History of the World Feb 1, 2014 17:35:24 GMT -5
Post by Rylux on Feb 1, 2014 17:35:24 GMT -5
History of the World
This is a history of the Soul Eater world as stated in the manga. Some things have been added or altered for the site.
The Grim Times
In the beginning humans lived in fear of witches and monsters that ravaged the land with their power. Witches caused more destruction with their spells and humans had no way to fight against them. Over time some humans grew stronger and strong souls came into existence. Even these strong souls were not enough to fight back against the witches and monsters on equal footing. To counter these forces Shinigami fought against them himself but could only do so much with so many enemies against him. Shinigami encountered other individuals that joined him in fighting against witches and monsters, among these were Excalibur the magic sword and Eibon the sorcerer. He met five others and together they became what would become the Eight Warlords or Eight Powerful Warriors. Together they protected the order but each warrior was powerful enough to represent a different path of madness. The six warriors came into conflict with a group of witches known as the witches of the east and found themselves fighting an enemy that proved difficult for them to defeat.
The Birth of Demon Weapons
To counter the witches of the east Shinigami and Eibon began planning for a power that could combat the witches and give them the upper hand, demon weapons. The process would merge a normal weapon with a human to create a living weapon that could respond to the soul of the wielder to grow stronger, a witch’s soul would be the glue to bind the two together. Because of this they deemed the process unethical and unfair for the witches who at the time were forces to be opposed but not full enemies. Arachne managed to steal the book of Eibon and followed the demon weapon plans. She did her research on the Lost island where she killed witches for their souls and mass produced demon weapons. Shinigami caught on to her plan and chased her to the island where he planned to kill her but she caused an explosion on the island that was supposed to kill Shinigami. He escaped but demon weapons had already been brought into the world, greatening the divide between witches and humanity. Shinigami continued to chase Arachne until he cornered her in Lowell where he injured her near fatally but she scattered her soul to escape death. Taking the weapon Vajra onto the warriors Shinigami desired to become more perfect and severed the fear from his soul and created the fully formed Asura. Asura partnered with Vajra and the Eight Warlords was complete.
The Birth of the Kishin
Asura was heralded as the strongest of the warlords but began to fear the world around him. Consumed by fear he wrapped himself in layers of clothes and eventually consumed his own weapon Vajra. Shinigami organized an attack on the witches of the east to end their conflict but when the warlords arrived all the witches had been eliminated, Asura had defeated them all. Asura went mad and consumed two more of the warlords before Shinigami stopped him. Asura had his flesh ripped off and was drained of his blood before being trapped in a bag of his own skin and hidden in an underground chamber. Shinigami needed to keep him sealed so he constructed a school over the cell and rooted his soul to the very ground to suppress Asura and keep a watch on him. The school became a place for demon weapons to safely live as well as for people to go out and uphold the order in place of the warlords, or as they were now known the Great Old Ones. The warriors dispersed and and left the world in the hands of Shinigami, who changed his appearance to better fit the school.
Over time Shibusen became a world power and those that graduated from it were given great positions in the world. Shinigami and the warriors had rid the world of many of the monsters and created a strong sense of hatred between his students and the witches. .This was only deepened by his use of demon weapons that needed to absorb a witch’s soul to be complete. As such Shibusen students hunted corrupt souls as well as anything else that threatened the order and aimed for destructive witches to create a death scythe, a weapon capable of being used by Shinigami himself. Japan was caught in a great war, at the end of the war it was established that Japan must have a weapon as their prime minister. Years passed, death scythes were formed and positioned around the world, and Medusa infiltrated the school as the nurse. Other notable events are the eradication of the Star clan, the completion of Medusa’s research and Crona’s birth, and Shinigami splitting his soul again, this time creating a child who would grow and learn for himself.
Medusa gathered some followers and freed the immortal werewolf who had captured one of thw witch queen’s eyes and assaulted the school. Shibusen fought back but in the end Asura was awoken and injected with black blood. He escaped and began spreading his madness around the world. Shinigami gathered the death scythes and began the search for Asura.
Return of the Heretic
The heretic witch Arachne once again became a force in the world and created the organization Arachnephobia. Together with the vampire Mosquito and the pseudo sorcerer Noah she formed an army and planned on reclaiming power in the world. She planned to become more powerful and gain the power of the kishin so she could become an unstoppable force. Her plan was stopped when Medusa and a squad from Shibusen invaded her castle and attacked. In the end she discarded her body to fuse with madness, leading to Maka and Soul taking her soul and Medusa taking her body.
Asura grew stronger and his madness spread over the world. In order to avoid Shibusen he fled to the moon and rested. Medusa trained Crona until they became a powerful entity capable of encasing cities in black blood and defeating death scythes. Both became primary targets for Shibusen until Maka found them with her soul perception. Preparations were made to confront Asura on the moon and Spartoi was sent to eliminate Crona. Crona fled to the moon to consume the kishin upon being confronted.
Battle of the Moon
Shibusen was met with an army of clowns that regenerated upon death. Fighting the unending army of madness Shibusen did what they could while Shinigami created a plan. Kidd met with the order of witches and formed a deal to defeat the kishin. After a show of trust the witches followed through and managed to keep the clowns from regenerating. After the clowns defeat Spartoi were left on the moon to face Asura. After a long fight Crona used Brew to encase the moon in a sphere of black blood, trapping the kishin and preventing his madness from spreading beyond the room.
Crona’s madness spread over the world in the form of maternal love but faded after a month. Shinigami ceased to exist and Kidd became the new lord of death. Soul was made the last death scythe and a treaty was made with the witches for peace. Peace covered the world for a time before tragedy struck.
The Valentine’s Day Incident
On February 14th in France a team from Shibusen was in Paris to celebrate the day, so were a few witches but for other motives. The desire for destruction became too much and the band of three witches began to attack the city. As people panicked the team took action and attacked the witches. Fighting as best they could the team managed to kill one of the witches and took her soul. The other two witches fled and reported to Maaba about what happened while the team did the same for Shibusen. Tensions rose and eventually broke, reviving the conflict that had lasted for centuries prior. Shibusen reintroduced their old curriculum and witches returned to their destructive ways. Kim was labeled a traitor to the witches again and remained with Shibusen. These two forces opposing each other again but with more intensity than before. Some witches have even gone as far as using demon weapons and betraying their own kind, some stating Maaba is unfit to rule after attempting the treaty. Shibusen has recruited new students and is looking for any gifted individuals to create a new Spartoi to combat the renewed witch threat.
Wings of Change
A creature appeared in both the witch’s realm and Shibusen. It released a loud screech in both areas and existed to give a message. When attacked at Shibusen it showed strange abilities and was found capable of releasing dangerous levels of madness that impact others. The creature revealed the existence of a sorcerer to the witches and that he was willing to aid them against Shibusen. To Shibusen it revealed a cryptic message about threats and adversaries coming against Shibusen. With the creatures dismissal things returned to a strained peace while both forces preparing for things to come.