Corvus (Lore)

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Corvus (also known as Knaifu or Red) is high-ranking secret operative in the Magistrate and the son of Karne, the grand magister of the Magistrate. He as the Magistrate's Blade was a tool for the Magistrate`s purpose. He rose to the ranks of the Magistrate and worked for a few Tribunal Judges. During his time, he experienced some things that were closed to the public eye, horrible things that came from the Supernaturals and the Abyss. Due to his experience with supernatural encounters, he was now firmly involved in such encounters at the Magistrate. For this reason he became an expert of abyssal powers and developed his own. After he was tricked by the Abyss by releasing Raum, which cost him his reputation in the Magistrate, he was sent to exile. Now he wants to fight and directly control the Abyss and supernatural elements of the Realm. [1] He still feels connected to the Magistrate, but now he makes his own decisions.

Name[edit | edit source]

Before he was officially named, the community had named him "Knaifu the Waifu Stealer", or simply "Knaifu" after his abduction of Abby to sacrifice to the Abyss in Rise of Furia. He was also known in the community as "The Unknown" or "Red". Thunderbrush had referred to him as "Coat-Guy" .

In-Game Lore[edit | edit source]

The most difficult decisions test even the strongest of wills, but his will has never wavered, even in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. He is Corvus, The Magistrate’s Blade. He is the son of Karne, the powerful leader of the Magistrate, but it is by his own merit that he has earned the absolute loyalty of his men and instilled fear in his enemies.

A charismatic leader and brilliant tactician, Corvus will stop at nothing to see his goals realized: a peace to surpass that of the Golden Age, under the Magistrate’s rule. With the near-limitless energy of the Abyss, bent to his iron will, and those soldiers still loyal to his vision of peace, he is doing what no other is capable of. By his own strength, the Resistance will fall, and peace will be forged for the Realm’s citizens, with or without their cooperation.

History[edit | edit source]

Rise of Furia[edit | edit source]

The Town of Seris was under threat from the Abyss, which hungered for a soul. Corvus was the leader of the Magistrate troop tasked with finding a volunteer and sacrificing them to appease the Abyss. He seized Abby, and left her sister Sarah a lock of her hair. It is unknown what happened after this, as he is not seen during the actual sacrifice, but he is known to survive the destruction of Seris, as he appears in Shattered Desert. It is unknown how he escaped.

End Times[edit | edit source]

During the Battle of Shattered Desert, Corvus led the Magistrate army tasked with seizing the shattered shards of the moon for the power they contained. Originally, he beats the Resistance and successfully retrieves the power of the moon shards, unknowingly releasing the Darkness and dooming the Realm.

Shattered Goddess Return[edit | edit source]

Atlas returns from the dark future created by Corvus, hoping to prevent this from happening, he uses the Resistance's power, and heads off to fight Corvus and his troops in Bazaar. Eventually, at the urging of Jenos, the Shattered Goddess Io joins the battle, severely wounding Corvus and chasing him and his forces away from the Shattered Desert.

Releasing Raum[edit | edit source]

After the Battle of Shattered Desert, Corvus was defeated, desperately looking for something, anything to give him the power to defeat the Resistance. The Abyss would take advantage of this desperation, using the body of the girl sacrificed at the village of Seris, she offered him immense power from the Abyss; control over an Abyssal Lord. She tricked him into opening a portal, releasing Raum into the Realm. This action cost him his reputation in the Magistrate, and after being tried for his crimes, was exiled from the Magistrate. Furious at the Abyss for deceiving him, and also disappointed in the Magistrate for not seeing the reasons behind his actions, Corvus created his own group, one that supports the Magistrate just as much as before, but also aims to fully control the Abyss and take revenge against it.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

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If the citizens of the Realm refuse to unite for its protection, I will be there to correct their course. No more proxies. No more lies. Peace must come. No matter the cost.

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I will lead the few brave enough to see the truth. With the powers under my control, I will bring this conflict to an end.

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In the shadows of my exile, I cannot help but wonder how many of my compatriots remain trustworthy. After so many battles together, could they truly see me as their enemy?

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From the beginning, the so-called Paladins have been nothing but a nuisance. They strive for conflict and call it peace. If true peace is to be achieved, all of them must be silenced.

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I devoted my life to the Magistrate. In return? They cast me out for doing what had to be done.

Journal Pages[edit | edit source]

Page 1[edit | edit source]

I've earned their respect, and I have been invited to join the Judges with an honorary place at the cadet's table, but I'm struggling to come to terms with the medal they're (short indecipherable portion scratched out) awarding me for "bravery" on our patrol. It's hollow. I never would have imagined such a monstrous thing could exist in the Realm. So many lives were lost. What does 'bravery' matter if I failed to bring everyone home? Apparently, it has also earned me some new assignment that everyone refused to speak about. None of it matters, though. As long as in a month from now, this new position gives me the power I need to keep my people safe.

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Page 2[edit | edit source]

They say the most difficult decisions test the strongest of wills. Mine was tested today. Nobody but I understood why it had to be done - that this was the one chance to save everyone. One girl's life was to be given at the exchange for the entire town's - but in the end, it didn't matter. The entire city of Seris was destroyed by the Abyssal explosion that her death was meant to prevent. It is m my burden duty to protect as many as I can. If deciso decisions like this mean that the people I seek to protect despise me, then at least they are alive to do so.

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Page 3[edit | edit source]

I had to try. How many lives have been lost already? How many under my command has died in this endless conflict with the misguided 'Resistance'?

This was meant to turn the tides - an Abyssal Lord under Magistrate control would have ended things quickly. The Resistance, with their star-god and the moon goddess; their vision will see the Ma Magistrate gone, and with it, the Realm. So I did what I needed to be done.

That lying oracle took advantage of our desperation. She whispered her lies, and I believed them. No more. All I've done in service of the Realm, and the Magistrate, and this was no different. I'll be the one to fix this, all of it.

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Page 4[edit | edit source]

So it has come to this. I've been tried for my "crimes" against the (short indecipherable portion scratched out) Magistrate and the people. This morning, I heard them list off why I should be chastised, and I laughed. They have no idea what this Realm needs to survive.

I now control power my father has deemed "unfit" for humanity; my men still stand by me. Only I have the strength. Only I have the willpower to bend the Abyss. No more proxies. No more lies. I will put the Resistance in its place and usher in an age of prosperity the likes of which this Realm has never bef before seen.

I will do what must be done.

For the Magistrate.

Source.

Videos[edit | edit source]

Corvus Champion Teaser[edit | edit source]

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A sacrifice was meant to save the town of Seris, but... I couldn`t save everyone. The Abyss always wants more. Thousands of lives... gone! But I survived. Something... protected me. I knew this power could end the war, could save the Realm. But the lying oracle tricked me, and these horrors I have unleashed, are worse than any war. The Abyss is volatile, deadly. But by my own hands, it will bend. For I am Corvus, son of Karne! I will control the Abyss and I will save this Realm! For the Magistrate.

Releasing Raum[edit | edit source]

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Another failure. Another weak man, desperate for a solution. No matter the costs. They turn to us. They always do. And they always regret it. No man can control the Abyss! No man can control Raum!



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