The Shadow of Shattered Past The white female lioness with black markings, heavy with cubs, lay down to rest under the single tree that she had found for shelter. There wasn't much of that nearby, and for her and her mate, shelter was a mixed blessing. They had been run out of their pride, mostly for disregarding the first and foremost rule, the king of the pride was the father of all of the cubs. Siavash, her mate, had suggested that they betray that one rule just once, and her cubs had been the resulting consequence. They had been on the run for quite a while now, and were getting skilled at living without their pride, but it was times like this where she missed the calm influence of her mother, telling her that everything would be okay. Siavkash crouched in the grass not too far away from where Tisuri, his mate, had found a place to rest. His dark eyes didn't stray from the antelope that had strayed too far away from it's herd. Slowly, and with great care, he closed the distance betwe
Druids and FaithMost people believe that Druids are evil magic users who bend nature to their will by their own power to earn a bit of coin. This couldn't be further from the truth.Druidic "powers" are fueled by one's faith, and only through faith and prayer can a Druid use their power. And that faith must be placed in the Father, The One True God.Dark Druids also exist and have similar manifestations of powers, but an offering of innocent blood is required to fuel their spells, and the more spells they have cast, the more blood it takes to power the next one.
True-Heartedness of the ElvesElves have only one that they are meant to give their heart to, only one that they are designed to love. They instinctively know this person by sight, and that person isn't necessarily Elven.As the Elves split from the original race of Elves with the different magical specialties, finding one's True heart, or Croi Fior became nearly impossible, especially as prejudice rose between the different sub races of elves. It became a taboo to marry outside one's sub race, and so the Elves stopped believing that Croi Fior was even possible. Those who did go against the wishes of those around them, and bridged the unnecessary boundaries between races were shunned by all other elves who had knowledge of what they had done, but oftentimes this was the only way to find one's True Heart. Oftentimes the Croi Fior only goes one way at first, leaving the elf who knows what is going on in a rather painful place. They are left with an unbreakable connection to the other, with no way to know when t