Change log- 10/20/16 Uncovered my old collection from an old phone, last edit date 05-12-2014. I have work to do boy...... After looking for HOURS i FINALLY found what i was looking for. Years ago i got all the bits of lore i could find and piled them all together in one place. I put everything that was lore related, many things from different regions. I asked people in game to translate some stuff from korean and i even went as far to PAY people irl money to translate stuff for me from korean. The site it was on went down(DFO core) but i manged to find a txt file saved on an old phone that wouldnt even boot half the time. Glad to say that it was worth the search. This is a copy paste from that file, there are MANY things that need updating because we didnt know what we know now 2 years ago, I will work on this untill it is up to date. I'm still missing lots of info, like whats currently happening in DFO right now, Or 2nd awakening lore, or thief information, but for now, enjoy Also i just realzied this was waaayy back when i had a hard on for male spit fire, god i still love black rose to this day. If you have any questions or want something cleared up, find me in game at these IGN: RandomArmy/Nero/SaintNero/SaintStorm/6thMeister/6thFlow ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sup guys, I've been interested in the DFO lore since 09, but i really started to look for it around '10. What you are about to see is my PERSONAL lore collection. As in i gathered everything i could find and stuck it all together. Most if not ALL the lore i post will be real(But the troll lore section) It's not complete(Since lore is always being added) but most of the lore is there. Please press the spoiler button to navigate around, for most browsers you can push ctrl+G (for google chrome anyways) and type in the letters in the [boxes] to quickly find a topic Table of Contents I. Introduction [INTRO] II. Class related lore [CRL] [CRL] Spoiler Slayer [SLYER] Spoiler Berserker [ZERK] Blade Master [WM] Asura [SURA] Soul Bender [BNDER] Gunner [GUNER] Spoiler Spitfire [BESTCLASS] or [STILLTHEBESTCLASS] Ranger [+12TOWORK] or [RNGER] Launcher [LAWNCHAIR] Mechanic [RBOT] Mage [LITTLEGIRLWHODIESSOFASTWTF] or [MGE] Spoiler Summoner [GAIA] Battle Mage [BM] Witch [TRICKY] Elementalist [ELE] F. Fighter [BOOBIEFIGHTER] or [F.FIG] Spoiler Nen Master [F.NEN] Striker [F.STRK] Grappler [F.GRAB] Brawler [F.DIRTY] M. Fighter [M.FIG] Spoiler Nen Master [M.NEN] Striker [M.STRK] Grappler [M.GRAB] Brawler [M.DIRTY] F. Gunner [BOOBIEGUNER] or [F.GUNER] Spoiler Spitfire [DOESNTCOMPARETOTHEMALEVERSION] or [NOTMASTERRACE] Ranger [F.RNGER] Launcher [F.LAWNCHAIR] Mechanic [F.RBOT] Priest [ITOUCHYOU] or [PRST] Spoiler Monk [MNK] Exorcist [EXO] Crusader [SDER] Avenger [AVN] M.MAGE [WORTHLESS] or [M.MGE] Spoiler Elemental Bomber [ELMB] Glacial Master [GM] III. Organizations, apostles and "prehistory" (Stuff that happened before the game starts) [OAP] [OAP] Spoiler [WRDSET] DFO World Setting - Fortunesinger and the Battles of Pandemonium Ep.1:The 12 Apostles [APS] Ep.2:The Futune Teller and Pandemonium [FTP] Ep.3:From Ancient to Recent -History of Sky Realm and Formation of Continent [SRFC] Ep.4:Kingdoms Of Arad [ARD] Ep.5:The Dark Holy War [TDHW] Ep.6:Stuff about slayers [SBS] Ep.7:Investigation on Crying Cave(Screaming cave) [SCRMC] IV. Personal accounts of stuff/d diaries/ stuff that doesnt fit anywhere else [RNDM] Spoiler Dragon Tyrant Bakal, Learn the true motive behind Bakals reign [2SCRY4ME] V. Not real lore, but funny [TROLOLOL] [INTRO] Hi, some of you may know me as Blastu from the DFOS forum(RIP), But thats not important right now, What is important is lore. ****BEWARE**** Everything before you will be a very VERY long read... This IS a work in progress as i have to find and read all the information to make sure it is valid and that there is no trolling in each one In most games, Lore is boring(most of the time it's something like: Dis god wanna keel us all, we better get de help from dis other god). DFO/DNF does not apply here, this lore is pretty damn good. It has depth too! Haven't you ever wondered "Why the hell am i being sent to random places" Or "Why the hell is there a huge ass octopus on a flying whale who just so happens to be mind controlling people?" I hope to answer that with this collect of general links (and some stuff pasted here) from some sites that are still running, and some and some dead sites.... _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Slayers [SLYER] -Berserker [ZERK] Spoiler He is one who, without a second thought, slays the foe that stands before him. He does not deny, nor is ashamed of, his demon-possessed arm. He accepts the fact that the demon that dwells within him, at any moment, could destroy him. And he endures, even in the midst of the excruciating pain caused by Kazan Syndrome... To those who choose the path of the Berserker, unimaginable strength is bestowed; however, embracing such a destiny comes with an acceptance that one’s life will end painfully and tragically. Tombstones throughout the continent mark the final resting place of Berserkers who were all unparalleled in battle but met harrowing ends. One by one, they evaporated...like a withering flame into thin air. Even given vast demonic energy, the Berserker is still a prisoner to the limits of the human body. Though they appear to fear nothing, even they cannot divest themselves of the most basic and human of feelings. They still desire to live. Awakening into a Hell Bringer may grant them even more power, but it quickens the strangling coils of mortality. The Hell Bringers are known for their endless pursuit of vitality. By absorbing the blood of other creatures, their drink in their vital power. However, the more power gained, the more intense their own candle of life burns, bringing them ever closer to their ill-fated deaths. Until then, Hell Bringers will be of tremendous help to the Dungeon Fighters. If you find yourself alone in a party with a Hell Bringer, just