Child Of Darkness
If you knew the type of person I am, you would immediately recognize the
fact that I try to be meticulous with details. In the following story,
you will see this and may even find the beginning quite boring. I try to
compensate later by either making certain scenarios humorous or
action-packed. Just stick it out -- I promise it does get better as the
I try my best not to plagiarize, but there are certain elements in
other stories I've read that just seem to make sense to me so I
incorporate concepts, not facsimiles, into my own writings. To those who
see likenesses in my story to something you may have written, I thank you
for your inspiration. I realize some of you may have preconceived
concepts of how things are, say, for example, like the origin of the
Espers. You will see that I have tried to come up with my own concept of
their origin, to be completely original with a minimal amount of borrowed
ideas. Just because my concept differs from what might be a "universally
accepted" truth on not just the origin of the Espers, but other concepts
as well, please do not judge my story too harshly. Like I said, I try to
be meticulous, incorporating facts that some might consider superfluous
such as the history of Algo, which I'm sure everybody and his dog knows
of. Please consider what I've said before you read my story, and try not
to be judgmental. Otherwise, just sit back and enjoy!
In the years following Chaz and party's defeat of the Profound
Darkness, much has occurred. The heroes go their separate ways, some
remain on Motavia, a couple return to Dezoris, and two take up residence
in space. Chaz and Rika marry after being together for a year, but their
marriage is marred by a long string of misfortune. Motavia's Hunter's
Guild closes its doors after declining employment opportunities,
eventually leading to Chaz's declining mental state. Also, the planet's
climate control systems no longer function, resulting in a change back to
its original state -- a sandy, barren wasteland. Because of this,
populations decline as food and especially water become scarce.
Amidst all this camaraderie, Darkness somehow brakes through its
dimensional prison gates, seeking out its new secret weapon. Rune, the
fifth-generation Lutz, is nowhere to be found. Without him, the knowledge
of generations is lost. Darkness' return becomes more and more evident as
time goes on, but there is something different about its return this time.
For one, it has only been three years since it was sealed away, not a
millennium as history dictates it should be. Another peculiar fact is that
it seems to be targeting specific individuals, our heroes, whereas
previously its attacks were either random or revolved around key strategic
points. No one knows why or how Darkness has returned, nor do they have
any clue that it is seeking the perfect weapon to gain vengeance on them.
With Chaz no longer having any Skills or Techniques at his disposal and
his friends scattered throughout the system, it seems the perfect time for
Darkness to strike. Somehow, someway, they have to reunite, for only
together can they once again triumph. Will Chaz rediscover his Skills?
Will he and his friends have to once again succeed the Power of Light?
Only their love and devotion for one another will see them through and
maybe, just maybe, reveal that the Child of Darkness is really . . . .