Sophitia Alexandra Age: 18 Born: Mar.12 Height: 168 cm (5'5") Weight: She would not tell us. Blood Type: B Family Background: Father Ataros, Mother Niek, Sister Kathandra, Brother Ruches Weapon: Omega Sword Style: Athena Greece, the birthplace of Cretaceous culture. The people's beliefs are starting to change to the new ways, but the ancient Gods live on in their arts and mythologies. Sophitia is a tidy girl who works in a small bakery in Athens. She cherishes the mythical world of her ancestors. She often prayed to the goddess Pallas Athena, guardian of her town and embodiment of wisdom and prudent warfare. Her prayer have not been ignored. One morning, as she bathed in a forest spring, a dazzling light shined in front of her. The light formed the shape of a man. As she stood amazed by the sight, the man told her that he was Hephaestus, the god of Forge. One of the twelve Olympian Gods. " I'm only a mere mortal. What can I do for you? " " Do not fear. I only want you to receive my oracle." "Among all the weapons that mankind has created, one sword has grabbed the attention of the gods. The sword is true evil. It was forged blindly and now sucks up the hatred and pain of its victims. Many 'deceived' seek this wicked weapon." "If any of them find it, disaster will surely follow. I will not let a creation of the forge such as this ruin my reputation. I want you to find that wicked sword before anybody else and destroy it." The importance of this task was clear and she desired to undertake it, but still she was filled with self-doubt. "But I'm just a mere mortal. Can I fulfill such a big task?" "You are not as weak as you think. Obtain a mighty weapon and you can save your kind. I have heard of you from Pallas Athena. She says you still believe in the Olympians. That's why I chose you. No other except you can hear our oracles anymore." " Do not worry. Come to my temple. I will grant you the best arms and Athena will always be with you." Hephaestus then left. Silence returned to the spring. Sophitia went home and equipped herself for the journey. She left home before the rosy-fingereddawn arose. May she have the protection of the Goddes of Victory, Nike. Eurydice Shrine This temple was designed and constructed by the god of Forge, Hephaestus, one of twelve Olympian Gods. It recently lay in ruin, but due to the power of Sophitia's faith it has been restored to its former glory. Sophitia arrived at the temple and received the blessed sword and shield from the god of metalworking. "Survive your first trial!" The voice echoed in the temple. Lightning flashed and another Sophitia appeared before her! Simulacrum Sophitia Weapn: Omega Sword Style: Athena She is a duplicate of Sophitia created by the god of Forge, Hephaestus to test her. She looks just like Sophitia down to the armor she wears, but Hephaestus controls her. Defeat her! Sophitia overcame the god's trial. "Well done, Sophitia." "You eill travel the world and waken the deceived with your sword. Good luck..." She realized she had been transported to a new and strange land... Unknown Land A svanna in North America. In the middle of a gigantic crater, a mysterious group of megaliths lie. The natives fear the area, so nobody comes here. Is it a site of power? In this strange place Sophitia met a man. He gazed at her sword and shield and then raised his large ax. "Put down your weapons!" At the that momen, she heard Hephaestus' voice. "Beat him!" "Yes, Hephaestus..." Rock Age: 35 Born: Dec.14 Weapon: Battle Ax Style: Own Style A Reckless Commando He was orphaned while a child. He wandered about the New World and acquired the skills to survive in the wild. He met a foreign female swordsman and challenged her to a fight for her beautiful weapons. He has amazing stamina. Knock him out of the ring! Sophitia knocked Rock off the megalith. The big man fainted away. The God spoke again. "Sophitia, you are getting better. I shall give you this..." He gave her the "Gaea Sword" which provides protection from the goddess of the earth. She headed West... The Shrine of Confined Demons This shrine is surrounded by bamboo. It used to hold in "Fury-Demons." There was once a ring of protection around this place but it has since been broken. These Demons now prey on passing travellers. Sophitia came to this shrine on Omi Isle to suppress the evil that lives here. As she approached the shrine, a foul creature materialized before her. It breathed heavily and reeked of evil. "Gods, please protect me." Voldo Age: 43 Born: Aug.25 Weapon: Full Moon Style: Own Style Hell Guardian To fulfill his dead master Vercci's will, he searched for "SoulEdge. As he approached the shrins, he was possessed by a Fury-Demon and has now become one. He has incredible recovery power. Beat him with constant attacks. As Sophitia beat Voldo, he was freed from the spell. She gave Voldo's evil weapon to Hephaestus. As a reward, he gave her the "Sword Breaker." Ancient Temple Mount Chii towers over the southern edge of the Korean Peninsula. There is a historic temple at the foot of the mountain. It is said that the temple was build in the fourth century. The stage in front of this temple is used for training by the students at Seung's school. A girl called out to Sophitia. "You're not from these parts, are you? I see you also carry a sword. Can you use it?" The girl challenged her to a fight with a long sword. "Is this a trial?" But the Gods did not answer her. "I don't wish to fight without a reason." Seung Mi Na Age: 16 Born: Nov.3 Weapon: Tiger Fang Style: Seung's long blade "Heart & Soul" girl She is the only daughter of the martial art school teacher and a master swordsman. She has been in a foul