Birth of the Blade
When I played Chrono Trigger I loved it. It was one of the best
and had an awesome soundtrack. I loved the game but it left me
when it came to the whole Masamune/Mammon Machine/Pendant and so
after reading some of the stories on your site I came up with the idea
make a story to try and guess what might have happened. It's a
that means SPOILERS so watch out! This story is gonna split from
Mune, to a narrator and if I get enough support and positive feedback I
might continue to even some of the owners of the sacred blade.
go on to explain its purpose in Chrono Cross.......
"Hey Mune! We got company!"
"Hey alright, and it ain't that spiky haired kid, is it?"
"Nope, someone else. Hey it looks like they want us for
"Well sure. Hey. I said HEY! There we go, now what do
you want to hear?"
"....I don't know if we know everything! How about something else?"
"Well that sounds more reasonable. Now where should we start?"
"How about from the start?"
"Oh yeah, thanks Mune, but wait, which start?"
"How about from the very start, you know, before we came in the
"Sure, ok, sounds good, let's get started...."
"Be quiet and tell the story!"
"Okay okay, here it goes!"
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Think back, far back, as far as
you think that time has existed, now
go even farther back and that's where we start.
First there was nothing. Not
even space or time. Then "mother" made
She made many worlds, big worlds,
small worlds, good worlds and bad
worlds. Then she slept.
While she was sleeping something
bad came. It had no name, no face,
no identity. It came without warning or innocence. It
chaos, evil and injustice. It also too made creations of evil,
called Lavos. It ruined Mother's creations and almost destroyed
Some worlds were left untouched by
the plague called Lavos. These
worlds were quickly gathered and protected by Mother. To the
couldn't reach in time she sent aid. She sent some of her power
rainbow meteors, which were meant to spread her love throughout the
be used to destroy this "parasite" named Lavos.
Mother sent thousands of her
rainbow meteors to her unprotected
worlds. Some of these meteors made it while others got destroyed,
One of these meteors made it to a
world called "Earth". This great
evil sent out a legion of darkness to destroy the meteor before it
its destination. The meteor was savagely attacked and sent
burning out of
control to the small blue planet.
The dark entity thought that the
meteor would be destroyed once it
entered its atmosphere.
Mother never gave up and still
hoped for her creations. The meteor
was not destroyed but only fragmented into many multiple rocks.
were scattered around the world, diving into oceans, crashing into
and some deep into the world's crust. Then it went black.
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"Now what Mune, what do we do now?"
"How about when the people found the rocks."
"Oh yeah the people."
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The mother's creations grew,
learned and lived. They too were
tempted by the unknown evil and embraced it while some others fought it.
One day on Earth a man was walking
by a mountain and found an odd
glowing rock. He picked it up and he suddenly felt a powerful
through him. He went home to his village and showed the rock to
there. They immedietly started to search for more of these
and more were found all around the mountain.
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"Masa! Masa! Tell about us Masa!"
"Shhhhh quiet! We're almost there."
"All right, all right! Go on then."
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People then started to collect
these rocks and started to use their
mysterious powers only known as "magic". For some the rocks
magic, while others couldn't do or feel anything from it. These
could use the stones were called Mystics and the others that couldn't
The Mystics found that they could
make fires or create lightning and
many more amazing feats. Through countless hours of practice and
this "magic" the mystics soon had the powers permanently bestowed on
and could do these feats without the use of the rocks. They also
this power could be passed on to their children.
Even to both kinds of people,
these rocks were held sacred to the
people and were protected. The Mystic society started to reject
Naturalists and ordered them to give up their stones for reasons no
than that they were not of use to them. Even though the much more
Mystics ordered them to give up their precious stones, the Naturalists
on to the stones, knowing they would easily lose a fight because of
lack of ability. Instead they made jewelry, weapons, armor,
other things to hide the stones from the Naturalists. This
Mystics and they waged war on the Naturalists.
This war was quickly over.
