Library :: The Birth of a God
write this story as I enter my 43rd year of life, young by elven standards, very
When I was only 17, I lost my mother and father. Our village was invaded by a
band of ogres. My mother fought at my father's side, as they were both
accomplished warriors. They had been together for nearly 400 years. It was just
they die together. My parents had started my warrior training as soon as I could
walk; they intended me to be able to take care of myself and had hopes of my
surpassing their abilities. Therefore, with the destruction of my village I sent
my younger sister Shadray to learn the ways of a healer, this is what my parents
intended for her. I set out to find my way in the world.
I traveled for many years a lone warrior. Several times, I encountered
situations that forced me to defend myself. One day as I neared an unfamiliar
town I came across a battle that I felt compelled to join in. Several undead
were attacking the most handsome of human warriors I had ever laid eyes on. As
the human fought off the undead his flame red hair caught the sun and captured
my eyes. Although we were nearly equals in battle, and we managed to disperse
the evil creatures, my help came too late. The human was injured quite severely.
I used what little knowledge I had to tend his deep wounds and I stayed with
him, nursing him back from the brink of death.
As the human healed and regained his strength, we told each other a bit about
ourselves. As I looked into his intense green eyes, I found it easy to tell him
the fate of my childhood, a tale I had never revealed to anyone. I told him that
since the death of my parents I had really been a lone traveler.
His name was Malifaxis, music to my pointed elven ears. He told me that he too
had lost his parents at an early age. With the loss of his parents, he joined
the army. His abilities became very clear to his superiors and he rose the ranks
quickly. He told me of the many men he lead in battle, and how several of these
men had looked to him as some would look to a God. I shuddered at the thought of
thinking a mere man could be thought of as a God. He then explained the reason
these men looked upon him as a God was he would heal remarkably fast. Wounds
that would take most weeks to recover from, if they recovered at all, Malifaxis
would recover from in days.
Malifaxis told me of the many battles he had lead. In several of these battles,
Malifaxis took a beating that left him close to dead. Malifaxis told me that
each time he had been on the brink of death during his unconsciousness he had
what he believed to be dreams. In these dreams, the creator visited him. The
creator spoke to Malifaxis in his dream, telling him there was much in store for
him, and that he should leave the army that he so loved. Of course, when healed
Malifaxis would shrug these dreams off as just what he thought they were...
dreams. Then one day while taking a walk alone in the woods, Malifaxis was
visited by a heavenly being and given a gift. This gift was a sword of godly
power called HopeRender. The day this happened Malifaxis resigned from the army
and set out on travels alone, thus following the words in his dreams.
Malifaxis told me that after he left the army his life changed dramatically. The
most important of these changes was that though he would always recover from an
injury, it seemed to take longer and longer each time he was hurt. The second
and most visibly noticeable change was that he no longer seemed to age as
quickly as he had in the past.
Several weeks passed, with each day, Malifaxis grew stronger, and he and I grew
closer. I felt things I had never experienced before. It started to occur to me
that I was beginning to have very deep feelings for Malifaxis. I know that in
most instances, this would be what every woman seeks. A man she can love. I am
not just a woman, I am elven, and elves have a life that in years, far exceeds
humans. I knew I had to control the emotions that Malifaxis was bringing out in
When Malifaxis had totally healed, he suggested we begin traveling together. I
gladly accepted, looking forward to having him for company. We roamed the lands
much like nomads, making our home wherever we happened to be when it was time to
sleep. Often times we would find a small and friendly town and stay there for
several months and then move on. My skills were sharpened dramatically during
this time, Malifaxis had knowledge that I did not, and I grasped on to that
During this time together, I know my feelings for Malifaxis grew. Although I had
not yet had any experience with love or men for that matter, I instinctively
knew that Malifaxis was growing fond of me as well. There were nights when we
would need to sleep close together to give one another warmth, it seemed those
nights were somehow special to us both. Malifaxis would often help me do a task
and the way he touched me had grown softer, more caring over time. This was a
time of confusion for me. I knew I could not allow myself to love this man. If I
did a good portion of my life would have a void after he was gone from this
world. However, over time, Malifaxis and I eventually had to admit our feelings
to one another.
With our mutual feelings known to each other, we became a force of one instead
of two individuals. When in combat our actions flowed as if we were dancing. Our
quiet times together we almost did not need to speak, it was as if we could
communicate with out words.
One day while I stayed at camp preparing some food, Malifaxis went into the
woods to catch the main course of what would be our dinner. When Malifaxis
returned he told me that something extraordinary had happened to him. He said a
being of glowing beauty had come upon him in the woods and had spoke to him, not
with words, but in his head. This being told Malifaxis that his time in the
mortal realms was growing very short. I began to weep as I listened; my worst
fears I knew would happen. Malifaxis then asked me if I would wed to him before
this time came. I could not say yes right away, this commitment would last my
lifetime, although Malifaxis would no longer walk the land. I had to give this
much thought and I explained this to Malifaxis.
