“Where have you been?” My mother greeted me.
“You’re 12. You can't stay out after dark Nathan! We have no Shepherd, what if it happens to you and something happens to you-- we won't have another for 1,000 years! That’ll leave us without a Shepherd for the next great evil from the land of darkness!” My mother yelled.
“Not like anything happens.” I shrugged.
“You know how it goes, every 100 years a great evil shall befall the world!” She yelled again.
Tattus showed up, “bro c’mon, almost time.'' He was like an older brother.
Tattus is a gray pather as well, that’s how we got so close, I practice the gray path, life through moderation- the true nature of an average human.
As I was on the gray path, I naturally didn’t build power as fast as others--
I’m not a Shepherd.
If I was, the low power and ridiculous power would cancel each other out.
Shepherds get their powers from a deity who created the universe, then left us with the power to shape it, and that over the years the power has dissipated, manifesting itself greatly into one person at a time, while moderately aiding others.
It’d be nice to be powerful.
I want power, but I know that the dark path is dangerous.
Light powers are measured by difficulty.
Lightsiders value effort and training
Dark powers are measured in rarity
Darksiders value possessions and strength
But Tattus and I are in the middle of all of that.
We train, but I also use raw strength and weaponry.
I have a Khopesh.
A Khopesh is a sickle-like sword, with a curve that could be used to trap an opponent's arm, or to pull an opponent's shield out of the way.
Mine is a bloodiron Khepesh. Bloodiron Weapons are weapons forged with melted bone and cooled in blood. They are rumored to become stronger based on how many things they kill.
I’d love a stillroot Weapon. Stillroot weapons are weapons made from the wood of Stillroot tree. They are unbreakable, and help with the development of the soul.
Divine Gold weapons are considered myths, but were used by great warriors of old. They hold power that almost rival a Shepherd’s.