(rated E10+ for fantasy violence and frightening images)
The Journeys of the Red Star
Book 1: The Journey of Fire
Prologue: The Legend of Arceus and the Dragon
It is a story long told in Kinmura...long ago, when the world was new, the god Pokemon Arceus and the great dragon Yofune battled for control of the world. Yofune desired to destroy the world Arceus and the other Legendaries had lovingly made, and create a world filled with monsters, hopelessness, and despair. It was a long and hard fought battle, but Arceus ultimately prevailed, sealing Yofune away in the underworld. He also sealed some of his power inside the Great Temple in the north, If Yofune ever escaped, a worthy priest or miko would travel to the shrines of the Six Points of Magic--fire, water, wind, earth, darkness, and light, retrieve their guardian crystals, and set them inside the statue of Arceus to awaken his full power, allowing him to seal Yofune again. Thankfully, no one has ever had to make the perilous journey, although many priests and mikos travel to the Great Temple at least once in their lifetime.
From his prison in the underworld, Yofune fumes with anger at Arceus, and frequently sends monsters to the surface world. They come in every shape and size--some are merely annoying, while others are strong enough to tear Kinmura apart.
There are some that make their livings wandering around the world, defending towns and cities and helping those in need. My friend Ash is one such wandering hero, but he is also on a far greater quest--stopping the power hungry Grand Emperor from doing the unthinkable--releasing Yofune and ruling the world. Alongside a young miko named Dawn and me, Ash travels around Kinmura, escorting Dawn to the shrines and helping those in need on the way.
Hear now the story of how a red clad swordsman with a magical flute and his companions awakened Arceus, and saved the world....