The Fist, having taken over the Crystal City, sought out any who would train under him after learning the crystal army couldn’t be built. He took on hundreds of apprentices from all walks of life. Over 20 years he raised and taught 5 boys in his image. The ways of the Fist and all matter of diplomacy. The Fist knew that the war he was engaged in, the War of the Heavens, couldn’t be won by his might alone. Although the Fist at first had a hard time admitting this, he remembered his humility and started training his pupils. Everyone under him received the same training, taking out the Monsters who were inside the Great Dust Cloud. He would ride the cloud and release these horrible beasts and his pupil’s would fight and drive them back. Some fell and many rose. the Cloud seemed to have an unlimited source of these creatures. Another mystery for the Fist to solve later perhaps. Many years later his following had grown to that of the entire Empire, although followers and renown never really had a great impact on the Fist he knew that the more on his side the less of the forces of Evil’s.
After 20 years of specific training the Fist had his 5 Pupils. One he saw as a mirror image of himself, a young man who vowed to take no possessions until he had completed his training. Another such to take that vow was another young man, who poured hours and hours in the sept learning all he could of the gods and their powers. One of his pupil’s excelled in his training as a weapon master, learning the different techniques and styles of the Fists’ martial arts. A large, large young man seemed to love drink more than he did spending time learning from books, the Fist knew this young mans heart and knew the drink would never drive him away from his goal. Books must be kept, and everything must be documented, one of his pupils excelled in this regard. The book keeper or history keeper would play an integral part in the Fist’s plans for the future.
These 5 would journey to a new land, or rather a land they have never experienced. To gain followers and warn those that would have the sense to hear that a terrible evil is vying for power in the Heavens and Hells. All those who end up following the Fist must know what they are signing up for. A battle this world has never seen before, something that will shape the generations to come. Someone is killing the gods, and to speak his name means one thing… WAR.
The evil must be quelled, the Balance must be kept. The Fist and his Pupil’s must find a way to end the strife and fight a war to earn peace.