Bladewarriors - Book 1: Refresh

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Eight Mystic Blades of untold power. Four uncertain wielders, thrust into adventure. One impossible quest to free the world.

For Millenia, The Dragon King has ruled The realms with an iron fist, assisted by The Divine Beasts. Humanity's only hope for freedom lies in the unlikely hands of four young adults. Banded together by the gods, united by the blades they carry, Flare, Frost, Myst, and Ivy was forge a new path along an foreign path.

When the Gods fall, and the world is left in the cruel hands of a beast, can these conscripted warriors come together and succeed?

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Prologue

Submitted: March 09, 2012

Eight Mystic Blades of untold power. Four uncertain wielders, thrust into adventure. One impossible quest to free the world.

For Millenia, The Dragon King has ruled The realms with an iron fist, assisted by The Divine Beasts. Humanity's only hope for freedom lies in the unlikely hands of four young adults. Banded together by the gods, united by the blades they carry, Flare, Frost, Myst, and Ivy was forge a new path along an foreign path.

When the Gods fall, and the world is left in the cruel hands of a beast, can these conscripted warriors come together and succeed? Read Chapter

Island in the Sand

Submitted: March 09, 2012

  Flare stared out across the desert expanse that stretched out before him.  There was no sign of vegetation, and no sign o... Read Chapter

The Frozen Sword

Submitted: March 09, 2012

  "Stay back, I'm warning you!"   Frost's eyes darted between the members of the brood of creatures that surrounded... Read Chapter

Uprooted

Submitted: March 10, 2012

  "This is a great honor, Ivy…"   Ivy looked to her mother, the woman's tone betraying her true feelings.  ... Read Chapter

Ripples in the Water

Submitted: March 11, 2012

  Myst sighed, glancing around the unfamiliar place she had seen so many times before.  A darkness seemed to inhabit the ar... Read Chapter

Beware of Frog

Submitted: March 12, 2012

  A more elaborate structure there was not.  A tree so old it was said to have been the first seed Kamentheon ever planted,... Read Chapter

Frost Bite

Submitted: March 15, 2012

  Frost trudged back through town, dragging his feet through the thick layer of snow that covered the ground, Arctic Blade still... Read Chapter

Heat of the Sun

Submitted: March 15, 2012

  “And you’ll never guess what he did after that!”   “Did he laugh?” Flare replied mockingly as he half-l... Read Chapter

Caught in the Rain

Submitted: March 17, 2012

  A never ending deluge: that was what the weather was in the Water Realm.  Everyday was rain, as if somewhere in the sky t... Read Chapter

Pre-Union

Submitted: March 18, 2012

  Fear and terror rushed through her mind, clouding any other thoughts that tried to seep into the young girl’s brain.  S... Read Chapter

When A God Speaks

Submitted: March 19, 2012

  “Who the hell are you?”   Flare had met a lot of people and a lot of creatures in the decade of his life that... Read Chapter

Etymology

Submitted: March 20, 2012

  “…get to the other realms!?”   As Flare finished the questioned, he realized the person he was asking was n... Read Chapter

Familial Dysfunction

Submitted: March 21, 2012

  “Feel free to take whatever you like.”   Ivy glanced in at the clothing that filled the blue-haired girl’s ... Read Chapter

Enough Apologies

Submitted: March 22, 2012

  “I’m sorry you all had to see that.”   Ondine brushed the damp strands of her purple hair away from her eye... Read Chapter

Eventualities

Submitted: March 23, 2012

  “So you really weren’t kidding when you said it rained all the time.”   Flare leaned against the railing of... Read Chapter

Sentinel Bay

Submitted: March 24, 2012

  It was amazing.  Pure and simple, it was mind-boggling.  The monotonous deluge of water fell down around them, the s... Read Chapter

Hidden Power Revealed

Submitted: March 26, 2012

    “This doesn’t seem like a very good idea…”   The comment was one of the... Read Chapter

Flames, Froth, and Frost

Submitted: March 27, 2012

  Flare rushed forward, screaming, rage overwhelming his normal train of thought.  The vision of Myst impaled on that monst... Read Chapter

Defining Fate

Submitted: March 28, 2012

  Myst took deep, labored breaths as she moved back a few steps, trying to put some distance between her and the ocean as she st... Read Chapter

Count It As A Win

Submitted: March 29, 2012

  “That was a gigantic pain in the ass!” Frost shouted, crashing down to the frozen sand, next to the gigantic wall of ice h... Read Chapter

A Warrior's Spirit

Submitted: March 30, 2012

  “You!  Peasant!  Bow down before your leader!”   “I would rather die.” Ivy sighed, trying to ig... Read Chapter

