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Virtunous: The Fallen Knight


My name is Virtunous. I’m a mercenary who feels just at home with steel or shield with only thoughts of the battles yet to come. I wasn’t always like this. I was a knight once. I commanded the army that was stationed in the capital of my lord’s kingdom. My lord, King Aero, and all of us knew of the forces of Maegamarth that were rampaging across the world. With our history of military might echoing across the world, we thought his forces would come for us last, especially since we were on the other side of the great bay that led to sea. We were wrong. Some creatures that serve him are just as cunning as any military general. They attacked our shores in the dead of night. The fort that guarded our coast fell almost immediately.

By mid day; a soldier, barely alive and mortally wounded told us they were heading for the capital. Messengers were sent out to all the forts and towns that had any men to send all of them to the capital. We thought we had two days to build our defenses. We were wrong again. That night they laid siege to our city walls. All we did before the siege was bar and barricaded the main gate. Half the night was spent with best and lesser archers on the walls holding off what they could and small battalions of common soldiers and knights fighting those who came out of the siege towers that made it to the wall. Out of the hundred and fifty who could fight, thirty pike men and ten common soldiers were in before the gate.

I don’t remember it clearly, but the main gate was destroyed by a great blast. As I heard the blast, I left my post on the wall to help my family escape. As I got to ground level, the men who were in front of the gate were gone. I ran to my house, with the sound of carnage behind me. As I opened the front door, a black skinned creature was eating the flesh of my wife. Her throat had been ripped open. I roared and beheaded it, only to hear a sound of someone or something escaping through the window. My thoughts immediately went to my daughter and I rushed to the next room to see her. When I saw her, she was already dead; half of her body was eaten away. Before grief could consume my heart, I went into a blind rage. I went outside and cut down anything in my way to one of the secret exits. Friend or foe, I didn’t care at that time. As I got to the exit, I used it and ran.

I know the capital fell that night, but I don’t know what happened to King Aero. Then again I don’t care anymore. The only thing I valued among above all is gone. My family is dead. I became a mercenary who would only fight for the good cause. Even if that good cause is suicide, I take it up. I’ve lost everything that had meaning to me; I don’t flinch at the thought of death anymore.
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Re: Virtunous: The Fallen Knight


Explosions and disembowelment...so epic.

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Knight of the Holy and Divine order of the Janky Pommel
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