Sample of: The Earth's Blade PrologueIn the beginning, there were the Dragons. Born from the Earth itself, the Dragons could manipulate the elements at will. As such, they were given the position of Guardians and they watched over all living creatures from their nests atop the highest mountains.Over time a new race was born on Earth, one which the Dragons came to call Humans. These two legged beings, though primitive in nature, honored the wise and powerful Dragons and treated them with reverence. Eventually the Dragons came to love the Humans that shared their lands.One day the Elder Dragons called a meeting and it was decided that they would bequeath some of their knowledge and power with the young race. A small group of twenty Humans were chosen for this great honor and participated in a sacred ritual in which they drank some of the Dragons blood. Once the ritual was completed, the chosen Humans had learned how to control earth, air, fire and water.