Those Who Challenge the Sun

(A "Fullmetal Alchemist" Fanfic)

By Unleashed Battlecry


Author's Notes

Hey, this is Unleashed Battlecry, your author for this new FMA fanfic. I just recently completed watching the series, and I was incredibly sad the series ended. So in respect to those who worked hard to get FMA to be one of the greatest anime ever, I've started a series of my own. I'm sure almost all of you think that it would've been better if the series was extended a bit, am I right?

Anyway, with this fanfic, I'll be starting the series over again with the first episode. From there I'll build off of that, and eventually branch off into an all-new story. The story is a novelization of sorts, as it keeps the first episode exactly the same, but it is written in my own words.

This story will make many references to the actual series, including characters, places, and plotlines. But remember that this will branch off. And I will make sure it will not end the same way the original did. But some of the ideas will remain the same, since without them, it just wouldn't be Fullmetal Alchemist. Some original characters and places will be featured as well.

I will be writing this as it comes into my mind, so almost nothing is planned. But a few things will be. I also wish to stick as close as possible to their world's history as well as our's. If this statement confuses you, be sure to watch the movie, Conqueror of Shamballa.

My friends and I are hoping that if this turns out well, we will try our hardest to make a fanime (fan anime) out of it. When this fanfic finishes, I will inform all of my readers with an ending notice about this. Keep an eye out.

Well, I think I've babbled on quite long enough. I'll continue with a Series Synopsis, then follow with the actual story (which will, of course, be in separate chapters).

Also, I will try to write side stories for each of the characters in a separate fan fiction, but that may not happen. With all the ideas in my mind, it's hard to write them all down! Try to check that out too if I ever get the time to do that.

I'm sorry; I've rambled on for another two paragraphs! Don't let me keep you from enjoying this fan fiction I will work extremely hard on. Oh, but before I begin, I need to tell you that I will have a disclaimer and two author's notes in each chapter to keep you updated.

Well, I am honestly proud to present the Series Synopsis for the new Fullmetal Alchemist fan fiction, Those Who Challenge the Sun!

Series Synopsis

When the Elric brothers were children, they suffered the tragic loss of their mother. Their father had left the house, never to return home. Using the clandestine science of Alchemy, they tried to resurrect their mother. But the laws of Equivalent Exchange forbid bringing anyone back to life. Failing at the attempt, the older brother Edward lost an arm, while the younger brother Alphonse lost his entire body. Edward sacrificed his left leg to seal Al's soul in a suit of armor.

Four years later, Ed and Al are on a journey to find a rumored stone that could give them their bodies back. They think they have found it when they reach a desert city led by the prophet Cornello. Cornello apparently is holding the stone, but is refusing to let it go.

Revealing the falseness of the prophet, Edward and Alphonse soon discover something that brings them back on the search for the stone. But as the search continues, they embark on an adventure that would shape the world…