Hmm. Where to start, where to start? I guess I will be cliché.
Let us start from the beginning.
I was born into a pitifully poor family nestled deep underground. I, if you will bear with me for a moment, was actually content with this life. Can you believe it? Regardless, my relatives came to the conclusion it would be beneficiary for me and my siblings to reside above ground. And that is where, for lack of a better term, everything took a turn for the worse.
Near our small farm in the Enchanted Forest, there was a small hill that my brother jokingly named Crystal Hill after the pond and river nearby of the same name. The name was coincidentally apt, as there was a vast cavern leading to the heart of the incline that was absolutely filled to the brim with glowing crystal. Naively, I decided to venture into the cave to harvest the crystals and show them to the rest of Diddorol.
Little did I know, there was more than crystals in Crystal Hill- there was an entity beyond mortal imagination. She was a demon that some aspiring hero captured and deposited in the middle of nowhere. Unfortunately, it seemed that this hill was closer to civilization than they expected, and I stumbled upon the demon very easily.
If I am to be frank with you, the she-demon tricked me into brokering a deal with her. If I found a way to release her from the cave that had become her prison, she would grant me unlimited power beyond anything I could ever dream of. Foolishly, I accepted without question, and immediately I was bound to her will. Even to this day, that is how I remain- trapped in a pact I did not want in the first place.
The day after, I left home. I swore that I would defeat the demon once and for all. I still don’t know her name, but no matter what, I will find it. My search has taken me all over Diddorol, and to realms far beyond. One day, I will find her weakness, and I will strike her down for good.
How do I know? That’s easy.
I am Xarius.
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