We take a look at this upcoming role-playing game from Ronin Entertainment.
A good story is essential to a role-playing game's success, and a lack of a coherent story can often be a source of displeasure for many RPG fans. Thankfully, Legend of the Blade Masters, currently in development at Ronin Entertainment, will have a fully developed story that will not only draw you into its world, but will make you actually care about the characters involved as well.
Like many other fantasy worlds, the world of Legend of the Blade Masters was once populated by an assortment of dragons. However, these dragons were constantly fighting amongst each other to become the sole possessors of the five elements - earth, wind, water, wood, and fire. A great war ensued, and after the dust settled, only five dragons remained. Incredibly tired from battle, the dragons decided to rest in five different caves scattered across the land. While the dragons slept for thousands of years, humans became the dominant force in the world, thanks to the peaceful, unifying efforts of a single king. However, the peace was shattered when a series of dark holes began to appear across the land.
Out of these holes climbed the most evil creatures to ever walk the land. Humans watched helplessly as the creatures destroyed all that the humans had built. The king, who knew of the five legendary dragons, searched the land for a wizard capable of summoning the dragons to destroy the creatures that sprang from the dark wells. After a lenghty search, the king finally discovered the only wizard who was capable of waking the sleeping dragons. Together, the king and the wizard, Aberhart, began the journey to find their winged saviors. Eventually, the king and the wizard came back from their quest with the five dragons, and together, they were able to push the dark creatures back into their wells.
However, after the victory against the dark creatures, the king and wizard became bitter enemies. The wizard had an affair with the king's wife, and the jealous king ordered his wife and the wizard executed. The wizard managed to escape death, but the king's wife was killed by an arrow through the heart.
Vowing vengeance, the wizard dedicated himself to black magic and summoned a demon ally to help him destroy the kingdom and imprison the king's five dragons in five swords. The demon, however, betrayed the wizard and scattered the five swords across the land. As soon as the king learned of the dragons' imprisonment, he summoned the last of his remaining knights to help him find the swords before the vengeful wizard could.
Legend of the Blade Masters starts immediately after the events illustrated above. As the intro movie comes to a close, you're character, Erik Valdemar, joins the search for the five swords.
- Release Date: 2002 (US)
- Release Date: Canceled (US)