King: Her barrier has protected our land from invasion by the enemy’s united army.
King: But it’s just a matter of time.
King: The queen simply cannot sustain the barrier without rest.
Sarmatians is one of largest kingdoms on the land. As the queen owned a demonic servant that never lost a battle, did not dare initiate battle without a careful thought Moreover, the prince and princess were both experts of magic, especially Medea who was famous for her fiery spells. Other countries were deterred from launching an invasion.
But not long ago the news of the queen losing her demonic servant had been spread to outside the kingdom. It led to an enemy alliance uniting to invade Sarmatians.
The boundary of Sarmatians had been pushed back to about four miles from the capital. The queen had conjured a defensive shield to ward off attack. Yet, the queen could not sustain it by herself...
King: We will reveal a breach of the shield at the the northeast valleys.
King: Enemy troops will try and breakthrough from those mountain paths.
King: This way, the number of attacking enemies can be reduced,
King: while the prince can lead an army
King: and crush the invading troops one after another!
Prince: If the barrier can be shrunk to cover a smaller area,
Prince: mother can concentrate on defending us from the enemies from the west.
Listening to the discussion of military strategies from her father and brother, Medea could not help to get a word in—they did not mentioned her at all.
Medea: Please father, send me to help brother to fight the enemies!
Prince: You idiot!
Prince: You’re the princess of our kingdom.
Prince: How can you go to the battlefield and fight against men?
Medea: With my advanced magic, they cannot even hurt me!
Prince: It is a real battle, not silly horseplay!
Medea: I am serious!
King: Alright, I know what you two are thinking. Well,
King: son, you lead the army and coordinate the attack.
King: As for you, daughter, you will assist him.
King: You must follow your brother closely and heed his orders.
Medea: Bro, you better worry about yourself instead of me.
Medea: All the enemies will be burnt to death in no time.
Medea: You won’t even have the chance to enter the field!
Queen: Alright, this matter is settled. Son, stay alert and watch out for your sister.
Queen: I leave the northeast part for you two to deal with!
Medea: I will, mother.
Prince: Mother, you have to be more careful too.
Prince: Medea, cast a magic spell
Prince: and clear up the shieldmen and spearmen in the front of the phalanx.
Medea: Leave that to me.
Medea: Huh, men are no more than a piece of crap.
Prince: Hey, I’m also a man.
Medea: Except you then.
Enemy army: Retreat!
Enemy army: We can’t win against that fire magic. Quick, retreat!
The strategy worked well as everyone did their best, especially Medea who contributed most to the success of this battle. Her fiery spells swept the battlefield, leaving a lasting impression on the enemies. Medea scored a resounding triumph over her enemies; their state could no longer send soldiers to the front and was forced to accept peace through negotiation.
Every soldier who had participated in the battles was rewarded. And for Medea, she even received a title.
King: Princess Medea, now I grant you with the title “Kolchis”.
King: ”Kolchis” stands for both boldness and flame.
King: I hope that you can hold on to your faith and take every step bravely.
After her maid's matchmaking, Medea met and fell in love with Jason, a foreign adventuring warrior. Since they had first met, Medea had gone out with him on numerous occasions. it was obvious that Jason felt the same for Medea.
In order to marry Jason, Medea even requested the king to use a martial tournament to choose a spouse for her. This way, marriage between her and a commoner like Jason could be justified.
However, when Jason won the tournament, the king went back on his word lest their royal bloodline be contaminated by a commoner from the outside. The enraged Medea opposed his father idea, further drawing the king's ire. He compelled Jason’s imprisonment.
Medea knew for sure that the king would not easily let Jason off. In order to rescue her lover, she decided to break into the jail at night.
Princess of Kolchis: Now, let’s run!
Medea dispatched of the jail guards quickly and neatly with fire magic. She planned to find jason and ran straight away, but she did not expect that someone was waiting for her at the main gate of the jail...
Prince: Medea Sarmatians!
Princess of Kolchis: Bro?
Prince: You really think that you can solve the problem by running away?
Princess of Kolchis: Get out of my way!
Princess of Kolchis: I won’t hold back even if you’re my brother!
Prince: Sis, though my magic skills are not as good as yours,
Prince: I didn’t idle away my time.