The Naturalists were greatly outnumbered,
over powered and humiliated. The victory went to the
Mystics. After their
victory the Mystics decided to leave the earth to "enlighten"
This meant no interaction with these "Earthbounders" and together they
magic to raise land from the sea to create a separate nation governed
most powerful family, Zeal.
They raised rock and soil from the
earth and made portals to
transport water. They raised large pillars of rock and beautiful
form huge glimmering cities that sparkled even in the moonlight.
Mystics then moved from the horrible stench of Earth to the mystical
of Zeal. Only people with the magical power could be able to
enter the city
of Zeal by ways of portals, which numbered few. This made the
two separate lands, one was the mystical land of Zeal and one was the
uncivilized land of the Earthbounds.
Years passed and the ancient war
between the Mystics and the
Earthbounders was soon forgotten.
Then one day a young girl was born
in a village of the Earthbound.
Her abilities were amazing to her people. She could see the
people's pasts and even had control of magic. She grew into a
powerful prophet and she went out across her land to many villages to
her knowledge and use her abilities rightfully. She sprang water
the ground where drought had been known for ages, she sprang up trees
fruit for food and many wonderful achievements. The people began
her "the cloaked prophet".
Her fame spread to the far out
reaches of the surface land and the
mystical land of Zeal. This made the people begin to think that
Earthbounds did have some potential and this scared the queen.
that the Earthbounders might gain power and rise against her
this girl's ability the Earthbounders might have a fighting chance of
over her mighty nation of Zeal, so the queen acted fast. She
a message to the prophet and demanded that she give her a
girl gave no objection, she held a grudge or prejudice to no one.
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The prophet arrived in the great
civilization of Zeal wearing nothing
but simple pants, sleeveless shirt, backpack and a long hooded
was dressed in browns and greys with a dusty rim around the edge of
everything she owned.
She was met by an escort of five
armed guards upon exiting the
portal. Wearing large white breastplates and each carrying a
spear they approached her quickly from the side of the portal.
reflection bounced off their chests as they approached. They had
simple shorts and sandals with no other armor, they needed nothing else
no fear of invasion from below had come before.
A larger man with showing only a
red tassel over each shoulder and on
the spear approached her while the others stood in ready position,
holding their spears in a tight grip.
"I have been ordered to accompany
you to the queen" the tasseled
The prophet looked up at their
captain and pushed her hood back. Her
blond hair and pale face gazed at him for a second and gave a small
Knowing that what they were doing was truly orders she would be safe,
long as she didn't do anything aggressive she would be fine. She
the guards filled in beside her, their leader taking walking in front
the way down the smooth stone walkway towards a town with a large
seeming to be embedded into the mountain. She walked with a guard
side. Her soft cloth footsteps silenced by the clicks of the
sandals of her
Approaching the town it seemed strangely familiar. The tall
white walls of building seemed only different in color to the cave
lived in on the surface, the trees she could see shaded the path and
building windows, and the road paved with smooth stones in an exact
On the surface the roads were made
with what stones people had found,
their skewed design accenting their buildings and architecture, they
where they could in nature. Soft earth gave way to homes for many
gave fruit and shade at times in the day. Here in this hovering
nature was bent by these people to fit their wants. Her soft feet
on stones smoothed by magic, not by others like herself.
She approached the town and the
guards slowed their fast walking
pace. Immediately a few people had seen her and scrambled off to
of the path. Feet shuffled and some ran to get off the path, as
it became diseased and foreign. Gasps and whispered works filled
ahead of her as some scurried off into open doorways. She entered
and she could hear the people's voices. She heard "The first of
invasion", "They have come to ruin us!" among the leader's order of
steady". They continued walking.
The escort walked straight,
unmoved by the town or citizens, but
definitely more cautious. A silence even quieter than the walk
over the area. The tasseled man's eyes peered left to right, but
back. The guards looked all over; the roofs, the sidewalks, one
around to see the group gathering in their midst. They didn't
trouble but if it came they would be ready and prepared. The
on, head straight and high.
