The Rancorous Origins of Lunos Firedrake Part 2

Nearing completion of his training, Lunos was greeted by the wizard.

“Be the King of Night, the King of Wealdland with just one potion that I have created that gives men powers, take just one pilule: Your might will be unlimited tonight!”

Sensing hesitation in Lunos, the wizard continued:

“You can become more than a mere mortal like your brother.”

“My brother? I never told you…”

“Ah, but you did not have to, I always knew, the Goddess has chosen him as the hero of Wealdland, and he abandoned you, that is why he has never come in search of you. He has discarded you, after mocking you for your entire life, creating lies about you so that no child would go near you. Now you can have the power to destroy him, as well as the Goddess who tempted him, making a fool of you, a nothing: the mere brother of a hero, cast by the wayside. Take this, and nothing will come between you and your success, give your action this strength, so that all and sundry will bend their knees to your might.”

Lunos thought only of destroying his brother as he took the pilule. Instantly, he fell to the ground, arctic cold penetrated his soul, daggers of ice overspread his pupils, and his exhalations became naught but a frigid fog.

“What has happened to me?” Lunos asked in a now distant and monotonous voice, as if heard from the depths of an ice cavern.

“You have attained an unleashed power that has always resided in you from birth, Lunos Firedrake.”

“Firedrake… I despise that name.”

“Ah, yes, the name of your brother, who has been battling for years now, defeating the armies of Ahriman time and time again. The noble Rapacious Ahriman, who merely seeks to attain the Primal Energy to free Wealdland from the Goddess”, the wizard said, continuing, “I shall bestow upon you a new name, since it is I who awakened this power deep within your being. For now the ground behind you withers and dies with a corrosive frost emanating from your bones, you shall forevermore be known as Lunos Icemarrow.”

“Yes, I will take this name, for that is now the name of the caustic demon that shall hold Daystar Firedrake’s heart, that which beat next to mine for so long, in my hands, and purge the burning valor, replacing it only with the blackest of ice.”

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5 Responses to “The Rancorous Origins of Lunos Firedrake Part 2”

  1. Daamn, Daystar has some icy competition..

    “What has happened to me?” Lunos asked in a now distant and monotonous voice, as if heard from the depths of an ice cavern.
    My favorite part.

    • GuNNhead Says:

      He sure does! Thanks, that line was indeed pretty sweet! Though, my favorite line would be where the “arctic cold penetrated his soul, daggers of ice overspread his pupils, and his exhalations became naught but a frigid fog,” just because some crazy movie special effects play in my head for it!

  2. Chocomilk Says:

    I was certain Lunos would become Ahriman and that the two would battle til the end. But Ahriman is already dead so 😦 Anywho, I love the characters names, they’re very epic.

    • GuNNhead Says:

      Well, I’m glad I surprised someone! Ahriman is alive and well, and still attempting to aquire the Primal Energy in this time! Thanks, and for a bit of insider info, the story was originally supposed to be titled “The Sorrowful Tale of Lunos Icemarrow,” but I felt that is gave too much away!

  3. Chocomilk2000 Says:

    All the stories right around my birthday are some of your top work! This was a very cool series! I recall it keeping me up at night on my own birthday to tell you your Firedrake chronicles had inspired me!

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