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 brainwashed its wife.
In the process of taking its power, the leader suddenly felt consciousness and sliced half of the Arcanae energy then 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 and those who befriended or cared for them will be named "outcasts" 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.
"What happened here?"
"The devil is bullying us again"
"Says the one's who —"
"Yeah, he beat them with the rock, then hits himself till he bleeds"
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 looks back to 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.
"Mom, dad, why are we treated like this?"
"It's because of that law that is made for our clan about the leader incident, even though we didn't do the deed"
"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, receives discrimination from people, why?"
His parents got speechless on what he said.
A while later, his dad stood up.
"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 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.
"I wonder what that is... I'll go and check it"
When he got there, he took a breath and looked at the mysterious thing.
"Ok, why is this object thing not burning... As I estimate it, the trees within 5 meters were intact with the flames... And the actual object isn't? strange"
Out of curiosity, Vincent checked the object's insides. The moment he looked in, a mysterious black goo got stuck to his body making him panicked.
It spread through his body and to his conscience, then the black thing became a mask.
As Vincent hears the mask's deep toned voice, he lost words and panic even more and starts shaking.
"Your hatred and despair is overwhelming, I can be powerful or be more powerful, so begone, because this body is mine"
As the mask is about to conceal Vincent, 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 faints.
While falling, he saw a glimpse of someone's shadow watching nervously with the seal sign and ran away.
Vincent gained consciousness during night time, on his way home he saw a shady man holding-up a mother with her child.
"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" while trembling, protecting her daughter while Vincent is confused.
"What the heck, all of that for a dang bagel? Let's get this over with"
Vincent walks to the scene, menacingly, with seriousness in his face.
"Stop doing that man, its not cool"
"Get off my business, demon... go back to your place with your fellow killers"
Vincent snapped his cool off, and clenched his fingers into his palm.
“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, with enough impact to raise the shady guy to midair.
"Weird girl's mom, escape with your daughter now... And report it to any teachers that you could find as soon as possible"
"Her Name is Yumichi you idiot, one of the future owner's of the Yachi Pastry"
"Yumichi or Bakamichi, whatever, just find someone"
As the mother and Yumichi run, Vincent is struggling on holding the shady guy.
"Get off me, YOU RASCAL"
As time passed by, the mother found teacher Raiden and reported the situation regarding Vincent.
Without any response, Raiden proceeds to run.
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.
"Tsk, rotten devil, getting to my business like this... JUST DIE ALREADY"
Naiyhto started attacking Vincent constantly.
"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.
Vincent swung it around and hit Naiyhto's back badly.
"Stop talking about that shit-chat already"
Inside, Vincent is happy because his Arcanae ability 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 controls his/her Arcanae energy... 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... Tch, this bastard”
"—His Arcanae energy flow is different... more different than the rest of the Ashite's..."
In the Homuran Secret Missions, Hyu and Ku, Vincent's parents, are with the Ashite clan which is currently on a break after a mission. In the blink of an eye, a sword-based Arcanae energy emerges from a distance.
"Commander Aston Lissclion, may we have a petition"
"What (wait, it didn't came from any of them?)"
"We felt an enormous amount of Arcanae energy in a distance that feels similar to ours... May we have the permission to follow it?"
"Affirmative, but i'll go too"
In the battle, Raiden arrived at the location.
"What the hell is going on here Naiyhto?"
"Shut up, you weakling"
Naiyhto kicked him in return with “10 seals: paralysis” making Raiden paralysed and got flown to a nearby tree.
"(Dang it, I can't move... And what the— is this the power you hide from us?... Vincent)"
"Raiden... Naiyhto... The Name is Vincent Ashite... From Ashite Bloodline... Arcanae... Dual Sword"
"Tch, flexing too much huh?"
Naiyhto closes his hands and proceeds to incant “20 Seals: Flash Step” making him teleport to Vincent.
As Naiyhto draws closer to Vincent:
“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.
Vincent is left with a small Arcanae energy after the attack.
"(Looks like I don't have— wait, WHAT THE FU—)"
Out of the blue, Naiyhto suddenly become bigger into a monster-like creature, covered with wood-like roots coming out from his body.
"How's that, ASHITE... (I don't know what happened, but whatever)"
As Vincent is already terrified of what's going on, he clears his mind and rushes for a head slice in midair.
While in midair, Vincent got ambushed with a rushing sword-like roots, getting barraged around him constantly.
"Hmm, Naiyhto Makushi, Arcanae: Wood Flesh... enjoyed it huh?''
"(I can't die now, no— I need to do this, for the reputation of my clan... and family)"
While Vincent is storing his power, a second sword shows up and both turn into claw blades.
On the other hand, Hyu, Aston and the others noticed the power flow got doubled, so they rushed even faster thinking an Ashite member was either rampaging or fighting someone.
"That's it! I will make you— and everyone— accept my clan”
When Vincent finally regained his balance, he proceeds to incant “Sabre Claw, Imitate: Cat Slash" and slashed the wood roots as fast as a cat.
"HAHAHA, That thing is useless to me, IDIOT"
Naiyhto covered his head with a wood barrier and proceeds to incant “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, resembling a metal being grinded to sharpen.
A while later, the noise stopped.
"Looks like he's dead... These killers should have already disappeared years ago. They don’t have any place in this village-country.”
As Raiden watches Naiyhto open the barrier:
"(What, why did you stop Vincent?, er … what are you doing on his back?)"
At the back of Naiyhto's barrier, 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"
The moment Naiyhto’s barrier is completly gone, Vincent opened his eyes, drew out the katana and jumped.
"Signature Form, Ashite Style: Sword Tein Sixfold"
While Naiyhto screamed from pain, Vincent sliced him 5 times with the 6th slash from feet to head.
Vincent slowly got covered in the smell of Naiyhto’s blood that tastes like metal as he fall.
"I'll make everyone accept me and my clan, even killing them in the process... (Wait, I can't move... did I just ran out of Arcanae and energy. Fuck, I— I can’t move)”
While Vincent is falling:
"Oh, you're finished boy... YOU GOT LIMP AT THE WORST TIME POSSIBLE"
Naiyhto made a giant stalactite-looking-root thing and aimed it in Vincent's direction hoping to end the fight.
At the middle of Naiyhto incanting the technique, Hyu came in between of the battle. Cutting Naiyhto’s last resort in the process and incants "Ember Sword, Imitate: Fire Whirlpool" burning Naiyhto
As Naiyhto is getting tortured by the spinning ember, the Ashite clan made it in time.
Some Ashite clan members continue to torture Naiyhto in rage for doing something wrong and hurting one of their members. While Aston commands Ko to take Vincent home, some members bought Raiden in the hospital.
After the Incident, 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.
"What's up with them?"
During the graduation ceremony, the teacher mentioned the graduates.
"... Blaze Lissclion, Keicho Monoma, Karuma Jen Reiss, Vincent Ashite"
"WAIT, why am I incl—"
"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.
“Looks like it has begun”