Chapter 1: Introductions Nov 12, 2014 23:43:39 GMT -5
Post by Sprow on Nov 12, 2014 23:43:39 GMT -5
"...The Knights of Heart." Damien Stark shook his head with a bit of a sigh. Still, it had been a name to go by. Damien, himself, couldn't have thought of anything better. Everything else sounded more like what one would find in the Enchanted Domain.
Ever since the war with the evil Emperor Lakari and the Dark God, things had dramatically changed. The slumbering worlds had awakened and now the worlds needed a new defense team. One that would be the main driving force before the worlds had to rely on their own armies and forces. That was one mistake they had made back during the war. Then again, the worlds hadn't been prepared for what they had faced. Heck, if Damien thought about it, they won on luck for the most part.
The leader of The Knights of Heart made his way down one of the long, wide open corridor's marbled floor as he made his way to the steps leading outside. He decided that he could use a bit of a walk to get his mind sorted out on what to say to the new members of the Organization. Honestly, it was rather daunting for Damien. He wasn't used to being in the spotlight like this. It had been a long time since he had ever been regarded as a sort of leader. Still, his friends had insisted that he take on this position...and so did she. It had been five years since the downfall of Lakari and the Dark God but Damien still managed to keep in touch with what few friends he had made. He had good relations with them and he served as an ambassador of sorts between the worlds that were now awake and the present five. Times really had changed. Never before did Damien ever see himself turning out like this.
As he reached the large doors leading out, Damien didn't have to even push on them as they opened up themselves leading out to polished stone steps leading upward. Damien, presently had come from the center structure of their base. That center structure was where they had their Dining Hall, Library and their residential areas. The other structure, where the steps lead toward the top of where polished pillars could be seen was where the Organization held their meetings.
Damien half wondered where Soah and Claire were as he made his way up. They were probably on their way or already there along with the rest of their new comrades. Originally, their group had been small until the worlds had insisted a base be made for their protectors. Thus, here they were, on this strange world with a kingdom made by the aid of not just the elves that Damien helped save the Chief Elder of but the Enchanted Domain and Land of Dragons. They were the three most prominent realms at the time...and still were to an extent. Damien often wondered how Aiden and Orion were doing whenever he thought of those places.
'Okay, Damien, get a grip now. It's time to see those that will be a part of the Knights. Greet, introduce yourself and then carry on after explaining things,' he thought. It was going to take a while.
Finally, Damien reached the top of the structure at the top of the stairs. As he did so, the steps opened up onto a round topped structure with polished stone pillars surrounding the area in a circular formation. The tables were made of stone fashioned like endless counters that were made to go in a similar circular formation like the pillars but with a break down the center on either side, the entrance and the exit. These tables went up in rows with seats people could sit on just behind them. Here, no one ever had to worry about the weather. The magical barrier that surrounded the place prevented snow, rain and hail from falling on their heads and they were unaffected by the temperature. Heartless and other foes would have one heck of a hard time invading the place.
In the very center of these tables, the exact center of the structure, was a center floor where Damien was to step into so that he stood before everyone. As he walked, Damien could already see some members already there. He tried to not pay them too much attention as he went. He didn't want to make his anxiety worse than it already was. In everyone's eyes, he looked calm and poised as he walked out into the center and then looked upward and around at everyone there. He was adorned in light, silver armor that covered his shoulders. He also wore a blue tunic that concealed chain male inside its cloth to protect him from getting pierced through the chest or the back. As for the old, red cape he used to wear, he had been forced to give it up for a new one. It was still red in color and unlike the other one, was more silk in material.
Damien's piercing, pale blue eyes looked from one member to the other. His eyes, eerily enough, seemed to loom out from his long, black bangs giving them a luminous appearance. Although he looked to be in his mid-twenties, the way he carried himself suggested that he had been through a lot. There were even faint scars here and there on his body but his clothes and armor concealed them from view for the time being. The only visible scar, just barely, was one of the lightning scars he received when his adoptive father had tortured him and it was found on the left side of his neck. The scar stuck out only a couple of inches above the hem of his black shirt he wore under his armor.
"Greetings, everyone. I am Damien Stark, your leader and General of the Knights of Heart. I am here to welcome you all into our ranks."
Damien took pause for a moment to allow room for those to speak in their own ways of greeting before moving on.
"I am aware that you have all come from near and far to get here. Congratulations in making it this far. May we serve the cause well and may we stop the dark forces in their tracks. As I look around, I can see that a lot of you here hold a lot of potential. Here, we will help you take that potential and put it to good use."
Damien, indeed, had been looking around at everyone. His gaze pausing here and there to fully look at each member present. He hoped that they would be able to handle what things they would face. Damien had lost a number of men and women in the past. He had seen a lot of death. It wasn't until just recently that they were able to get these members together here to become the main body of the Knights of Heart. It wasn't easy finding new members given that their previous group had been very talented. It was depressing that a number of the former group had been killed or retired early. Damien couldn't blame them.
"Before we get started, I think right now will be a good way for everyone to introduce themselves. I encourage you all to come down before me and let us all speak face-to-face. Each one of you getting a chance to stand in the center like I am now." Damien held out a hand and gestured for those around to come down to make things a little more personal and waited.