Once upon a time, there lived a princess known as Rapunzel. A young girl who most believed was locked away in a tower, forced to wait in isolation until the day her knight in shining armour would come to rescue her. But when Prince Ethan finally arrived, he found that not all was as expected. For one thing, Rapunzel was not as alone as the stories told her to be. A terrifying, supernatural monster lived within her tower, one that held the power to destroy Ethan’s entire kingdom if it were to be set free. If Ethan wanted to save the girl, he would have to travel far and wide in search of powerful relics that could aid him in destroying the monster, while being closely followed by a woman who was more demon than human, and a spirit whose help he wasn’t sure whether or not to trust… The Witch of Rapunzel follows Sir Ethan, a young prince who is trying to prove himself worthy of being appointed to the title of king by completing a quest to bestow honour upon himself and his family. Upon the recommendation of an old mage, the prince takes his finest knights on an adventure to save the long-lost Princess Rapunzel from the tower she is supposedly locked within, as well as from the beast beneath that holds her hostage. However, he soon finds out that the stories he was told of Rapunzel weren’t quite as accurate as he had hoped. For starters, she was never alone in the tower as was prophesized. Within her tower lies a monster of untold magical potential, a monster that must be destroyed at all costs, lest Ethan’s kingdom be torn asunder. With the monster angered by his arrival, Ethan must travel through a dangerous forest, across the seas to a mysterious island, even within the soul of another, all to acquire a set of ancient relics, as well as a devastating spell, that will bestow upon him the power he needs to defeat the monster of Rapunzel’s tower. Along the way, he is aided by an ancient spirit of unknown origin, though he knows not whether this creature is helping him to be kind, or to lead him to a darker path. While gathering his tools, Ethan encounters several monsters who wish to put an end to his quest, including a forest spirit who can manipulate both nature and the minds of men, as well as a black horse, who hides a dark soul and several hidden powers that have led to the deaths of hundreds of knights. The battles are written with a mixture of genuine martial arts techniques and concepts, as well as the creative use of magic to construct an exhilarating blend of violent acts.
The decision of the gods to create humanity was a rather divisive one. With the gods becoming too violent to return to their former glory, there were many who welcomed the concept of humanity. They saw its creation as their legacy, a way to end their race on a happy note, rather than on the hatred that much of the universe had come to know them by. Then there were the troublemakers. The gods who saw humanity as nought but worthless apes who ought to be extinguished before their undeserved sense of pride led them to inevitably rise up against their soft creators. So it was that these hateful gods created the Aangshin. The ultimate weapon, born from the best parts of gods, monsters, and even demons. Only, his creation was a little too rushed. Rather than being a creature of ungodly rage and destruction as intended, Aangshin became a gentle soul, wanting only to befriend all those who wished pain upon him. If he wanted to fulfil his destiny to conquer humanity and all those who would dare protect it, his creators would have to teach him how to hate. Though of course, hatred can be a hard emotion to steer away from yourself if you act too carelessly… The story follows Aangshin in his adventures through the world we once called Desolation, as he learns to harness the powers that are buried deep within him. As more people push him to hate, his body slowly evolves into a more monstrous form, and his mind devolves into something more demonic. Each of his fights become more dramatic and more brutal than the last, with a nice mixture of genuine martial arts choreography and over the top magic fighting. As he learns to harness his anger as a weapon, he questions who he should use it against. Those he was born to hate, or perhaps those who created him and had spent his entire life trying to manipulate him to do their bidding…
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