Once a great Empire,after various wars Arkadelia remained as just one Kingdom and after a civil war between the 2 princes it got separated into two parts:North Arkadelia and South Arkadelia who are still in conflict with each other.
Our story begins in a town called Arfacio which is located in South Arkadelia.Arfacio was a small but beautiful town surrounded sa pamamagitan ng nature.
In this town lives Elisabeth a beautiful young woman with a auburn hair,fair skin,brown eyes and a tall and voluptuous body.Despite her beauty Elisabeth was not vain but she was a demure and kind person which is why the town's people loved her.
Elisabeth grew up as the daughter of a blacksmith.Her mother died when she was just 5 years old and she was taken care sa pamamagitan ng her father.
Because of her father's illness he became unable to continue working and Elisabeth had to start working as a seamstress in order to earn money to pay the rent.
Elisabeth and her father lived in a small wooden cottage.On the ground floor there was a fire-place,a wooden table,two chairs and a kama in which her father slept.Then there were stairs who would lead up to where Elisabeth's room was.
''I'm back,father'' sinabi Elisabeth who had just come back from work.
''Welcome back,my dea-'' her father got interrupted sa pamamagitan ng a severe cough
''Father!'' Elisabeth rushed to his side''Are you alright?''
''My health is becoming worse and worse with each day'' responded her father who had to lay down in kama ''You're 16 years old now.You need to find a husband before I die and leave you alone''
''Father,I already told you that I only want to marry with a man that I love'' responded Elisabeth ''There's something madami important that I was to ask you about.Last night I saw this strange dream in which I was in a battlefield.Could that dream be trying to tell me something?Is it the reason why you have taught me sword fighting?''
''You will find out when the time is right'' her father answered in a depressing voice ''You should go and rest now''
''You're right.Goodnight father''
The confused Elisabeth went to her room and kept thinking about her father's words.
''You will find out when the time is right?He always says that but never explains what he means with it'' thought Elisabeth ''Everything is so confusing.Am I really destined to become a warrior?How did my father know that?If this will really happen will I be ready to take that role?Me who has spent her entire life as just a common girl?Who knows?Maybe I will get my sagot soon enough''
Elisabeth eventually fell asleep and yet again dreamt the same dream;
Elisabeth was walking in a field when suddenly the sky became red and the ground got covered in flames.Elisabeth walks farther and witnesses a bloody battle with dead soldiers falling one sa pamamagitan ng one.Her attention gets caught sa pamamagitan ng a female warrior with a sad look on her faces and when she takes a closer look at her she realizes thats its herself.
The morning came.
Elisabeth woke up and prepared herself for the day.
''Good morning,father'' sinabi Elisabeth with a smile on her face ''I hope that you slept well last night''.
''Good morning my dear'' smiled her father ''I slept very well,thank you for asking.I hope that you had a good sleep as well''
''I did.I'm going to make breakfast now'' sinabi Elisabeth and prepared the cauldron.
Suddenly the door started to knock.
''I hope that its not him again'' thought Elisabeth.
The one knocking at the door was her landlord Count Claudius.A good looking but heartless man who was well know for his cruel treatment of people with low social ranks.
''I'm coming'' Elisabeth's father got up and opened the door ''Good morning,my lord''.
Elisabeth was quite annoyed to see Claudius.
''What do you want here again?'' angrily replied Elisabeth who was annoyed to see him ''I already payed you the rent for this month''.
''The beautiful Elisabeth being as fierce as ever'' smirked Claudius ''When will you stop treating me so harshly?''.
''I have no reason to ipakita you any kindness'' sinabi Elisabeth ''I have already made my feelings clear for you''.
''I see'' laughed Claudius ''Foolish and stubborn girl,you're still refusing me''.
''I told you that I would rather kill myself than become your whore'' frowned Elisabeth and pointed to the door ''Now,get out of here!''.
Claudius moved towards her and with a feral smile grabbed her chin forcing her to look in his eyes ''Its a pity for someone so beautiful to be this foolish''.
Elisabeth slapped him ''I sinabi get out''.
''I warn you not to underestimate me.If I want something than I'll get it no matter what it takes'' Claudius responded angrily and left.
''Curse you Claudius'' shouted Elisabeth's father before he got interrupted sa pamamagitan ng a severe cough which caused him to fall down.
''Father'' Elisabeth rushed to his side.
