Since a time before we can even remeber, we humans have been fighting with eachother over trivial matters. Each of the respected nations would find new and improved ways to bring eachother down and grow in power, swords, spears, sheilds, every nation would keep researching, to find ways to make them better. They would make them in many different shapes, and use better material to make them stronger. But one day, while mining for new materials, a nation known as Gleador, found a mysterious and powwerful looking stone. The stone was shining bright red, and it was given the name of a "Shriving Stone" then it was quickly delivered to the king, named Aldaric. Aldaric was amazed by the stone, and it looked irresistible, he looked as though he would go mad for it. Aldaric had reached out to touch the stone, and once he did a huge flash of light went through the palace, and time seemed to have stopped for Aldaric. A man, appearing as a flame asked him "Do you wish to hold a destructive power, which no man can stop, but be warned for this will come at a cost." Aldaric was a man obsessed with power, and wanted a power in which no man could compete with him, and so he quickly said "give me your power, so no man can stand in my way." The flame stayed silent for a few seconds, then answered, "very well, I hope you will not soon regret the consequence." As soon as the flame said that, a big flash of light happened once again, and when Aldaric opened his eyes, his palace, and most of his city was burning down, and all of the men that were with him were nothing but burnt corpses. Aldaric was surrounded in a hot red flame, as if it were part of his aura. He then slowly started to walk over the burnt corpses, and as he stepped over them and walked by them they turned to ash. Aldaric said nothing as he walked slowly out of his palace and onto his blacany, and when he saw his city burning and all of the people screaming in fear and pain, he raised his hand slowly, and strained his hand as if to call upon a power, and all of the houses quickly burnt down, and the screaming stopped.
"And thats the story of the Gleador, the red gem, and the mad king." A women with black hair said to her children. there were 3 of them in one room laying in their seperate beds, they seemed to be around the age of 10, "Man, that king seemed so cool compared to the rest of them, maybe I should try to be like him!" A young boy said as he stood up off of his bed with a large smile on his face, he was more of a hyper boy, with black spikey hair, and emerald green eyes, most of the kids found him annoying. "as if, you could ever be strong like him Hyten, you'd need a shriving stone to be like that." A young girl replied also standing up with a smirk on her face. she had long black hair and deep blue eyes, she was always pretty bratty, but almsot no one could resist how beautiful she was, even though she was young. "what did you just say? i could easily get my hands on a shriving stone, and i could take in all of its power Naria!" Hyten yelled back at Naria. "now now guys, moms gonna get mad if we start argueing here, its really late and we need to go to bed." another girl said, she also had long black hair with one of her eyes being covered her eyes were light blue colored, she was a very shy girl and didnt spend too much time talking to the others, but all of the kids really enjoyed talking to her, she is also the oldest. They both look down quietly, then look up to their mother, "Sorry mama." they both say sincerely. "It's ok, just hurry off to bed now ok?" the mother says. "Ok!" they both say to her and go back into their beds. After the mother leaves the room Hyten and Naria look over to the child who saved them earlier and whisper. "Thanks for stopping us back there Ysane, mom gets really scary when shes mad." "Oh, n-no problem, you dont need to thank me for it..." Ysane says blushing with a slight smile while looking down and embarresed. "But man, i really wish that i can get that strong some day, having an entire shriving stone to yourself sounds so cool." Hyten says laying on his back staring up to the ceiling. "I would be lying if i said that i didnt want one, but its just too unrealistic to think we can get one, now a days they give at least 1000 people power off of a shriving stone." Naria says laying on her side facing Hyten. "Hey, maybe one day, when we get out of here and complete our training, we can all get one for ourselves." Hyten says to both of them. They both look at him and nod their heads saying, "Sure!" The kids fall asleep soon after that, dreaming about their future.
