STORMHEART - A Spoilerific Origin Story - Chapter I - Childhood

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STORMHEART

 

 

A Spoilerific Origin Story

 

 

Chapter I

 

 

Childhood

 

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Childhood
 

Chapter I

 

 

Childhood

 
 
Everyone knows where they come from, but some of us wish we didn't. 
"I used to know her," she admitted in the darkness, alone to herself, "This is my fault, Hiccup," she imagined confessing to the chief before she broke down crying.
 
Long ago, a trader from the West had travelled in search of knowledge and produce for his homelands to the mainland and met with a woman. A woman who was high up in the system, for now, and who had taken an interest in the story-filled man.
She sat with the man in the gentle candlelight of the North, while her husband was away on a trip, conversing with the trader over his countless tales of the Western islands. 
The two spent the night together that night, only for the trader to be gone by daybreak, leaving her alone.
 
Months later, with her husband back in town, the woman was admitted to the local wellbeing shack and for good reason. She was about to give birth. 
Hours after being sent in, came out a perfectly healthy woman, with a perfectly healthy child in her arms, but no husband. With unforeseen circumstances, he had gone, never to lay an eye on the child again. 
Time went by and as the woman was scattered lower and lower down the ranks due to her husband's departure from her life, she found herself, and her child, living in the slums, if you like, of the East. However, the child, who was named by Thor as Nikie, knew none the wiser as to her poverty, she had a life and she loved it. 
   At six years old, the girl, Nickie, was out in the frozen fjords of her homeland learning all the while of the World she had been dropped in. She had glared up at the sky, as colourful lights lit up the ice below her. Then, on the horizon, something moved. The object got closer to the girl who stayed still in her naivety. Before long, the object, which was now twice the size of the six-year-old stood in front of her and glared at her in her eyes. It was a creature of some sorts. A dragon. A glorious black dragon with several colour-friendly dots splotched all over it. It was only a child, without its mother, and it looked at her, considering it for food, but resisted for its size. They both stared at each other for a long while, until Nickie heard a noise in the distance. She ran and hid behind one of the closest mounds of ice where the Dragon that had taken such curiosity toward her, stared at her every move, silently. This was until the noise on the horizon had arrived with nets and guns in hand. Ready for anything, the squad trapped the 'beast' in its nets and took it away with swords and axes and bows at the ready threatening it.
Soon enough, Nickie went home and realised who the man was at the head of that squad and how vital he was to the tribe.
  Years on, Nickie found herself in education, where she learnt the basics of how to trap dragons, which she, in turn, questioned, and the basics of science; something she excelled in. She was soon found to be the top of her class, designing mechanisms nobody could have imagined. Simple snapping cages, and ship designs that the tutor took for themselves to use for 'future reference'. 
It wasn't long before Nickie's story really began, and the tragedy that we find ourselves in today was triggered by one act of kindness. 
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STORMHEART

 

STORMHEART

 

Everyone has a backstory. Some more interesting than others.

And some twisted together to cause one big story. 

And we expect to see her hating dragons her whole life, and even more so at one point, right?

What we want isn't always the truth, and what we get isn't always that either.

 

Read

STORMHEART 

A Spoilerific Origin Story

to learn of how she came to be where she is now and what is yet to come for the Barbaric Archipelago.