Saturday, April 23, 2016

T is for…

My A to Z Challenge theme is: characters from my trilogy, From the Ashes.

T is for…

The Shadow Hunter

The existence of The Shadow Hunter has long been debated throughout the history of the Imperial Alliance. The myths and legends that surround the the name are extensive and some are beyond belief, yet the general story goes like this.

The One True Emperor had risen above humanity. His eyes had been opened by the power of Darkness and Light, and in that moment he saw all that ever was, and all hat could be. In the moment of Darkness, he saw the jealousy of his half-brother. Upon seeing this, The One True Emperor saw that Varyn must die. And so it was done. Yet in the moment of Light, The One True Emperor saw all Varyn's life before him, he saw that he should pity him, he saw that Varyn needed love. The One True Emperor's power transcended the physical world, and he brought Varyn's soul back from what lies beyond.
The Rule of Life and Death was broken, the soul of Varyn was not meant to return. It happened that only those who looked for Varyn could see him. He was the shadow of a cheated life, and he became the symbol of Death. His life was owed to The One True Emperor, and so he took the lives of those that opposed His Holiness. Henceforth, he would be known as The Shadow Hunter.
The truth about The Shadow Hunter remains a mystery. Some say that after the passing of The One True Emperor, The Shadow Hunter lost his power and was sent back to death with his half-brother. Others say that the spirit of The Shadow Hunter lived on forever, throughout all time. Some even say that the sprit of The Shadow Hunter uses his power to consume the souls of others, using human bodies as a host for a lifetime.

What do you think happened?

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Have a lovely day!

–Jess

3 comments:

Kathryn McKendry said...

The Shadow Hunter is an intriguing character, I can't wait to find out more about him.

Lora Palmer said...

Oh, this shadow hunter is intriguing! While I hope he doesn't go around consuming the souls of others to sustain himself, it's my guess that he does!

Deniz Bevan said...

Ooh, I don't want to decide... I like the idea of myths and legends weaving about him, shifting, changing...

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