posted on Jan, 12 2020 @ 06:16 PM
This is the story of how the Sword of Heaven came to the world.
King Galen was aging and sick and on his deathbed. Like many men whose fate had raised to kingship before him, he pondered the fate of his kingdom
upon his impending demise. That night the good king Galen had a dream. In the dream, the creator had thrown down a stone from heaven. Within this
stone was the material to forge the Sword of Heaven. In this dream, the king would foresee the contest to obtain the stone. His dream revealed to him
the place where the stone would land. It placed the stone at the mountain that stood between his kingdom and a neighboring kingdom called Parthian.
The king there was called Archon. He foresaw that the priests that worked for Archon would also see the stone as it fell from heaven and would also be
sending a team to recover the stone. King Galen woke and called his scribe and his physician. His physician tended him with juices and a purgative
tea. While he drank his tea he had his scribe write down the directions to where the stone would fall. The king looked the parchment over and then
sealed it to be shown to his son Prince Michael. The prince had been staying in the monastery near the mountain while he was being trained by the
priests. The king sent 2 of his best warriors with his scribe to deliver his note to the prince.
After his small breakfast and bath, the king was feeling energized. He was able to sit upon his throne once again and called for his generals. Crathas
was his number one. He stood with the king always and was a kind of poet and warrior. King Galen brought him close and told him of his dream. He told
his top general that he feared that he might not live long enough to see his vision for the kingdom completed and ask him to assist Prince Michael to
secure the stone and to ensure that from it was hewn the Sword of Heaven. The significance of this was not lost on general Crathas. The sword of
Heaven would be coveted by every king. It would be the sword of the king of kings.
That night Prince Michael and the king's guard went to the mountain as instructed. The moon was full and the terrain was well lit. They needed and
wanted no fire as they rode. General Crathas was on his trail within hours with 50 of his best men. 20 archers and 30 armored cavelery. As the general
and his men approached the mountain they saw the meteor fall from the sky exactly where the king had said it would fall. This hastened their pace to
close the distance between them and the prince.
Prince Michael and the royal guard were practically right beneath where the meteor fell Their horses were startled by the flash and the explosion as
the bolide blew into many fragments overhead. Once the horses were calmed and settled the prince and the guardsmen fanned out to locate the glowing
fragments and to spot the small fires they would light on the mountainside. Spotting a large fragment prince Michael dismounted his horse and drew out
a hammer and approached the fragment. It looked to him to be about a 30lb piece. He moved it around so that it was flat against a rock and hit the
stone. The light materials fell away and its still-hot metalcore was revealed. The prince motioned for one of the guards to bring some tongs. They
positioned the metal on a large flat stone and the prince knocked away the rest of the lighter material. While the guardsman cleaned up the large
billet of metal Michael continued to seek out more large fragments. They together collected about 25 lbs of metal in all. They quickly poured oil on
them and cooled them on the mountain stone. It was then one of the guardsmen heard the approach of horses from the South East side of the mountain.
The Parthians were on their way and fast.
General Crathas could see the light of the torches the Parthian's carried as they were making their way through the narrow pass. Their horses were
straining under the weight of the armor and the riders going uphill. The general sent the archers forward as they had less weight than the more
heavily armored cavalry. He instructed them to loose arrows as fast as possible as they approached the area near where the Parthians were going to
crest the top of the pass. Michael and the scribe and the king's guardsmen worked quickly to wrap up the still-hot metal from the meteor and head down
the mountain. The prince instructed the guard to light up some dried brush and add then add some green to make smoke to try and conceal their exit
down the mountainside.
King Archon's men were over the crest of the mountain pass by now. They were no more than 800 yards from the prince and his men and were closing fast.
Their horses were tired from their treck up on their side of the mountain but the downhill slope gave them more speed. One of their chariots came
loose from its mount and crashed into some rocks slowing down the party. As Prince Michael descended the mountain trail the archers were on approach.
They dismounted as the Prince's party passed them and then took cover in the rocks. The archers sent their mounts to follow on with the prince and his
party. They would fare longer dismounted and hidden in the rocks as the Parthians approached. Michael saluted the archers as he passed them on the
trail. He knew the king had sent them to buy him some time.
Prince Michael met up with General Crathas and the calvary on the trail as the archers loosed their first volley of flaming arrows. As the Parthians
fell some of them charged the archers. The archers continued firing but with no flames to follow to pinpoint the locations they felled many of the
attacking force. Now the armored calvary was entering the fray. The Parthians fired on the calvary charge but to little effect. As the 2 forces met
Prince Michael handed off their prize to the scribe and instructed the king's guard to keep it safe and deliver it to the blacksmith. The prince
headed up the mountain to join the fray. While there were still some sword clashes ringing out in the cold night air the task was done and the
While they had lost just 3 archers the Parthians had lost more than a dozen men. Prince Michael and General Crathas headed back to the castle and
discussed the king's vision for the sword of heaven. It was not even made yet but it's making was forged in blood.
edit on 1/12/2020 by machineintelligence because: added content