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A note from Chryiss

[Rewritten 04.22.19] --->> Read 'chapter 29' "Rewriting the Beginning" for more info if you're curious about the reason for the changes.

Originally, if this were printed in an actual book, I planned to format the content to be on separate pages (each section starting on the right) as indicated by the long lines. Anyway, that's why there are big gaps. It's me attempting to recreate the effect. :p

About the multiple genres: The romance and science fiction elements get progressively stronger while the adventure starts out strong and then lessens. The fantasy and action mostly stay around. Mysteries come in the form of misconstrued or upspoken information and may take the form what seem to be plot holes, but they're purposeful to make the reader question them and are later filled in. Other genres appear strongly in only certain sections (like School Life).

Enjoy! (:

 

 

[ Story has been MOVED to Wattpad for temporary exclusivity during the 2020 Wattys contest period. Read the completed book through this link. To understand this change, please refer to the final chapter to read the October 1st, 2020 Story Update.]

 


 

Below is the official account of the history of Sol'h'meyr from the very first version I wrote of this story. ( I'm only putting this extra here because RR requires at least 500 characters lol, and I don't feel like filling it up with random gibberish. This is not a spoiler, just an bonus of sorts for new readers. c; )

 

Tymlune, the timeless one, forged Earth and brought forth five elemental beings: Water, Light, Earth, Warmth, and Cold, into the universe to admire Time’s newest creation. In awe of Earth, and bestowed with Time’s imagination, the elemental gods shaped a world of their own and named it Sol’h’meyr. They ruled separate eponymous kingdoms: As’wyde, As’lyte, As’eryt, As’fyre, and As’iyse, and fashioned the inhabitants after themselves called the elementals. They were similar in likeness to Earth’s humans but were not blessed with ingenuity. Only Time, known as Tyml, could give creatures the gift of imagination. 

The subkingdoms As’glyfe, nature; As’ayre, wind; As’spyke, lightning; and As’nyte, darkness; emerged shortly after Sol’h’meyr’s genesis and fell respectively under the main kingdoms of As’eryt, As’iyse, As’fyre, and As’lyte. Each main kingdom and subkingdom had a line of especially powerful elementals descended from the gods themselves and were known as the royals.

Because the elemental gods personally oversaw the world, Sol’h’meyr prospered with millenniums of peace. But one day, it was discovered that Water and Light, had fallen in love and conceived a new god. The other elementals gods decreed that the two forfeit the child god because it would imbalance the world. However, Water and Light refused, and a war which would last centuries began. Several years after the start of the fighting, the new god was born. Right before its inception, water which streamed like light engulfed the world, and this element became known as rain.

Unlike the original five, this new god acted more human than divine. She was curious and needy and could feel loneliness and anger. Her name was C’rienne, also spelled Cyrienne, meaning ‘born from rain.’ Even though she was inherently superior to the original five, until her powers matured, she was young and vulnerable. Thus, she was stowed away by Water and Light in a small castle surrounded by potent illusional magic.

It was a losing battle, and after seeing the great destruction wrought upon their kingdoms, Water and Light resolved to split from Sol’h’meyr. By withdrawing, the war would cease, and they could protect Cyrienne from death because only she could fill the elemental void generated by their egress. So, with a great sword, they fractured the land and took the fragments with them into another dimension. And above where the forsaken sword had pierced the ground, a spacial tear traversed to Earth, creating a portal which dragged countless humans into Sol’h’meyr. The human influx soon begot new creatures known as demons and spirits, the embodiments of the dark and light recesses of their souls. This war would later become known as the Great Elemental War.

The departure of Water and Light enabled the remaining elemental gods to easily discover Cyrienne’s castle. Upon breaking the castle’s protective spell, rain magic surged across the surrounding lands. To stem the cascade, the gods sealed Cyrienne’s power with Water and Light’s abandoned sword. The sword then became known as the Sword of Cyrienne. Afterwards, they relocated Cyrienne to a remote human village in a barren land. Finally, the weary gods decided to merge themselves with Sol’h’meyr as it was the only way to restore the broken world.