6 years into the future, "So that dream again huh? its the only thing i can remember from when i was a kid." a 16 year old boy wakes up and slowly gets out of bed, he looks tired and groggy, and very cranky. He's about 5'11, has black spikey hair and emerald green eyes. He goes through his morning, brushing his teeth, showering, getting dressed for his first day at school, eats breakfeast, and walks out the door. He turns around and says quietly "I'm off." He then waits a few seconds for an answer, but there is no answer. he walks out of his apartment and begins walking to school, as every other normal boy does. As he is walking to school, a boy running after him yelling "Hyten!" comes up to him, he has blue hair and teal eyes, he's around the height of 6'1, and has a very cheerful smile while running up to him. Hyten turns around showing a slight smile and waves saying "Whats up Ospar." Ospar catches up to him and says "Hey, are you ready for the magic games today, they are to show what classes you are to be in, for the shrivings stones powers are dilivered randomly, and there are no certain records of what power you have." "Yeah, I think this method is kinda stupid, but maybe its just the one that works out best." "In any case, just you watch, im gonna have the best power you'll ever see, I'm gonna have a white shriving piece in me." "haha, yeah right, you having the rarest power?" "Hey, dont put me down like that, just watch!" Ospar runs ahead and says "I'll be the first one there, and i will get to have my white magic as soon as possible." Hyten walks the rest of his way to his shcool and meets up with a big man at the front of the gate and in a very deep voice says, "Full name please." Hyten replies "Hyten Dreamcaller." Hyten thinks to himself, "I'm glad I at least have a name I can remember from that memory though." After he gives the gaurd his name, the gaurd opens the gate and says, "Go ahead." He walks thorugh the gate and sees a huge crowd standing in front of the school, and sees Ospar standing more in the middle of the crowd waving his hand for Hyten to come over. He starts to walk over, and as he is getting closer Ospar says "Hurry up, its going to start soon." When he gets next to Ospar, a lady with a megaphone says, "Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you all for coming to Clearwater High, the best magic high shcool in all of Nestoebia." "Today is the first day for all of you newbies, and we are going to test all of you to see where, and what courses you will be going in." "As some of you may know, sometimes there will be a mix up with the shriving stones distiputing power, and some people will accidentally get two or more powers, even though this is rare, if you do have a power like this, we will place you in all the classes needed to control that power." "Now i will debreif you on how the system works, you will fight eachother in a tournament, 1 on 1, and 2 on 2, some powers work best with others and can be more useful for support, which is why we have the 2 on 2, you may participate in both of the tournaments if you so wish, but you must find your own partner to work with on the 2 on 2." "In the 2 on 2, you will be judged seprataly, so you both may end up in different ranks." "We will bracket everyone up depending on how many students there are, I believe that today there are around 5,000 students who joined, and we will have at least five judges judging each match." "There will be no using illeagal drugs, no killing, and no weapons, unless those weapons are made with your own magic, and worry not if you lose, the judges will be judging you on skill, technieque and strategy, but if you lose and the judges think you are worthy to still be in a high class, then you will be chosen to go to that class, but winning is still important, as you will have more chances to show the judges what you can really do." "Now here is how the ranks work, we have a ranking system to rank you from rank S-F, and in each of the ranks, you will have a personal rank, numbered from 1 to however many students are in that rank." "If you are one of the top 10 students from your rank, you can choose to take the advancment test, which if you pass you will be able to go up a rank." "But you may not take this test as soon as you are ranked, you must wait 3 months before being able to take it, this also goes for failing the test." "There is something you have to worry about though, if the judges think that you are unworthy to even be in F ranking, then you will be expelled." "What!" random people start shouting, "You cant do that, we already passed the test to get into this school, how can you kick us out!" The woman tries to speak but the crowd is going crazy with anger. The women points her finger into the sky and shoots a lighting bolt that echoes through the sky and everyone becomes silent. "You passed a written exam to see if you were smart enough to even be considered, now you pass the true test of this shcool, if you dont think you can do it, i suggest leaving now, before you get hurt." the crowd starts looking at eachother and mumuring, one of the boys raises their hand and says, "I-I'll go!" he slowly turns around and leaves the school grounds. After he does that, a lot of other people start leaving, and after a bit, there are only 3,000 students left. "Alright, now that we have all of the sheep out of the way, are you guys ready to let the games begin?"
