Centuries ago, the world knew balance, the elements existing together in relative harmony. As fate had it though, things weren't to stay this way. Of the six great houses, Light and Darkness were the most powerful. Theirs were the oldest families, the most primal of elements, and each one held power over all aspects of life. But the righteous Light mistrusted the mysterious Dark, and in time that mistrust turned to fear and jealousy. The Light, with it's towering cities, and advancing technology could not fathom the seclusion and mystical powers of the Dark, and so called the denizens of this element evil.
With the support of the house of Fire, the Golden Army of Light marched across Darkness's border and waged war against the unsuspecting land.
The Demon Lord of Senka, ruler of Darkness was defeated, and his family were murdered.
All except one. The youngest son was sent into the Land of the Light to learn the true path. Only afters years, when he had forgotten his past and had been married to a princess of Light, was he sent back into Senka to spread the word of Light.
Three hundred years have passed since then, and a shadow is once more beginning to creep over the land...
Gentle white light embraced the land momentarily before the moon was hidden once again behind the scudding grey clouds which were so common to this area. Selene gazed after it sadly, but it didn't reappear again. And nor was it likely to this night; the scent of rain was upon the air and the wind off the coast was beginning to pick up, blowing her inky hair around her shoulders and making her shiver under the thin white material of her dress. She turned away from the cliffs and made for home. The slick, moss coated rocks, were slippery, but after eighteen years she knew every nook and cove of this mountainous shore, and her bare feet tread the familiar path through the treacherous terrain.
The Senka Palace was a grande structure made from solid yellow stone, imported (she'd been told) from the Land of Light itself; but it looked out of place in such an untamed land. Its organised towers and grounds were laughable in contrast to the thick, dark forests that surrounded Senka on one side, and the forboding cliffs and wild sea on the other.
Multi coloured tents and makeshift cabins had been erected in the courtyard a few days previously in anticipation of the coming fair, and it was through these that Selene dodged, making for the bridge to the castle when she tripped on something and fell to the ground. The offending item was a crate, low to the ground, and thin, but nearly as long as she was in length.
"What the...?" She cursed, but went silent again as she heard footsteps approaching. If she was caught by one of the guards she was in for trouble. Her twin brother, the current Lord of Senka had forbid her to go out at night alone.