pray that his blood and vigor will last until the end of the dungeon. -Asura [SURA] Spoiler Let me read to you from the Book of Dark Visions, Chapter of Shadows. Within these lines you will know the epic of the Dark Knight. “The earth quivers, yet my heart is filled with peace. Though my eyes have been cast into eternal darkness, I sense all things, seeing beyond the deception that the eyes can bring. Countless years of training in darkness has paved the way for a true kinship with the world of shadows. I stand fast on the trembling earth, beneath the thick black skies. I reach stretch my senses out into my surroundings, and I feel the fear of those who surround me, their swords unsheathed and directed upon me. Beyond them I can sense my lost eyes. My eyes, embroidered into the dark boundless skies, have been there since the beginning. Yes, my precious Wave Eyes...keeping guardian watch over me. Their constant gaze will help me realize the power of waves.” -Soul Bender [BNDER] Spoiler That a demon has possessed one’s arm is certainly a curse. Since no one would ever pursue such a thing, it is attributed to nothing other than fate. To the accursed, little choice is given, but they must decide whether they wish to oppose that demon, or to entrust his soul to its darkness. This is left to one's own will. The strength to withstand its consuming darkness, yet control and guide its power is not an easy balance to maintain. As we know, there are those who have broken through the chain. It is said that Zieg, the first and strongest Soul Bender, was able to control the seven demons any way he wanted. Yet even he eventually disappeared into the ground, due to those same entities that he embraced. It is clear that the way of the Soul Bender is not a path easily taken… but as those who have tasted power know, as soon as you experience even the smallest amount, you acquire a desire, or even hunger for more. The time for the advent of Blache, the prohibited demon, is at hand. An advent brought on by he who commands the demons. You who dream, can you feel the giant shadow that waits with an avarice mouth open behind your back? You who crave, are you prepared? The time has come to fulfill your ceaseless desire. But remember, desire is much like fire. If not properly contained, it may ultimately consume you. Zieg, the first soulbender Spoiler “The one who rules over and oppresses a hundred ghosts.. I have been drawn in by your ghostly power that blurs the line between life and death.” An unfamiliar voice whispers in my head. How is it that a nameless ghost in the underworld has such a powerful aura? Ordinary ghosts are afraid of my title “Soul Taker” to even approach me, let alone converse.. “Who are you? I am not the one you are looking for if you wish to repent. Do not approach – leave before my power devours your soul.” The voice falls silent, then continues, sending chills down my spine. “Heh..” “You believe that you have reached the end? I am the one who has returned from hell itself. The one who has lost his body but has been granted the ultimate power. The one who has earned the power of the nine ghosts by himself. It is simply that your power resonated with mine and drew me here. Do you not yet realize that this choice is not yours, but mine?” As he says the last syllable, I suddenly see horrible visions. A man who was dragged into the underworld by ghosts.. A man who then withstood the countless tortures and escaped from hell. Then I suddenly remember a name. “Could you be High Priest Zieg?!” The visions in my mind disappear. I feel Zieg enter my body through my arm. “Please receive my power… and become the king of the nine ghosts… my lord.” Zieg's diary Spoiler Well met, Soul Reaper. Surprised? Don't be. Only a Soul Reaper would dare to open my personal journal. Either he, or an insane man—but there is no difference between the two. We are, after all, cursed with insanity; such is the price we pay to control the Demons to what little extent we can. You tread a fine line between the light and the dark. Between, I should also say, life and death. I doubt I will still be alive by the time you pick up this book. In fact, I doubt I will stay alive long enough to finish writing this passage. But, I have surprised myself before...so we shall see. History shall name me as the very first and the most powerful of all Soul Benders, that I could command the Seven Demon Ghosts in any way I wished. I damn history; nothing can be gleaned from it except violence and lies. My testament within these pages will be the only thing that stands the test of time and tongue. I shall say this now: I may be the first Soul Reaper, but I will never be the strongest. You may balk at this statement. Feel free to do so; I won't be able to see your reaction anyway. But what I can do is answer the question that follows such a harsh confession: Why? It is simple. No matter what history may say, I cannot control the Demons. Oh, yes, I can summon them to do my bidding—but I cannot control them. I am as much their slave as they are mine. The gods know that I have tried; I have done my best to subdue them, to save myself from the flame. But I am not strong enough, and you can only try to suppress them once. I have failed and therefore condemned myself to an early death. How? If you should be so bold, Soul Reaper, then you can find that answer out for yourself. And I shall tell you how, as my last parting gift to this world. To give to it—through impossible odds—a Soul Bender who deserves to be called the most powerful. Listen and learn wisely from my failure... We must always begin with the basics: A time and place of contemplation. Anywhere that is quiet, more or less safe—whether by your hand or another's—and potent in dark magics will suffice. I personally chose the Crying Cave, but I have heard of other places...the Catacombs, the Purgatorium, great fortresses forged of pure hellkarium or towers paved with floating marble that drift across the sky. It matters not; demons do