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#11495003 Sep 07, 2015 at 01:12 AM · Edited over 2 years ago
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This thread will be made up of several short-story entries that will be directly correlated to the Verdant Flame story-line and the origin of the Man'ari Core - the artifact that the Hivemind of the Verdant Flame has recovered. Comments on this thread are to be contained with brackets or parentheses.

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"Within yourself, there is both Light and Shadow. Which force rules over you is not determined by the strength of either side; but by the lack of tenacity that allows such an imbalance to occur within." -Chancellor Joseph Caste
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#11502161 Sep 08, 2015 at 06:24 PM
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The clanking of boots upon marble disturbed the abrupt silence of the Blood Knight's lower sanctum within the magnificence of Silvermoon City. Bells tolled, and the streets above were crowded with Silvermoon defenders, arcane guardians, and Blood Knight vindicators beating back the sudden tide of Felsworn adherents of Prince Kael'thas Sunstrider. The sanctums below the city were quiet despite the madness above, the flickering flames danced while set within their sconces, allowing the silhouettes of the Knights that marched forward to take on a life of its own until they left the flames' presence. Forward into one of the main sanctums they went, quickly closing the heavy Truesilver doors. "Knights," shouted the Blood Knight known as Astalor Bloodsworn, "This day we shall ensure our triumph over those of our false Prince. On this day; we shall ensure, through blood and Light, that we step forth from this hall victorious. M'uru may be in the hands of our enemy, however, J'ara shall not suffer the same fate. The Blood Knights shall prevail. Anu'belore dela'na!"
Blood Knights grasped shields and polearms, Magisters and Magistrixes formed a protective line; offensive spells cast upon the Knights before them, as well as themselves. "Shindu fallah na!" All eyes trained upon those truesilver doors. Knuckles tightened around weapons, breaths were drawn in as each Sin'dorei readied themselves for the coming battle. The stench and rank aura of Fel leaked in from the cracks of the door, causing many ears to wilt and flick briefly as rage filled their hearts. Silence befell the scene, sending shivers down the spines of the more novice Blood Knights, beads of sweat already dripping from their foreheads. As the first drop of sweat crashed upon the etched marble floors, the door blasted itself open. Light was shot forward, sending the door straight back toward the Felsworn that poured in, causing a good chunk of the heavily-armored heretics to fall to the ground with broken limbs. Magic surged overhead of the vanguard before the Magi, Felsworn Warlocks and demons surging toward the Blood Knights and the Naaru that remained captive behind them.


Within ten minutes, Blood Knights were slain by the dozens - as well as Felsworn. Many more Blood Knights remained wounded; if not physically, then mentally so. In a last desperate attempt, a powerful Shadowmancer infused the entirety of his soul into a powerful attack before shooting it into the Naaru's very being, causing it to shrivel up and collapse into itself. A large ebon stone rested within its previous prison, the Light that radiated and the harmonious chimes and rings of the entity's existence snuffed out. At that moment, several Argent Dawn members made themselves present within the city, the word Silvermoon had sent to the small Holy-Order had traveled too slowly. With J'ura's end, the Argent Dawn would offer to take the darkened heart to lock it away - knowing that some Naaru were to reform themselves into the essence of a void-god upon death. It was on this day in history in which J'ura was forgotten, along with the core of shadow magic it left behind following its defeat.



The Heart of J'ura: The Man'ari Core

"Within yourself, there is both Light and Shadow. Which force rules over you is not determined by the strength of either side; but by the lack of tenacity that allows such an imbalance to occur within." -Chancellor Joseph Caste
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