This is probably the final part of the set up for the majority of the story. While the other two parts I had in advance, this part I have come up with specifically because I did not previously have a backstory for Yorke, the Nykos Wolfskin slave who is largely responsible for the original Laguz rebellion, before it became something more under Leoppold's control.
Yorke and his family were captured on the edge of Western Riese, the third time they had tried to escape Nykos captivity and return to their home in Tryst. This was the farthest they had ever gotten, and they refused to give up. The troupe of five (a young Yorke, his two brothers, and his mother and father) resisted as best they could, but they were brutally beaten and transported back to Nykos, muzzled and broken.
Yorke hated to see his family yearning for freedom so badly, and he used every opportunity he had to show he hated his master, including refusing to do labor, until one day his master had enough, and he forced Yorke to watch as he whipped his youngest brother Ashe to the brink of death.
Yorke became completely submissive to prevent any more whipping, and he pent up bitterness and frustration year by year, watching Nykos men and women mock them and throw things at them while they dug wells for water.
He snapped when a group of women spit on him and called him filth. He attacked them, but the women were saved by a powerful general named Tarana (Nykos’ military is primarily noble females, their culture trains high rank girls from a young age, I may post on Nykos culture some other time). Tarana became Yorke’s target, and he built up a force of other bitter wolfskin and taguel who did not belong in such an arid and hot climate and wanted escape. They planned to intimidating their owners into freeing them by killing Tarana, the local enforcer of law. Yorke was planning on having more than her blood on his hands, but he did not tell the others.
One of the shifters sold out the others, however, and the slaves were all brutally beaten. Just as they began to give up hope for escape, their province was visited by an angel...
So, this isn't part 2 yet, because I'm still on backstory, but I have to finish the backstory to establish the main antagonist. Also, sorry for the ugly map, but it's hard to describe where everything is, and when I try to do that, having a visual aid, albeit a hideous one, can serve you well.
The country of Lyrouche has the countries Riese, Tryst, and Shurca closest to it. Kestra, the country above Riese, and Riese are allied with each other, and are both wealthy, have medium sized populations, and are aristocratic. Shurca is well-off, has a medium population, and works a system of direct democracy. Tryst is a small farming country where there are few people, but they farm and don't really play well with others, making that area an anarchy, because no government has been established. Ciran, the other country directly above Riese, is a monarchy. Maya is a desert filled with bandits and hostiles, and it is also an anarchy, similar to Tryst.
The country below Lyrouche, Nicholas, used to be a part of the area below Nicholas, called Vein. Vein is a resource filled area near the water that Lyrouche fought with Nykos to keep. However, Nykos lost the territory because of the time and difficulty of the journey Nykos troops had to make to get to the battlefield. When Vein was surveyed by Lyrouche, however, they found a species of angel like creatures that had inhabited the area. They called themselves Graciel, and their leader was a man named Leoppold. Leoppold and his new wife, Diana, were expecting a son, and Leoppold feared that these new people would attempt to take their home. (Leoppold also had a daughter named Ambrosia, but he resented her, for Leoppold was forced to have an heir by the other Graciel, and Leoppold did not want to have a child with someone he did not love)
Graciel had the power of limited hyper-suasion, which meant with their native tongue, the Graciel could make someone do anything they wanted. Their limit was that there had to be some sort of desire to take advantage of. (For example, let's say me and hypothetical person A wanted to steal from the cookie jar, but A knew it was wrong. If I wanted him to get me a cookie and I didn't want to get in trouble, I could persuade A to steal a cookie for me and a cookie for him. However, if A did not want a cookie, I would have a much harder time getting him to steal a cookie for me, because he doesn't have any desire to have a cookie.)
Leoppold used this power to get the generals to sign a temporary pact: the soldiers would not step foot in Vein for ten years, and when the Lyrouchi army returned, the Graciel would leave the colony to them. The army left the area and then captured the massive chunk of land between Lyrouche and the southeast corner of Vein where the Graciel resided.