The town started to give way back
to the path in green fields before
a mountain and the whispers were once replaced with the clicks of
which seemed even quieter than their first steps on the floating land
echoed loudly compared to in the town. They kept walking.
The path soon split before the
summit of the mountain. A narrower
path branched off the larger and they followed it and soon came to a
raised pedestal, like the one she arrived on. It was only three
with four steps up to it but it was large, enough for fifty people to
on with still a bit of elbow room. On the platform there was a
indent all the way around it which gave only a foot space of stone
it and the pleasant grass beside it. The group stopped.
The tasseled man stepped onto it
and kneeled down. He extended his
bare hand to a small hole in the stone. A spark of electricity
his hand and into the hole and stopped shortly after starting.
man stood again and said, "Come onto the platform." just as a hum grew
nothing to a whisper.
The girl and escort stepped onto
the platform and the hum got louder.
The leader bent down again and repeated the shocking control and
disc in the pedestal began to rise. It disc lifted higher and
didn't waver. Judging by the hole left in the platform it was only
foot thick. The pedestal became smaller and smaller. It
shrunk with the
town while the palace grew larger. The wind became more apparent
prophet lifted her hood over her head.
As they ascended the prophet could
see the path they were on, it
snaked up the mountain, staying straight mostly but turning at each
the giant mound but ever rising. The platform rose higher.
"This is used only for royal
servants and high guests. It is a
shorter route than the road you see there. This will take us but
from the palace entrance but today we can take it to a loading area
the queen's chambers." The tasseled man explained. The
prophet stared on
but turned to look at the man. She looked at him quizzingly and
tasseled man stammered for but a second. "The mountain was to..
halter an invading force if one ever came." The prophet turned
back to her
view of the road and the mountain.
The platform stopped in a pedestal
like the one below and the hum
stopped. Two guards dashed from her side to a set of large doors
on either side. Their armor and feet clunked as they ran to the
Each one grabbed a handle and pulled it open. The tasseled
man led her
and her remaining escort through the door. Their feet landed on a
carpet similar to a fur from an exotic mammal found on the surface.
Once inside the other part of her
escort stopped and positioned
themselves like the two before them, one on each side of the door with
simple sidestep. The tasseled man turned to face her and took a
her side. His steps were silent on the fine carpet. He faced
walked beside her. The prophet walked on and examined the room.
Many things she hadn't seen
before. The floor was smooth black stone
that reflected the room's image dully, everything in black. The
came in from was open to the outside but little light came in. The side
front of her held several pictures of past royalty with alternating
windows that let some daylight in but still didn't provide much
majority of the light was coming from silver pedestals with a single
flame, burning from an unknown fuel. These pedestals were
following a large
long red rug trailing from an even larger ornate door to the steps at
other end of the room.
The prophet walked with the
tasseled man straight in front of the
larger door and stopped. The tasseled man nodded to his men and
the two by
the door nodded back and left. The tasseled man looked down at
"I have other pressing matters to see to now. I wish you
happiness. Goodbye." He grasped one hand in palm of the
other and gave a
slight bow. The prophet smiled. "Thank you. May your
time be filled with
a happy life." The guard smiled and with that, went through the
which was promptly closed behind him.
The prophet turned to see the
other end of the room. It was still
dark. There was a clap of hands and the pedestals by the steps
flame with a flaming roar. The pedestals of flame circled around
the throne to illuminate the scene behind the throne. Behind the
a picture of a single person standing on a hill raising a mountain with
Peering into the floor, she saw
the picture with a black glaze and
looked down to see the queen. She sat on a mighty throne
shiny metals of gold and yellow and jewels that glistened and seemed to
sweat with the flickering light from the flames. The queen
dressed in a white robe with red strips running down the front that
into the bottom of her robe. To the right of the queen was a
decorated throne seated by a young blond girl wearing only a white
The prophet was quiet as she walked down the carpet towards the queen,
feet never making a sound. The only sound was the swish of her
stopped just paces short of the few steps to the throne and stared
at the queen. The queen shook with a feeling of prying eyes and
"Speak now woman!" demanded the
The prophet shook back her hood to
reveal a short blond haired sea of
curls. She kneeled then spoke.
