I am officially crazy! I'm actually choosing to balance four stories by uploading this! But, this idea in my head just wouldn't stay away so.... here's the first chapter of Blue Dragon: The Sacred Stones! All I can say is.... enjoy.
Note: This is an alternate universe fic based on the game Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones for the Game Boy Advance.
Note 2: I will call Sui 'Xi' in this story.
Note 3: Since this is an alternate universe fic, the characters' relations will be different. You'll see how.
Disclaimer: I do not own Blue Dragon or Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. I just own the idea of putting them together.
Prologue: Grado's Betrayal: The Fall of Renais
In a age long past... evil flooded over the land. Creatures awash in the dark tide ran wild, pushing mankind to the brink of annihilation. In it's despair, mankind appealed to the heavens, and from a blinding light came hope..... The Sacred Stones.
These five glorious treasures held the power to dispel evil. The hero Renais and his warriors Grado, Frelia, Rausten, and Jehanna used the Sacred Stones to combat evil's darkness. They defeated the wretched Demon King and sealed his soul away in the stones. With the darkness imprisoned, peace returned to the continent of Magvel.
But this peace would not last....
The continent of Magvel. For some 800 years, a quiet peace reigned in the absence of the terrible darkness. The Sacred Stones have been passed down from generation to generation within the five nations. These five nations have been built around their power and their legacy.
There is the kingdom of Renais, ruled by King Fado, the peerless warrior king. His two children are Prince Shu and Princess Kluke. Then the kingdom of Frelia, ruled by King Konrad, the venerable Knight Master King. His two children are Prince Andropov and Princess Bouquet. The kingdom of Jehanna, ruled by Queen Ismaire, the Queen of the White Dunes. Her daughter, the princess, has been recently reported missing. The theocracy of Rausten, ruled by King Tarkovsky, the Divine Emperor, his granddaughter is Princess Primula, and his niece is Princess Xi. And finally the Grado Empire, ruled by Emperor Vigarde, the stalwart Silent Emperor. His son is Prince Lyon.
These five nations house the power of the Sacred Stones. It is now the year 803. In an instant, the whole continent of Magvel is threatened by an unexpected atrocity. The Grado Empire, the largest of the Sacred Stone nations, has invaded the kingdom of Renais under orders from Emperor Vigarde. A longtime ally of Grado, Renais is caught off guard, unable to mount any resistance. Compounding King Fado's worries, his son, Prince Shu, has gone missing. Grado's momentum carries its armies to the gates of Castle Renais itself. Renais will fall..... it is inevitable.
Knights of Renais whom have seen the invaders dashed towards the King's throne. One knight approached King Fado. "Your Majesty, I bear bad news. The castle gate has been breached. Emperor Vigarde's forces are within the castle walls."
King Fado sighed. "I understand. If I should die today, many must survive while I fall."
"The garrison has fallen. We've lost contact with Prince Shu and can expect no aid from his men. Your Majesty, what can we do?"
King Fado stood up. "...What else can we do? Order the troops to lay down their arms."
Kluke walked up to King Fado. "Father...."
"Kluke... are you wearing the bracelet that I gave you?"
Kluke stretched out her arm. "Yes, I have it right here."
King Fado took a deep breath. "General Jiro!"the king called
Jiro arrived on a wyvern. "Yes, Your Majesty?"
"Take Kluke and head for Frelia. King Konrad is an honorable man. I trust he will keep you safe."
Jiro bowed. "Understood, and what of Your Majesty?"
"Me? I'll stay here. We've long held Grado among our dearest allies, yet now, they attack? I must know the answer. Am I somehow responsible for this? Have I erred in my leadership? Renais is mine to guide. How could I have failed her so?
"Father, you can't stay! You mustn't! If you remain behind then so shall I!"Kluke yelled
King Fado sat down again. "Go now, Jiro! Fly! Take my daughter to safety!"
Jiro took Kluke and flew away on the wyvern. "Forgive me, Your Highness."
Grado forces then infiltrated the castle and prepared to kill King Fado and his soldiers. "Shu, Kluke, my children..... You must survive."King Fado stared into the eyes of Emperor Vigarde and Prince Lyon.