Dark Cloud

Submitted: March 31, 2012

  “I don’t understand why we can’t sleep longer!”   Ivy whined, moaning as she dragged her feet, slouching ... Read Chapter

Frozen Rain

Submitted: April 01, 2012

  The rain crashed down against the top of Frost’s head, matting down his normally out of control hair, pressing the locks aga... Read Chapter

Tritagonist

Submitted: April 02, 2012

  It had been many years since her eyes had first laid upon the visage of the Realm of Water.  Back then, just as now, the ... Read Chapter

Stinging Sensation

Submitted: April 03, 2012

  “This is the longest I’ve ever seen it go without raining.”   Myst stared up at the clouds above, eyeing th... Read Chapter

Growth of Courage

Submitted: April 04, 2012

  “What am I doing!?”   Ivy questioned herself, huddled in the corner of one of the houses of Nehir, struggling... Read Chapter

Wisteria

Submitted: April 05, 2012

  Myst gasped, staring at the layer of wood that encased Ivy, spying the rough surface of the protective covering.  The arm... Read Chapter

Prophecy

Submitted: April 06, 2012

  Myst emerged from the sea, gasping for air as she spun her head about, panicked.  Around her, in every direction, was not... Read Chapter

The Ocean's Guard

Submitted: April 07, 2012

  Myst stared up at the clouds, concerned about the way they were still retaining their water.  No rain had fallen on their... Read Chapter

Surface Tension

Submitted: April 08, 2012

  Myst’s eyes rested on the destroyed ruins of what was once the ship they were riding.  The debris of the vessel floated... Read Chapter

Sunlight

Submitted: April 09, 2012

  A pompously wicked grin spread over the Sentry’s face as the witch in his grasp suddenly stopped moving – her limbs fallin... Read Chapter

Secret Power

Submitted: April 10, 2012

  “Tell me!”   “No.”   “Tell me!”   “No.”   “Tell me!” ... Read Chapter

The Blue Priest

Submitted: April 11, 2012

  The edge of the arctic raft scrapped against the nearly invisible island, the sound seeming to echo off the mystic walls that ... Read Chapter

The Serpent's Lair

Submitted: April 12, 2012

  Myst dropped to her knees, pressing her hand lightly against Flare’s face, staring at the boy’s depleted expression. ... Read Chapter

Dying Rejection

Submitted: April 13, 2012

  Myst dropped to her knees, pressing her hand lightly against Flare’s face, staring at the boy’s depleted expression. ... Read Chapter

Dousing The Fire

Submitted: April 14, 2012

  “As if I’d let you!”   Anger swirling in The Serpent’s eyes, the beast turned toward the two fleeing wome... Read Chapter

Shifting Currents

Submitted: April 15, 2012

  The rhythmic sound of splashes echoed after Myst as she dashed across the room, encroaching on Ilayda’s Serpent, the Aqua Sa... Read Chapter

Desperate Situation

Submitted: April 16, 2012

  The Serpent’s fists were clenched tightly at her side as she stared across the gap that distanced her from the redheaded boy... Read Chapter

Unlikely Hope

Submitted: April 17, 2012

  “Ivy’s handling it.”   Flare grunted his approval as Myst addressed his concern regarding Frost, slowly tur... Read Chapter

Helix Drill

Submitted: April 18, 2012

  The Serpent relented, letting the ocean of water she had summoned up crash to the ground, her eyes staring furious at the icy ... Read Chapter

Primordial Power

Submitted: April 19, 2012

  When time began, when the world was created, when life was planted upon the planet, the gods had chosen each an animal with wh... Read Chapter

Ilayda's Serpent

Submitted: April 20, 2012

  Frost and Flare struggled to dodge another crushing strike of The Serpent's tail, each of them rushing to avoid the beast as h... Read Chapter

Key To The Gate

Submitted: April 21, 2012

  Myst blinked, her fingers still clutching her sword as if it were a matter of life or death.  Though the beast beneath ha... Read Chapter

Respite

Submitted: April 23, 2012

  Flare let out a long contented sigh, sliding back in his chair as he patted his stomach.  For the first time in a long ti... Read Chapter

Departure

Submitted: April 25, 2012

  Frost yawned, stretching as his body unwillingly plodded forward, splashing across the damp surface of the strange island that... Read Chapter

Grim Horizon

Submitted: April 26, 2012

  The Blue Priest paced atop the sunken palace of Kumari Kandam, walking around the massive remains of the once mighty Serp... Read Chapter