"The world of Zeal will see great
disaster. This nation will crash
into the sea by the weight of the greed of its people and queen then
world will be covered in darkness."
The queen sat attentively and
waited for the rest of the prediction.
The prophet flipped her hood back and gave a sharp smile. She
from the queen and then the room erupted in an explosion of sound and
The room was pitch black.
Light from the outside didn't seem to
exist and the flames from the pedestals didn't stretch further than the
pedestals themselves. Only the two people on the thrones and the
could be seen clearly. The prophet stood and took a step back and
swallowed by the black, she reappeared thirty paces back with six
strangers replacing where she was. All the strangers were
looking down: a wild red-haired boy, a blond woman in white, a young
with an odd hat and glass covers over her eyes, a large green frog with
facial hair, a shiny humanoid that had no human face and a woman that
like one of the Earthbounders. The prophet's loud voice filled
without an echo as the rest of the prediction went on.
"Wielding the power of their
bodies, mind, heart, and spirit these
people will come. They will come from long distances to try and
already dying world."
The strange people raised their
heads up at the queen then faded.
Life like images appeared of the strangers fighting in strange places,
incredible magic and devastating attacks. The sounds of the
their mark and screaming creatures filled the room. Explosions
deafened the squealing animals in front of the queen and the images
continued to change. Images of the strangers flashed in front of
and girl, images of the group talking casually, laughing around a
and running across dying ground to fight an incredibly large mass of
One image was of them gong up the steps in front of her palace.
The images continued on as the
prophet, still behind this image show,
raised her arms to point at these strange people.
"These strangers will either save
their world or die trying but
regardless, their victory will have a great consequence."
The images stopped and faded like
the six strangers did. A single
man with pointy ears and purple hued skin appeared on the steps.
dressed in black and was holding a large scythe up. A bone
filled the room but didn't change the room temperature at all.
"A member of your bloodline will
determine the outcome of this epic
battle. He will give the travelers valuable knowledge and
test them for
the concluding battle. He might even fight. Your blood line
where his heart will lead."
The prophet waved her arms and the
man disappeared and the light
filled the room again. The room went back to normal and it was
some moments. The queen's wide eyed look lasted for only a few
was shaken off and replaced with a laugh that broke the silence.
younger girl gave a quiet sniffle. The queen stood and pointed a
finger at the prophet in her robes.
"The mighty land of Zeal would
never fall into the sea. That idea is
foolish! We grow more and more powerful each day. We shape
the land for
our bidding! We can destroy whole forests in mere minutes!
predictions spread nothing but distrust and confusion through my
For those crimes I find you guilty and you will be executed.
The doors busted open and guards
ran to surround the prophet with
outstretched arms. Their tasseled leader wasn't seen. The
still, unmoving since finishing her prediction.
"Take her away and execute her
quietly, I want no word of this to
leave this room!"
The guards grabbed the prophet by
the arms and dragged her out the
door. Unmoving and staring at the queen's eyes the prophet
"It has begun, the cogs have begun
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After the prophet's disappearance
the people started to wonder.
Rumors quickly spread and Mystics found out that the prophet was killed
the queen refused to accept the prediction. This raised a debate
the "dirty Earthbounders" might actually have some magical power.
message was slowly whispered back to the Earthbounds where they wept
for their prophet that they thought could bring change to the world.
The people soon began to become
afraid. With the world slowing
getting colder, the people started to get scared and worried.
thought it was the god's revenge on the world for letting the prophet
killed and they lived in ever increasing fear. This made one
family to make
a drastic and daring decision.
The family lived in the tropical
canyon of Uyul where people came
from all over the other Earthbound villages to sip from the water,
were rumored to be able to enhance one's being to give them magical
The people thought that they would be allowed access to Zeal if they
of this water.