The crowd gets into two different lines, one line for the sign up for 1 on 1, and the other line for the sign up for 2 on2, Ospar starts talking to Hyten, "Hey, do you wanna try the 2 on 2, it seems kinda fun if you and I both do it." Hyten replies with "Yeah, maybe I'll try it out with you, are you going to do the 1 on 1 too though?" "Of course!" Ospar says as he rubs his nose "I couldn't possibly lose!" as he says that a bystander walks over, he's really tall, about 6'5, has red hair and red eyes. He looks at them with an intimidating look saying "This isn't some playground for you kids to be playing, if you wanna have fun, then go somewhere else, we're here to win and make a name for ourselves." Ospar with a mad look says "What did you say?! Dont think that you're some kinda hotshot, what, you think you look scary?" The bystander stares down at Hyten, and scoffs. Hyten does nothing in return, and just turns around and walks away. Ospar looking infuriated clenches his fist and says, "Who do you think you are?!" The bystander looks down at him menicingly and says "The name's Bewul, and as for my last name... well you'll find out." Bewul turns the other way and starts walking, Ospar clenches his fist again, harder this time and says under his breath "He won't lose." Bewul turns around "What was that?" Ospar looks up with a serious look on his face "Dont you dare think for a second that Hyten will lose dammit!" Bewul smirks at what he said and walked away. A bit later in the day, after people had explored the campus a bit, the lady with the megaphone came back out. She put the megaphone to her mouth and said "Everyone listen up, we have the brackets all set up, first, we will begin with the 1 on 1, everyone who signed up for the 1 on 1's, please go to the stadium on your left, for those of you who will not be participating, please go to the stands." The crowd that had gathered back to where she was began to move, splitting up into two groups, around 2,000 went to the locker rooms to get ready for the fighting, and around 1,000 went to the stands to watch. In the locker rooms everyone is getting ready for their respected fights, Hyten is going to be the eighth match of the day, and he is starting to get nervous about the fight. Ospar finds him in the locker room and goes over to him and says "Come on, dont tell me YOUR nervous about this, you got nothing to be worried about." Hyten looks down and says "How can you say that, I dont have any momories of my childhood, so I'm at a huge disadvantage from everyone else, I have absolutly no idea what I am doing." Ospar looks at him less excited with a more serious face and asks "Hey, tell me, do you have any ounce in you that thinks that you can fail?" Hyten looks over to him and widens his eyes, Ospar continues saying "I've only been with you for a year now, but thats all I needed to know that there is something special inside of you... I dont believe that you could lose even for a second, shouldnt you have a little more faith in yourself?" Ospar walks away, and Hyten stays sitting there, and looks as though he is thinking about every word Ospar just said to him.
(In the stadium) The announcer opens up by saying "Both of the opponents have arrived, now I shall introduce them, on the left side, we have a contestant from the town of FallDell, Bein Sterntide.!" Bein walks to the stadium waving to everyone with a confident smile on his face. "And from the right side, a name you wont see every day, coming from the royal capital of Uidroeton, (the crowd starts murmuring) Bewul Isembard!" The crowd goes silent after hearing the name, and the crowd starts quielty talking to eachother, "Hey, isn't that the famous knight family, the ones with a very powerful flame shriving stone?" "Yeah I think it is." Bewul walks slowly to the stadium with a very serious look on his face. Both of the contestants step up onto the stage and face eachother. Then Bein says "Don't think just cause you're a knights son that you can beat me, I've been training my entire life for this moment and I wont let it slip away just casue some hotshot is my opponent!" The ding rings through the stadium for the contestents to start fighting, and as soon as it does, Bein kicks up a boulder and hurls it at Bewul. Bewul empowers himself with an aura of flame, and drills right through the boulder with one hit. Bein widens his eyes in amazment, "Don't think that you are the only one who has been training his whole life for this moment, from the moment I was born I was given cruel training to be the strongest, and I will show you this power, this will not be long." Bewul says to Bein through the rubble. Bewul disappears from Bein's seight. A second later he is strucken in the back with a kick and sent flying. Bein tries to get up, but Bewul dashes over and pounds him into the ground again. After that the ref goes in and checks Bein. The ref blows his whistle and says "Match over, the compatant Bein can no longer continue!" the crowd roars in amazment at the power of a Isembard. The announcer then says "The winner of the first match, Bewul Isembard, he will continue to the next fight."