The Kingdom of Aerille had lived under other kingdom's rules for as long as records went back. The people endured heavy taxes and poverty. Communities became extremely tight knit to help one another survive.
People began to protest. Fights broke out in the streets, against the tax collectors. Prisons overflowed with the people from Aerille being sent to them, so their captors decided to kill on the spot. Aerille's people lived in more terror than before. Families were ripped apart through brutal force.
But still, the protests continued.
They became more than protests. Some overpowered the stationed soldiers and took their weapons. Secret rooms were built to hide these and the manufacturing of more. They refused to pay the taxes.
After years of this, war broke out. Aerille looked to be on the losing side when a woman, Xena of Argru, touched a butterfly. The people of Aerille looked to butterflies as a sign of hope, a sign of beauty. When the two made contact, color bloomed into the air. Magic seemed to fill the woman, and the air around her.
This color spread to the people. They rallied around Xena and won the war.
The Kingdom of Aerille became known for its power and glory. The people left their captors and set sail for a new world, which they found. They followed the butterflies to find a place of magic. Here, magical creatures roamed. These creatures, if friendly, were accepted by the people of Aerille. They became inbred with the humans, and many new races were born.
Now, Xena has not passed. She has not seemed to age since the magic flowed into her veins. Yet, her life span would be over if she were still completely human. Being the wonderful woman she is, Xena stepped down to the throne and gave it to an orphaned child she had found and taken care of as her own.
Nyx wants more company than just Xena. She has invited people in to become her closest friends, advisors, and maybe to even find love.
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