This particular family had been
living there as long as they could
recall from grandparents and village elders. They lived in an old
town and were a very well known family. This family helped fight
others in killing the beasts that attacked their village each
one dawning night the family brought their six year-old twin sons to
mouth of the waterfall to finally make a difference in the world.
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"You mean us right Masa?"
"Right Mune, you and me. We were going to save the world!"
"Your right Masa, and we did, didn't we? You know that if you and
there, those kids wouldn't have saved the world!"
"I know Mune, I was there too remember? Well anyways that day was
day that you and I were just some kids. We were changed forever
Well anyways back to the story."
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That night the parents of the
children took their prized possession,
one of the mystical stone that had been handed down in their family for
seemed as an eternity, and took a walk with their children. The
had been rumored to have great magical power but no one, not even
could do anything with it.
The parents walked for a
while. They held each other's hand with the
other occupied by a skipping boy. They left their home late one
headed to the village center and started walking out.
The parents took the twins to the
small waterfall that was on the
edge of their village. The water seemed cold and reflected the
pale moon as
it fell smoothly off the edge and into the pool, almost
waterfall was only a bit over a normal persons head but the pool
was large and only ankle deep. It ran off on the side into that
join a larger river.
The family stood on the edge of
the pool. The father turned his head
to the boy clutching his hand with a strong childhood grip.
the waterfall, okay?" The majestic waterfall was told in stories
been a sacred place for their ancestors that once lived there long ago.
children enjoyed the soft sounds of the water and felt very peaceful
powerful. The flowing water seemed to radiate strong flowing
the children could feel as a gentle breeze on their bodies. They
into the pool and stepped to each side of the falling water and stood
the falling water.
They looked at their parent's
distorted faces through the waterfall.
They looked sad but hid an overwhelming feel of pride and honor you
see in their smiles and tears. The boys felt a sudden sorrow as
would know they would never see them again.
The mother stared at her children
and could feel great potential but
still couldn't fight of the feeling of sadness because she knew their
would not include seeing her again. The father gazed at them
waterfall and pulled out the stone from in his shirt pocket.
He knew this was what he had to
do. At night he had dreams, dreams
of his twin sons standing in the waterfall like they did before
would touch the stone and would glow a white light that didn't hurt the
to look at. He had the dream over and over, each time the light
brighter and brighter. A few nights ago the dreams changed and
The light stopped and was replaced by a dagger. He felt it in his
felt the tough of his sons, the pride of his village and the hope of
world. But why his sons he asked, why them?
The answer came to him when he
awoke from the dream several nights
ago. He checked on his sons and found them sitting on the floor
home hands pressed together and giggling. The father walked in
only a step in. Above the two boys were several wooden toys
smoothly and flowingly, something like a small current in water.
saw their father and smiled. The wooden toys floated down to the
landed with a gentle stop.
"We heard a voice." said
Mune. "It told us we were special. What
does that mean father?"
The father stood stunned.
Mouth open but no wind came through. The
two boys seemed to control all air in the room.
Mune took the lead, "It told us we
had powers, we were special and
had to do something. I don't know what but I know we got to do
The father brought back his voice
and control over himself. "I know.
We need to talk. There is something we need to talk about."
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The stone was a deep red color
that felt somewhat warm to the touch
and held it in front of the waterfall. He felt great satisfaction
adoration knowing that his children would help this village and future
villages and more beyond just that. The twins were confused and
scared but knew that this was their purpose in life, their dreams told
Their mother started crying harder
and grabbed her husband and held
him close. She rested her head on his shoulder and stared at
children's distorted image through the waterfall. They looked
Their heads look bald and smooth, their ears more pointed and longer
their eyes slightly larger, their skin a distorted green. The
reminded them of creatures in tales that would grant people their
The father held the stone out, shaking with emotion, took a deep breath
said, "Concentrate on one single thought, one single idea: the future."
