*WARNING: The following post may contain scenes of graphic violence or adult content. Reader discretion is advised.*
Monsters, demons, and more wild terrors walk the world of Radiant Heroes, and I wouldn’t be doing you justice if I allowed you to venture into the world of dangers without some updated Creature Files.
It’s believed that kings and pharaohs of old were descended from the gods themselves. A pure heart pumped heavenly essence through their veins and by consequence; they were infallible.
In times long ago, one such man existed. A king to the land of Ferece ruled with such divinity. The riches of the empire were not of the land or the people, but his by right. So while his extravagant lifestyle might have offended those without, you could imagine his surprise when the castle was invaded – by his very subject! The very people who’s birthright was to serve him and tend to his pleasures. They removed him from his throne and granted a worst fate – worse even more so than death: exile from his castle and riches.
Dishonored, cast out to sea on a dilapidated raft, the king drift for days. He wallowed in his disgrace, realizing that the people were corrupted by their own sin to abandon their god and ruler in such a way. After all – what else could it be? He was a destined champion of his people and couldn’t have done anything shy of give the people exactly what they need.
After days, he washed up on the shores of what he would never know to be the land of Vishnin. He struggled to survive in the woods, but his pampered lifestyle left him ill-equipped to stave off the chill of the night. The terrain also gave no shelter from the creatures of the dark. He had reached shore in the evening and was dead before sunrise.
His figure grew dark and twisted as his corpse reanimated minutes after death. Unfortunately, the divine legacy is true for some. This king was, in fact, a descendant of the gods. His fall from his position of royalty deemed him unfit to enter the heavens alongside his ancestors and as such; he was corrupted like his subjects. Damned to walk the woods as an immortal being with nothing but a hollow, blackened heart. Malice further tainted his very soul. In Vishnin, the word Yokai translates to: the immortal hatred and that is where his name comes from.
The south-western forest of Vishnin has been cursed by the Yokai for centuries. Make no mistake, the Yokai in Vishnin is not the only of its kind. In fact, they are referred to by numerous names throughout the world and many exist to this very day. So if you hear a tale of these immortal creatures, be sure not to find yourself in their path.
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