Kelos - The adventure

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Synopsis



Sucess, glory, and pride these elements compose and bring forth a new sense of achievement that is everlasting. Capable of leaving behind a permanent mark on this world. Those who doubt,
question and judge you will be forgotten because you're witnessing the birth of a legend. That is Kelos. 



Stealing the spotlight, a former bandit challenges himself to rise to the top despite having almost no talent, mana or education, however, meeting a strange friend his fate completely changes. This
is the opportunity to claim his overdue fame, will he rise to the top or die another nameless fool? Follow and find out now!



Longer version 



Kelos, the unlimited desire to be recognized, challenging oneself to rise to the top and become a champion that will persist through and until the end of time. The balance of this mana filled world
rest upon your shoulders, struggling in war, famine, poverty and despite all that... 



Nothing is more satisfying than the glory to be earned, to achieve the impossible and let other recognize your greatness. Whether you are human, demi-human, dragon, beast or other species because
it's the risk and pride that makes everything worthwhile and being treated a God. 



Stealing the spotlight in the future, Maro Vambrace the former bandit who is born with a weak heart, low affinity for water and grew up without formal education.
Despite his history, he wants to make a name for himself to be remembered and finds himself a strange friend completely changing his fate, overcoming internal struggles,
surviving life and death situation and sets out to be what he wants to be. This is the adventure for a kid named Maro, will he rise to the top or die another nameless
fool? Follow and find out now!

Submitted: September 27, 2017

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Pandora's box

Taking a glance up at the light he came down from that's fading away rapidly.

"Am I going to die this way?"

Bits of falling rocks begin seeping through the small water bubble surrounding this boy, it slowly passes through the water surface with ease and falling down towards the abyss.

"No, this is the beginning I cannot give up this easily"

The sound of a mountain crashing down like a flood, quickly filling the vast chambers leaving no room to escape.

"I promised that I will not reduce this name to nothing, even if I'm born as a bug I'll eventually rise up to the God's reputation"

Crashing helplessly left to right against the jagged edges of the crevice, the small mystic blue aura protecting him dwindling down to a fist size ball.

"Argh" Violently coughing up blood while slowly succumbing to the pain.

Aiming his finger up at the disappearing light

"This name will be immortalized in the stars, seen and remembered until the end of time, that is my purpose!"

In the glimmer of the darkness, a smile appeared as daring as the man himself.

"Remember me! The future star of the world [Maro Vambrace]"

Continuously bashing his body until dropping dead on the earth floor with numerous talon sized tears and bloody opening all over his body.

Experiencing a serious dread and fear for his life and shedding a pitiful tear down his dirty mug face.

"Puu!" Spitting out mouthful of blood to clear his mouth

Spitting out mouthful of blood to clear his mouth

"Am I going to die here?"

His sturdy body feels weak, approaching the end of his golden years after training in the harsh bandit camps.

"Damnit, why am I so weak and pathetic? I can't even properly escape without almost dying... Is this second chance going to wasted on me?"

His glass durable body looking quite tragic, this abandoned mine he fell into crushed his spirit and hope

"I don't want to die without knowing the warmth of a family and alone without the loving embrace of my lover. My only wish is to die with my recognized and branded as a hero"

I will never allow myself to die like a pitiful coward, people will think I suicided and that's the worst way for anyone to go He thought

[Bubble sphere]

Flowing out from inside his heart a light blue azure light begins to pulse through his body and with the three movable fingers he manages to gather the light creating a perfect blue bubble in the palm of his hand

"Argh, it's no use... A bubble the size of a sweat won't be able to heal me."

Lying down in defeat with his head held up, the cheesy breeze of the afternoon's breath along with the crumbling noise of the dirt walls falling bit by bit.

"What's happening?"

His body suddenly getting carried by a pulsing wave sensation as if a handful of rubbery massaging arms is carrying him down further.

"Stop! I don't like this, this is what plants do when they catch prey. They lure a stupid insect in and then carrying them further down into the stomach."

Does that mean I'm stupid... Idiot this isn't the time to think about my education

Traveling not too far and thrown into a dark dungeon type room with glowing scribbles with words engraved randomly and an eye-grabbing light shining from a large chunk of diamond amethyst.

"Woah? What kind of outdated caveman lives in this sort of place?"

