Hey Everyone!! I'm new here and to writing in general. I wrote a lot when I was younger and I've always has an inner monologue that's trying to reconcile stories and plots. I write for myself primarily but would love to share my stories with interested people. For the Most part all my stories will take part in the fantasy world I'm creating. The stories will take part in different times during the history of this world. My aim is to reconcile amazing fantastical stories like LOTR/ Sherlock Holmes/ The Brentford Trilogy with real life. The piece I'm posting now is kind of an extended outline. I will post the rough outline of my works first and let you decide if I should post the completed work. A Battle of Blood and Sorrow Prologue No one knows how long our world has existed, where it came from or what lies beyond. There are some who would offer you an answer to this great mystery, a reason for why we are here, an origins to life, but for a price any sane person would rather not pay….your freedom. Your freedom to act, your freedom of speech and even your freedom to think what you want within the confines of your own mind. The Awakening What we do know is that the first time our world was seen, was through the eyes of Elves and the Valkyr. 7,523 years ago in a place now called the eye, the descendants of the universe (as they now like to be known) or as they more commonly called, the Elves and the Valkyr, woke up for the first time. They knew not who they were or how they got there. 10,000 Elves cried out at once in sheer agony and bliss upon their discovery of life. The 10,000 Valkyr that stood parallel to them stood motionless and silent. The Elves in their delight began to explore their senses, they marvelled at the simplest nuances of life and revelled in the joy of simply being alive. They travelled the world coming to know the different lands and animals. They knew not hope, fear or disappointment just a blissful contentment. That is until they returned home to the place they awoke and became aware for the first time of the eyrie statues in the distance that they had so easily overlooked in their temporary joy induced insanity. No one knows for sure how long it took the Elves to notice the Valkyr, as all ideas of time was lost on the Elves in their revelry, it is with this reason they claim their innocence in what was occurring. You see when the Valkyr woke up they found that they could not move nor speak. Though try as they did, and they all did, not one could move or utter a sound. As bad as this ordeal may seem it was nothing compared to what was to follow. As the Valkyr watched day turn into night, night into day and day into night again, a hunger began to build within them causing them excruciating pain. As they watched the Elves celebrate, the Valkyr hoped and wished that soon they would be noticed and helped. This hope was lost when the Elves began to leave. Before long all the Elves had left, and with them all hope…or so it seemed. The Return The Elves having travelled the world (or most of it) decided to return to the place that they began. Upon their return they instantly became aware of the Valkyr. The Elves being good by nature instantly rushed to the aid of these motionless people. Though the Elves could see clearly that these people were in fact alive, they could get no response from any of them. The Elves in their good nature began to treat the Valkyr with the medicines they had formulated during their travels and with the magic which flowed through their veins. Alas when none of this had worked all but a few, reluctantly gave up hope until all but one remained vigilant. The Tragedy The Elves accepting that they could offer the Valkyr no help, arranged a large ceremony which is now known by many names but was then to be called “The Farewell” in which all 10,000 Elves prepared an individual piece of writing or artwork for each of the 10,000 Valkyr. The One Elf who did not give up hope was a young male named Seron (Ser-ry-on). He had fell completely and utterly in love with one of the frozen Valkyr for reasons he could not understand beyond her heart wrenching beauty. In the last hours with her before the ceremony, when all hope had failed, he embraced his love unknown and let out all his love and with it, his magic into this person…this Valkyr. For one brief moment, his love’s eyes fluttered and her lips moved slightly as if to speak, and then she spoke one word softly in his ear……blood. Amazed by the sudden animation of his love, without thinking he bit into his own wrist savagely, causing blood to flood from the wound. He shoved his gushing wrist into her mouth the best he could manage and to his surprise and, she began to move. Slowly she became as animated as he was. In that moment he had achieved his wildest dream, he had freed his one true love from her prison and her torment. There she stood before him, beautiful, timeless and stained all over in his own blood. He loved everything about her, the deep black of her hair, and the gentle curve of her neck the sparkle of her eyes as they glowed red. Even as she lunged for him and dug her fangs deep into his neck, sucking out his life blood one mouth full at a time, he couldn’t help but marvel at her beauty as he drifted into a permanent sleep. The War of Blood/ The Betrayal When she had her fill, she used the remaining blood to awake as many of her people as she could. When his blood was spent she relied on the blood of nearby animals to resurrect the remaining Valkyr. With all their numbers now functional and half of them nearly starved to death, they waged a savage war against the Elves who were making their way to say their peace. The initial