not discriminate. It should remain unsaid that you are familiar with the Seven Demon Ghosts. What is more debatable is your knowledge of the Seven Mortal Sins: Sloth, Pride, Lust, Gluttony, Envy, Wrath, and Greed. No doubt your next question would be, Why should any of this matter? Why should I care about some dithering texts from the Blue Bible? My answer shall rely on the strength of your will. If you falter and would rather spare yourself the truth—and, for that matter, avoid spiritual suicide—I would recommend stopping here. ...Still reading? Good. The answer is far more complex and at once far simpler than you may think. Every Soul Reaper is aware that Blache is the God of Wrath, but what is more esoteric knowledge is the fact that each of the Demons is a god itself. Do you see now? This is why every Soul Bender is sentenced to a premature death: We are mortals clinging desperately to the strength of deities. Moreover, they are aware of this unfortunate truth. There is a way to force the Demons into submission, a way to control their hunger as well as their power. It is, naturally, not without great risk: Should you fail to defeat them or escape their clutches, they will consume you a few years ahead of your assumed expiration date. As I said: It is spiritual suicide. His ghost Spoiler You can see more of Saya if you scroll down to stuff about slayers Rhasa is literally Diregie's right arm thus why it is "Rhasa: Carrier of the Plague" plague= diregie -BladeMaster [WM] Spoiler "To future warriors-- I was once but a common warrior, unremarkable in skill, unimpressive in wisdom and knowledge, hardly distinguished in the eyes of my peers. I was plagued with the base impulses of jealousy, shame and despair. My inner weakness allowed the demon in my arm to seep slowly into the rest of my body. There was nothing left for me other than to surrender myself to time, the one thing that begins, binds, and ends all men. But I refused to accept this dismal fate. I believed with a fierce heart that one's potential could be unlocked if only by strength of will and purpose; that my great power could emerge if I committed myself to training; that hidden skills could be discovered and developed if I listened to my soul. It was with this rekindled thirst for life that I lifted myself from obscurity, took up my sword once again, and became the legendary warrior I am now. Now, as I hear the death bell toll on my extraordinary life, I see that the only skill I ever needed was the one that resisted being ordinary. I dreamt that I was dancing through the skies with my weapon, as if fate put us together in a tragically-timed waltz. I only thank the heavens for allowing me a dance with the sky. It was a beautiful dance. - Inscribed on the tomb of the Grand Master of Wuthering Heights -" Sword gods Spoiler “Is there a true zenith to the path of the sword?” Yang flinches from the sudden question. “Hey! Your stance is wavering just because I talked to you?” “Sorry, I simply remembered some of our old times. The end of the sword..” Yang sheathes his blade. Watching him, Soldoros too stops his training and calls back Clarise. “Was that a useless question? An answer probably does not exist.. as it is a level that even you have not reached.” “I believe there is an answer. Many swordsmen have reached our level now; we may not be the greatest anymore. Paths to places that we could not reach may be open to some of these men… although it is still impossible to know if another path after that will open.” “Seems like this is only a foolish discussion…” “I can vaguely sense the level of our powers. We have been through many stages of strength. It is just that there are so many more that are hard to see.” “Is it possible to say that you have reached a stage that you cannot see? I still wish to reach the zenith and watch the view from above.” “There are also great views from halfway up.” “A stage without a name… It would be much easier to talk about if it had a name. Even small hills have names too, so why not this one?” Yang falls silent for a while, then speaks. “Would Sword God(劍神) be an appropriate name?” “Hey… Isn’t that too grandiose of a name? What will you name the next stage..” “I believe we can worry about that after we pass this stage.” “Haha! Let’s use that then!” The two finish their short repose and fix their stances, continuing their training. - A conversation between Soldoros and Yangeoul. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Gunners [GUNER] -Launcher [LAWNCHAIR] Spoiler A blinding flash of light, then an ear-splitting roar…then instantaneous devastation that leaves nary a tree branch smoldering in the dirt. Is this the fury of an angry god? No, but something close, something mortal that can create divine devastation. It is a gift perhaps granted by the gods themselves, but a gift that they must now regret bequeathing unto man. The Launcher who can declare “I shall see light and bring to it darkness”…that is a Launcher who has awakened into a Wrecking Ball. Wrecking Ball is a legendary title belonging to the one who annihilated the Dragon’s army squadron during the Mechanical Revolution. It is the name given only to the most highly regarded Imperial Guard. It is the name of the one who serves, with power and authority, as a commander to the gods. -Mechanic [RBOT] Spoiler During the days when Bakal ruled Empyrean, a group of Mechanics formed a secret squad dedicated to the downfall of the evil apostle. They were known collectively as the Seven Great Machinists of Empyrean, and collaborated on the creation of a machine capable of defeating Bakal. This secret project was codenamed Gaebolg. Just as Gaebolg was to be activated, the Machinist Teneve betrayed his fellow Mechanics by sabotaging the project and allowing Bakal’s army to strike. Those who weren’t massacred took flight, most never to be seen again. Curio, a genius technician who survived the initial attack, used a dimensional shifting device to send the Gaebolg machine to another