I barely see anything moving in this lighting, there should be at least be a monster greeting me... Anyways I need to get out of this hole... What a terrifying mind-eating mana I feel from that rock 

"You could almost hear the leaf gently hitting the dirt"

Anyways I need to get out of this hole... What a terrifying mind-eating mana I feel from that rock 

"Maybe I'll get eaten but... In my state, I don't have an option to leave. "

With what little strength he had, inching centimeter by centimeter towards the center glowing rock.

"Heaven, give me the strength to escape"

He sincerely hoped though dreams will remain dreams

The glowing amethyst rays stretching across his face and blinding his eye.

A hot scolding feeling emitting and it's sending a warm dreadful feeling down his spine pulling his hand inside.

What is this suction it feels as if this rock is trying to consume me

Biting hard down his lip until blood is seeping out, nervously and violently tugging his right arm back

"You monster rock, today will be remembered as the day you'll almost eat me alive" Revealing a discouraging smile along with dreadful smile hiding his fears

Revealing a discouraging smile along with dreadfully grunting and moaning in fear of being eaten whole

Unleashing the final bits of strength in his ragdoll body and repelling the inward up with a forward kick with his legs

"Bah!" Rolling onto his back and resting on his face, his right arm has a good layer of skin melted away with strings of meat hanging loosely, instead of screaming he seemed to realize the situation

"To every successful person, a hundred people must be underneath him... How could a person with no financial background, education, talent, skills or even friends like me possibly be spared from this wretched world?"

His blue eye glowing brighter than the stars, burning with more desire to live than any other human however painful he sheds a painful final tear filled with disgrace and anguish.

You damn rock, what purpose do you serve? Are you the one that will bring the Vambrace name to an end.. You carnivore rock that can't even poop wants to be the hero slayer?

"Hell fricking NO!" Connecting the base of his fist to the ground hard enough to imprint his knuckles

Focusing his mono gaze inside the coldness of the center where the inside of the Amethyst he could see fragments of...

"A person?"

Frozen in thought and crinkling his brows together in chaos

"C-could this be one of those binding seals? It's usually reserved for capturing monsters and sealing them inside a medium, however, I've never heard of a human being trapped from my bandit boss."

Recalling a hazy memory

"If you take off the seal then it'll unseal the seal and cannot be resealed until the seal is reattached."

Circling the Amethyst with his elbow dragging his broken down body, his end is certain, however, if it could mean the beginning of another person then why not?

"There!" Finding the sealing tag near the edge

"Riiiip"

".................."

Scratching his head with confusion and looking disappointed at a shabby piece of paper

That was easier than expected, this must have been worn down or badly applied. 

After a few minutes, nothing happened.

"Maybe I'm being delusional, I've never seen a seal before and that could just be a piece of fabric that got blown into here."

"HaHAHAahaaha." Laughing wildly, wrestling his hair's limit and pounding his withered down limbs with haste as his world begins distorting madly in the face of death.

"I'm going crazy... I'm going to die... I hate this life of mine, why did I have to born with almost no mana, born with half a heart and living knowing no one will ever love me?"

Cracks of light begin seeping out overpowering lights capable of burning the living with a ripple of strange tidal power overwriting the very soul. The cracks within the Amethyst become rapidly more visible and from the depth of the core, leaked a deathly dark death chunk of mana reaping Maro into black fragments.

The cracks within the Amethyst rapidly growing larger and from the depth of the core, leaked a deathly dark death chunk of mana reaping Maro into black fragments.

"What is that? Heaven or hell? Regardless this is my end."

Illuminating the whole abandoned mine in an eye blinding light as though a small sun has appeared, the cracks begin to widen with dark mana floating out and corrupting the air itself

"Deus Ex Machina"

Maro crippled by his mistake, falling deep into this hole and breaking his whole body, disintegrating cell by cell without any comfort or embrace of a loved one.

At least in death, I'll be able to reunite with my friends and family, my life has been strangely disappointing... Dying nameless and alone, what a joke my life is.

Waking up in the blank of empty white space, drifting into a blessed fading world with a young female with jet black hair.