mood since she was rejected from the coastal defense force and will challenge anyone in a fight. Survive her attack within the time limit. Though Sophitia was puzzled by this sudden challenge, she engaged Seung Mi Na. Then... " Mi Na! Stop that!" "Uh-oh. That's my father. Now I'm in real trouble!" Mi Na turned and ran away from Sophitia. She shouted back as she ran. "I'll let you go this time!" Surprised, Sophitia watched her leave. The Desert There is a desert in the central Asia. It's the hardest part for the travellers who are crossing the continent overland. Nothing but the ruins of an ancient Chinese fortresses lay in the sand. "Bandits?" Sophitia entered the ruins of the fortress. She felt that someone was sneaking up to her, so she looked back. "Who are you?" "Give me back the shrine's sword." The stranger said. "What are you talking about?" Sophitia was confused as the stranger pounced upon her without mercy. "It seem there's no way to avoid this fight, is there?" Taki Age: 22 Born: ? Weapon: Rekkimaru Style: Demon-slashed sword The Underground Hunter She is a ninja who kills demons for a living. She came to this land following Sophitia to retrieve ther weapon taken away from the shrine. (The sword she gave to Hephaestus.) Due to the hard trek across the desert. Sophitia is exhausted. Beat Taki with what little energy you have. Sophitia repulsed Taki. She took the "Fire Blade" that the ninja dropped as she ran away. Colosseum There is a secret colosseum where fierce warrios gather from all over the world. Sophitia arrived at the colosseum in time for the contest. "Prove yourself and win the prize." The God told her. Defeat all three fighters. Heishiro Mitsurugi Age: 22 Born: Jun.8 Weapon: Water Moon Style: Mitsurugi Seung Mi Na Age: 16 Born: Nov.3 Weapon: Morning Star Style: Seung's long blade Hwang Sung Kyung Age: 25 Born: Aug.8 Weapon: Falchion Style: Seung's long blade In mortal combat, Sophitia defeated the following three fighters. First match Japanese Samurai, Heishiro Mitsurugi Second match Tomboy, Seung Mi Na Third match Hwang Sung Kyung, who's trained in the same fighting style as Mi Na. Sophitia got the "Blue Crystal Rod" as a prize. The Secret Treasury The secret treasury that hids the Italiam Vercci's treasures. It was built on the unknown isolated island at the bottom of a huge pit, 50m deep. It is truly an impregnable "Treasure Island." Sophitia avoided the pit's traps and arrived at the secret treasury. Something poked her from behind. "Eeek!" "Hi, long time no see." Taki, the Japanese Ninja stood behind her. Sophitia realized she had been poisoned as the strength left her body. Taki leapt at her with an unknown weapon. Taki Age: 22 Born: ? Weapon: Jutte Style: Dream Slashed sword The Underground Hunter She is looking for the "evil sword" in order to strengthen her own beloved sword. She still believes Sophitia has the evil sword from Japan. Sophitia is poisoned. Overcome this condition and beat her. Sophitia defeated Taki once again. The Ninja fled in shame, leaving Sophitia alone. She took the "Rapier" from the treasury. The Capture of Ostrhinesburg Castle Sir Stefan is at war with the Marquis Andre. His "invulnerable" castle is suffering heavy damage under the Marquis' modern cannonade. "There is a young man here who has a deep attachment to the wicked sword. Save him from being pulled into the dark side." Sophitia was led to the castle by the god's voice, where she found Siegfried, a young swordsmann... "Listen to me! You are under the wicked sword's control. I can wake you!" "Maybe I don't want to wake up!" Siegfried Schtauffen Age: 16 Born: Feb.6 Weapon: Faust Style: Own Style Innocent Darkside He is looking for the invincible sword "SoulEdge" in order to avenge his father's death. Presently he is the chief mercenary of the castle guards. Wake him up with a throw. "Huh, what? ...Fa..father..." Siegfried's addled mind cleared as Sophitia freed him from the dark side. She received the "Apollo Sword" that grants protection from the sun god. Decisive Battle Sophitia tracked down the location of the wicked sword "SoulEdge." This Spanish port is home to the pirate Cervantes. Ominous silence reigned all around. The pirate ship, Adrian, lies anchored nearby. Cervantes de Leon Age: 48(immortal) Born: Jan.1 Weapon: SoulEdge Style: possessed The Immortal Pirate Once he was the most feared pirate on the Atlantic. Several decades ago, he set off towards the New World in search of "SoulEdge" as requested by Vercci the Italian arms merchant. A fould smell hangs in the air. A thirst for blood can be felt here. "It's here as I thought. I must be right." Sophitia felt an evil presence emanating from the Adrian. She trusted the gods' protection and climbed aboard the ship. A strange man holding two gleaming swords waited for her on deck. "The 'SoulEdge!'" "I have been awaiting you. You are the girl who received the oracle. I can't wait to feast on your pure soul!" Beat Cervantes and destroy the wicked sword SoulEdge! "Hephaestus!!!" Sophitia yelled and lifted up her Omega Sword high. At that moment, a dazzling light encircled her and a thunderbolt shattered the wicked sword "SoulEdge" into pieces. From the light, she could hear the voice of Hephaestus. "Than k you for destroying the evil swords." As the light around her diminished, her armor, shield and sword shrank to the size of her palm. Then, to the amazed Sophitia the twelve Gods appeared before her and thanked her for her courage. Hephaestus smiled and they all vanished. How long has passed since then? Sophitia now bakes bread with her sisters. The past seems like a dream. But, she can still feel the loving eyes of ancient gods upon her.