Category: Origin Stories of Byakko

The Acquisition, Part 1 (June 6th, 1856)

Corporal Reynolds rubbed his eyes groggily and sat up. The air in his tent was cool and still, punctuated only by the blasting fanfare just outside. A roll call? At this hour? As he pondered what the world was coming to, he clumsily pushed himself out of bed and began fumbling with his uniform, his…


The Acquisition, Part 2 (June 6th-7th, 1856)

Reynolds and his section were just getting out of the rowing boat when the monsoon rains hit. The air went from hot and dry, parched almost, to a torrential downpour within just a few seconds. Large droplets rained down from above, drenching the soldiers. Their wool coats absorbed the water, becoming sodden and heavy. Reynolds…


The Acquisition, Part 3 (June 7th -11th, 1856)

Reynolds dusted off the boulder to try and read the inscription. It was faded and difficult to make out, and the words were written in some unknown language. The Lieutenant walked over to inspect the stone, and peered at it, his mind clearly whirring away. He cocked his head over to one side and squinted…


The Rise of Jian, Part 1

1st October, 1937 “Keep going Mai, the city is only a few more miles!” The tall, Matilum man shouted. “I-I can’t John!” Shouted back the shorter, Aelomon woman. The couple had been running for the last hour, attempting to run away from the Kalestiean army who had invaded their village. Amongst them was Jian, their…


The Rise of Jian: Part 2

“Train fuel? You think I have that stuff lying around in the back?” Jian stared into the angry, grubby face of the short man who looked like a mechanic. There was very little that Jian knew about how trains ran, and so he assumed that any person with oil or grease on their face would…