8/5/2017 8:08:24 PMTo'resk Relic & Fan Fiction: Ocean's Bane
Ocean's Bane - Mydra's Final Gift
One story the To’resk rarely share with outsiders is that of Ocean’s Bane, Mydra, Qin of the Sea’s final gift to her son To’ran before she left him with her beloved Ne’ran, Qin of the Grasslands. It is said that while she was with child, Mydra’s fear of her father Oceanus, Qin of Water, grew as To’ran did inside her. While Ne’ran prepared the rivers in anticipation of Mydra’s arrival, Mydra, with the help of Ne’ran’s mother, Terra, the Qin of the Land, created one final gift for her child. Terra scoured the land for precious minerals and metal and placed them in the rivers, letting the current bring them to where Mydra waited in the depths of the sea.
In the great volcanic bellies of the Elyrian waters Mydra secretly labored at the forge and created the rapier, Ocean’s Bane, using Terra’s gifts. Its grip made of Turquoise, guard and quillons made of gold inlaid with Fluorite, Yellow Diamond, and small Turquoise pebbles. Defiantly, Mydra made a large pommel made out of a bronze that would never tarnish or age, with a large sapphire gemstone to remind her child of her everlasting love for him.
When her time came, Mydra swam up Ne’ran’s rivers and gave birth to To’ran, Qin of the Wetlands. She left the rapier in the hands of Ne’ran to help defend their son from his grandfather, with instructions to give the weapon to their child when he came of age. Alas, Ne’ran could not bring himself to raise their child, as the sight of To’ran reminded him of his beloved Mydra and her absence from their lives. Ne’ran abandoned his child and left him in the wilds. History does not record the fate of Ocean’s Bane after Ne’ran’s betrayal. Some claim that in an act of utter selfishness, the Qin of the Grasslands kept the weapon to protect himself from the wrath of Oceanus and to preserve the fertile wealth of the grasslands. Others believe that Ne’ran did, in fact, give the sword to his son, but that in To’ran’s carelessness, the weapon was misplaced within the damp and unforgiving wilds of the wetlands. However, most believe that after Ne’ran left his son, he was so despondent he threw Mydra’s gift back into the sea and that one day, when the storms became too much for the To’resk, Mydra would once again bestow her gift to To’ran to calm her father and protect her son once more.