After 1,000 years, the Dark Lord has, against all odds, re-emerged into the world.
Hit the jump for my magical, powerful, not-in-any-way-derivative tale.
One day I'm peacefully farming, attending school, courting the plain-but-cute local girl, and in a heartbeat, I am thrust into my inexorable destiny. I am not afraid or even perplexed, but willingly commit to the cause. My journey will take me across great distances, put me at the mercy of fearsome, legendary beasts and send me to confront alone the aggressor that threatens all life as we know it. When I step out of my humble hut, blinking in the blazing sun, I am greeted by my entire village, their eyes turned on me and me alone with hope, joy and shining gratitude. A local woman took my arm and whispered breathlessly, "You're the only one who can save us." Clutching her babe to her breast, she looked desperate -- I knew that the future depended on me.
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