''You're coughing blood''said a worried Elisabeth after looking at his hands.
Elisabeth helped him to stand up and go to kama ''If only we would have enough money to hire a doctor''
''I'm afraid,that its too late for me'' her father replied in a worried voice ''Elisabeth,my dear.Knowing Claudius,I'm afraid that he isn't going to give up on you easily.Its better for you to stop with this nonsense about wanting to find pag-ibig and just get married with a good man and ilipat to another town.Why don't you accept the marriage offer of that young merchant?He would make a fine husband for you''
''Perhaps,you're right but what kind of daughter would I be if I would leave you alone in this condition?'' replied Elisabeth in a sweet voice and loving look in her eyes ''I'm going to make a sopas for you now''
''Foolish girl,I'm soon going to die,you should think about your future instead of m-'' her father got interrupted sa pamamagitan ng a cough again.
''Father,you need to calm down and rest or else you're condition is going to become worse'' sinabi the worried Elisabeth ''I will be alright father.So please,stop worrying so much about me''
Her father was too tired to speak,so he just looked at her and gave her a broken smile.
Elisabeth went to prepare the sopas and after feeding the sopas to her father she went to work.
''I have to go to work now.Goodbye father.Promise me that you will get a good rest'' smiled Elisabeth and left the house.
''That girl.I'm worried about what the future is holding for her'' thought her father ''Maybe its time for me to tell her the truth but what if its going to make everything even worse?''
Meanwhile on the road that leads to the town,a man who was making his way to the town on a horse could be seen.The man was tall and muscular with brown hair,fair skin and green eyes,he had a harsh yet handsome looking face.This man was Daniel,one of the strongest warriors of Ethera and a member of the noble Fulgura family.He had come to South Arkadelia in order to deliver a message.Little did he know that on this fateful araw he would meet a person that would change his life forever.
When Elisabeth arrived in town she saw a house burning and a few people who were trying to put out the apoy with the water from the well.
A woman was crying for help''Help!Please help me!My little boy is still inside!''
Without thinking twice Elisabeth rushed inside the burning house to save the child.
Once she entered the house something strange happened...the flames were staying away from her body
as if they were making way for her.The confused Elisabeth rushed to look for the boy.Elisabeth could hear a voice from the upper stairs.
''Help'' shouted the little boy who's leg was stuck under the wood of the ceiling.
''Hang in there'' shouted Elisabeth ''I'm coming''
Meanwhile Daniel who had just arrived saw the turmoil and helped the others to put out the fire.
''What happened to that girl?'' sinabi the mother of the little boy ''She went inside to save my son but she still hasn't come out.I hope that nothing bad has happened to her''.
''I wonder who that bravo girl could be'' thought Daniel.
Elisabeth came back with the scared boy who cried for his mother.
''My precious son'' sinabi the woman who was crying tears of joy.
''You're an angel'' the woman looked at Elisabeth ''I don't know how to thank you''
''You don't need to thank me'' replied Elisabeth with a smile ''I'm happy that I could help you''.
Daniel looked at Elisabeth and he was mesmerized sa pamamagitan ng her beauty.
''Thank you very much for helping us to put out the fire'' sinabi a man to Daniel.
''There's no need to thank me'' sinabi Daniel.
He got back on his horse and rode towards Elisabeth's direction.
''Well done'' Daniel clapped ''Its rare to see people who are noble enough to risk their lives for others''.
''And who are you?If I may ask'' asked Elisabeth
''My name is Daniel.I come from Ethera in order to deliver a message to Duke Damian.I was told that he lives in the capital city.Would you be kind enough to tell me how to reach it?''replied Daniel
''The capital city is not far away from here'' explained Elisabeth ''Just follow the road that leads into the forest.''
''I see'' sinabi Daniel ''Thank you very much''
''You're welcome'' replied Elisabeth
''Also,thats one madami thing that I want to ask you'' Daniel proceeded to ask ''What is your name?''
''I will make sure that I will never forget your name'''smiled Daniel ''I hope that we will meet each other again''
Daniel left with those words that left Elisabeth quite annoyed
''What a shameless,fool'' thought Elisabeth ''Saying that he hopes to meet me again as if there was something between us''
''Oh no,I'm getting late for work'' rushed Elisabeth ''I have to arrive fast or else the mistress is going to get angry at me''
Elisabeth arrived late at work and the mistress got angry at her.