dimension, hoping to keep it away from Bakal and other ill-intentioned beings. Bakal eventually hunted down and killed Curio, but not before the wiley machinist was able to stash the blueprints for the dimensional shifter in a hiding place. “These blueprints means the salvation of Empyrean. He who is able to re-create this device will be able to fulfill that for which the Seven Great Machinists sacrificed their lives. One day, these plans will come into the hands of one who is ready. It is then that a new Machinist will be born.” – Curio Below is Gaebolg, well what it's assuemed to look like accorrding to what i've been hearing from people who are "in touch" with the dfo artists Spoiler Alright so if you wanted to see gaebolg im sorry but i jsut cant find the fricking picture anywhere, sorry mates, ill find it one day fam Never mind, it was pretty easy to find it in my folders. The Seven Meister(machinist) Spoiler It’s about 500 years ago when Bakal was reigning over Sky Realm. Magic blackout was implemented to boycott the spreading of magic knowledge in Sky Realm. Angels decided to shift their focus to the development of science for the purpose of overthrowing Bakal’s reign. Bakal failed to understand the prowess of science. So he showed no concern for its development. That’s how Angel’s strenuous efforts to develop science slipped his attention and blossomed into real fruits. Science and technology in Sky Realm soared to new heights. The Seven Meister was seven talented mechanical engineers. They were planning to create a destructive weapon secretly and named this weapon Gaebolg. This weapon was specially designed to defeat Bakal. However Meister Teneb, one of the Sever Meister betrayed his friends. He divulged their plan to Bakal. Thing went south. Five mechanical engineers were murdered. The only Meister who survived was Curio. He was concerned about the weapon would fall into foe hands and took the initiative to transfer Gaebolg to other space through time travel machine. Curio still could not escape the grip of enemies. Bakal killed him. But the design picture of time travel machine was left and passed down. -Spitfire [BESTCLASS] or [STILLTHEBESTCLASS] Spoiler Bakal… Hundreds of years have passed since his destruction, yet still it is a name that remains etched in the hearts of all Empyreans. During the 500 years that Bakal ruled over and terrorized Empyrean, much Empyrean blood was spilt as they fought for freedom. Many still speak about it as if all their blood and hatred took physical form and became an entity. With no explanation, major figures in Bakal's organization and those secretly cooperating with him started getting murdered. Next to their cold corpses laid a single black rose… The people of Empyrean started to believe that what they had been praying for, for hundreds of years now, was finally coming true. Those behind the black roses were none other than Irene, the High Priestess in Empyrean, and Flo, the first Spitfire. Together they formed a special force composed of fast and quick hiding women from the Lawless District, who called themselves the “Black Roses”. Following the Machine Revolution and once the Imperial Capital was rebuilt, Irene was appointed as the High Priestess of Empyrean, the first in more than 500 years. It was she who appointed Flo as Imperial General, and the Black Roses officially became recognized as a military force in the Imperial Capital. Still, the activities of the Black Roses remained secret and mysterious. The only thing known is that after Flo, there was a tradition of appointing Spitfires as generals. Recently, the general of the Black Roses went missing, and in response, a message was sent from Empyrean to the continent stating they are in search of an experienced Spitfire who will lead the Black Roses into the new era. Agent names Anusica - behatted rifleman Olivia - short-haired rifleman Esmerelda - armed with a grenade launcher Rosanna - armed with a scattergun Black rose in the male fighter cinematic Random tidbits Spoiler Both rifles do phys damage There are 3 currently known monsters that can summon Black Rose (Maybe more but idk) General Smoke Hwarang Bihwarang of TODes Gordon the Leader (He is the worst out of the 3) Not lore but it's what i'd like to imagine the daily life of a general is Spoiler -Ranger [+12TOWORK] or [RNGER] Spoiler Some say that nothing is ever promised tomorrow. Well, my friend, from now on, all promises end today. As a Desperado in the Lawless District, you better not turn up anywhere empty-handed. You are only known by your gun - the only ID that ever matters. Life is cheap and bodies pile high. We dance with the devil in the day, guns a blazing, and shoot tequila at night, just hoping we live long enough to see the next sunrise. For us, this is life. You live by the gun, you die by the gun. Those who oppose this law are judged by it... and the only sentence is death. Soon you'll find that the only thing that survives is respect. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Mage [LITTLEGIRLWHODIESSOFASTWTF] or [MGE] -BattleMage [BM] Spoiler A long time ago, far earlier than when Pandemonium separated from the planet Terra, in a distant mythological period, it is said that the ancestors of Terra had quite a different appearance. These ancestors, who possessed physical abilities quite different from the people of Pandemonium today, used an unknown mysterious power. The most experienced amongst these practitioners were said to emit a golden ray from their bodies. Due to their physical appearance, they were called Teana, based on the goddess of light and justice found in ancient mythological writings. Some Pandemonians dismiss the Teana to be a made up fairy tale, for the likes of children and madmen… however there are still those who maintain that one does indeed exist, and has been seen walking among us in reality. The first witness account occurred one year following the conflict between the Guardians, which was responsible for the creation of the first