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Birth from Death
Deep in the heart of La Castillo Vida Negra, there is a fountain, the name of which has long since worn away. Some brave Nocturans call it The Dawn Fountain.
Around 500 years ago, a man named Drell walked Lore. He was the most powerful necromancer of the time, and using the power of black magic and an army of the dead, he erected a castle on the remote island of Paxia. This castle became known as La Castillo Vida Negra.
Drell existed here for many years, surrounded by his dark clan. His only friend was his familiar, Noctros, who now leads the clan in his Master’s absence. Despite his lonely existence, Drell seemed content.
However, after a time, Drell became restless. His clan fled from his haunted, emaciated form as he prowled the castle corridors with only his own company to keep. His screams of anguish were often heard echoing along the cold stone corridors, chilling the marrow of any clan member near enough to hear.
Drell… was lonely. No woman would have him, he was sure of that; his hideous appearance meant he had forever been denied the pleasures of flesh. So, instead, he beseeched the Dark Lord for children. He prayed for eight days and eight nights, denying himself both food and drink, spurred on only by the power of his unholy rites. At the end of it, when he was near dead with hunger, his wish was granted. As he bowed to the floor again, a single, dissonant note sounded throughout the chamber. In that note, new life was brought to La Castillo Vida Negra.
In a single shaft of moonlight, lay two babies. One was wrapped in black velvet and the other in black silk. She was as white and pure as the Glacian snow, except for her bloody red eyes and black lips. His yellow eyes glowed in the gloom of the Nocturan temple. Drell’s joy was clear to everyone in Nocturu; his black eyes glowed with love, for the first time in his life.
Drell named his daughter Selene, after the sound he had heard in the temple. He named his son Crepusculum, or Dusk, in the language of his dark books. However, people took to calling him just Dusk. As the children grew older, they became known across Paxia as The Keepers Of The Night.
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