Princess of Kolchis: ...Animal morphing magic?
Princess of Kolchis: Sorry bro...
Princess of Kolchis: And... thank you.
The prince did not bring any soldiers with him, nor did he inform the king about this; he had planned to resolve the problem with Medea on their own. It was just no one expected that Medea could be heartless enough to kill her brother for her lover's protection.
Medea killed the prince without a single tear. She took Jason with her and escaped from the city through a secret way only she knew...
Medea: For the moment there are no pursuers, but soon they’ll come!
Jason: Then let’s run through this forest.
Jason: There are many demonic creatures in this woods.
Jason: Even if we are pursued, they’ll be slowed down by the monsters.
Jason: Don’t worry, I’ll protect you.
Medea: Ah ha, don’t you know how I got my title?
Medea: Let’s deal with the demonic creatures together.
Medea: I won’t let you face dangers alone anymore.
Jason: Haha, okay, let’s go together,
Jason: until the end of the world.
The pair escaped through the forest at an unrivaled pace. But since both enjoyed renown, they could only travel from place to place and look for somewhere where they would not be recognized.
Few months later, they reached a distant self-reliant island country.
Medea: Darling, we can settle down here from now on.
Jason: ...Uh huh.
Jason responded distractedly and while Medea did not take it to heart, she would realize the reason behind this...
Medea and Jason lived happily on the island country, at least in appearance.
Medea: Are you interested in him?
Girl: How is that possible? He is your dear husband.
Medea: Well, it’s just an act. Don’t be afraid. Just say what you’re thinking.
Girl: An act? But you two look as if you...
Medea, Sorceress of Love & Hate: love each other very much? Haha, that’s not real.
Medea: If I don’t pretend, he’ll look for some other victims again.
Medea: Look, I don’t want to keep it from you.
Medea: Actually, his soul has been corrupted by darkness.
Medea told the girl their “story”. Affected by the force of darkness, Jason had became a soul eater that was fond of women’s souls. Medea had to suppress his desire with magic, and sacrifice herself as a lure to keep Jason under control; this way, there would be no more victims. But now...
Medea: He wants you.
Medea: Uggh, I’m not pretty enough to keep him away from you.
Girl: Then what should I do? Please, save me!
Medea: First, you have to accept me as your teacher.
As Jason and Medea had been roaming around for some days, he knew her magic very well. It would have been hard for him not to find someone using the same fire magic suspicious. But with Medea’s secret help, the girl covered up every trace of evidence to this effect. Jason grew increasingly infatuated with the girl, while she grew increasingly familiar with magic. Even the city’s residents nominated her to serve as the priestess to protect the city.
At last, the time had come.
Medea faked her disappearance and hid outside the city. Every day, she summoned the drakon to roam around the city so that the people would believe that a demon beast was going to attack them.
Being the priestess of the city, the girl bore the responsibility to destroy the beast. Jason was quite certain that the beast was summoned by Medea to seek revenge on him. Therefore he came forward to assist the girl.
Everything went perfectly to Medea’s plan...
Priestess: Fire Drakon, I ask you to help us banish this warrior
Priestess: whose soul has been engulfed by the darkness!
Jason: Darling, are you kidding? I’m fighting a demonic beast for you all!
Priestess: Shut up! I never cared for you.
Priestess: Everything I’ve done is to banish the evil darkness!
Priestess: Teacher Medea, stop it now!
Priestess: Jason has already been bitten to death by the drakon.
Priestess: If you don’t stop the magic, the flames will spread throughout the city soon!
Priestess: Why are you not stopping?
Jason: ‘I’m sorry...’
Jason: ‘That girl looks cute when she smiles.’
Jason: ‘I prefer a woman to be... dainty and dependent.’
Jason: ‘You’ll be fine living by yourself, right?’
Jason: ‘Then I should better get going.’
Medea: ‘You’ll regret this...’
Medea awoke from her memory. Her tears, like the blood from the headless corpse resting on her thigh, had run dry. Looking around, she saw raging flames swallowing the city where they once lived a blissful life. Yet she felt detached as there was nothing left for her to linger upon. Medea laid the corpse back to the ground, with flame darted from her hand onto it. Shortly after that, the corpse was burnt to ashes...