Battle Mage, and the Kashpa. The fabled Teana is known to call herself Bellatrix. As suggested in myths, this being emanates a golden ray and has incredible powers that she uses to help the weak and punish the wicked. With the discovery of this new entity, Battle Mages in Arad began to study her power, and discover the focal point of her strength: the Chaser. They began to understand the power of the Chaser, and realize how it can be better utilized to harness a more ultimate power. An occult belief began to spread, a belief that one who discovers the ultimate truth will harness the power of Teana and become as powerful as Bellatrix. Will they become as powerful as the golden goddess of myth? The Battle Mages in Arad have become filled with anticipation… “With this power... I will return peace to Pandemonium!” -Niu the Chaser to Pi, his companion. -Elementalist [ELE] Spoiler For generations, the mysterious beings from the world of Pandemonium known as mages have been dedicated not only to the study and practice of magic, but also to discovering the answer to why magic exists in the first place. They have been driven to learn why such dangerously infinite power has been placed in such foolish and finite beings. You may think you know the answer, but I assure you that you do not. Mages have been seeking an answer for eternity, and could probably continue for an eternity more. However, legend has it that a chosen one will arrive and she will know, an Archmage who will come to not only understand the ultimate truth, but become that truth in physical form. Throughout the ages, many have tried to claim the title of Archmage, only to be thrust into a life of endless bloodshed and betrayals before being forgotten altogether by history. Most have ceased entirely efforts to become Archmages. However, this legend has been given new life now that young mages have been spilling into Arad from Pandemonium in the hopes of reviving their withered world. Will one of these young mages become the Archmage of legend, or will all face the gruesome fate that befell their predecessors? History waits in breathless anticipation. -Summoner [GAIA] Spoiler Let me tell you about the Circle Mages, the only Summoners' organization in Pandemonium. The Circle Mages was founded by Kate, the first to successfully launch the hired summoning system with from creatures outside of the Underworld. The organization was long regarded as a symbol of hope for Pandemonium-- their motto: Embracing the harmony amongst all living beings. However, from the Circle Mages arose a faction known as "Second Fact." They rebelled against the moderate views of the Circle Mages, even distributing the recipe for the creation of the "Mind Control Ring," the forbidden artifact that possessed the power to dominate all summoned creatures in Pandemonium. At the height of their rebellion, they authored the following statement: "Remember, you who are walking in the way of the Summoner, if your loved ones are in danger, do not just stand helplessly watching. Whosoever holds the Mind Control Ring shall be endowed with the forces as promised by the Second Fact. And she who contains its power shall be named... Gaia." -Witch [TRICKY] Spoiler We witches work hard to master our craft, Our broomsticks can break any spear, pole, or staff! Nothing will ever hold us back, Whenever we're challenged we always attack! Off we go! Flying around! Cather our scrolls and fly into town. Study the Ancients and practice our spells, Nothing will ever bring us to frown! Our familiars are near, in your hearts they strike fear. Snowman and Pumpkin are ways right here! We've lasted for ages, the best of all Mages, Against us not even an Apostle's courageous! You think us to be young, innocent, and foolish? We are the ones who put away Ghoulguish! We are responsible for Seria's tutelage! Try me, you'll see, I invented hubris! We will poison your crops! Me and my sisters, Sugarplum gumdrops, All shall fear me, I am the TRICKSTER! - Song of Iki - _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Fighter [BOOBIEFIGHTER] or [F.FIG] -Nen Master [F.NEN] Spoiler am always in awe of those of you who feel the power of Nen within. Being a Nen Master is nothing short of remarkable. But you yourself know that your true power has yet to be unleashed. If you allow Nen to flow freely through your body, surrendering your corporeal connection to the world of mankind, you may be able to Awaken into a Blazing Flower. Let your Nen loose. Let it seep into your muscles and your mind. You may not quite understand this quite yet, but I know that one day you will achieve such power that with every step you take the pure petals of Nen shall alight from the ground and swirl around you. This blossom will be your awakening as a Blazing Flower. -Brawler [F.DIRTY] Spoiler “Have you ever tasted the sweet and bitter tart of poison? ...I sure have. I have drunk much poison in my lifetime. If you have never tasted poison, close this book. If you have never confronted the face of death, you must close this book. This is an account of my life and experience with the many poisons of the world. These indulgences can bring about an exuberance you have never known, as quickly as they can bring death to any enemy. Whether you are a fighter in the street, a deceptive swindler, assassin hidden in shadow, or guilty party of an illicit affair, it is of no concern to me. Poison kills without bias. This poison does not exist to strengthen you. It uses you to become stronger. It is at your expense that its embrace becomes more formidable. For those that have not opened your heart and mind to poison, I can offer you this... From the moment the nectar of death touches your tongue, it ensnares your throat and fills your lungs with a robust toxin. For such a noxious and violent compound, there really is no sweeter scent.” - Excerpt from “The Alchemy of Poison”, written by Luise, the first Hellcat -Striker [F.STRK] Spoiler How much do you know about humans? Humans lack in