Sunday, March 2, 2014

History of the Elements

The Mark of Nayét, Spirit of Nature


This is the first post in a series of seven, focusing on the history of the different elements represented by the Warriors of Quorantalthien.  Today's focus is on Nayét, or the Spirit of Nature.
In The Six Lost Islands, chapter 32 (The Beginning), the origin of the first Warriors' powers is revealed.  When challenged by Equitine, six soldiers rise up to defend their homes and their families.  A flash of light appeared before them as a voice told them, "My powers must survive."  Within the light, they each saw part of a symbol, each of them only seeing the portion that governed what would be their own elements.
The voice was that of Nayét, and the Mark was his.  Nayét was a righteous king in a distant land until the day that he was murdered by his older brother.  As reward for his righteousness, he became a Spirit who would govern the elements of Nature.
When Equitine rose up, along with his son, Necrué, against Quorantalthien, Nayét was sent by God to divide his powers to those worthy to inherit them.  So begins the era of the Warriors of the Elements.  They each learned from Nayét what their powers were capable of, and how to wield them in righteousness.
Through the years, Nayét's voice grew more silent as the spirits of previous Warriors instead gave their successors counsel.  However, he still guided the Warriors' spirits, counseling them from beyond the veil of mortality.
Stay tuned for the next post, focusing on the Spirit and Element of Pyré!

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