Devoted nobleman Karl White serves the Faith of Kallikratés through his role as the Commander of the Holy Blades. A loyal soldier of the gods, he protects their flock within the land of Ardana, no matter how questionable his actions are.
One day, the Holy Blades’ investigation into the infamous Blackthorn Guild takes an unexpected turn. A vigilante has taken arms against the fearsome brigands, capturing the hearts of many people and undermining the Holy Blades’ purpose. Determined to learn about the so-called hero, Commander White comes face-to-face with his dark past, steeped in a myriad of secrets.
Mara had some misfortunes in life. However, she never expected to be afflicted with a curse, where every death brings her back as an undead creature. Entering a world she has no memory of, Mara will be pulled along on a series of events to face the unavoidable and encounter monsters she never knew existed. While searching for her lost memories and a way to lift her curse, Mara learns about an omen of the world’s end. A prophecy looms over the land of Ardana, foretelling the return of a great and terrible beast. And one by one, the seven seals that kept the Dark One imprisoned shall fail.
After learning the circumstances behind her curse, Mara’s journey takes a drastic turn. Now she seeks revenge against those responsible, putting her at odds with Commander White of the Holy Blades. For breaking most of the seven seals, Mara has now become the Cursed Herald. But in her darkest moments, she will find strength from family and friends alike.
On this quest for truth and revenge, Mara shall know her purpose in a grand conspiracy, including the truth behind the Faith of Kallikratés' prophecy.
The land of Ardana avoids destruction, thanks to the heroic efforts of Mara Ashwood and her friends. For the first time in thousands of years, her home is now free from the tyranny of a false goddess. A referendum has been cast, sealing the Faith of Kallikratés’ fate. As a new year dawns, the last undying continues her search on lifting her curse. Her hope now lies in Ardana’s alliance with Thoron, which has faced over a millennium of isolation.
However, Kallikratés refuses to go down without a fight. Many followers remain, seeking to make life difficult for the huntress while clinging onto whatever power they have left. An unlikely foe has risen to challenge Mara with the potential to revitalize the crumbling theocratic order. But she will not face this new threat alone. Friends, both old and new, shall help the last undying as her actions draw the attention of whole nations.
“Once all fragments unite, so shall the return of the original Undying.”
Yet, the Thoron Sages’ advice sparks an old fear in Mara, stalling the quest to lift the Curse of the Undying. Stranded in the mystical land of Thoron for five years, she lives near a wary village, who still remembers Thalia the Undying. Not even the selfless act of returning a Divine’s soul eases the suspicion of most Thoron Sages and Father Kain, who dares to stand between her and the Blue Rose of Immortality.
A familiar face emerges from Mara’s past, much to her detriment. A long-lost lover of Thalia awaits her return while seeking to make sure they remain together forever. And ancient beings of the distant past have also grown aware of the Undying, as sinister forces work in secrecy.
First draft complete. Working on the second draft.