Chapter One:The Dark Beginning
-Huang Fu Di, Lord of Chang Shang, eliminated all opposition and unified the North, all at the age of 19. This was a great feat of action for the tribes of the North have been at war for a great many years. Upon his completion, Huang Fu Di crowned himself absolute ruler of all Northern Lands. Many years went by and many of Huang Fu Di’s allies began to falter. Eventually, many of Huang Fu Di’s subordinates and some of his major generals attempted to staged a coup d'état. To some success, they were able to drive Huang Fu Di out of the city. But Huang Fu Di was not surprised; he foresaw that his generals would fail to realize that they were locked within the very fortress that protected them. And so, Huang Fu Di burned and razed his fortress to the ground. Many thousands of lives were killed that day. Upon its ashes, Huang Fu Di began construction on his new castle.
King Huang Fu Di was feared but he was also a benevolent ruler. He created new laws for the people, lowered taxes, and reduced hard labor. However King Huang Fu Di was a conqueror; no matter how good the harvest or peaceful his country was, King Huang Fu Di always wanted more land, more people, more power. And so, he began his campaign for domination.
- The Armies of the Northern Kingdom begins its marches towards the south and builds a major city called Ping Jing.
-Because of the conquests of the Northern Kingdom, the people on the central plains believed they too should unify to survive. Lord from many sides of the central plains gathered at Veluca to discuss the future of their tribes. The meeting was rough, many of the tribes have been at war with many of those who came, but it was finally decided that in order to ensure the peace of their people, they would need a leader to lead their troops against. Of the twelve lords, three arisen to the task; Lucius the Cunning, Marcus the Heroic, and Victor the Wrathful all stood before the council. Yet despite the council’s efforts, they were unable to elect a single soul to lead their nation. And so a duel was set, one that would test the character and their abilities to fight. But all was in vain. The night before the duel, Lucius sent assassins to kill off his competitors. Victor was killed in his sleep; Marcus was able to fend off the assassins blades and pursued his assailants. This led him to Lucius, to whom Marcus slew. The Next day, as Marcus was the only one capable, he was charged with the name Elder. Onward from that day, the tribes of the Central Plains were unified under a single banner and refered to themselves as, The Holy Council.
After many months of bitter war, neither the Holy Council nor the Northern Kingdom was able to push beyond the other. Eventually, the Northern Kingdom met with the Holy Council in the meeting of Ping Jing to draft a truce, a peace to the war. They agreed that no war party from either group shall enter any land owned by the other nation as long as they will great traders with open arms.
Outlying Tribes begin to form in the south and the west.
-A mysterious man wearing a mask single handedly slaughtered an army of the Holy Council. He walks into Marcus's Chambers while killing anyone that got in his way. Marcus was not at its chambers during that night and when he returned he saw thousands of corpses. Marcus walks into his chambers and sees the murderer. The man with the mask stares into Marcus' eyes, eyes that pierce his soul … (Pages are scarred by flame and soot, whatever was recorded on this page is lost for all eternity)
-Marcus the Elder of the Holy Council violates the agreement of Ping Jing by sending a hundred strong to attack and raid major supply caravans owned by the Northern Kingdom, this starting the Chaos Wars. The reasoning for Marcus’ action is unknown, though as the armies of the Holy Council moved onward, King Huang Fu Di began to unleash his new weapons. For during the years of peace, King Huang Fu Di developed a new weapon, the Chu Ko Nu, a repeating crossbow that could fire many rounds before it needed to be reloaded. As Marcus led his army upon the Ping Jing, Fu Di was ready for them. Thousands of bolts hailed upon Marcus and his men and continued to rain. Of the original 10,000 men Marcus brought into battle, roughly 4,000 came out from the hail of bolts. Seeing no choice but retreat, Marcus ran back to camp to heal their wounds. But they were too late; while they were fighting on the plains to Ping Jing, King Huang Fu Di secretly sent 300 of his elite Calvary to find and destroy his base camp. Cornered and with his men exhausted, Marcus challenged Huang Fu Di to a duel. King Huang Fu Di bursted into hysterical laughter, for he has not found a worthy challenge in over forty years. He accepted, even at his age, to the duel. The duel between the two leaders went on for hours, with no side willing to give in. Many exchanges of blows were given, most from failures to maneuver or incorrect positioning of their weapons. At last, King Huang Fu Di performed the coup de grâce on Marcus, smiting his body upon the ground. Yet as he withdrew his blade from the corpse of the enemy, Huang Fu Di finally met the one challenge he had yet to overcome, time. Thus ended the Battle of Ping Jing, the last Battle of Honor.
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