Life of Esyios (Chapter 3 out now)
A planet twotimes the size of Earth, Zuiter. The world has developed strangely similar topresent day Earth, with most militant forces using the same kind of weapons ascurrent militaries on earth.
The year is568 PD. 568 years ago, a collection of 3 asteroids fell on the planet, thecollection of asteroids is theorized to have been a part of one single asteroidnamed Drohjan.
When Drohjanhit the atmosphere it started breaking apart and a strange colored dust filledthe entire atmosphere, the meteors landed in the ocean with a lot of speed andstill containing most of its mass. This caused huge tsunamis and earthquakesacross the entire planet, killing approximately 80 million people. But thiswasn’t the only catastrophe brought by Drohjan; the dust that filled theatmosphere started to settle, it was a strange material that was like poison toall living things.
It infectedwater and food supplies, and did not let the symptoms show for a few days, butby that time, everything contained some of this material within it, whether itwas humans, animals, plants, and even the soil and water now had the materialembedded in to it.
When thesymptoms started to show, people and animals started having aneurisms and dyingalmost immediately, even some plant species started withering and dying. Nearly6 billion of the previous 16 billion humans died, as well, multiple animal andplant species died out, only 10 days after the meteor crashing; but life issometimes extremely resilient, the remaining, scared and hopeful, life startedto evolve over time to survive.
Biologistsstarted noticing plants, animals, and even humans, DNA start to change. Thischange happened slowly over time, but no noticeable changes happened.
Every personalive at that time remembers the fear at that time, and it was agreed that thisincident would mark the start of a new era, in hopes that they could surviveand honor their lost friends and family members.
PD, anacronym for Post-Drohjan, was then used to keep track of years to come in thefuture. Peace followed the catastrophe, as all nations decided to join togetherto hopefully help each other survive and regain stability.
Multiplegovernment sent scientists and officials to investigate the crash sites but allwere killed due to the strange, inexplicable, everlasting storms and violentwaves around the area.
A decadepassed and the storm covering the easternmost meteorite slowly cleared,revealing an island, approximately 500 km in diameter. This island was namedafter its position and the meteorite, East Drohjan.
A largecountry quickly colonized the island and brought multiple species of animalsand plants. Other governments also sent living organisms there to see if theisland could allow life to grow and prosper.
24 PD, peacehas now broken and wars and conflicts start again, including the country ofGrolan, the country that colonized East Drohjan.
4 yearslater the country of Grolan falls, and the colony of East Drohjan secedes fromall rulings and becomes its own independent territory, its citizens nowbecoming Drohjans.
The stormsstill rage around the other islands 600 km away from East Drohjan, with thisknowledge, the Drohjans pronounce that the name East Drohjan is to becomeDrohjan, since the other areas show no calming at the time.
The newlyformed World Nations Organization (WNO) accept the Drohjan request forindependence in return for allowing studies to be continued on the island.Researchers notice thousands of new species over time, as well as newvariations being born every few months, life is evolving at an amazing speed.
200 PD,researchers find new species of animals, some being quiet a lot more powerfulthan any organisms before their time.
Many Drohjans feel threatened by theirexistence, but since humans still have overwhelming numbers to combat againstthe new species, no action is taken.
A few years pass as the new animals start togrow in population, the Drohjans start to hunt them to keep their citizenssafe. The job of a hunter is dangerous for the Drohjans, as many die whiletrying to suppress the beasts’ populations.
The WorldNations Organization becomes upset at the killing of the new species, sincethat allows less research. This leads to disagreements between Drohjan and theWNO, in the end, the WNO decides to cut all support of materials, food, andweapons to the Drohjans.
Luckily, thewildlife on Drohjan by this time is thriving, allowing its citizens to live offof the land, so to speak. After a 10 or so years of this, the Drohjans now seemlike a primitive race, living in huts and tents, using only necessary clothingand surviving as a close knit community.
The mainworry is of the beasts, now collectively named Mythos Beasts, or for multiplebeasts, Mythoi.
Beasts thatseem like only legends and myths. Some of the beasts were becoming intelligentand even forming their own pyramid-based communities, of course with thestrongest being the leader of the other Mythoi.
