Prologue: The Cloaked Man
In the vast world of Azylin, there lived many creatures both big and small. The world was mostly a vast forest with many large seas surrounding the islands. In this world, humans, dragons, and even wizards of both Light and Dark magic dwell within. Years ago, Azylin was in a deadly war that pinned both human and dragon against one another. Many believed it to be the work of the wizards, but some think the dragons did it on their own. Whatever the cause was, no one knew. It remained as mystery as time went by. The deadly war ended after about ten years. The humans made their own villages so they can live on and try to survive. The dragons separated into groups and were never seen again. And what happened to the wizards you ask? No one knows, many believed they all died in the war.
It was now midnight, everyone was asleep, no one made a sound. The moonlight seeped through the trees and shined down on a wandering traveler. The traveler was wearing a black cloak that concealed its face as well as its entire body. The traveler looked around before taking out a map. The map showed the land in the surrounding area; a vast forest, a few mountains, and a large lake. It also showed a path leading to the lake with a red X marked on it. The traveler then spoke in a deep voice, "I'm getting closer to my destination, it is just beyond the trees. Soon, everything will become clear. But in the meantime," He put away his map and looked ahead, "I must keep going."
The man walked a little more before a loud roar sounded, it came from right in front of him. A dragon appeared from the trees. The dragon had dark red scales that shined from the moonlight. It was thirty-five feet tall with red eyes. The dragon looked down at the man in rage. "Human," It said in a deep male voice, "Why have you come into my territory? Speak up now, or be burned!" The man just stood there, a grin on his concealed face. He did not answer the dragon, nor did he say anything. The dragon roared again, not wanting a worthless human in his territory. "Speak human or suffer in flames." Again, the man said nothing but just stood there. The dragon then spoke in a harsh tone, "So you have a death wish? Very well, since you do not speak, suffer in the eternal flames!" The dragon then breathed red hot fire onto him, burning the forest around them.
Smoke came from the trees as the forest was set ablaze by the dragon. The trees burned down and the grass was turned to dust. The dragon then stopped and looked around at the devastating site. He looked down and his eyes went wide with surprise. The cloaked man was unharmed by the flames, his cloak remained in perfect condition. The forest was burning around the man but he was left without a scratch. Fire tried to burn his cloak but it couldn't even touch it without getting burned out. The man stood there, still grinning like nothing ever happened. "I-Impossible! How could you survive my fire? Answer me, what are you?!" He didn't say anything. He started walking forwards, towards the dragon. The dragon backed up before lifting his foot and bringing it down on the man.
The dragon lifted his foot and saw the man unharmed, even though the ground around him was crushed. "Foolish.", The man said in a calm voice. "Nothing you can do will harm me in the slightest. I'm just a man out on a walk, is that such a problem?" The dragon growled, not wanting to be called weak, even if the man didn't actually say it. His flame couldn't melt him and his foot couldn't crush him. Whatever he might be, he is no human, and that is a fact. A human would burn up when exposed to flame and be in a pool of blood if stomped on. He just looked in surprise and anger as the man lifted his finger and pointed it at him. "You will pay for messing with me, dragon!" And with that said, a flash of light came from the area they were in, hiding them in a blinding light.