That night Malifaxis and I slept very close to each other, I felt I needed to
hold on to him because I would not have him for much longer. Sometime in the
early hours of morning Malifaxis woke and went into the woods to do his personal
morning ritual, he let me sleep as I had had a restless night. I do not know how
much time had passed before I was awoken by unusual sounds coming from the woods
to the west of where I slept. I sat up in the bedroll Malifaxis and I shared and
looked around for Malifaxis. Quickly I realized he was not there. It took me
only moments to get to my feet dress and arm myself.
The sounds I heard coming from the thick of the forest were sounds like those
that I had never heard before. I ran into the forest ready to defend my loved
one and myself. As I neared the area the sounds were coming from all I saw was a
whirlwind of dust and foliage, the sounds coming from in front of me were
anything but human. I could not see Malifaxis or any beast for the whirlwind was
so dense it made it impossible to see. I feared that to charge in I would attack
Malifaxis instead of whatever was in there with him.
Suddenly through the ruckus, I heard what was undoubtedly Malifaxis as he
screamed one word. Undeniably, I heard him scream "NO", the force with which he
screamed sent a shudder through my body and to my soul. As his scream died out
so did the whirlwind. When I could finally see all that was there was the
battered, bloodied and nearly lifeless body of my beloved Malifaxis.
As I ran to Malifaxis' fallen body, I could see he was barely breathing. I knelt
down beside him. Gently I cradled his head in my hand. I knew there was nothing
I could do for him, if he were to make it through this it would surely be a
miracle of the Gods. Malifaxis beckoned me closer. So I leaned over so that my
ear was close to his blood drenched lips. With what little life he had left,
Malifaxis spoke to me. I will never forget the words he said. In a gurgled and
raspy voice he said, "I will always be with you Sephya, it is only my mortal
body that will not." He gently kissed my ear and exhaled his last mortal breath.
I found an acceptable place to lay Malifaxis's body to rest there in the forest.
I buried him with everything I knew him to have save the platinum and bloodstone
ring he always wore. I slide the ring onto a chain I wore around my neck.
Silently I swore my devotion to Malifaxis.
I knew my life would not be the same from this point forward. That night I was
uncomfortable as I made a dinner for myself. It had been several years since I
had been alone. As I settled into my bedroll, as I stared into the night sky,
many questions ran through my mind. Why did the Gods do this? What did they have
in mind for Malifaxis if anything? Was Malifaxis eternally dead or was he
blessed and given immortality? I would probably never have answers to these
The next day I packed up my belongings. As I readied to leave this area, I said
my final farewell to the mortal man I had and would always love. Several days I
traveled the forests and plains before I neared a city of insurmountable size. I
wandered into this city and was greeted by many friendly knights and citizens. I
found out the name of the city was Turien. I spent a few months in this city
before I decided this is where my heart called for me to settle down.
I purchased a small cottage in the garden district of Turien and proceeded to
make a home for myself. The third night I slept in my new home I had the most
restless night of sleep. Most of the dreams I had that night I do not recall, I
do however remember seeing Malifaxis's face fading in and out of my minds eye.
For the next week or so, my days would go along normal as could be expected, the
night and my dreams would haunt me. I would wake feeling as if Malifaxis was
right there with me; my dreams were so realistic I could almost feel his breath.
I had never been a spiritual or religious woman, but these dreams lead me to the
temple of Turien and an altar of the Creator, Silex. Daily I would go to his
temple and pray to him for relief from these dreams. It was not that I wished
the dreams gone, but I needed to know their meaning. Finally, my prayers were
One night as I neared sleep, a bright light filled my home. The light was so
beautiful, so intense I could not look at it directly. A voice emanated from the
light, I am not sure if it was a voice that others would have heard or not, but
I heard it and I have spent my days trying to follow what it told me.
The voice told me that immortality had been given to Malifaxis, he was known as
the God of Conflict. The message imparted to me told me that a task had been
assigned to me. I was to spend my days striving to reach near perfection. This
meant to keep the world, as I knew it in balance. I was to become not just a
warrior but a healer as well. The light let me know that my life had purpose,
that the things that would happen would all be a part of the Creator's plan.
Over the next few years, I lived my life as was expected of me by the Creator. I
would know if I had done something to be out of the grace of Silex, either I
would fall ill, or my abilities would not be as sharp as normal. I continued to
grow physically, mentally, and most importantly spiritually. I started a guild
that welcomed persons from all alignments, thus keeping balance. One of the most
important things I did during this time was to send for my sister Shadray. It
had been many years since we separated and it was time for us to be reunited.
Shadray came to Turien and lives with me currently when she is not off on some
Throughout this time of growth, I have been visited many times, by what I have
come to call my guiding light. The Creator has passed several messages to me
through this light. The most important of these messages has been that through
my balance in life I will someday be worthy to marry Malifaxis. For my constant
battle for neutrality counter act his acts of conflict on the world. My guiding
light has let me know that when I reach this level I will be blessed with a
Recently, the Gods bestowed a blue aura upon me. Since that day the most
incredible thing has been happening, I have been able to see the immortal
Malifaxis. He has vowed his love for me and told me our day nears. Until then
and even, after I am able to wed Malifaxis I will strive to keep the Creator