DALNO: The Beginning
On February 27, 3130, the leader of the village and his wife risked their lives protecting the village from the possible threat caused by their alchemist by taking over the powers of the leader.
As they fought a surprise occurred. The leader had a gasp and realized that they've got company making the leader outnumbered. And with the villain's unexpected teamwork, the leader got defeated and at the same time brainwashed it’s wife.
In the process of taking its power. The leader suddenly felt consciousness and sliced half of the Arcanae energy and scattered it to the sky into 11 pieces and casted an enchantment.
"Whomever shall get this fated power— thou shall defeat the fated risk" Used its remaining strength and died.
After the fight the alchemist stated to the villagers that the leader and his wife got killed by the bloodline known as the Ashites. Being made as a frame up and made them an outcast. Those who befriended or cared for them will be outcasted as well or will get a death sentence.
12 years later after the leader's death, a group of young bullies, who are relatives of the luxurious people in the village, beat up a boy which is related to the Ashite bloodline named Vincent.
While he's beaten up mercilessly, no one of the students cared to report the scene to their teacher because of the term “village devils”.
It continued in a meantime until the bell rang, everyone was on their way to their classes and suddenly. Vincent tries to get revenge on the bullies covered by rage and blood with a rock on its hand.
On the right time, their teacher, Raiden came by and rushed to stop the boy. Vincent ended up being framed up instead, said the bullies and the kids who saw the scene.
At the moment the teacher clearly knows who is the victim and not. But because of the said “law” he can't say it nor heal the boy's wounds. Instead of reporting the boy to the higher ups, the teacher told the boy to go back home with blood all over him.
On the way home, he noticed a girl with messy hair covering her eyes watching him from a windowpane in his classroom, when he watched the girl. It hid itself on the desk slightly turning red still watching him. Vincent ended up confused and continued walking.
When he got home, his parents said calmly.
"Oh, looks like an another bad day for you"
They got inside and healed the wounds and injuries. At the same time, Vincent asked calmly.
"Mom, dad, why are we treated like this?"
Her mom responded sadly.
"It's because of that law that is made for our clan about the leader incident, even though we didn't do the deed"
Vincent responded upsetly after hearing the problem.
"But why didn't you tell them then?. I'm tired of this abuse, everyday. I got bullied in school, then went home. If not, got discrimination from the people, why?"
As of his parents got speechless on what he said, his dad replied joyfully:
"Hey, we can just forget that it happened, c'mon let's train your abilities in the backyard."
But deep inside, even the father needs to get revenge on everything the alchemist did for their bloodline. And the clan leader, who is one of the deceased leader's closest friends.
After the training, it was afternoon. After lunch, Vincent went for a walk to the forest while his parents and his relatives went on their secret missions.
While Vincent was on the way to the woods, an unexpected big flying burning object fell from the sky and landed in the woods.
Vincent got curious and ran to check it, when he got there. He took a breath and looked at the mysterious thing and noticed.
There is no fire on the mysterious object and the only thing burning is the woods around it within an estimated radius of 5m.
He got worried, and when he checked it, a mysterious black thing got stuck to his body making him panicked. Because it's spreading through his body and in his conscience, the black thing became a mask and said in a deep tone.
The boy lost words in panic and shaking while the mysterious mask continued to speak.
"Your hatred and despair is overwhelming. I can be powerful or be more powerful, so begone because this body is mine!"
After he said those words, a weird manuscript appeared and shined in Vincent's back making the mysterious mask sealed, preventing it from moving.
While Vincent got out of its consciousness and collapsed. While falling, he saw a glimpse of Raiden watching nervously with the seal sign and ran away.
The boy gained consciousness at night time. On his way home he saw a shady man holding up a mother with her child. As he recognized a familiar face he said.
"Is that woman, the weird girl's mom? Why are they looking scared?"
To avoid getting in their business he continued to walk and suddenly heard a cry.
"Give me your bagels or you will both die."
