Destruction of the village of Seris
Crosswind Hold boasts many interesting towns, but none more interesting than the village of Seris. Seris had an open portal to the Abyss, an alternate space outside of the Realm that harbored demonic monsters and creatures of malice. In order to maintain the safety of Seris, the Magistrate conducted an annual tradition of sacrifice to appease the Abyss's hunger. It was a fearful time every year, but the townspeople feared the Abyss more.
The Selection[edit | edit source]
When the time came, a young woman named Abby was selected to be sacrificed. While she grimly accepted her fate, her sister Sarah fought back in an attempt to repel the Magistrate guards from seizing her. Sarah was unsuccessful against the governing might, and Abby was scheduled to be sacrificed the next day.
Helpless and forlorn, Sarah retreats to a church for the Eternal Pyre. The Eternal Pyre is noted as a "cleansing light" from which people are reborn and is reputed to be a source of salvation or an entity that answers prayers. Sarah begged for a way to save her sister.
The Sacrifice[edit | edit source]
As the Abyss rumbled to the surface of the portal, it realized that it hungered not for just a soul, but for a physical body to possess. As it surged into Realm and consumed Abby, it caused a massive explosion that decimated the village of Seris.
The Transformation[edit | edit source]
In response to the sudden explosion, the Eternal Pyre too flared in retaliation as it too consumed Sarah, granting her sanctuary. As the town of Seris laid razed, she exited the untouched church building with a newfound purpose of abolishing all the Abyss had so that no future innocents would be lost. Sarah had now become Furia, vengeance incarnate.
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