"The Study Room" A little backstory/lore

"The Study Room" A little backstory/lore | image tagged in lore,backstory,the mythic wasteland,roleplaying | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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I have a literal stream dedicated for memes like these.
((But, all in all, good story 10/10))
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Short_Stories, right?
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yee
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What I've read on it all. It's pretty good.
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Thanks!
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Your welcome
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“Whoops-”
Fotia groaned, “Seriously, Ember? We’re supposed to be cleaning up the room, not making it even more of a mess.”
Ember snapped back, “Well, excuuuuuuse me, princess. I’m not the one who wrecked their dad’s study in the first place.”
The Elder’s daughter humphed and walked out of the room, her long red hair trailing behind her.
“What’s her problem?” Ember kneeled and picked up a book that dropped from the bookcase he bumped into. But before he put it back, he saw something strange - a picture.
The picture was burned on the paper, a trick the Elder taught Ember once. On it were three figures, two he recognized as the Elder and Fotia, but the third…
“Ah, so you found it.”
An old man walked into the study. Though he looked frail, walking slowly, bent over his cane, almost anyone can sense the powerful aura of magic coming from him.
“Oh, Elder. I was just-”
“Don’t you worry Ember, I knew you were going to find it sooner or later” The Elder looked at the picture in Ember’s hand. “So, I believe you have questions?”
“Y-you’re sure?”
“Of course I’m sure. You are the closest thing I have to a son.”
“Okay, then, who is this?” Ember pointed at the third figure in the picture. It was a woman, she was smiling.
“She’s the Dragon Mage.”
Ember was confused, “But I thought she’s just a legend.”
“Legends aren’t always made up.”
Ember didn’t say anything for a while. He just stood there, observing the picture. Then, he finally spoke up, “But isn’t she a human? What about the Ancient Law?”
“Ancient Law? What Ancient Law?” The Elder looked into Ember’s amber eyes with his own.
“You know, the one that states that dragons shall not have a relationship other than a neutral one with any creature other than a fellow dragon?”
He sighed, and sat down on his chair behind the desk, “Come, Ember, take a seat. The stars told me this day would come.”
As Ember sat down, the Elder continued, “Now, what I’m going to tell you must never reach Fotia’s ears. Swear to me that you’ll make sure she shall never find out about this. I know you are a dragon that never goes back on your word.”
“I swear, Fotia won’t know anything.”
“Good.”
((Continued))
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The Elder cleared his throat (it was a loud, long, disgusting process) and began telling the following:
“Long ago, there was a woman. She could speak and understand dragons. Not only that, she was also very talented in Rune Magic. For this, she was feared and was eventually exiled. She wandered the world until she reached a place where the dragons gathered, this is what we now call the Dragonlands. Our home.
“The Primal Dragonland was a fierce place, everyone was seeking to be the most powerful. Dragon killed dragon, brother overthrew brother. She came up to the most powerful dragon and offered knowledge in exchange for shelter and protection. The Alpha accepted, and from that day on, the woman made the Dragonlads her new home.
“Not only did she bring knowledge and magic, she also brought order and peace. The woman learned more about dragons, the dragons learned more about rune magic. She quickly became the most powerful being in the land, able to match and defeat the Alpha that accepted her in the first place. Their legendary battle decimated a huge part of the land, a place we now know as the Outlands.
“But the Alpha was not angry. No, far from that. He became fond of the Mage, inventing a way to turn into a human form just so he could be closer to her. They grew closer together, until the Mage bore a child. Half dragon, half human. The child had the power of a dragon, but not the control of one. Like humans, the child can lose control, causing major destruction. Her parents realized that if there are more hybrids like this, the world will be destroyed. And so, they spread the lie of the ‘Ancient Law’.”
“But she blended well with other dragons, she herself does not know she is not completely one of them. To keep this big of a secret from her, the Mage traveled to the North and never came back, leaving the Alpha to raise his daughter on his own.
“The child was Fotia, and I am the Alpha.”
Ember sat there in silence.
“Let me tell you something first. There will be a time when you will meet a few people. These people seek to restore a place you will soon call your second home. When that time comes, aid them. But, if they ask you anything, just say you are searching for the Dragon Mage, but make sure you talk about the Mage as if it were only a legend you believed in strongly. And one day, they will bring up the Ancient Law. When this happens, I will allow you to tell the story. Just make sure you do not mention Fotia’s name.”
((Continued))
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“I understand.” Ember stood up.
“Perfect.” The Elder stood up as well. “And remember, not a word to my daughter.”
Ember nodded and the Elder left the room. A few moments later, Fotia returned, holding a mop and bucket. “Alright, let’s get to work.”
Ember smiled, “I could use a little work to get my mind off things.”
((END))
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