The Gifted: Part One. Introduction
Once, long ago, in a time and place much different from the world we call home, there was a group of people with strange powers. They were the thing that myths and legends were made up of. Few believed that they really existed, and even fewer knew where they lived.
It was said that when an enemy rose up in any kingdom, these people would appear out of the desert, wielding magic, and defeating all who stood in their path.
Some called them avengers; some called them phantoms; some called them heroes, and others called them destroyers of the peace. Mothers would tell stories of them, either to haunt their children into obedience, or to calm the children in a storm.
Yet, wherever they went, they stopped all false tales from spreading, and planted another name by which they were most often called.
It was said by some that they were angels fallen from the sky. Others would have you believe that they were simply ordinary people. All of them are wrong.
They are the Gifted.