"I thought it would be fun to do something different from the usual urban doom and gloom and went the fantasy route" - Yuxi
Be warned- a huge story(and pics) ahead!!
This story is highly inspired by the awesome Legend of the Guardians-book series. Basically, I just replaced owls with
humanssims.In the books, the main antagonists are racists towards other owls, non-barnowl, but as I'm too lazy to come up with new species, I decided to go with the good old white skin/dark skin thingie.
to help you to get in the mood
In a small village called Be'Roh, there lived two brothers- Mahen & Cądis. Mahen was a dreamer- he believed in old legends with all his heart. His most favourite story- well of course it wasn't a story, would Mahen say- was about the Guardians of Ma'long.
The Guardians were powerful and wise warriors, who once fought(so the legend says) the evil lord Phouner, who has terrorised lands and killed hundreds of thousand of people. After their glorious victory, the Guardians went back to their Tree, which is shrouded by ancient mist that keeps it hidden from all but the strong of purpose and the true of heart. Since then, they have never been seen again.
Cądis again, was the exact opposite of Mahen. He didn't believe in stories, he didn't even liked them, he was fascinated by weapons, battles and believed only in things he could see. He hated it how Mahen was spending so much time with their father, talking about the Guardians and dreaming together... Mahen and their father were very much alike indeed.
At older age, Cądis could have been out till midnight and later, he could have disappeared for several days and come back with his clothes soaked in blood and having new scars everywhere, claiming that he was haunting. In reality, he was doing something much more interesting and terrifying than shooting birds and animals.
Several years earlier, he accidentally met in the forest a beautiful, young woman, together with several soldiers. Her name was Tuwoura. It wasn't her beauty that caught the attention of a 14-year old boy, but what she and the soldiers were carrying with therm- swords.
She told everything to Cądis, that they were from a clan called "the Pure Ones", which consisted of the noblest and the best. The difference between the Pure Ones and everyone else, was that the Pure Ones had a light coloured skintone. Tuwoura asked whether Cądis would like to join them, and he gladly accepted.
In order to become a Pure One, one had to complete a task which consisted of three parts. In the first part, one had to fight a non-Pure One. Cądis killed his opponent. The second test was to kill a maid(everyone had maids, even if it was a village) and Cądis chose their neighbours'. In the final task, one had to kill someone close to you- a family member. And so Mahen's fate was sealed.
One evening, Cądis and Mahen were alone at home. Know, that their house is located high in the mountains. When Mahen was standing at the edge of a cliff, dreaming about the Guardians, he suddenly fell down. Down into a deep cleft.
When Mahen woke up, his whole body was in a terrible pain. Suddenly, out of nowhere, two men came into the light and took Mahen with them. They took him to an orphanage. It wasn't a common orphanage. The orphans were hypnotized so that they could work there without any gainsay. They worked in a cave and their main task was to search for strange metal, that made one feel dizzy when in the near...
Mahen though was strong enough to refuse the hypnoses. In the orphanage he met a girl of the same age, Mynia. Mynia was a fan of the Guardians of Ma'long as well, and they told each other all possible stories they knew, which kept them sane. Together they began to plan their escape. They managed to do so only after two years.
During the time Mahen spent in the orphanage, Cądis together with Tuwoura murdered the previous leader of the Pure Ones, and seized the throne. In the battle, he lost half of his face together with one eye and so he wears now a metal mask. Cądis took the name Metal Beak.
He returned back to his old home and murdered his parents
Mahen and Mynia were travelling for a very long time. They decided that they'd find the Tree of the Guardians, as they knew it was real. They have made new friends along their journey, who joined them and so their little group grew.
Their journey was long and hard, but in the end they found the Tree of the Guardians of Ma'long. Mahen and co. were thought how to fight in battles, how to hunt, and they learned the history of the Tree. After several years, Mahen became a Guardian himself- one of the best actually.
He learned and accepted the terrible truth about his brother. He knew that someday he will have to fight Cądis.
In the meanwhile, Metal Beak was forging an army of underworld craetures mixed with other Pure Ones, to attack and destroy the holy Tree...
Got interested in the story- wait, you actually read it?!? Respect to that..! Then read the actual Legend of the Guardians-books! : D There are 12 of them, I believe I told till the 4th... And pretend my English is perfect.
Great contest Sharon, I had my doubts whether I should enter, but then I just couldn't throw away all the hard work I did le lol...
Great entries people! <33
P.S I just now noticed that I have only a half-bodyshot of Mahen.... And bodyshots ain't side by side.... Is it that terrible? I canz not change anything anymore, consider this a JFF entry then, me too tired :''D