Jiro and Kluke successfully made it out of the castle. Jiro and Kluke hopped of the wyvern. "Princess Kluke we must..."Jiro then saw enemy forces approaching on wyverns. "Princess Kluke! Quickly! Behind me!"Kluke obliged as the two saw Grado's forces heading towards them.
One of the wyvern riders hopped off and looked at Jiro and Kluke with hungry and demonic eyes. "You there, with the girl. Tell me, would that be the wayward princess of Renais?"He then got a good look and smiled. "Well, this must be my lucky day."He then glared at Jiro, his smile never leaving his face. "Your a dead man. The wench goes with me."
Jiro hopped on his wyvern. "Never!"Jiro and the general glared at each other as they prepared to duel.
"I am Lemaire, the Moonstone, Grado's finest general! And you're just a corpse who does not does not know that he is dead."Lemaire then flew around Jiro and stabbed him on the side with his lance.
Jiro almost fell off of the wyvern as he clutched his side. "Ahhh.... No! We must retreat!"Jiro then took Kluke and flew away.
Lemaire only looked at Jiro's retreating form. "Such a terrible wound, and yet he still holds on to his duty? How entertaining. Fly away, little man. Fly away. Try to outrun death. More time to savor the hunt.... and the kill."
"General Lemaire, they're escaping! Should we..."The soldier's words were cut off as Lemaire killed him and the other soldier.
"Shut up. You're usefulness is at an end."
Jiro flew to a safe area with Kluke behind him. The two then hopped off. "Princess Kluke! This way! I can see no more of Grado's men."
Kluke smiled a sad smile. "Thank you, Jiro. If it weren't for you, I would never have made it out the castle. You are the reason I'm still alive. You have my gratitude."Kluke moved closer to Jiro. "And whoever that man was, he was clearly after me... It is my fault that you received such a grave wound. Allow me to treat it. I..."
Jiro interrupted her. "Your Highness, I cannot allow an injury like this to become an obstacle. We have more important matters to attend to. We must press on to Frelia. We must fulfill His Majesty's wishes."
"...I wonder how my father fares alone in the castle. Do you think he's safe? And what of my brother on the Grado front? We've heard nothing of him for days."
"King Fado and Prince Shu are both valiant and brave men. Sure, Prince Shu is reckless, but he's also determined. I doubt even the Grado Empire can hold them in check. More important to me, Your Highness, is that you look to your own safety. How sad the two of them would be if something were to happen to you. We must reach Frelia to ensure the day of your happy reunion."
"Yes, of course. Your right. Until I'm reunited with my father and my brother, I must not despair. Come, Jiro. Let us go."
Jiro flew to a bridge and stopped to look at Kluke. "Once we cross that bridge, we'll be in Frelia, near Border Mulan. Let us proceed Princess Kluke."Kluke hopped on the wyvern as Jiro was going to hop on as well. "Your Highness, I won't lie to you. This will not be an easy ride."Jiro pulled out a sword and handed it to Kluke. "Please, take this Rapier. If something should happen to me, you must continue to Frelia, alone if you must."
Suddenly, more soldiers came in the direction of the two. "You there, Renais dogs! Where do you think you're going!?"
"I must fight."Jiro charged at one of the soldiers and stabbed him with his sword. "One down, two to go."
One of the soldiers aimed for Kluke and attempted to slash her. But she quickly evaded the attack and stabbed his heart. "My brother has taught me somewhat of swordsmanship."
Jiro smiled. "Now all that's left is their leader."
"Bring it on! It's time you high-and-mighty knights learned to respect a true warrior!"the soldier then ran towards Kluke. "I am Nell! You will be the first to die!"Nell then tried to slash Kluke. However, she evaded the attack and stabbed him multiple times in the chest. "Ugh! No! How!?"Nell managed to say before dying.
Jiro smiled and walked over to Kluke. "Princess, are you injured?"
"Huh? Oh, no. I'm fine. I'm just thinking about things. I want to see this through to the end. And I will not rest until I see my brother again. Let's go Jiro."
"As you wish."Jiro obliged as the two hopped on the wyvern and flew into the night.
End of the prologue. Review please.