Over the centuries, Cyrienne’s rain power revitalized the lands around the poor village, and it flourished into an economic hub. From there she established the center of her new kingdom, As’rien. She blessed the original human villagers with elemental rain power, and the family she stayed with became the royals. She also founded As’pyze, the safe haven for humans, and the Knight Mage Academy, the premier school of magic and combat, with her closest aides, the original Knight-Mages.

One day, Cyrienne peered into the portal to Earth and spied a young man. She fell in love and crossed over to Earth to pursue him. The Sword of Cyrienne remained in Sol’h’meyr in order to sustain the lands. Today’s world now persists without the presence of the elemental gods and follows the royal rule of the five main kingdoms: As’eryt, As’fyre, As’iyse, As’rien, and As’pyze. Sol’h’meyr has existed for eight thousand years.

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A note from Chryiss

Still not final as I can always polish my work. But good enough for now lol.

What are your thoughts on the rewrite?


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Bio: Your fellow daydreamer~ The stories I write are the culminations of my imaginations. A storyteller I strive to be, but the one word which best describes me is Artist.
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Amethyst Saphire ago

I'll be the first to comment

I like it a lot.

LIght Novel San ago

Author-sama, why must you start using the rain???!!!! I'm already loving it!! WHAT THE MC SAID WAS TRUUEEEEE!

Spring rain... From school... The buzzing and honking sounds from the passing cars... The sounds of it splishing splashing from the ground.... Is this heaven?

livetotell ago

A nice start, but the part where you explain about both a wish and a dream kind of feels cut out. Try for a smoother transition :)

Hearm Jan ago

Your First Person Narration is impressive.

This prologue is a good read.

Although, I'm reading in the past tense, I still feel I am the character for those moments.

What I fell? I still don't know where this story goes, but I'm interested to unfold the next chapter.

Now to the next chapter.

    Chryiss ago

    Oh wow, you were quicker than expected to begin reading. XD I didn't realize you were also commenting lol. (or commenting instead, either is fine. ^^)

the_Enn_Gee ago

A much better prologue than the previous iteration. We get a deep look into the character, maybe even too deep for a prologue, but definitely worth reading for the style alone.

Graestra ago

Finally someone that likes rain. I don’t know why there’s such a widespread dislike of rain.

Fushi ago

Literally the first line of your book is just wrong lol. Mass has no effect on how fast things fall. If you take out air resistance a feather falls as fast as a brick.

    Chryiss ago

    You are correct, but this wasn't referring to the physics of gravity and mass. Faster meant the heavier ones were quicker to fall than the smaller ones. It wasn't on speed but the likeliness of them falling while clinging to the glass. It was also a metaphorical thing---the heavier something is, the the harder, the "quicker" it falls. Because they held so much (burdened down), they were the first ones, the "fastest" to fall.

    But on a physics note, it was referring specifically to the raindrops as they fell (not a broad statement about gravity and mass), and the larger ones do fall faster when taking into consideration friction and water cohesion on the glass and the accumulation/loss of mass as it hits other drops and leaves mass behind. (If you watch which raindrops fall down on glass/how they fall, then you likely know what I mean.) But more importantly, it was the metaphorical reason that was intended.

schreient ago

I made an acc here days ago but just started reading this today. I didn't want to rush because such beautiful writing doesn't deserve to be speed read. it's a type of writing that you need to give time to absorb.

The story opened in such a nostalgic note that most people can relate to. I'm so looking forward to the development of the story.

Drakaos ago

The whole time I was reading I was anticipating a truck to send her into another world.

    Chryiss ago

    You wouldn't be the first haha!

    This scene wasn't in the orignal plans, but then I was struck one day with an idea of how to transition her from Earth to another world. It happened to be raining that day too.

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