[MU Online] Story
The [Continent of MU] was once a flourishing empire, located in the Pacific Ocean, to the west of the Americas. Now, much time has passed, and the millennium-old empire has completely lost its control. While the power of the central government continues to wane, feudal lords have become obsessed with power, destroying the once beautiful land. Civil wars have crumbled what strength remains of the government and its armed forces.
The burning ambition to control the land of [MU] seems to have become it's own death. [Antonias], a well known feudal lord, was once easily deceived by an evil sorcerer, [Lemuria]. Through [Antonias'] own obsession, [Lemuria] was able to dupe him into resurrecting [Kundun], the Devil of Darkness! [Kundun] is a fearsome beast with the power to summon gruesome monsters against the continent. The monsters are being summoned much to quickly to be diminished by the empire's now weak armed forces. Much of the society has either been killed, recruited, or simply risked their lives to try to leave the continent. Now, much of whom remains are merely warriors slaying monsters for experience and loot. The last hope for [MU] is to seal away [Kundun]. The 10 Sealing Stones must be retrieved, and only then can the demon, [Kundun], be sealed away once more! If one can manage to seal [Kundun] away, there will surely be hope once more for [MU].
Over a millennium's time, the [Continent of MU] had advanced and developed into an empire of great strength and government. The continent thrived with great power, setting in the Pacific Ocean, to the west of the Americas. With great strength, came great knowledge. High priests had written a Great Prophecy, known as the [Secromicon], which had foretold a warning about the future of [MU]. Although it was an observed and respected article, the events foretold would become inevitable. Eventually, the [Continent of MU] fell into overwhelming chaos when great leaders, who had once controlled the continent, were greeted with overwhelming forces from feudal lords. As such, the central government began to crumble quickly, as internal strife and warfare of these "power hungry" feudal lords brought the kingdom asunder.
The millennium of peace and bounty which once was, is now a mere memory as darkness stains the land with blood. The outcome from civil wars have laid waste to the once beautiful land. To this day, the shedding of blood has no end. Feudal lords are endlessly building forces in attempt to re-establish what once was, but under their own rule. A popular feudal lord, known as [Antonias], was duped into resurrecting [Kundun] through to his own obsession for power. [Lemuria], an evil sorcerer, used [Antonias] lust to easily manipulate him into doing deceiving tasks for her. Many millenniums ago, [Kundun], the Devil of Darkness, had been sealed away with mighty magical power to lay his evil to rest. [Kundun] was sealed by 10 Sealing Stones, which were scattered across the [Continent of MU]. [Lemuria] used [Antonias] to abuse his power to obtain these Sealing Stores in order to complete the resurrection ritual of [Kundun]. This act of deception ultimately destroyed the entire continent.
- [Lemuria] says:
- They cannot beat you with sword or spell, so they will try and conquer you with kindness. Remember the old Shepherd's saying, "If you can't kill the wolf, tame it. A beast that trusts you won't see the blade until it's too late."
- [Lemuria] continues, wrapping her arms around [Antonias]:
- More wars are won in back rooms and dark alleys than on the battlefield, Antonias. Do not allow yourself to be tamed.
- [Lemuria] then quickly turns, and walks gracefully away from [Antonias].
The [Seal of Etramu], used to resurrect [Kundun], was once again dismantled by the beast, and scattered across the continent once more. This time, the Sealing Stones would be in the hands of [Kundun's] many armies. Now, 2 years after the matter, [Kundun] defiled the continent with his touch. Amidst the chaos, all have lost faith and control only showing fear or bloodshed. [Kundun] released his rage merely as vengeance of his long confinement. Quickly, [MU] became home to [Kundun's] minions and the evil of his reign befouled all that was once pure.
Nightmare's Day, a passage from the Great Prophecy, had indeed come true. It was no longer merely the words of days gone by, but the history of an inevitable society. Wise men began their studies anew, focusing on the [Secromicon's] words. With much study, hope and longing for the rays of light, mentioned within the writings of the [Secromicon], became the faith of the decaying society.
- [Kundun], once summoned, says:
- "Now this land shall be mine again. I have banished peace for all time... the sun will no longer shine. This earth shall be mine, and cunning men will be my slaves and cattle."
- And there, in the darkness, the final battle--
- [Kundun] says:
- "Much worse is on the way."
The rays of light, mentioned in the [Secromicon], speak of the ritual to seal [Kundun] away. It is the last hope of [MU]. With the power of the [Seal of Etramu], the very seal which maintained [Kundun's] imprisonment, one can surely return peace to the land once more. Gathering the 10 pieces, now in possession of [Kundun], will be a difficult task. It is told that the 10 pieces were scattered into [Acheron], the mysterious island of elemental monsters. Help collect the 10 pieces, seal away [Kundun], and you'll earn your right to bear [Archangel Weapons], the most divine weapons crafted from the [Guardians of MU]. It is time for one to become a true hero!
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