200 years after The Great Cataclysm, Terra-born Atelier Rosche learns that she is meant for something far greater than anyone from her world can even begin to comprehend. She will be the one to reclaim lost peace, to restore glory to a broken realm. She is Tierra Gloriosa's 49th sorceress, and she will be the last.
Eons ago, Titan lovers Arun and Shara fled their war-torn realm and fell asleep, dreaming two worlds into existence. Exotreia, the Titans' First, and Terra, the Titans' Second. It is hard to tell which the Titans love more; for Exotreians are birthed strong and powerful into a realm of danger, and Terrans are without powers, yet blissed with ignorance of the chaos outside their peaceful little world. But it is safe to say that the Titans loved Tierra Gloriosa enough to leave it in the care of the Empyreans, a sorceress - the Queen - and her twelve guardians. For centuries, the realm flourished. But then the Great Cataclysm happened. Sorceress Athena ran away and left the world to die in chaos and darkness. Her twelve guardians fought a losing battle and later fell into crystal sleep, patiently awaiting for the return of their Queen. Without the Empyreans, Exotreia was lost to the Shadows, and Terra was ripped apart by hatred and distrust. For 200 years the guardians waited, until the day the hope flower blooms again.
There is a saying that goes among Exotreians when describing their Queens. ❝ Some are born great. Some achieve greatness. And some have greatness upon them. ❞ Atelier has no idea just how important her role is in reclaiming peace across the realm, but she will have to learn. The new Queen shall rise from a glimpse of light amidst the darkness. And the Heavens shall tremble.
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First runner-up in the Best in Fantasy category!
Featured on 2nd March 2016!
New chapter every Friday. Yay for the weekend; am I right, or am I right? :D
I try to be consistent, but sometimes, happens - or rather, life happens - and I can't write as much as I'd like. If there won't be an update for the week, I'll post in the story feed.
On the rare occasion, double (or even triple!) update weeks can happen, if somehow I become super inspired!
I hope you enjoy this story. What you read here today is a result of an idea that came to be in 2010. Like, holy , that's nearly 10 years ago! A lot has changed since the very first conception, which is... kinda cool, because honey, if you know what it was like in 2013, you'd cringe and I'd - I'd quite honestly die of embarrassment.
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