Chapter 1: Character Prologue

Setting: Queendom of Falena in the year 337 IS

Main Characters:

Lazlo En Kuldes: Bearer of the Rune of Atonement and Forgiveness (aka. Rune of Punishment). Living a secluded and tranquil life, he was secretly called on by Chairperson Flare to join and protect 2 other diplomats sent to establish formal trade ties with Falena. A dark clandestine force is working against such an alliance and only Lazlo stands in their way. 49 years old in the year 337 I.S.

Olinda Falenas: Younger daughter of Elemark Falenas. As lovely as she as independent. Her love of trying new experiences without always thinking them through has got her in trouble on more than one occasion as well as keeps her personal guards of their toes. 18 years old in the year 337 I.S.

Cyrah Falenas: Older daughter of Elemark Falenas. Attractive, stubborn, and resilient, she always knows how to get what she wants from others. She is the first Falenan princess to be married to the up and coming prominent Godwin family. 20 years old in the year 337 I.S.

Elemark Falenas: Queen of Falena, She renowned for her beauty and wisdom. During her reign Falena has experienced a time of relative peace and stability until a recent war with the neighboring nation of Nagarea. Thanks to her clever workings, a temporary peace agreement has been made and the lives for her people are starting to return to normal. 37 years old in year 337 I.S.

Alen Aethelbald Commander of the Queen's Knight, famous for both his sword and pen. Considered by most to be the warrior poet. He stands by his Queen's side with his years of experience both on the battlefield and in politics. 50 years old in the year 337 I.S.

Marcus Godwin: Winner of Cyrah's Sacred Games and the next Commander of the Queen's Knights. His ability with a sword has been questioned by many, but his cunningness and magical prowess is consider unparalleled in the Queendom. 35 years old in the year 337 I.S.

Rose – The youngest Queen's Knight and Olinda's personal bodyguard. She and Olinda are closer than sisters. Ss such, she is highly protective and fiercely loyal to the princess. With her fiery red hair and beautiful figure coupled with her deadly nunchucks skills, she is a force to reckoned with should you cross her. 19 years old in the year 337 I.S.

Robert - Queen's Knight and older brother of Graess. He is brash and confident, which often comes across as arrogance. His speed and accuracy with his Halberd coupled with fierce attitude on the battlefield has earned him the nickname "Robert the Reaper" as he often finishes off his foe so quickly; seemingly in one touch. 30 years old in the year 337 I.S.

Graess - Queen Knight and younger brother of Robert. Former bodyguard of Cyrah until Marcus arrived. His thoroughness and thoughtfulness on and off the battlefield are feared and respected by many. Always cautious and alert, he will study his opponent carefully before making a final move against them. 27 years old in the year 337 I.S.

Tanya: One of the 3 diplomats sent by the Island Nations Federation and Chairperson Flare En Kuldes to established formal trade ties with Falena. Known for her in-depth historical knowledge about other cultures and keen tactical wit, Tanya was chosen to broker a formal alliance and trade agreements with the Queendom. 47 years old in the year 337 I.S.

Desmond: One of the 3 diplomats sent by the Island Nations Federation and Chairperson Flare En Kuldes to established formal trade ties with Falena. Having served for years under Lino, Flare, and other members of the Federation few have gained as much political savvy and insight as this aging statesman. Though nearing retirement, he is equally trusted by all sides within the Federation. 60 years old in the year 337 I.S.

Nyoka- An Ambassador from the Nagarea Theocracy. This high priest is charged with periodically traveling to the Queendom in order to inspect Falena's government and military operations to make sure they are upholding their end of the tenuous peace treaty that was signed at the end of the last war. He is very quiet and mysterious. He typically talks to no one else, say his own attendant and members of the Falena royal family stating "they are the only ones worthy to be addressed." He appears to be 45 years in the year 337 I.S.

Razi- The personal attendant and apprentice to Ambassador Nyoka. He is gifted with a very athletic physique and strong magically aptitude. As such this young man, quickly traveled up the ranks; finishing sword and magical training that normally takes a decade to learn, he mastered in a year. Because of his ability to learn new things so quickly and effortlessly it has caused him to become very egotistical and pretentious. 22 years old in the year 337 I.S.