Every child in this world is told the legend of the events that occurred four hundred years ago. Back when humanity was near extinction, beasts roamed the land, slaughtering villages, cities, and even whole civilizations. Without any possible way to combat these monsters, much of humanity was driven to insanity.
As time progressed, much of humanity believed that their days were soon to end, but then an event occurred, one that would change the course of time for centuries to come.
The Great Blessing
The records describe it as a blinding flash that broke through the empty black sky that could be seen worldwide. It would become an event that would give strength and hope to humanity. The Great Blessing gave humans three grand gifts to survive the gift of status, the gift of authority, and the use of mana. Status increased the raw potential of a person’s capability by scaling their abilities into five classes.
The five classes represented unique aspects of a person from birth until they were fifteen to develop fully. Each status was ranked from E to S with the majority of society having D rank stats.
The gift of authority was something far more complex, they were unique powers that could change a person's aspects, such as giving them the ability to thunder lightning or even becoming a shadow-like figure. Some people had common authorities, while others had rarer, more powerful ones that stood out.
Mana usage allowed people to control the four basic elements, water, wind, earth, and fire. It was heavily dependent on a person's mana affinity something that people spend years of their lives mastering.
And so, three years after the Great. Blessing, the first true hero of humanity, rose. A man whose heart burned brighter than the strongest flames, the man who would soon be known as the Greatest Champion.
The level of his status was unmatched at the time, and his authority gave him the strength that was equivalent to that of a god. He had total control over the four elements and was able to cause huge gusts of wind with ease and earthquakes at the snap of his fingers. In the four hundred years since the Great Blessing, no one has ever reached his level.
Despite humanity at the brink of extinction, the Greatest Champion pushed the beasts to the edges of the world as humanity settled on three continents: Mertox, Arcos, and Valhos. The feats of the Greatest Champion spread across the three continents. A new role in society appeared, the role of champions. Named after the Greatest Champion himself were people with high stats, incredible authorities, and high mana affinity. They became humanity's front-line defense against the beasts that roamed the land keeping humanity safe for centuries to come.
Four hundred years later and champions continue to be a beacon of hope for humanity as the legacy of the Greatest Champion roars on. Today they have become central roles in society. Ever since I was told the story of the events that transpired four hundred years ago, I have dreamed about becoming a champion. One that can stand tall even if the world is on their shoulders. My name is Acemore Lance, chosen by my grandfather for one sole reason.
"A name only fit for a true hero.”