans gifted with elven powers. Their most distinguishing feature is their hair colour, which will stick to elven hues (golden, azure or green) so long as the powers in their blood remain strong enough; since these colours are uncommon on regular humans, the Anduiir will stand out in any crowd unless they dye their hair. A few of them may be born with the elven golden eyes, but Hig is not the case.

  • Fact #3.

Hig was born in the laid-back countryside of the Barien Kingdom, where he was taken in, together with his older sister, into the human Darveru family. After the death of their foster father, his sister left their home as a retainer of a famous Blade Master. Hig stayed behind, having been entrusted by Father the role of head of the family and the inheritance of all the Darverus’ possessions. He has been living there ever since, together with his foster siblings.

And now, after the fun, on to the serious business ( = the things one must absolutely know about Hig).

  • Fact #4.

His longest ramble has been recorded as a 2.5 hour uninterrupted monologue about how a helping of meekleaf was mistakenly defined as a salad bowl in the “Imperial Capital Guidebook of sights one must see at least once in a lifetime”.

  • Fact #5.

Hig owns a prized collection he will never fail to mention whenever inviting a woman over to his place. Should be mentioned that said collection has been known to change to: northern printed butterfairy spun silks, priceless foreign spices, ancient leather-bound poetry volumes, exotic assassination weapons, cross-border smuggled alchemical pots and cruets, preserved specimen of extinct flowers, and last but not least a fantastical evergreen butterfly garden.

  • Fact #6.

He can cook a great variety of delicious meals from some of the world’s most popular cuisines. Actually his skill is so great and his taste buds so fine he can replicate even the dishes he never had occasion of trying with just a handful of available ingredients.

  • Fact #7.

His favourite colours are green and blue.

  • Fact #8.

He has no sense of direction.

  • Fact #9.

His fangirls are scary.

  • Fact #10.

He is an eccentric and narcissistic airhead ruled by blind-idiot stupidity. And he still can pull off 180 degree personality back flips.

5 fun facts about the Eagle Sword

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Ah, the Eagle Sword, the legendary piece of craftsmanship forged in the very abyss of the Dark Palace. As for all things that earn the appellative of “legendary” to their name, many stories were wrought around it through the ages, most of which hold little to no truth.

So, what do we actually know about this appealing blade?

Fact #1. It was forged from Arama’s crystal bier. That makes it a sword empowered with the energy of one of the two most ancient living beings in the whole of Kingar (the known universe). Sounds cool, doesn’t it? Bonus points for having an unbreakable blade as a consequence.

Fact #2. Having been forged in the abode of the Dark Father from a Child of Light, it has potentially both powers imbued into it. Black and White at the same time, this makes stuff of legends. More bonus points because it becomes stronger with every life it takes.

Fact #3. Everybody wants it. So, if you keep going to battle with it, to the point people have naturally made it your symbol as much as the flag you fly, somebody will eventually come around and try to take it. And that is how it left the clutches of the Dark forces and ended up on the opposite side of the battlefield.  Well, long story short, some guy fell over it, stuck his soul into it and changed it to a pretty green. Bonus points galore because it gained the ability to Seal (rip out of people the ability to use magic). How convenient.

Fact #4. And finally, how it got its name. Because every cool weapon needs some kind of name, even though this one is quite lame, since all the points were spent on putting useless jewels on the hilt. Another long story made short, some elven order kept the thing for a long time, then they went away and thought well of leaving it with the humans, who oddly appeared to them as the most trustworthy people around at the time. Incidentally, the guy who received it came from a lineage of kings known as the Lords of the Eagles. Those elven dudes may not have much eye for judging characters but they sure recognize a decent name when they see one.

Fact #5. In the end, for this fabulous sword to truly become legendary, it had to become inaccessible to the general public, or to the public in general. It was lost. How really convenient. But not just lost, hidden (because there were still some bonus points left).

Oh, and yes, the Eagle Sword and all these interesting facts are kind of related to the tale which is being told, very loosely … maybe?