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#12035947 Feb 06, 2016 at 02:39 PM
Cardinal
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Fethrane was born in a small village called The Quiet Peaks settled in the mountains which are seperating dark and light elven teritories. The society was filled with dark elves and they were certain that magic and Shilen are evil and destructive, thus younger generations were clueless about magic in this world. These younger generations were raised to spread and fight for villages beliefs. At first they are thought to live together as a group, to hunt and find food and the very basics of archery and sword-wielding. After the first trial, the family decides which path their child should take. There are two main choices: path of archery and path of knight. And only the most talented children may pick path of an assassin. Upon reaching adulthood the young elf must choose to either leave the village and spread their beliefs to the world or stay and protect the village. However, only those who passes their mentors trial may leave.

Fethrane and his younger brother Sanvis were born to a mercenary father Saldryn and a historian mother Tylli. Saldryn was a busy man, so most of the time he was not at home. Elders of the village gave him a title of "Mage hunter", since most of the missions were to kill summoners and mages. As for Tylli she was a member of the council in the village and also a teacher, however she never spoke or mentioned about Shilen on magic. Saldryn and Tylli had a very good reputation in the village.

Fethrane started training to wield a sword being very very young. Trainers spotted his potential and gave him private lessons. At the age of 20 parents insisted that he would choose his path by himself, so Fethrane begged to follow the path of assassin in order to be like his father. And so he has started his road to be an assassin. His mentor was quite an interesting folk - he was intelligent, swift, adaptable, a true master of combat. The one thing that Fethrane admired the most was his fighting technique. "trust your blade, but never a shield - there is no point in wasting time blocking your opponents strikes. You must hit hard and swiftly so that one cannot react". Fethrane's family and his mentor really admired his talent for fighting and even from time to time father would bring Fethrane to an easier mercenary mission. "In case of anything going bad, I could always trust someone who shares same blood as I do."

Also Fethrane loved to watch over his adventure-seeking brother, thus making him want to become stronger as he grew up. Sanvis' naivety and levity made him to appreciate small things in life. Fethrane tried his best to be an example to Sanvis, he even trained him everything he knew about combat without a shield with hope, that one day Sanvis could surpass Fethrane. However, in free time the brothers liked to help other comrades with their problems, for that they were hated and loved at the same time. They motivated their fallen friends to keep doing what they do as long as they like it. So Fethrane did the best he could for others.

One day trainer Lanthil gathered his group of young assassins to a mission to swamplands since there was a traitor hiding somewhere in there, or so the rumours were saying so. When they reached swamplands they settled a camp to spend a night in. While settling Lanthil cought the traitor and humiliated him in front of assassins. However, the group did not felt the need to go back to village immidietly, since it already was night time, so they decided to spend the night in the camp. They were guarding camp in shifts of two (4 sleeping, 2 watching), but what they did not knew that the traitor was a powerful wizard, which tricked Lanthil into releasing him. After the wizard was in a safe spot he casted another spell on Lanthil that made him go berserk. Berserking Lanthil killed 4 of the assassins while they couldn't understand the situation and the only one that left was Fethrane. Realising the situation, Fethrane ran into the forrest and hid himself while Lanthil chased him down. Using the element of stealth and surprise, Fethrane swiftly threw his dagger right in between his eyes which resulted into instant death. The very next morning he came back to the village completely broken, his entire crew was slaughtered and he hardly explained the situation to the elders.

After this event he started to spend less time with his brother and friends, he tried to be on his own not trying to hurt or help anyone, he just wanted to be alone and seek revenge. So even in his free time he trained his best and learned from his father how to kill mages. Upon reaching adulthood he went through a trial that was a tradition of the village. He completed it successfuly along with his companions. And at the end of the year he left the village in order to explore the world and share his adventures with brother. Altough... He did not knew what he was supposed to do really. At first he joined a guild that fought each other for money and entertainment. Any race could join the guild as long as they proved themselves worthy of fighting in high level combat. For the time being Fethrane became known as The Shieldless Warrior, never used a shield, only a mix of sword and dagger. By experiencing lots of defeats and victories he developed love to fighting. As a side job he took mercenary quests for extra adenas.

The last quest was an order to kill a dwarf that scammed this old dark elf. As soon as Fethrane got the dwarf location he went to hunt him, and after a week of searching he found the dwarf and killed him on sight. The next morning he brought the head to the old man and took his reward. The second he claimed his reward he recognized the old man as a traitor of the Quiet Peaks that slaughtered his crew. Without hesitation he withdrawed his dagger and thrusted it right into the throat. He did not felt any joy or regret, only a feel of duty fulfilled. After that incident he left the guild and hid himself in the dark elven village.

One day he started a conversation with an old oracle. "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or three hundred. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young". At first, Fethrane did not really listened to the old man, but weeks have passed and he started to realized that the world he was living the whole life was a lie, like he was brainwashed to learn that magic is evil. So after that he started to study everything he could find, and with more books, more hatered he felt for his homeland.

And soon he discovered Shilien and the story behind her. He felt the need to use his fighting talent for his one and only Goddess. Thus he decided to travel to the Shilien Temple and join the order. However, not too long after he joined the empire, his brother - Sanvis have reported that the home of both brothers was destroyed by a gang of mages or summoners as he said. At that moment Fethrane felt shocked and his curiosity settled a goal to find who did this, nevertheless he also felt a bit of joy, since he tought they got what they deserved.

Soon after the order got their recognition from the Hierarch - Sanvis went missing. Fethrane did not took this seriously despite of what his friends told him, he knew deep inside that he is strong and can survive on his own. A month had passed and Fethrane quickly raised the ranks and became a trusted Cardinal of the Shillen Empire. However, a Dark Spy have told him that his brother is dead but the location of his body is not known, the only thing that she brought was a dagger with "Sanvis" engraved on it. This struck heavily on Fethrane. And he promised to himself to avenge his death and to find his body with hope of ressurection.

"Not after your gold, we're after your soul
We make the sky bleed red snow"
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