The mother kept saying “no” and trembling out of words protecting her daughter while Vincent got a confused face.
"What the heck, all of that for a dang bagel? Let's get this over with", Vincent said.
As he ran to the scene, he mentioned a precaution to the shady guy hoping to stop it. But Vincent only got discriminated against by the shady guy instead.
As Vincent snapped his cool off, he said.
“Wasting time huh?—how about wasting your time by killing me—a devil—”
“Let’s see what you dickheads have”
Vincent rushed to the shady guy and punched its guts, as the shady guy got flown away, Vincent favored.
"Weird girl mom, escape with your daughter now! And report it to any teachers that you could find asap"
As the insult was heard, the mother replied in a high tone.
"Her Name is Yumichi you idiot, the future owner of the Yachi Bagels!"
While Vincent struggled blocking the shady guy, he answered.
"Yumichi or Bakahachi whatever, just find someone"
As time passed by, the mother found teacher Raiden and reported rushly about Vincent’s situation, making Raiden rush to the scene right away.
In the fight Vincent suddenly destroyed the shaded guy’s mask and as he realized, he was shocked because it’s one of the teacher staff at the school, Naiyhto Makushi.
"What the heck?, why are you doing this", Vincent said in a sharp tone
And Naiyhto replied back in a deep voice.
"Tsk, rotten devil, getting to my business like this. Die"
Naiyhto started attacking Vincent constantly and said.
"You— and your pesky— rotten clan— doesn't belong— to this village— you all deserve— to die— you fucking killers"
And then, Vincent suddenly released a sword that looked like a knight blade. As Vincent swings it around, it hit Naiyhto's back badly and calmly said to stop the discrimination.
Inside, Vincent is happy because his Arcanae finally came out.
“Arcanae, a type of energy located in the veins and can only be used by everyone born in Homura. This manifests to its physical form when the user finally has a goal to desperately accomplish. The way you got your power is how you thought for life.”
“—Even if your power hasn’t awakened yet, you can guess what power you get from your parents Arcanae. Either you get either of them, both, or develop a new type of power related to theirs and their kinship”, Naiyhto said in mind while watching Vincent smiling over his new unlocked power.
Naiyhto also noticed this feel of Arcanae energy he never felt before. At the same time Vincent's parents.
Hyu and Ku are with the Ashite clan which is on a break after a mission. A sword-based Arcanae energy suddenly emerges from a distance.
Hyu asked their squad leader, Aston Lissclion, to go to the spot. Aston felt the energy as well and replied with a “yes”. They went on rushly following the flow of the energy.
While on the battle, Raiden arrived at the location and asked Naiyhto on what’s going on. But Naiyhto kicked him in return with “10 seals: paralysis” making Raiden paralysed and got flown to a nearby tree afterwards.
As Naiyhto insults Raiden for being weak, Raiden gets surprised about Vincent’s Arcanae energy being too much for a normal Ashite to have.
In the other hand—
"Raiden— Naiyhto— The Name is Vincent Ashite— From Ashite Bloodline— Arcanae Type— Sword!", Vincent said with a smile.
After hearing what Vincent said, Naiyhto told him that he’s flexing too much and proceeds to use “20 Seals: Flash Step” to teleport on Vincent.
As Naiyhto draws closer to Vincent, he incants aggressively.
“Sword Style— Manipulate— Slash Barrier”
As their attacks collided Naiyhto shouted in pain as he realized, he teleported too much that his hands were starting to go inside Vincent’s slash barrier.
Naiyhto managed to jump before getting in the slash barrier but his shoulders got severed in the process.
After Naiyhto realizes he’s on the brink of defeat. He uses his last resort making him suddenly become bigger into a monster-like creature, covered with wood-like roots coming out from his body.
As Vincent is already terrified of what's going on, he clears his mind and rushes for a head slice in midair.
While in mid air, Vincent got ambushed with a rushing sword-like roots, getting barraged around him constantly.
