TheHallMonitor wrote:I made a hero as well. This is more like a mini-story, hope you guys like it.
Raised in a secret group of wizards deep in the wastelands, a child was humiliated and scorned by his superior mages, all because he had an inherited desease that limits the power of his magical abilities.
When the child grew up and became a man, he vowed that he would get revenge on those worhtless wretches. So he journeyed even deeper in to the wastelands and discovered an ancient group that called themselves the Wizards of Doom. They agreed to teach the man their dark secrets as long as the man agreed to do something for them.
"What?" asked the man, "What is this deed you ask of."
"We shall tell you when the time is right," said the dark hooded man in a deep raspy whisper, "So, do you agree?"
"No, first tell me what I have to do"
"Enough!" exclaimed the dark hooded wizard, "If you want to learn our secrets then you shall do as we say! If not then you shall be sacrificed in the Volcano of Darkness," he raised his hand and a misty image of volcano showed. It was the hugest volcano that the man had ever seen, the strangest part was that lava was not red, but black! " Listen carefully," said the hooded man," and you can hear the screams of the other fools that showed up here." So the man listened and he could hear the screams of millions of tortured souls.
"All right," replied the man," I will do as you say."
"Excellent," replied the man with a wicked, ominous smile.
And so the wizards taught the man their arts of necromancy and dark magic. Once the man had aqquired immense power, he went back to his original camp. And there he found the men that had made his life miserable.
"Hey look,it's that scrawny loser again," said one of the guards.
"Scrawny loser, huh" said the man,"Well can a scrawny loser do this!" he fired a ball of pure dark energy at one guards, blowing his head clean off.
"Woah man... no need to get angry, you can still be part of our group if you want."
"I would not be part of your group if it made me the most powerful person in the world!" exclaimed the man. He uttered a few words under his breath, and his eyes started glowing purple. The guards completely lost it; some of them jumping around like toads while some of them sart clucking like chickens
Then the man uttered a few more words, and over 200 skeletons rose out of the ground. "Enter the camp, behead everyone, leave no one alive!"
The man waited a few minutes and then one skeleton came back,"The deed is done, every being lies dead on the ground,"
"Excellent, very well you all may be released," He spoke some words and all the skeletons turned into lifeless piles of bones
As he was walking back to the Wizards, he heard a loud crack, sort of like a bullet shot. A split second later he felt extreme pain in his back. He turned back and saw the man that had just shot him. "I saw what you did," he said in an angry voice,"I saw what you did to those people, so what if they made fun of you when you were young, killing is wrong and now you deserve punishment." He raised his gun and shot the man again, this time deirctly in his chest.
Soon there was nothing, then the man opened his eyes and he saw that he was floating in a black void. There was also another hooded figure, a skeleton, guessed the man. He was wearing a black robe and had eyes that glowed red. "I am Death," said the figure. "You have commited many sins and you must atone for them."
"It wasn't my fault.You would have done the same thing if you went through what I did."
"You think killing them was the thing to do? What about all the people that never did anything to you, like the women and the children. All their lives ended, dreams killed."
The man suddenly started to feel bad. It was wrong, thought the man, what I did was wrong, and I need to pay.
"All right, Death, I'm a cruel, evil person. How can I atone my sins."
"I will send you to the kingdom of Lineria, where you will join some other heroes who are trying to save their land from a terrible threat. You will fight alongside them, you will feel pain, you will fall in battle, but you will never die. I will keep making you fight until your punishment is over."
"OK, I accept this punishment."
"Fine ,now be gone!"
And the the world started spinning, he then landed in a room where there was 7 other people. There was a knight in gleaming armor, a huge guy with a gigantic hammer, and some other people.
"Who are you," demanded the knight.
"I am Jared Nightstalker, the Shadowmage."
And so Jared Nightstalker fought alongside these people for one purpose and one purpose only.... to atone his sins. Pretty soon the the terrible threat was defeated and Jared Nightstalker was declared: Hero of Lineria.
Out of all the heroes this one's story is so interesting...probably because of the dark twists it has, I love it
Edit: Would be nice if one of the heroes turned out like this, in any case it would probally be the sorecer one since their the ones close to darkness, and this one clearly went through darkness alright.