ability to learn, and continuously repeat their mistakes. They are greedy and cannot cooperate with each other, and much too weak to ever master magic. They easily become lazy if they do not have an incentive to work. They are careless and offensive, and are always putting their entire race in danger. Does that suggest then that humans, given all they lack in ability and potential, are of no threat and should be ignored? In spite of their faults, the human ability to grow and adapt, to become stronger and evolve is a strength they were blessed with from God. This quality in humans is so strong that one might even think God bestowed them with so many faults, merely to provide balance for their superior drive. When a human pushes themselves to build muscle, to gain conditioning, or to learn any art, their movements become too quick to be seen, their fists and mind become as powerful as any weapon or magic spell. Still, you may mistakenly take them for granted with all of the faults you know about them. You may remember that they are the lazy, careless vagrant you have seen laying in the streets before… However, should you ever meet one in combat, with eyes burning bright with rage and sweat glistening from their brow like the exhaust of a heavy engine, use caution… Within the heart of that human may lay the chaotic power of destruction that only exists otherwise in outer space. - Excerpt from the book “The Dark Elves Study on Humans” -Grappler [F.GRAB] Spoiler Can you hear it? The sound of desperate breaths pushing through the air. To me, it is the sweetest music there is... It starts when you think you have a hold of me, when you think you sense an opening for an attack, a weakness in my guard. I wait patiently for this moment... wait for you to strike. Like the fly led to the secret scent of the hungry flower, you are trapped and don't even know it. It might seem that I have merely overpowered you in a single grab, but I have actually already won our fight by exploiting your weakness... a lack of patience. You will float but for a moment in the air, only to twist and land in a sharp and punctuated end to your life. Oh, how magnificent that crescendo-as your bones break and your body is shattered! My dear, I sound the most sonorous symphony, and you are merely one of the instruments I play. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Priest -Monk [MNK] Spoiler The belief in God being a wise and merciful savior brings rest to most people... yet to those who thrive in darkness, it brings fear and dismay. The world remains embroiled in conflict, as the Imposters spread their cursed infection throughout it. While many Imposters wear masks to hide their maniacal faces, they are not nearly thick enough to shield them from the Light of Divinity. As a result to encountering this holy light, many of the Imposters are left with their masks melded like wax upon their faces, hardened and fused to their skin. The scriptures of God foretold the birth of a warrior who would suppress the Imposters, and bestow a blessing to the accursed. The suppression of such corrupted souls requires an iron will and indomitable spirit, enabling one to face evil while ignoring their own fear of failure. As the order of the Monks refrained from becoming arrogant despite their growing power, God saw that they deserved a righteous blessing and guidance. And so it was foretold that their day would come, where they would spread like light throughout darkness. Templar of God, with the power of the Holy Spirit at your disposal, you will bring punishment on the Imposters and become the protector of light to the weak. -Exorcist [EXO] Spoiler To catch a tiger, one must enter the tiger's cave. Those on the path of an Exorcist are destined to confront the many evils that are the core of all anguish, pain, and resentment in the world. To be an Exorcist means to desire to purify this world of evil, whether they be human or spirit. And so the ancient spirits have long been the symbol of the will and power of the Exorcist. For generations, the scholars of the Holy Order have been in pursuit of understanding the ancient scriptures, written about the Exorcist: “All evil deities of this world or nether, shall entomb themselves within the energy of a true Exorcist, and will forever call him master.” As the deeds of “Sinya” at the Dark Temple have proven, even myth can become reality. After years of deep ritual practicing, he began to glow with a bright blue aura. Many even say they began to see the faint image of two outstretched wings following him closely at all times. It became apparent that he had begun to wield the power of the Blue Dragon spirit. As a master of spirits and keeper of the gates to the netherworld, the Hyperion holds the key to balance in his very hands. He does not hesitate to call upon the spirits under his control to bring about purity to the world. The Hyperion Order fights for the day their blue energy cools the red-stained moon once again, and then they will know that the world has been purified. -Crusader [SDER] Spoiler Shadow cannot exist where there is no light, it depends on the light. Without the object of its obstruction, it would have nothing to void, nothing to cast astray. All opposing forces are merely two perspectives of the same truth, and thus the fate of Janus is merely another perspective of the rest of the world’s fate. There is a force of unrelenting light, who wishes to purify the world with healing... We call him the Crusader, the Healer of Light. He has beheld the Light of God, and has been given authority to provide justice against all sinners. The light emanating from his body is a holy, bright burning flame, thus the shadow it casts is a long dark void. Oh Holy Paladin, Agent of God. As his every move is aligned closer with God’s will, his capacity for healing increases. Whether he chooses to burn the Imposters into white ash, or call upon his power of chaos to entomb them frozen solid in time, repentance is inflicted according to his