''Where have you been all this time?''
''I'm sorry but there was a burning house an-''
''Enough,I don't need to hear your excuses.I'll forgive you since its the first time that you're late but repeat this mistake again and I will throw you out''
''I will not repeat this mistake again.Thank you very much for your understanding''
''Now go to work''
Elisabeth went down the basement to start work,there were a lot of dresses that she had to sew.
Elisabeth couldn't stop thinking about what happened today.Why didn't the flames get close to her body?Was it related to the secret that her father has been hiding from her?Everything seemed so confusing.
The night came and Elisabeth finished work and headed back home.
''I'm back father'' sinabi Elisabeth
''I have only little time left.Come to me,my dear'' sinabi her father in a tired voice ''Its finally time for your to find out the truth''
''Father?''a confused Elisabeth went to his side''What are you talking about?''
''I'm not your real father'' he answered and moved his shaking fist up in order to give something to her.
''Here,take this kuwintas and this letter that I wrote a long time nakaraan in which I explained everything that happened.I hope that you will be able to forgive me for hiding the truth from you for so long but I swear that I was only thinking for your own good''
Elisabeth took the kuwintas and letter,with tears in her eyes she told her father
''Of course I can forgive you,to me you're still my father no matter what happens''
After hearing those words,her father peacefully passed away.
Elisabeth couldn't sleep that night.She didn't go to her room but stood there crying sa pamamagitan ng her father's bed.She cried for many hours and after getting a hold of herself she read the letter.Just like her father sinabi it explained everything.
''Now I know the truth'' thought Elisabeth ''But knowing about the past is now making me worry about what the future might be holding for me.What am I going to do from now on?''.
The morning came and Elisabeth who had barely gotten any sleep woke up sa pamamagitan ng knocking of the door.
''Not him again.Seeing his cursed face is the last thing that I need right now'' thought Elisabeth.
The one knocking on the door was indeed Claudius.
''Open the door'' shouted Claudius and knocked even harder.
An angry Elisabeth opened the door''what do you want here again?''
''I came here to ask if you reconsidered my offer?'' replied Claudius who started to look around and noticed that her father had died ''Looks like the old man has passed away.You can't live alone here.It would be a wise choice for you to come with me''
''I already told you that I don't want you.Why can't you just leave me in peace?''replied Elisabeth
''You foolish girl,who do you think you are to refuse me?'' sinabi an angry Claudius ''Every other girl in this town would kill to be in your place''
''I told you once that I would rather kill myself than become your whore'' replied Elisabeth ''I hate you madami than anything in this world''
''And I told you that I always get what I want.I'm getting sick and tired of your foolish stubbornness'' angrily replied Claudius and violently grabbed Elisabeth's body.
''What are you doing?Let me go,you madman'' screamed Elisabeth who was struggling to break free
''If you aren't going to become mine sa pamamagitan ng your own free will than I'll have to force you to'' shouted Claudius while laying her on the mesa and ripping her clothes off ''I want your beautiful body madami than anything in this world.I can't wait anymore''
''Let me go'' screamed Elisabeth the scared Elisabeth who was crying ''Please let me go''
But her pleas were in vain.Elisabeth turned her head around and saw a knife.In a moment of self defense Elisabeth grabbed the kutsilyo fast and stabbed Claudius' puso with it.
Elisabeth shrieked when she saw what she did,
''How did I do that?How could I kill a man?''
Elisabeth was shocked,she was shaking in fear and unable to move.Elisabeth was asking herself about what she did to deserve this happening to her and what she was going to do now that she had become a murderer.
Two town guards heard her shrieks and rushed to see what was happening.
''What's happening here?''asked the first guard.
''The dead man on the ground is Count Claudius'' claimed the segundo guard.
''Who did that?'' asked the first guard who took a look at Elisabeth ''You did it,didn't you?''.
''That girl,her clothes are ripped off.The Count must have attempted to rape her'' sinabi the segundo guard ''The poor girl only did it on self defense''.
''Self defense or not its a big crime for a peasant to kill a noble'' replied the first guard ''We have to take her to the King.He will choose a suitable punishment for her''.
''I'm afraid that you have to come with us'' the segundo guard reached out to hold her hand
''I will come with you but before that would you allow me to go up and change my clothes?'' sinabi Elisabeth who was holding her exposed chest ''I should have the right to spend the last moments of my life with dignity''
''Ridiculous'' sinabi the first guard ''This must be a trick of her to run away''.
