Frigid temperatures plagued parts of Variis during its harsh winters. A lone figure walked through the desolate frozen wasteland, slowly putting on foot in front of the other. His black hood covered the majority of his face, showing only his mouth and the end of a scar that went down to the bottom of his face. A mist of frozen air emerged from his nostrils with each breath he took. After a short walk, he found two tombstones buried under a few inches of snow, each one with names inscribed. He pulled out two swords and laid them on the tombstones, one was massive and intimidating, meanwhile the other was thin and capable of surgical cuts. His hands rested on the tombstones, he closed his eyes, and thought about when things were simpler, when times were never this difficult. He no longer believed in the Gods, if there really were Gods that were created to protect their people, they were doing an atrocious job.
The cloaked being slowly raised his arms and wrapped his fingers around the corners of his hood, pulling the structure down. His spiked black hair developed a layer of snow almost immediately, his empty eyes watered for a few seconds before a desolate tear rolled down his scarred cheek. A small blue nymph flew out from behind a tree and levitated in front of him, her soft sparkling wings dropping mystical dust on the floor. Although she was very small, about 3 or 4 inches tall, she was very beautiful. Her skin was blue while her hair was snow white, her eyes were as black as the night and she wore a frosty dress with a top. She was also very thin and incredibly fast; her wings were about 6 inches, from tip to tip. . After wiping the tear off this man’s face, she began to speak, her British accent clear as day.
“Master Kain, you have to let them go. Don’t you think you’ve kept them alive long enough? They deserve the right to rest. You owe them that; they would want you to move on, you aren’t doing them nor yourself any good by staying stuck here. There’s an entire world out there for you to explore and discover. You have to move on, anything is better then spending the rest of your life here, grieving for them. They died ages ago. Don’t you think it’s time to move along?”
Kain stuck his hand out for his little Nymph, her soft blue feet sinking into the flesh of his warm hand. She curled up into a small little ball and leaned against his thumb. The little blue woman maintained her magnificent glow and awaited her master’s response.
“Alexia, you’re right. I love them, but… I need to move on. I returned their weapons to their rightful place so this is where I take my leave and continue to live my life. Kairon is still among the living and that in itself is an injustice against Variis. Kairon must fall, and he will fall by my hand. He has no chance of survival. The end of Kairon’s reign begins today.”
The Nymph flew alongside Kain; she loved feeling the cold icy air against her skin. It invigorated her, gave her power and comfort. The blue light that emanated from her illuminated the frozen forest, attracting the attention of many other creatures that crawled out of their nests to see the glowing Nymph. The two of them waltzed through the forest, Kain’s tails dragged through the snow. The devilish Nymph sat on Kain’s shoulder and she ran her fingers through her frosty white hair and leaned against his hood.
The duo walked through the heavily wooded area for what seemed like hours, the untamed creatures fell under the trance of Alexia’s light. The howls and chirps of nocturnal life echoed in the forest, they had a powerful soothing effect on the vampire. Time slowly passed by, and the two lone figures reached the exit of the forest after a few hours, snow continued falling on the two of them even when the escaped the maze of trees and bushes. The two of them merely looked out towards the path that lay before them. They shared a look of anticipation. Their voyage finally began.