Be ready for the Queen of Rocks.
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Amber shivered a little at Medeia's words, a thrill of pleasure at the thought of being so powerful running down her spine. At that height of strength, nothing would be able to stand against her. A mere thought would be able to rend the earth asunder, cause even the sturdiest of castles and cities to collapse, and even move mountains. The entire earth would be at her beck and call. The Lioness then blushed slightly as Medeia mentioned being in her arms, which made her realize that they were still wrapped in each other's embraces, the angel perched in the demoness's lap. And yet, Amber made no move to pull away or end the intimacy of the moment. In fact, a flex of her strong arms pulled the witch a fraction closer. Amber would welcome the warmth and love she felt as she spoke about her past. Freely, this time. She had never unveiled the entirety of her past to anyone, but she was about to now.
"Really, it began with my father." she started, her voice soft and hushed. "He was a Rune Knight, as upright and just as one could be. And powerful. So powerful, he attracted the interest of my mother, a succubus from the reaches of Hell. She seduced him, even though he had a wife he loved and kids he adored. A family man. They had a night of passion together, then a few more encounters over the next couple of months. Then... I was born. Half demon, half human. My mother didn't want to be saddled with caring for me, so she dumped me off on my dad. Just left me on his doorstep one night." She sighed softly and shook her head, taking a deep breath. "He was kind to me at first, but he began to resent me after a while. I was... born different, to say the least. The ears and tail you see I had when I was born, as well as... other things. His wife especially hated me. I was a sign of his infidelity, that he had cheated on her. And I didn't look like her kids so she couldn't even pass me off as hers. When I was five, they took me to an orphanage and just... left me there. Abandoned me. I never saw them again, even though I went looking when I was older. I joined the Rune Knights because I remembered him being one of them, and I thought if I was a member too I could find him in their system. But... I found out that he had been killed in the line of duty two years before I joined." By this point, Amber's head was resting against Medeia's shoulder, speaking into her collarbone. Her voice was subdued but she knew the witch would be able to hear her.
"After the Rune Knight Academy, I joined up with the Demolition Corps. I had already discovered my earth magic by then, after I accidentally destroyed one of my foster homes. I thought if I could use my power for good, I could at least make my father proud of me, wherever he was. I did my job well, and I loved it. I rose quickly within the ranks due to my skill until I lead a squad of my own. They called me 'Breaker' because of my geomancy. And a little bit because I broke the jaw of a cadet who tried to grope me one day. The jaw and the hand. I was... happy, for a while. I was helping people, and I enjoyed it. Then everything went wrong." Her voice shook a little at the end of the last sentence, and the earth beneath their feet trembled in response.
"My squad and I were sent to a small village just outside the Neutral Zone, in the southeast of Fiore. We were ordered to demolish it completely, as it had been abandoned. After we destroyed it, they would have specialists come in to determine what had happened, why it had been abandoned. If it was a disease or curse or something, they would have another crew come in and burn it or something. Our job was just to make sure no one else settled there in the meantime, just in case. So my team and I went and found a fault line just outside the village, and tapped into it to destroy the village in an earthquake. We were so good at our job, when we were done there was nothing left but rubble. Even the headman's house, which had been made of stone, had no stone left atop another. Nothing but rubble... And bodies. As it turned out, the village hadn't been abandoned at all. It was still occupied. We didn't see anyone in the streets because they had a mandatory rest period in the middle of the day, and everyone was inside. The quake was so loud, not even I could hear the screams as their world fell apart around them. There were no... no survivors. They had had no warning whatsoever before the quake struck. It was only after that my team discovered what had happened. Men, women and children alike. All dead. And it was my fault." Her voice broke, and the earth rumbled again. She took a deep breath and forced herself back under control. She would do herself no favors if she accidentally destroyed the guild hall they were in.
"I went to my superiors to ask what happened, why we had been ordered to destroy an occupied village. The only answer I got was a slap in the face. They branded me a criminal, a terrorist, a loose cannon who'd destroyed the village on her own. They kicked me out of the Knights and put a bounty on my head. Five hundred thousand Jewels, dead or alive. I was forced to hide underground for a few years... I don't even know how many. When I came back up, I went looking for my squad, only to find out that they had all been executed. Every single one of them." The Lioness sniffled a little, turning her head to wipe her eyes instead of wetting Medeia's dress.
"After I came here, I dedicated myself to hunting down the person responsible for the tragedy. Not just for vengeance. I wanted to know why. Why my life had been ruined, my friends murdered, comrades and bounty hunters sent to kill me. It took me a long time to find out, but finally I did. A man named Leonarde Clement, a political officer in Crocus, had signed the order and paid two and a half million Jewels to cover it all up. And the reason he did it all? A political rival of his had been visiting the town. In one fell swoop Leo had rid himself of a rival and garnered support for his platform. All by throwing me under the bus and executing my closest friends. Well, I made sure to repay him for that. I told the whole world the truth, right before I crushed his head like a melon with my hammer." The demi-demon sniffled again and shook her head. "My vengeance was complete, but I wasn't. I still feel... Hollow. Empty. Everything I had dedicated my life to was revealed to be a sham. The glorious Rune Knights, defenders of the peace and protectors of the people, are corrupt to the core. The leaders had taken a bribe and ordered the deaths of one hundred and fifty seven people. The officers looked the other way as my team was executed. The rank and file members were sent after my head. After that day when I murdered that bastard Clement, I knew that I would not be able to rest until the Rune Knights themselves and everything they stood for is destroyed, turned into so much rubble just like the village they had ordered me to demolish."
After her speech was done, Amber pulled back a little and dried her eyes again. "That is why I'm here." she said, her voice regaining strength and resolve, where it had been subdued, even broken, during her story. "Those so-called Gods of Ishgar that stand at the head of the Rune Knights rule over a den of corruption. I will destroy them and tear down everything they've built, everything they stand for. Everything I stood for. Never again will I allow corruption of those in power ruin the lives of those under them. Everyone that stands in my way will be crushed." she said firmly, her golden eyes blazing with determination and passion.
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