The story so far: The Relic Hunter and her Sidekick, I am here, Warrior Princess, The Canyon of Tears, Nightstorm, and The Fury of the Lost.
"Step to the Sword of Light"
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Thess had only one champion and if the city went to war that champion will automatically become the commander of the army or in official delegations become the bodyguard of the current leader. Since the current champion was about to face the start of his twilight years, the governing body of Thess came to a decision to launch the competition three months earlier than the usual September announcement.
Many warriors dreamed to be a part of the Sword of Light history because it had been known as far as dated history could tell, the blade never grew dull by the passage of time and it was forged out from a meteorite that had fallen many years ago. The weapon was light as feather and sturdy than the known metal the people of Thess had mined under their mountains.
Kai nodded to a group of boys shaking his hand as he focused on the present. This had been his goal since he was kid and there was nothing that was going to stop him. He went to the tent where all the competitors of the next heat have been assembled and was in time to hear the last minute instructions from the event host. Soon the game commenced and like all previous heats, Kai didn't watch the outcomes. He calmly sat and waited. The jeers and cheers of the spectators mixed altogether as one warrior swiftly tread past him. Another while, he was the only one left and he got ready. He heard his name was announced and a thunderous cheer greeted his ears. He made a mental check on his other weapons and unsheathed his sword partly as his routine for good luck. He knew some competitors feel the need to watch the opponents' tactics but for him, he prefer to let his instincts guide him.