Amenophis II The Sapphire King
Amenophis II was the second born son of Amenophis ruler of Lybaras. His brother Neskhenet, the first born son was given to the temple of Tahoth. To become a Priest and earn his father favor from Tahoth. And so he did, Amenophis was blessed with dreams of knowledge that would lead Lybaras into a golden age. When the old king died he left a vast kingdom and fortune so grand that a mortal could impossibly spend it during two ten lives of luxury. Amenophis II spent most of his time studying and enjoying art of different forms. He spent immense amout of coin collecting art as he hade little intrest in politics, war or other matters. He later developed a intrest in statues and so he hiered a Necrotect named Sothek to craft him a grand monument to honour his father. The statue was entierly crafted from a rare unknown blue stone brought from the north. The statue was more beautiful then anyting the king hade seen, he spent days gazeing at the statue and then days became weeks, weeks bacame months. Amenophis II was obsessed with the blue stone and ordered the necrotect to craft more statues form the same stone. But to his despair it was impossible to buy more stone since no merchant nor king possesed any of the wonderful material.
Then the king flew into a rage as he thought that the northern people denied him the beautiful stone and keept it for themselves no matter how generous amounts of gold he offered them. And so he ordered Lybaras to go to war for the first time in 130 years. Even in a age of peace Amenophis II upheld a massive army so vast that few in the holy land of Nehehara dared to go to war agains't Lybaras. All for the sake of art, as he enjoyed viewing his army fight battles with wooden spear and wooden sword agains't each other. He thought of it more like a theathre of war more then an actuall army and thus the soldiers where trained to fight very graceful and watching them fight was like looking on a deadly dance of shields and spears. As they marched for war he killed king after king and plundered kingdom after kingdom Amenophis II diden't find a single piece of the blue stone. So he marched north until the boundaries of reality became fickle, and there he found it in a madening landscape of unreal creations. A huge mountain of the blue stone, he ordered his slaves from the conquered kingdomes to mine every single piece off the mountain. When he returned home his Necrotect, Sothek crafted a collection of 1331 statues all made from the chuncks of the blue stone the king hade brought with him. The king was so attached to his collection he spent more time watching the statues, then he would spend time among the living. His obsession became so deep that in the end it became his undoing. As he refused to eat, drink or do anything other then watch his precious collection. When he was on his death bed he ordered every single piece to be burried within his tomb so he could enjoy it when he was resurected into the golden age that was promised by the liche priests.
After the great awakening caused by Nagash, Amenophis II was furious that his collection was badly damaged and some statues where even missing armes and legs. His tomb hade been desecrated and plundered. The old king swore to hunt down every single grave robber and put them to death, and reclaim what was rightfully his and then restore his once magnificent statues to their true form. The king took what was left of his once beautiful collection of statues and his once so glorious army and marched them to war agains't all who hade commited the crime of theft against him. As his crusade to reclaim his lost statues continued, his army of constructs and undead warriors became known as the sapphire legion.
|QUOTE (Poseidon_II_ @ Jan 25 2012, 06:45 PM)|
| When he returned home his Necrotect, Sothek crafted a collection of 1331 statues all made from the chuncks of the blue stone the king hade brought with him. |
please edit to 1337 just for the sake of internet ;) .
otherwise a really good story, untill I read the end I first thought of it as some kind of "rocky" rock and not a gem. but when I read it, it was quite obvious. I really hope you make some more. I'm interested in what you will do next.
|QUOTE (athoha @ Jan 25 2012, 10:17 PM)|
| otherwise a really good story, untill I read the end I first thought of it as some kind of "rocky" rock and not a gem. but when I read it, it was quite obvious. |
Well the thing with the blue stone is that it is created by Slaanesh. It is suppose to be a stone that is evershifting and isen't bound by form and it will look different to everyone watching it, but it will always be considered beutiful. Sometimes it also shifts form from a more crystaline shape to a more soild marble stone look. I havent really come up with a idea to weave in this into the story yet..... What I posted was more like a draft, then a complete story. I guess I could edit the story so Amenophis II starved to death by only watching his collection and refusing to eat. Yeah I will do that.
Thanx for helping me I guess ^^