''Why would I try to do something so stupid as running away?'' responded Elisabeth ''I accept my punishment but I simply don't want to be humiliated for something that I did to defend myself''.
''Very well,you can go up and change your dress'' sinabi the segundo guard ''I will wait here for you'.
''Are you insane?'' asked the first guard ''This girl is trying to trick us''.
''She's not trying to trick us.Besides,even if she really does run away,I will be the one who will take responsibility for my mistake'' responded the segundo guard ''I will arrest the girl and take her to the King.Meanwhile you should go find a carriage to deliver Claudius' corpse to his wife and children''.
'Very well.I just hope that you know what you're doing''' nodded the first guard.
Elisabeth went upstairs to change her dress.Meanwhile the segundo guard was looking around the room.
On the kama he could see the corpse of Elisabeth's father and the floor there was Claudius' corpse with the kutsilyo still inside of his body.The guard looked madami around the floor and noticed the kuwintas and letter.
''This kuwintas must belong to a noble family.What is it doing here?'' thought the confused guard ''And this letter?Maybe pagbaba it will give me an answer?''
The soldier read the letter and took it along with the kuwintas with him.
''I know a person that will be very pleased to read this letter'' smiled the guard
''I'm ready to come with you'' Elisabeth come down the stairs
''You seem very calm for someone who is soon going to soon face execution'' sinabi the guard
''What other choice do I have expect accepting my cursed fate?'' sinabi Elisabeth with a broken smile
''You don't deserve such a cruel ending'' sinabi the guard with a sad look on his face ''I really wish that I could help you but I have no other choice that to do what I'm ordered for''
''Don't worry,I can understand'' replied Elisabeth ''I'm not mad at you''
The guard tied up Elisabeth's hand and took her with him.
As they were making their way across the town,the confused town's people were looking at Elisabeth wondering what had happened for her to be arrested.
Elisabeth had never felt worse than at this moment.She was full of sadness and feeling hatred towards the unfairness of her life which soon was going to end in a cruel way.And yet she was refusing to look beat down,she kept her head up with a stoic look on her face.
The guard looked at her and got surprised ''After all that happened she's still trying to stand strong.What an admirable young woman''
At the Royal kastilyo the fortune teller Ambrosia had a vision.
''I see'' whispered Ambrosia ''The warriors of the segundo generation have been chosen''
''Show me their faces'' ordered Ambrosia while throwing the magic sand to the mirror
Ambrosia got confused after she saw the first image
''This is strange.This is the first time that a woman has been chosen as the leader''
Meanwhile the town guard had arrived with Elisabeth to the kastilyo and asked to meet King Alexander
The town guard and Elisabeth entered the trono room
''You asked to meet with me'' sinabi King Alexander ''What is it that you want to tell me?''
The town guard bowed down''Your majesty,I came to tell you that Count Claudius has been murdered today''
''What?''asked the confused King ''Who did that?''
''He was murdered sa pamamagitan ng this young woman'' the town guard responded ''I brought her here in order for you to give her a suitable punishment''
''You did well.You may leave now'' sinabi the King.
''Yes,your majesty'' responded the town guard and stood up and left the trono room.
''I need to talk to Ambrosia about the letter'' thought the town guard ''She will know what to do''
And so the town guard went to Ambrosia's room in order to tell her everything in the hopes that he could help saving Elisabeth's life.
''I hope that you realize the consequences of your crime'' the King told Elisabeth ''I don't know why you committed this horrendous crime but the murder of a noble is a crime that I cannot forgive.I have to punish you with execution''.
''Wait,your majesty'' shouted Ambrosia ''You cannot execute that girl''.
''Ambrosia'' yelled the King ''What is the meaning of this?''.
''I will explain everything to you'' replied Ambrosia ''But first let me take a look at her face''.
Ambrosia took a close look at Elisabeth's face and recognized it as the face that she saw in her vision.
''Yes,she's the one.This girl is the one that I saw in my vision'' sinabi Ambrosia
''A vision?'' asked a confused Elisabeth.
''Ambrosia.What in the world are you talking about?'' asked the King who was beginning to loose his patience.
''This girl'' Ambrosia proceeded to explain ''This girl is the one I saw in my vision.She's the one who's going to lead the warriors of the segundo generation''.