A pair of soul-sucking eyes that reflect in her sharp gaze a lifeless teenage male wearing oversized clothing and coated in scars

At least I can say I met one beautiful girl who is willing to look into my eye before death

In the midst of the light, the darkness consuming the light beginning suck the air itself to gather and rebuild... the black life vanquishing the light and rejuvenating in the nightmarish hollow of night

Maro who previously turned into mash meat regains his original body

"You are?" A child responded

What happened? Am I dead or alive

"Heya!"

Maro still in daze recovers from his nightmare which turns out to be reality

"What happened? W-who are... you!?!?"

Startled he begins by shuffling backward while pacing his breath to calm his mind

Looking face to face at a child that resembles an angel with beautiful features, tiny pointy nose, cherry pink lips and silky black hair that flows endlessly like night sky

"Me?... I think it's Viel? Yes, it's Viel! I'm sure now."

"Viel? That doesn't sound very common, where are you from?"

"Err... Why am I here?"

I'm more confused than ever, what in the world is child and why is she down here with me? 

"Wait, is this the abandoned mine? Why can I move my body again? Please tell me this isn't a practical joke by God...I'm alive right?"

"No idea!"

The youth smiling so brightly Maro's problem vanished away

"... If I'm speaking to you and my body repairs then I assume I'm alive. Viel  correct?"

"Ping pong" (Correct sound effect)

"Haha, whatever, there too much illogical scenario for me to explain. I'll just assume a blast of light magic healed me."

Punching the air lightly

"Anyways what are you doing here?"

"Hmm? What am I doing?"

Viel imprinting a picture of Maro

I guess if my body is fine then escaping shouldn't take longer than a few hours... Maybe I should do a formal introduction though what should I say to Viel?

Standing straight and facing Viel who is a whole head shorter than him

"My... Uh, the name is Maro... Maro vambrace who wishes... going to be the greatest bandi...hero ever! To reach a point where people can recognize my face, to have my name reach the ears of God. That is Kelos, the ultimate fame existing until the end of time!"

"Woah~"

"Clap Clap Clap"

Maro imposing his alpha dominance and warmly cupping Viel's soft hands

A g-girl feels nice

Though he is melting inside, Maro is maintaining his cool personal image

"I know how to escape, as long as you follow me then under a few hours..."

Pointing at the entry point a few meters high

"Oi, up here right?"

Waving from a dozen meters high, speaking with confidence and energy

'Hah?"

Wait a second, this isn't possible at least not for me... There's no way, is my depth perception way off or something... Impossible, maybe in a blink of an eye he got a ladder and climbed up

"Viel... Come back down to me"

Maro keeping his eyes on Viel

"Do that again"

Viel dipping low and jumping as though he's floating in air and kicking the wall again to make his way up

"Oooooh~ Viel, do you mind picking me up?"

Shamelessly climbing onto Viel's tiny back

"Um?"

"You should hurry up, I technically did save you and your leg power is clearly levels above mine."

"Hang on!"

"Hop" Viel leaping bounds and promptly exiting the deep abandoned mine

"We're in the northern boundary and further north is where I need to go."

Approaching the top of the entrance, Viel gasped with excitement and meeting face to face with the evergreen land with long streaky white clouds and endless mountain ranges

"Watch where you are dropping me!" Latching onto a tree branch after being tossed in the air

Latching onto a tree branch with his ribs colliding with the edge though pain

"This place is?"

"You don't even know where we are? This is Chelona forest, a green land rich with mana and monsters and trees as tall as giants. This place is a gathering of criminal and monster hunters"

"That sounds good!"

His innocent is too pure for this world, Maro turning his head the opposite direction

"Hahaha..." In the other end of the spectrum, Maro just survived another battle with death and rather gloomy that he fails even at a good ending

As opposed to Maro who's seen the depth of this lan and simply wants to escape, barely an adult with a mind filled with adventure

I wonder how my fate has changed since I met this child 

"I must confess Viel... I'm no good, at the core I'm a vile human being with a weak heart and low water affinity and all the friends I've ever had are dead. If you want to venture with me then I understand"

"Gulp"

"However, I need a partner to adventure to obtain kelos will you?... I c-can't offer too much money but I will promise you my life and dedication to achieving my dream."

"Of course because it's interesting to follow you."

"Phew... Haha~"

Maro lightly smiling with his mind refreshed by patting Viel's head

Maro born in the greed of humanity and Viel born from the light of humanity, together will the be the beginning of a new story or end of another?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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