The twins looked at each other and
held theirs hands. They both
turned and walked towards the rock. The water pushed them down on
shoulders but they stood tall and grabbed the end of the stone and felt
sudden surge of power and purpose which gave them goosebumps.
their hands tighter and closed their eyes. They thought about
the village, its people and their future. They heard a thousand
from the past and the future and of the ones in the present. They
pain, joy, hopes, prayers and pleas but over all the voices they heard
one voice that was louder than the rest, a voice they trusted and felt
comforted by. The voice sounded like their father's but also like
mother's. It sounded like the one they heard that one
night. Together they
realized that they would be needed in the future for good and the
destruction of a great evil. The stone then glowed a red light and grew
brighter. The father closed his eyes and a single tear fell down
and fell into the pool. "We love you, and we always will.
Together the twins embraced and
slowly molded into a single brightly
lit white mass. The father let go of the red glowing stone and it
suspended in the air by the white light that was their children.
then rippled out from where their father's tears with a gentle wave of
colors. It grew outward and eventually up the fall into a
rainbow of color that climbed up and up out of sight. The parents
stepped away from the rainbow but didn't cover their eyes. The
brighter and brighter tell it drowned out the white light of their
It grew brighter and illuminated the whole village like the
light of a
bright sun of spring. The parents stood still and kept their eyes
The light dimmed and shot straight in to the air above the pool.
parents were knocked down by a huge blast.
When they recovered the light, the
stone, their children were gone
and only a gentle fall of the waterfall was heard. The parents
held each other and embraced. They held each other tight and
looked at the
pool. There, in the bottom of the pool was a small knife lying
the pool bottom. The father reached down and picked up the small
saw on the side the name of the children that made the ultimate
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"Wow what a day, I sure felt different about everything after that."
"Oh yeah, well that day we had to start thinking about how we were
save the world!"
"Oh sure, the only thing I wanted to know is if I'd ever see mom and
"Well you knew the answer before we changed. I miss them too but
bore our guest to death with our grievances, on to the story!"
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The knife was used to find the way
for the people to find shelter
from the great cold, to fight the great monsters that appeared and many
tasks. The knife was held as a great treasure of the Earthbound
it always seemed to shine with a great inner light and bring hope to
people until the knife was lost in a great battle with a great monster
the earth called Giga Gaia.
An elder of the village of New
Uyul had been fighting this monster to
protect his village. The monster was raiding their food storages
destroying their homes and needed to be stopped. The man was a
fighter and a braver man. He fought so long and hard with the
his courage would span into legends that would be talked about for
to come. The man eventually started to succumb to fatigue and the
monster grabbed him in his claws and was squeezing him slowly.
decided to sacrifice his life in a last chance that would kill the
The elder took all of his strength and whirled the blade deep into the
monster's head. The monster shrieked in pain. It arched his neck
wailed a deep monstrous scream. The monster dropped the elder and
screaming. His arms wailing while backing away, reaching for the
not reaching. A bright light was seeping out his head wound and
into the sky. A lightning bolt cracked from the sky and struck
of the light and there was a huge explosion. A deadly shriek
filled the air
and a wind started to rise and blew the monster far away across the
with the blade hurling high into the sky.
The elder knew that his job has
been fulfilled and smiled, feeling a
great sense of honor in his already stopped beating heart.
The blade sliced through the air
and landed in the kingdom of Zeal in
the fountain of the queen where a young girl would often sit and think
quietly about her life.
One day the princess was thinking
about the Earthbound people and how
they are surviving under the layer of ice and snow. She then
her shoulder and saw an odd light from a corner of the fountain.
cautiously walked to it and picked up the knife. The blade shone
in her hand and an insignia on the side revealed its name,
looked hard at the blade and noticed that even in the bright fountain
blade shined brighter but from an unknown light source. She
hid the blade
in her robes and quickly ran home to further examine the blade...
Hope you enjoy the story. I have played Chrono Trigger through
times and have played Chrono Cross too. I have finished t and
almost way too much. Any responses for the story be mailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org with Masamune fanfic in the title or else it will
deleted. Thanks for your time and wait for more stories about the
and Chrono Cross. Hehe, enjoy your time.