Leoppold did not use the ten years to prepare his people for abandoning their home. Instead, he used his wife Diana, after she gave birth to their son, Michael, to train the able Graciel people in defending themselves. (Diana was a powerful general of Nykos that was defeated and spared in battle by a Lyrouchi general, and she refused to return home because of her shame. Leoppold found her far from the battlefield, and was smitten by her. Their child, Michael, was half-human and did not have wings, but Leoppold doted on him and ignored Ambrosia, for he loved his son for being the offspring of a union he chose to take part in.) Not even ten years of battle training could not save them from the onslaught that was to come.
Lyrouchi forces were led by a man named Sir Vernon. Vernon was a merciless man, and was not fond of the king, who suspected that Vernon was conspiring against him and sent him away while he used spies to investigate the possibility of a coup (Vernon was a conspirator, but did not take part in the plan to steal the Empirion, he thought it would backfire, which it did ). Sir Vernon hated that the Graciel had the nerve to remain in Vein, and used dirty tactics to keep them grounded. Women and their children's wings were shot by snipers as they tried to fly away, and trained men had to defend their spouses and offspring on the ground. Leoppold was instructed to leave Vein, as he was the most valued of their people, and Leoppold flew off, carrying Diana with him. Ambrosia followed, carrying Michael. Just as they thought they had escaped, Vernon fired his last arrow and shot Michael out of Ambrosia's arms. Leoppold screamed and Ambrosia tried to catch him, but Michael plummeted into the waters below, a ten year old boy lost in the waves.
Leoppold, Diana, and Ambrosia landed in Daeryn (a freezing, damp, rainy/snowy, crammed, mess of a monarchy), where the towering temple of the pure goddess Ancia stood tall, and Leoppold fasted for days, praying that his son be returned to him. Diana and Ambrosia watched as he unraveled, and they eventually began to bring him small rations of food, as he would not leave the top of the temple. He quivered and sobbed, begged, pleaded, choked, screamed for mercy, for his own death if it meant the life of his son. It didn't happen. His son never came back, and Leoppold was forced to abandon hope. But he never truly recovered...
So, this is not a Fakemon thing, in fact, this has nothing to do with Pokemon. It's got to do with one of my other obsessions, Fire Emblem! I have had a fangame idea for a long time, but I don't have the technical or artistic ability to make it a reality, just the numbers, characters, plot, and some supports. Here is the first part of Part 1, before the actual story starts, it's from my Serenes Forest post directly (my account is here):
Okay, so I have had a story for a fangame that will probably never be made, due to my innate lack of game making and artistic skills, but I wanted to post it and see what people what think. It's a rough concept, but I'm confident I can make it better, even if I end up doing nothing with it. I also have characters, stats, supports, and a map. This is what I do in my free time
The king and his advisors have dinner on a night like any other, unaware that one of the advisors, Sir Gerald, has betrayed them and put poison in the royal sage's drink, in preparation for the heist of the princess and the powerful crystal the sage guards. Princess Syllish of Lyrouche is kidnapped by conspirators, including Judas, to release the energy of the Empirion, a massive purple crystal (this game's Fire Emblem, half of it, at least) because only those with royal blood can use it and direct its strength. The conspirators plan to overthrow the king, who they view as incompetent. However, when Syllish touches the crystal, she can't control its power, for she's too young, and a massive burst of power kills all of the conspirators and puts Syllish in a coma, turning her hair and eyes a soft, eerie purple. The royal sage's son, Pim, takes his father's place, but he is inexperienced and very young, and he is ridiculed by the court for not only being unable to cure the princess, but also for not even being capable of simple magic because he has not been trained. Pim takes this as a challenge, and becomes completely absorbed in the world of magic literature and practice. Meanwhile, the king realizes that Pim has become so absorbed that he has ignored his physical well-being, and he enlists a prisoner of war as a slave to Pim, a native of Nykos, Lyrouche's rival country, named Bergundy. Pim is disgusted by the idea of slavery, and requests that Bergundy be dismissed, but Bergundy expresses gratitude for his freedom, and then declines it, saying that he would rather serve Pim.
If enough people like this, I can post the next part, I was just testing the waters. I might post other things I have from it, like playable characters, their stats, and their supports. Also, this is not something that would all be told to the player at once, most of it would be told gradually and subtly.
|I am a huge Pokemon fan, and love designing my own, as well as watching other artists pages for new fakemon. I am also a fan of Fire Emblem and I make my own characters and plots for that too|