"Hmm, how’s that huh?—Naiyhto Makushi— Arcanae: Wood Flesh '', Naiyhto said while torturing Vincent inside his spiked dome.
Naiyhto asked Vincent if he enjoyed it while laughing.
"I can't die now, no— I need to do this, for the reputation of my clan— and family", Vincent thought in mind.
While Vincent is storing his power, a second sword shows up and both turn into claw blades.
As Naiyhto and Raiden noticed the discovery, they were surprised since everyone else in the Ashite clan can only use one sword.
On the other hand, Hyu, Aston and the others noticed the power got doubled, so they rushed even faster thinking an Ashite member was rampaging or fighting someone.
"That's it! I will make you— and everyone— accept my clan” Vincent yelled after finally regaining his balance.In a second he incants “Sabre Claw, Imitate: Cat Slash" which made him slash the wood as fast as a cat.
Naiyhto covered his head with a wood barrier while saying nonsense to loosen Vincent’s hope. Then proceeds incanting “Wood Flesh, Manipulate: Double spike barrier", making the first wood barrier cover his body. And a second wood barrier has spikes in it.
The attack’s collision made a sharp noise and got stopped in a quick moment of time. Naiyhto thought Vincent died so he slowly opened the barrier.
“Hmph, These killers should have already disappeared years ago. They don’t have any place in this village-country.” Naiyhto said in mind.
While Naiyhto is opening the barrier.
"What, why did you stop Vincent?, er … what are you doing on his back?.", Raiden thought in mind, confused about what's going on.
As Vincent’s veins flowed more energy into his hands, a stream of overflowing Arcanae energy appeared around him. Slowly forming a katana that is as sharp as a diamond blade.
"Focus and concentrate, just like father always said", Vincent whispered
The moment Naiyhto’s barrier was gone, Vincent enlightened his eyes, drew out the katana and shouted vigorously.
"Ashite, Signature Style: Sword Tein Sixfold"
The technique sliced Naiyhto 5 times with the 6th slash from feet to head, while Naiyhto screamed in pain.
As Vincent slowly got covered in the smell of Naiyhto’s blood that tastes like metal, he coldly said.
"I'll make everyone accept me and my clan, even killing them in the process"
“Oh no, I ran out of Arcanae and energy. Fuck, I— I can’t move”, Vincent continued while falling.
While Vincent is falling, Naiyhto suddenly becomes conscious. He brags that Vincent can’t defeat him. At the same time, he made a giant stalactite-looking thing and aimed it in Vincent's direction hoping to end the fight.
At the middle of Naiyhto saying the enchant, Hyu came in between of the battle. Cutting Naiyhto’s last resort in the process and enchants "Ember Sword, Imitate: Fire Whirlpool ''.
As Naiyhto is getting tortured by the spinning ember while slicing his root-like body in the process. The Ashite clan made it in time.
While the other Ashite clan members continue to torture Naiyhto in rage for doing something wrong and hurting one of their members. Aston commands Ko to take Vincent home, some members bought Raiden in the hospital.
After the scene, the Ashite clan goes home leaving Aston behind. While Aston is investigating Naiyhto’s deceased body, he notices a suspicious dart-like syringe behind his neck. He picked it up and called a mysterious guy on the way to the leader’s office.
Tomorrow when Vincent got to the school watching his classmates graduate. He didn’t realize the law against the clan is gone. As he walks, the bullies are getting scared of him leaving Vincent confused.
During the graduation ceremony, the teacher mentioned the people who will graduate.
"... Blaze Lissclion, Keicho Monoma, Karuma Jen Reiss, Vincent Ashite"
Vincent suddenly asked why he got included but he got cut out by Raiden saying.
"In the Academy, the most important thing is the power to help and protect, yes having high scores and grades are needed too. But, in times of battle, all you need is strategy. And you have potential."
In the distance, from the village office, a shady old man sees the new graduates, the moment he sees Vincent. The old man said.
“Looks like it has begun”