Lady Xiun the Mage
Xiun the Crystal Mage ruled Tempest Hall. Her father had passed only a few seasons earlier, leaving her prepared to rule and protect her people at Tempest Hall. He left her with three very powerful heirlooms, a pearl wand, a scepter with a large crystal that had both the power to heal and end a life, and Tempest Hall. Tempest Hall had always been well protected with a strong army and walls that were over thousands of years old. On a night of a full moon, it is not an army that challenges the great hall but a lone warrior, Razhan Mol. Wave after wave of soldiers pour out of the gates to protect not only Tempest Hall, but Xiun as well. Helplessly, she watches the carnage of her subjects until only twenty remain to hold the gate. Xiun commands that the men hold fast while she casts a spell. Xiun knows the gates will not hold and she needs time. Screams are heard across Tempest Hall as nineteen men are turned to stone, as a barrier against the door, leaving only one man standing to watch in horror, Antuu the Captain of the Guard. As the gate cracks and continues to give, she casts one more spell, one that the last standing soldier will not like, but can do nothing. Once the spell is cast, she turns and runs up into the highest tower to await her fate.