As Court of Pisces looked looked at the two cute little girls, she could not help but frown because, unfortunately, the two were conjoined twins, connected at the back. Court of Pisces questioned why the fate treated them like that. She carefully embraced them.
Court of Pisces: Poor girls!
The Court sighed and then casted a spell on them. The girls were soon surrounded by a warm blue light, which slowly separated them. When the process had finished, the two were held by the two arms of the Court respectively.
Court of Pisces: May the gentle water elements be with you forever.
The girls replied with a sweet smile as if they could understand the Court’s words. Sensing the happiness within them, Court of Pisces also smiled.
As the little girls grew up, they were given two beautiful names, Cateua and Ravniss. Both of them were as pretty as their names indicated, but they were completely different: Cateua, the older one, was as wrathful as the raging sea; Ravniss, the older one, was as gentle as rolling waves. Fortunately, Ravniss could always calm Cateua down, so the younger sister had not committed consequential mistakes.
This remained unchanged until a battle where the Tide Riders faced off a demonic assault. Cateua's desire to fight grew endlessly, and Ravniss was unable to resist her aggression. As a result, Cateua was solely driven by the rampaging water elements, attacking everyone on the battlefield indiscriminately.
Ravniss: Cateua, what happened to you?
Ravniss: Please, Cateua. Please stop this!
Ravniss had no choice but to knock Cateua unconscious. Looking into the resentful eyes of other Tide Riders, she could only leave with the water elements which had calmed down, with her head lowered and her sister in her arms. Surprisingly, the water elements behaved as if they were controlled. They guided Ravniss to Pisces Court. The Astralists of Pisces watched Ravniss enter the court, exhaustedly dragging her sister along. Ravniss gazed at her sister and finally broke into tears. She was scared, fearing that the sister that she used to know would never come back, but soon, she also lost her consciousness...
The unconscious Cateua and Ravniss awakened and stood in a peculiar way. Their eyes were filled with emptiness. Court of Pisces looked upon them with concern. She had a bad feeling about what she saw.^ All of a sudden, Cateua thrust her trident towards the Court, and Ravniss was aiding her with her sword.
Court of Pisces: Girls, what are you doing?
The ones who answered the Court were not the twins, but their swords and tridents, forcing Court of Pisces to fight back.
Court of Pisces: Wake up! Girls!
Although Cateua and Ravniss were still children, they were still qualified as Tide Riders; and with them fighting the Court as a duo, the Court of Pisces soon felt exhausted, having no choice but to deliver a surge of water elements with a big wave of her hand. The frosty water elements surrounded Cateua and Ravniss, just like the moment when they were separated, but this time the blue water elements around them were turning into ice. From their feet to their whole body, Cateua and Ravniss were sealed in ice.
Court of Pisces: Sorry, girls!
Court of Pisces caressed the ice-sealed girls as she could not help sighing. She sealed the two in Glacial Iceberg and deliver gentle water elements to them every day. As time passed by, the two grew up into majestic beauties in the ice. However, the power of Court of Pisces also deteriorated due to the daily delivery of power.
Court of Pisces: This is all I can do for you.
That was her final words. With the last bit of her power expended, the Court fell, and turned into the illuminating mark of Pisces enveloping the girls. In ice, Cateua and Ravniss could also sense that the Court had gone. Tears streamed down their faces and melted the ice, which was glowing in a comfortable blue light. As the ice was gone, the two opened their eyes.
Cateua: Ravniss, Court of Pisces has...
Cateua, who was usually as wrathful as the rampaging sea, was crying unstoppingly. Ravniss could only try to comfort her. All of a sudden, they heard a voice.
Court of Pisces: Girls, you will inherit my power!
Court of Pisces: Don’t cry! Succeed me. Become the strongest trident and sword!
Prime Millennium Aqua Soulstone: Destroy every enemy who wants to steal the power of Pisces!
As the voice finished speaking, fish-shaped marks swarm around them as the water next to them solidified into a trident and a sword. The power of Pisces flowed within them ever since...
That day, Cateua and Ravniss defeated the invading Demons, but the Tide Riders could not accept them like they used to. Still, the two did not have any complaints as they understood the feelings of their past companions, and, at this moment, the duties as Court of Pisces were the most important to them.
The two lived peacefully in their palace day after day until a warrior wearing a fire-red armor arrived at the territory of Pisces. He used his fire elements to burn everything on his way. Upon seeing the warrior, Cateua and Ravniss could sense the evil within his flames; yet, they were also told by the gentle water elements of the armored man's pain.
Cateua: Who are you?
The warrior ignored Cateua, and Cateua was enraged because of that. She dashed towards the warrior wielding her trident and yelled;
Cateua: You wanna die, huh?
Ravniss: Calm dowm! Cateua
However, the only response they received was a roar of anger and the rampaging fire elements of evilness.