conflict was violent beyond all imagination. Elves and Valkyr colliding in earth shaking displays of combat. Displaying awe inspiring abilities. Elves summoning bolts of lightning and blasts of fire and ice and Valkyr responding with incredible displays of strength and speed that was invisible to the naked eye. The Violence last 3 weeks. The tide having turned in the Elves favour, saw the Valkyr retreat. They knew they couldn’t stand against the magic of the Elves despite their immortality. The Calm before the Storm The Valkyr having been defeated went North through the treacherous mountain ranges to settle in what they came to call Kaos. They built a town and from that town came a city. Though it was a thriving city it was also somewhat detached from the rest of the land due to the harsh terrain and conditions. The Elves during this time had travelled south and settled in The Old Forest, although it wasn’t as old in them days. They, instead of building a city used their magic and craftsmanship to shape the trees into beautiful homes, towers, streets and anything else you can imagine. This later became known as tree singing. Not only was the Elves Capital City of Eutiya natural and beautiful but it was also Formidable. 150 years after The War of Blood the Valkyr attacked the Elven capital and stronghold, Eutiya. The Elves however were prepared for war this time. The Elves had focused the majority of their energy since “The Betrayal” to improving their military prowess. They recruited through their magic many of the creatures of the land. The Recruitment The Elves believed it was only a matter of time before the Valkyr attacked. With their new city fortress of Eutiya they felt they needed a new army to fend off their enemies with and with this in mind, a group named “The Masters” was formed. Their job was to catch, tame and domestic the more ferocious creatures of the land. 5 levels made up the ranks of “The Masters” starting from Steed Master who capture and tame Giant Elk(Which the Masters and other select people ride), then there’s Snake Master, who catch Salamanders and Ride the larger ones. Wolf masters comes next with Claw Master after, for the giant wolves and Red and Blue tigers respectively. Five brave Masters sought to protect their kin by recruiting and challenging the most ferocious and intelligent beast in the lands…..the dragon. Dragons were more common in them days it is said but still there were not many. After many failed attempts to tame the Dragons, the masters developed a spell to bond themselves with the Dragons. It was successful but came with many side effects, some great and some terrible. The War of Sorrow/Eutiya The Valkyr, moving quicker than human eye can see, attacked Eutiya under the cover of night. The Valkyr had grown stronger with every year that had passed since the last battle between the two. At first the elves were a bit thrown and the Valkyr easily breached their defences, leaping over thirty foot high walls in a single bound. The Elves had both the superior weapons with most Valkyr opting to use their hands instead and armour with the Valkyr wearing furs for the most part. This along with their magic help them meet the Valkyr on an even playing field and they fought savagely on the outer ramparts of the city. The momentum shifted towards the Valkyr when their Prince and greatest warrior Kai joined the battle, wielding a bastard sword that shone life a star with an edge so sharp it’d cut granite. Rallying behind their prince the Valkyr made a drive towards the centre of the city, along the main street some twenty-twenty five yards wide. This is when the elves unleashed their first ambush. Suddenly from both side came legions of Elves led by wild men on Fenriry, Tygranos and Salamanders. Finally the Elves were able to fell a handful of Valkyr, but it became apparent all too quickly that they couldn’t stop them, they could only delay them. With the Elves on the retreat, the Valkyr fought with a renewed vigour. They charged into the main square of Eutiya, expecting to find the biggest unit of men yet , but except found themselves alone except for a strange flapping sound…..Then the arrows started.. Out of nowhere, Elves riding Dragons, with one or more passengers, firing arrows from their backs. During the carnage that the Dragons were reaping on the Valkyr with their teeth and claws (no flames as they’d burn they’re city. There stood a young Valkyr girl with a special gift, and her heart was breaking over and over again for the lives of her people being lost, when it all became too much. In her sorrow induced madness she unleashed an incredible spell, taking over the minds of the five huge dragons and the rest of the creatures and attacking the elves. Not only did she attack the elves with their own animals but she used the dragon’s flames to burn the city. Releasing all the creatures but one Dragon, she mounted it and left swift as the wind. The elves were left defeated with no home. Slowly the Elves rebuilt Eutiya and it stands to this day. An Elven girl, equipped with a legendary sword and the power of a dragon master, assembled an elven army to invade Kaos as revenge for Eutiya and there fallen brethren. Upon arriving at the city they siege it for a couple days before being able to enter, all this leading to the eventual fight between the two girls. Thus ends A Battle of Blood and Sorrow. Now I would Like to point out that this is a rough copy that I begun to rush through. It took me 30-45mins to write so at times I over simplified things. Regardless I hope it grabbed your imagination for a minute or two ....all criticism is welcome and feel free to be as cruel as you feel necessary.