Monday, January 21, 2013

The Three Heros of Valcarta II: Awakening

Greetings fellow Valcartians! (That's right Trekies now have competition.)

I bet you all are interested in what we have been doing as of late! Well, as you may have heard we are introducing a third path, Fayvale Special Ops, for Valcarta II: Awakening, while having the two previous paths of Light and Dark Valak continue.

I'd like to take a moment to share with you the main characters of each path. (SPOILERS ABOUND!)

 Valak at the beginning of Valcarta I
Valak - 
A quiet young man from the village of Orm who once lived in Sleemonburg, where he was raised by an old couple who found him on their doorstep late one night. On a trip to Orm on Valak's 14th year, both of his caretakers were killed... Left in front of the small village, Orm, Valak ran for his life to escape the cloaked killer. As the sun broke through the horizon, the killer disappeared. Valak, in terrible shock fainted in the gateway to Orm, and was found by the old Innkeeper and taken in. From that point on, Valak swore to avenge his old guardians, and took up a sword to learn how to defend himself from the world's dangers.

Growing up in Drachell wasn't easy for Valak. He was always a bit different compared to everyone else. Never said much, normally kept to himself. His red colored eyes often scared away people. His long White Hair made the boys tease him about his gender as well... Many people grew suspicious of Valak, since he clearly was not a normal Human. How did he get here, through the magic? What was he? Valak has grow up to become Orm village's protector. Helping travelers get from Orm to Renkar, or Malvern without fear of anything on the streets. Due to the magics of the Cleansing Ritual being in place, Valak has had to deal with much of anything aside from the occasional bandits, until now...
After entering a mysterious house Valak was thrown into a decision no man could be ready for. Would he follow the path of light or darkness?

 Dark Path -

Dark Valak at the end of Valcarta I

Valak chose the darkness not knowing what could go wrong. Upon his choice a mysterious figure appeared and granted Valak the power of Darkness, "asking" him to join the Brotherhood and to stop the Empire. After completing his first mission, Valak arrived in Sleemonburg and met Astrid, Astrid asked Valak if he could help her stop the Empire from purging all the non-human races of the world. Valak agreed and set off to find the eight crystals of the Elemental Lords so that their powers could aid them in saving the world. Valak who was soon asked by Astrid (who we find out is really Synkale) if he'd join her and become her champion. Valak accepted and began feeling changes, having the Elemental Lord of Darkness residing within his soul, had brought forth great power. After finding the Summoner's Staff Valak, Synkale and the rest of his team continued onward in search for more crystals. At last when all the crystals had been acquired Valak and Synkale headed towards the Ritual Shrine, hoping that summoning the elemental lords would save Drachell from being purged. But as fate would have it, Valak and his team were tricked by Synkale, and ended up releasing Ragnarok upon the world.
Dark Valak at the beginning of Valcarta II
(Sample art - Subject to change)
Which now leads us to the start of Valcarta II: Awakening... Valak and Synkale have been missing for nearly three months, Ragnarok's power is began to show throughout the land. The story starts upon Valak and Synkale's return...

Light Path -
Light Valak at the end of Valcarta I
Valak chose Light instead of the Darkness. Upon his choice a mysterious figure emerged and stole the "darkness" from his heart making him a pure and true man. Secretly leaving the essence of Hyperion inside the unknowingly young Valak. Upon going home and talking with his town's mayor he learned many distressing things. With the urge to help rid the land of evil, he meets with the king who tells them that the Brotherhood is up to no good and are beginning to collect the crystals to "sabotage" the cleansing ritual that holds Ragnarok at bay. Upon bringing the first crystal to a hidden armory, the main researcher there notices that Valak has a strange presence within him. Putting Valak asleep he awakens this presence and alerts Valak that Hyperion lies within him. Hyperion and Valak learn that the seals keeping Ragnarok at bay are failing, but there is hope as a method has been found to keep him sealed. Hyperion, wanting nothing more than to stop Synkale and help with the start of a new cleansing ritual asks Valak to become his champion.  Valak agrees with honor becoming a champion of light, and was given the power to heal and save. Valak, Hyperion, and his team go off to gather the elemental lords. After retrieving a vast amount of crystals, Valak and Hyperion fight Dark Talon and Synkale. Hyperion exorcises Talon, removing Synkale, putting her back in her Crystal. Valak and group then return to the Hidden Armory and being production on the Omni-Champion gems. At the end of production, they attempt to make one more and Synkale springs from her crystal to destroy the fragile orb, releasing Ragnarok from his binds.
Light Valak at the beginning of Valcarta II
(Sample art - Subject to change)
In the beginning of Valcarta II: Awakening, Valak has made his way to Illymader, working with Emperor Sleemon, he is trying to figure a way how to stop Ragnarok. And to save Sleemonburg from the threat of the Faywielding elves.

Fayvale Special Ops - Mission: To stop Ragnarok and bring piece to Fayvale and the Fayweilders.


(Sample art - Subject to change)

A product of the military. Aleciair was only 14 when he entered the military. Under strict training from the Airwielders. When he was the only one to return from his last mission, he was promoted to the Fayvale Special Ops leader. At the beginning of Valcarta II Aleciair is choosen to unite a team containing many of Fayvale's races to halt the war and stop Ragnarok.
Hopefully this is enough to fulfill your Valcarta II cravings for the day!
Until Next Time,
Amanda Smith (Mikheli)
Official Lorecat @ Blacksword Games