As the warrior fell on the ground, Cateua delivered two more kicks to him while Ravniss tried to pull her back. The warrior suddenly moved again and the two stepped backwards, staying on guard.
Pyro Warrior: Where am I?
Ravniss: This is Pisces Court. Who are you? And why did you attack us?
Pyro Warrior: My head hurts...I can’t quite remember.
Pyro Warrior: But there were some werewolves...and...that “man”...
Ravniss: A man?
Pyro Warrior: It’s really hard to remember...
Pyro Warrior: But anyways, I shall apologize for what I have done.
Ravniss: It’s alright!
Cateua: Alright? See what you’ve done to my sister’s hand.
Pyro Warrior: Please, accept my apologies...for my rudeness.
Cateua: Humph, leave and don’t let me see you again.
I shall take my leave!
Ravniss: I just want to ask, who is the man you said...
Pyro Warrior: I just remember the werewolves said something like “Lord Achilles”.
Pyro Warrior: Those were the last words I heard before I lost my consciousness...
Cateua: Alright, that’s it. Go!
The warrior bow slightly before the two. Then he turned and hobbled out of the palace. Looking at the back of the warrior, Ravniss was thinking. A sense of nervousness spread from her heart...
Since the warrior left, Cateua had not been eating and sleeping well. This had lasted for a few days, until she finally decided to investigate this. However, she did not tell Cateua her plans and urged Cateua to stay and watch over Pisces Court. Therefore, Cateua just saw her sister off their palace with confusion in her eyes.
Ravniss remembered the warrior had mentioned werewolves and Achilles. Hence, she decided to begin her investigation at the territory of the werewolves. While she was sneaking into the place, she heard a “man” talking to a strong werewolf...
Achilles the Hero of Kleos: How’s the paladin?
Werewolf Commander: Defeated!
Achilles the Hero of Kleos: Humph. I didn’t expect much from him anyways!
Werewolf Commander: Lord Achilles, what are we going to do?
Achilles the Hero of Kleos: Prepare your army. There’s gonna be a war!
Ravniss listened to Achilles and the werewolf leader. She knew it was bad and she wanted to go back and inform other Courts of Zodiacs as soon as possible. Unfortunately, while she was leaving, she was discovered by a werewolf warrior...
Crimson Werewolf: Stand right there! Who are you?
Ravniss stayed alert. At this moment, Achilles and the leader walked out from the tent. The werewolf leader saw Ravniss, but he asked the warrior next to him;
Werewolf Commander: What’s happening?
Achilles the Hero of Kleos: Haha! Welcome, Court of Pisces— Miss Ravniss!
Ravniss concentrated the water elements to form a long sword to take a fighting stance. She pointed her sword at Achilles, who was just laughing crazily.
Achilles the Hero of Kleos: Court of Pisces, I have never thought you dare come alone.
Achilles the Hero of Kleos: Somebody come serve our dear guest!
Following the orders of Achilles, the werewolf warriors charged at Ravniss. Ravniss fought with little effort at the beginning, but, as she was not as powerful as her sister, she soon ran out of strength. At that time, two werewolves circled behind Ravniss and were about to slash Ravniss’s back. When Ravniss saw them, it was already too late to dodge. She could only close her eyes in fear.^ Just before the claws reached Ravniss, a heavy broadsword crushed the werewolf warriors, leaving little recognizable parts. Ravniss opened her eyes again, only to see the angry Cateua and a golden-armored warrior.
Cateua: Ravniss! Are you alright?
Ravniss: Cateua, why are you here? And you...Galio!
Court of Leo - Galio: Let’s get out of here first!
Achilles the Hero of Kleos: Catch them!
Galio fissured the land with a single chop. The dust obscured the vision of Achilles and the werewolves. The three Courts took the chance to escape. Supporting the injured Ravniss, Cateua was complaining about what her sister did.
Cateua: Ravniss! Why did you go alone?
Ravniss: If you are also caught, who will guard our palace?
Cateua: Then at least tell me before you go! It’s dangerous and you are my sister!
Ravniss: Well, sorry...Next time...
Cateua: No more next time!
Ravniss: Alright, no more... By the way, how did you find me?
Cateua: We are twins! That’s why I can always sense you!
Cateua: Well actually, it was Galio!
Cateua: I just told him my sister may be in danger, and he immediately rushed here.
Cateua: I was just following him.
Hearing Cateua mention himself, Galio blushed. Ravniss looked at her and smiled sweetly to him.
Ravniss: Thank you, Galio!
Court of Leo - Galio: You’re welcome...We’re all Courts of Zodiacs...We should...help each other!
Cateua: That’s right. We’re all Courts of Zodiacs.
Court of Pisces - Cateua & Ravniss: Moreover, my sister, we’re the two-in-one Court of Pisces!
Ravniss: Yeah, we are Court of Pisces!
That day, the bad-tempered Cateua smiled, and the reason for that was her sister.