will. Michael, the holy one who first discovered the Imposters, left these words with Rosenbach, the first Paladin and blessed Agent of God... “The authority given to you is an honor, yet its origin is chaos… for the light of a true healer is an unrelenting fire, burning bright through darkness with a shadowless flame.” -Avenger [AVN] Spoiler I...I will not give in! - Where is your god now? The one to whom you fold your hands in prayer, the one who "cares" for you...? There is no god! There never has been! Michael has deceived you! No one answers your pleas for help but me. Come to me. I will be your savior. I will guide you... God! Where are you? Listen to my cries for help! My will...is weakening! Do not let me succumb... Give me courage. Show yourself to me, so that I can carry out your will once again! - Your god ignores your prayers. Even if he were real, do you think he would bless you, knowing that you wield my powers? Your god favors the righteous. He has no room for the anguish you suffer. Your body and mind are soiled. Your god has cast you out! If God has indeed left me... If I am no longer able to do His will with my corrupted body, then I will stamp out the darkness within me by the sheer force of my will. If that is not enough, I will vanquish all the darkness in the world and wait for the day he forgives me. - Embrace ME and I will never leave you! I will wash away this tainted world full of lies, and only the truth will remain! Darkness that tempts me, listen well! Even if my God has deserted me, even if I have become an outcast from my Order, even if all who I love betray me... I will destroy you. I will search the corners of hell itself and hunt you down, even if it consumes my very soul. -Nilvas Gracia's Prayer- _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Male mage [M.MAGE] -Elemental Bomber [ELMB] Spoiler Listen and listen well. "The abyssal pools that are his eyes echo the dark night skies. The cold voice rings with death, bringing forth despair. He of cold blood, who forsakes everything for might. Who released this beast that knows neither compassion nor pain?" This song speaks of Sarpoza's Black Eye, the leader of Kashpa and also the first Warlock. The 'Warlock's Song' is often sung by the young mages of Pandemonium. They had cursed the Black Eye for his evil ways, but at the same time respected his immense powers as a Warlock. This is but one of the terrible conflicts the young magic wielders must come to terms with. But do not look down upon them, for they did not decide to give up their humanity to become engines of destruction. They did so only to survive or to protect themselves. This was the only way. Do not forget that they were once normal, with simple dreams for themselves. Sing them a song if you come upon them. Grant their souls a little relief... - Kate of the Little Woods -Glacial Master [GM] Spoiler Flowers Bloom in the Abyss. Because of the nature of the Abyss, eventually its shapeless form will coalesce into something real. Of course, this is not something that naturally happens. There is nothing natural about anything they do. Once the Abyss is solidified, the land that they walk upon, the air that they breathe in, even the blood that runs through their body will crystallize. They will neither be alive nor dead. They will exist only for the purpose of magic... Imagine the grief of mages who gave up part of their physical being just to survive. A cold heart is all that is left after their change so drastically. They become more and more detached from others. They can hardly be considered human, really. So far from being alive, the mages are closer to being spirits. In the heart of the mages who have given up everything for magic, only the Abyss is real, suspended as though an icy flower in a dark place. These are the Hell Freezers. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Female Gunner [BOOBIEGUNER] or [F.GUNER] -Spitfire [DOESNTCOMPARETOTHEMALEVERSION] or [NOTMASTERRACE] Spoiler I have a capricious mood that shifts whenever I endow my bullets with a different elemental power…which means you never know how you are going to die. "If you can see the bigger picture, you might be able to survive the war. But if you can survive the war, you will see the bigger picture." - General Helen Caffrey "Listen, Curio, it's a shame that even physics experts tend to overlook the power of electromagnetic waves, but it's probably because they are too familiar with it. Due to technological comprehension limitations, there really is no way to explain the destructive potential to everyone. If the wrong person ever finds out how to use this power, the outcome of war will be determined by their fingertips." - Machinist Zen to Curio "Although our experiments in condensing enormous amounts of electron energy were successful, we are hesitant about applying this technology to battle. Is it right to wield this power? To play the role of Valkyrie, and choose whose life ends first?" - Jezebel Kitzka -Ranger [F.RNGER] Spoiler I've yet to meet a gun I can’t out run…or a soul who can out run mine. A dangerous stunt sends blood drops down to the floor, gracefully collecting in the distance. My longing for you increases, as drops are pooled together. I encounter countless enemies, displaying my instrument of fate, hanging among its chain. The crimson performance begins, only the moonlight can tame me. I take a sip of the moon's glow. The abrasive beauty lulls me softly to sleep. - Excerpt from the Corsair's Ballad, as it is posted in the Imperial Princess Garden -Mechanic [F.RBOT] Spoiler The cold metallic body of a deadly mechanical device... caressed by the soft warmth of a feminine hand 500 years ago, the 'Seven Machinists' started planning for a new weapon to strengthen the Bakal Resistance known as the 'Eternal Flame'. The research and development of the Combat Mech initially seemed to progress well, yet came to halt when there was an internal betrayal. Hundreds of years later, their plans begin to pan