In the year220 PD, a young man named Grakkon Dornan single-handedly slayed a three-headedserpent. The Drohjans kept this a secret from the rest of the world, in fearthat a country would kill to find out how such a small boy contained inhumanstrength. In 227, at the age of 21, Grakkon took the position of Head Chief inthe Drohjan community.
At this timethe Mythoi have shown all around the world, as well as a few evolved humans,who were given the name Homo Evolutis, or more commonly known as Esyios. Esyiosbecame the target of the WNO’s interest, and most of the known Esyios joinedthe WNO.
Grakkonannounced to the world that he was opening tournament for every Esyio tocompete in on Drohjan, and guaranteed the safety of all competitors.
The WNOthought the same way as Grakkon, hoping that this would allow more Esyios to feelthat it was not something to keep hidden in fear of persecution. They alsowanted to recruit more Esyios in hopes to protect the peace from any futurerebellious Esyios.
The WNO thennegotiated with the Drohjan, and made peace, and tried to allow thecontinuation of the support that has been severed for the last few decades.
Grakkondeclined this, but he allowed the WNO to build a large dome for the tournamentof Esyios in the northern part of Drohjan, and he allowed the WNO to offer a $5million prize money for the winner of the tournament.
The nextyear, in 228 PD, the tournament was held and only Esyios, a select fewDrohjans, members of the WNO, along with the rich sponsors were able to attend.
Grakkonattended with 4 other Esyio Drohjans, showing that the Drohjans had 1 moreEsyio than the WNO.
Thetournament continued and the competitors from the WNO and Drohjan proved to beable to use their strength and speed better than most, due to their training.
In thesemifinals, Grakkon fought against one of his fellow Drohjans and won, then theleader of the WNO Esyios, Anton Thad, faced off against a girl seemingly around18 years old named Elaine Cressida.
Anton wasdefeated as soon as he attacked, just like her earlier opponents, withoutanyone understanding how she is able to beat them so quickly.
Grakkon wasthe first to understand, at that moment, that Esyios were no longer just humanswith superior strength, but a species able to do some much more than they hadpreviously imagined.
Elaine’sability was never recorded, because at that time it was not understood. Shedefeated Grakkon in the finale and left after getting her money, without sayinga word to anyone.
Grakkontried to ask her about her ability to create quick illusions in her opponents’minds but she ignored him and boards the large freighter ship that she arrivedin.
As she leftshe directed the captain on which way to sail, the captain called her “madam”and it seemed as though she owned the entire ship, meaning that she isextremely rich and only competed to understand other Esyios.
The ship setsail, and after a few minutes the captain noticed that the direction he wastold to sail towards was the direction of the West Drohjan Island, he quicklywent to warn Elaine, but she simply said “I know, but we received a report thatthe weather has started to calm and that by the time we get there we will onlyhave to tread carefully, but we will be the first living things on the island.”
The captainwas shocked but continued onwards anyway, and just as the lady had said, theywere able to find a beach on the desolate, 450 km wide, island.
Elaine thencreated Cress City, although it was more like a small country, atop the island.Times continued moving, Anton became the first Esyio leader of the WNO, thenchanged the organization to one that now mainly dealt in helping Esyios,renaming it as WPD, World Protection Department.
The WPDhelped in subjugating the Mythoi, as well as protecting normal humans fromEsyio, and vice versa.
The EsyioWorld Tournament continued every 4 years allowing Esyios to compete and earnprize money as well as fame and a job within the WPD or for any of the multipleEsyio mercenary groups that had been created.
Thesemercenary groups started because the WPD banned any nation (aside from Drohjanand Cress) to have any Esyio in their militaries or to be sponsored to fightfor any one nation.
Grakkon and Antonlived for approximately 90 years each, and after Cress City waswell-established, Elaine disappeared in 260 PD when she was sailing with her 12year-old daughter, neither was never seen again.
Cress Cityappointed a middle aged scientist as the new Prime Minister to continueElaine’s legacy and wish, eventually leading to Cress City becoming the mostadvanced place on the planet.
It becamerespected by all nations as it helped technological innovations progressquickly. It also became the largest supporter of Esyios, with only the WPD ableto be mentioned in the same sentence when it came to Esyio research.
The time advances toward 568 PD, this is whereour story starts.