In the land of Erkron, there has always been a great darkness that has threatened the planet. Each year the threat worsens, with thousands on the run and caulsitys climbing. To fight the darkness, in her last attempt to save human kind, Mother Nature granted her power to a select group of humans tasked with saving the earth. We call them the Sovë, the saviors of the world. Normally, from ages 15-21, teenagers chosen manifest with different ability’s ranging from element manipulation(controlling water, fire, wind, etc.) to telepathy and superhuman strength. Once a Sovë reaches 50, they must find a new child to transfer Mother Nature’s power to.
The choosing process is very extensive and long, and who ever is picked is honored and respescted. It is the highest honor you can have in our society, and very often, the highest payer finds a way for their child to meet a Sovë. They show them off in hope they will be chosen(getting chosen also comes with financial benifits). Sometimes the rich are picked, as they have money to do good and are seen as a well respected public figure. Most Sovë choose out of good heart and courage, but there are some that take a greedy path. They forget that Mother Nature is a force not to be wreckoned with. If a child is chosen out of greed or personal gain, they will not manifest a power and the Sovë is banished. Mother Nature, though she is gone, still controls the manifesting. A child only manifests for a reason, and they must be pure in heart to do so. Fuhtermore, a Sovë’s life is challenging, dangerous, and extreme. Many have died painful deaths, and though a new child gets the magic, it is still a terrible event. Most of the time, 4-6 kids manifest, each around the same age. The remaning Sovë have reached the age of 50, and the choosing is set to take place in the next week. The choosing must happen at the same time for everyone, whether a Sovë is alive or dead. If a Sovë has died halfway through their term, then the remaining Sovë get to choose the child for them, however there are special rules and regulations for the prodcure. The child does not manifest right away, it takes from a day to a week for the powers to show themselves. The stronger the powers, the mighter you are. Mother Nature only grants part of her power, but there is talk of a child that could perhaps take a larger amount of her power(as roumered from the rich and government officials). Mother Nature oversees the choosing, and the child’s intentions, bravery, wisdom, and kindness all effect the process. The Sovë as of right now are listed below with each of their powers and strength levels. With the evil getting stronger, all of humanity is hoping for a good pick that could put an end to the threat once and for all. The current Sovë have been the most powerful so there is fear that the next choosing may result in less powerful Sovë(meaning they may not be able to stop the darkness). The world hopes and waits, it’s life on the line.
Nova Dunkin-(water manipulation agility) (8)
Mark Zech-(wind manipulation, night vision) (8)
Abigail Hopkins-(Super speed, strengths, smarts) (7)
Zoey Dunn- (Invisiblity, heat vision)(8)
Aron Smith-(Fire manipulation, teleknisis) (9)
Jenny lila- (siren song) (whenever she sings, her notes could inflict those who listned to her son) (9)
Scale 1-10(least to most powerful).
“Annabeth” Miss Iowk called from the front of the classroom, making her loose her train of thought. ”Pay attention, you have a test next class”
“oh right, sorry” Annabeth said, jotting down the information on the board. The bell rang five minutes later and she rose from her desk and walked out of the class. “Seth!” Annabeth called from the hall to the blond boy waiting next to her locker. “Anna!” “What’s up?” He smiled and grabbed her backpack as they walked outside to the lunch tables. “I got yelled at during 3rd period for daydreaming“ she laughed, opening the door for them both. “Ugh Miss Iowk is the worst“ he grumbled, ducking through the opening. “Are you nervous for the choosing?”Seth asked, looking over at her. “I don’t know“ she replied, “It would be amazing to get chosen but I don’t know. I have Jacob to take care of and my dad is out most nights at the bar. He doesn’t come home much anymore. I won’t let him in when he does either, he just wants money for more drinks or drugs” Annabeth mumbled. “Besides, I can’t get caught up in fantasy’s like the Choosing when Jacob goes to bed hungry” she said, her eyes getting misty.
“I’m sorry” He said, “If you got chosen though, your family would be rewarded and honored, so money wouldn‘t be a problem anymore. But we both know your a big spender sooo” Seth started and Annabteh wacked him with her hand laughing. “Shut up, plus, getting chosen is more then money or fame sir. It is about saving the world” she said. “I wonder what power I would have I got chosen“ he asked. ”Well, we’ll just have to wait and see” she said smiling. Getting chosen was her dream, not that he needed to know. The whole school was buzzing about the choosing, and the entire world was freaking out as well. Out of everyone, she wasn’t special. She wasn‘t amazing. She was ordinary. Why would she ever get picked? What was unique about little 17 year old Annabeth? “Hey, everything okay?” Seth asked, seeing her smile fade. She looked up at him, her grin returning. “Yep, never better.”
-end of chapter one.