Nathan’s Backstory Fleshed Out

By eugena On August 2nd, 2012

(I’m putting on my armor in preparation for wicked flammie from an FBer who is very – offended (understatement) – that Nathan of Anthama is returning from the dead.)

Nathan of Anthama, what a tragic hero.  He saves the day and was tormented by the demons of his past.  Well, of his father to be exact.  Nathan is the son of one of King Malik’s henchmen, a product of an unwilling union.

I’ve fleshed out some of his teen years.  Yes, he was older when he died, but the teen years were formative and were abusive times in his life.

I did not have much to say about the Western Region or the Western Sword Masters before, but this will become important in Rise of the New Masters, since Anthama is a main Western city.

For Nathan fans out there, see his heroic deeds in the Dark Desires prequel and his bid for revenge in Rise of the New Masters, which follows The Anointing.

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Zine Article: Eleya, Zaedrif, and The Fall of Nemea

By eugena On February 11th, 2011

Eleya has suffered much sorrow in her life. After surviving the destruction of Antham, her home country, she seeks refuge with the Sword Masters and the Wizards of the North. After revealed as the prophesized Regina, Eleya loses all opportunity of a life just for herself. She takes on the mantle of ruler and becomes a powerful figure with the Sword Masters, second only to The Serafin.

Because of Skye’s prophecy regarding Zaedrif and Eleya, she stays in Nemea with Zaedrif and Zibiah. Zaedrif and Eleya grow closer together and eventually become engaged. Zaedrif’s childhood friend, Oroco, is in love with him. Zaedrif cannot let go of his unresolved feelings for Oroco, and this becomes a rift between Zaedrif and Eleya.

Zaedrif abandoned Nemea shortly before its fall, presumably due to his involvement with Oroco. He left Eleya alone to defend it. Nathan of Anthama (who renamed his country in honor of Eleya’s home country) came to Eleya’s rescue and sacrificed himself to save her.

Many Nemeans died in the battle and more became slaves of Malik’s generals.

In The Anointing, both Areya and Cle’an become the voices of the victims of The Fall of Nemea. They both lost loved ones. Edric, Areya’s husband, was the brother of Valerie, Cle’an’s fiancée.

Although Zaedrif dies at the end of The Anointing, his memory lives on in Rise of the New Masters. Eleya must confront her past, including her relationship with Zaedrif.

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