out, thanks to the ingenious minds of the new generation. Scientists like Fiendheiger used the remnants of Machinist Curio's research as the foundation for reaching mechanical achievements like the Tempester & Gale Force. Further developments led to the creation and concept of Mecha transformation and combination functions. Mechanics of today, and especially female Mechanics, are greatly fascinated with this area of study. Their efforts to make transformation mechanisms more efficient have been very successful. The G series they developed are not only more sophisticated and more powerful, but also possess a new form of power capacity that sets them apart from the outdated Mechs of their predecessors. It would not be an exaggeration to say that this latest form called the G-0 Battleroid, has a power comparable to Gaebolg; which makes it the ultimate killing machine. Machinists who develop such a passion for building robots are said to have a mechanical heart themselves. At the rate their technology has been advancing as of late, it won't be long before the title of Metalheart takes on a literal manifestation among Machinists. -Launcher [F.LAWNCHAIR] Spoiler Ah, so many beautiful bodies all gathered together. A beautiful sight, indeed. As if they were just there waiting for me...to blow them all away. Lock and load! Have all of my efforts been in vain? Will i really be able to save the Imperial Princess by crossing enemy lines like this? I am starting to lose my confidence. Sometimes the Heavy Firearm on my back feels entirely too heavy to carry. How can I even think with such weakness! I must continue to fight! It doesn't matter if these firearms break into pieces... hell, it doesn't matter if my body breaks into pieces. If only I possessed a stronger destructive power... Yes, a stronger weapon that could penetrate Middle Ocean and reach the Kartels! The ground is shaking. Is this a response to the desperate beat of my heart? What is this? What is this great weapon before me?! The blinding rays of destruction seem like they persist for eternity! Yes... I've finally obtained it. My efforts were not in vain! My heart rejoices with the reinforcement of this artifact. Let's go to war!! _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Male Figther [M.FIG] -Grappler [M.GRAB] Spoiler It was a devil... We were many, but it was alone... Yet no one could stop it. Everyone should be in regret as I am right now. How shameful... The days I wasted thinking that I was a competent martial artist... never truly devoting myself in training, but merely bragging... I wanted to run away... But there he stood in front of the door. Though his body wasn't huge, he felt like a colossal giant to me. Running past him and going out the door seemed utterly impossible. I'm just barely holding on, with my two shaking legs supporting me. Right now, I can't even move a muscle. If my body moves, it will be by his hands. But my body won't be the only thing that will be slammed to the ground. His dignified self and pure passion for martial arts will slam my fake character and pride... along with my shameful past. When I heard his earth-shattering call, the only thing I could do was close my eyes. -Brawler [M.DIRTY] Spoiler Oh Wildcat, the god of war... The world is in chaos. Though the creatures from hell run rampant, humans kill each other for their own greed. Their screams fill the sky and their meaningless death cause angels to cry tears of blood that taint the ocean red. Dear Wildcat, Isn't it time you make your presence known? With blinding lightning and ear shattering-thunder, aren't you supposed to use your might to take away lives, destroy this world and end this chaos?! Why must you remain silent! How much more cries of agony must you hear?! Wildcat... Please come down and end this tragedy. And take this life also... one that is blind by the sorrow of losing her children, and now is merely dragging her life along the ground of this meaningless world. - Prayer of a Forsaken Mother -Nen Master [M.NEN] Spoiler You dare come at me with such lewd virtues? ...without a hint of courage? The remaining life I have is as important as yours. There is something however, I hold more dear than becoming an old man, sick and bed-ridden with disease. Have you ever seen your family die before your very eyes? Have you begged for your life with your face immersed in utter fear? If there is one sin in this world worth contempt, it is the sin of being weak. While you were busy figuring out your "true morals," I acquired my Nen ability... something none of you could obtain after decades of training. My Nen is my resentment... my rage... and my pure hatred toward you all. As I soak in your jealousy, I shall become even stronger. You who fear this cursed tattoo... I will teach you what true fear is with the ferocity of my lion-like Nen prowess! Beware the mauling of the legendary Radiant Lion. -Striker [M.STRK] Spoiler Martial Arts have no conclusion. The human body has infinite potential. As you continue training though, your previous limits are surpassed. Much like the talons of a dragon, from birth to adulthood. Born with tender claws of cartilage, they see a continuous progression, gradually growing stronger and more fierce with every year they live. The Dragon Claw never stops growing. This is the name we have chosen for ourselves. We chose this name to represent our resilience, our endless progression and always improving knowledge of skills and techniques. For the most important values of what life has to offer are not obtained upon reaching any goal, but during the process you must endure to reach that goal. One who simply sets limits will never reach them. Upon reaching a pinnacle, know that there will always be a new one waiting for you. You never have the leisure of striving towards the limits someone else established. Devoting everything within me to train for the sake of stretching my testability further as I approach new levels of ability... That is the meaning of my life.