The Coronation

The coronation of Loracaz I, shortly after he’d rescued Goddess Jenh from the crystal in which Métius had imprisoned her. He becomes the first king of Onsira, and in time he takes a mate and begins the enduring lineage. Arialla Antraius is one of his descendants, and is thereby capable of bringing about his reincarnation.

The woman crowning him was high priestess of Jenh at the time. Also shown is the spear that he used. The feathers he’d tied to it because he thought they were lovely; one had been given to him by a friend, and the other he’d found in the forest while training with his spear. They’re remembered fondly because they show a well-respected aspect of his personality.

Loracaz I was down-to-earth, friendly, and loved to be helpful. He was the eldest of several siblings, and never had a problem with helping his mother with them. He joined his fellow villagers in learning to use a spear so that he could hunt and defend the village.

Legend has it that Goddess Jenh had been captured in the crystal by Métius not long before Loracaz I was conceived. It’s said that Jenh had intended for him to be able to rescue her even when nobody else could. He was a young man when he decided that he had to try. It’s hard to explain how someone with limited training and skill was able to shatter the crystal, but he hadn’t gone to the tower alone; the people journeying with him helped him fight off the monsters and climb the tower. Once they were at the top, in the wide chamber where Jenh floated in the crystal that drained her magic, he felt her call in his heart. With everyone else fighting the demons and the evil priest, Loracaz I took his chance and charged at the crystal. The wind seemed to propel him, to carry him up, to allow him to pierce its weakest point with his spear.

After rescuing the goddess, his spearhead became entangled with a chunk of the crystal, which contains a significant amount of Zeah. Loracaz I wielded the altered spear while he sat on the throne, but after his passing, it was at first entrusted to the Temple of Jenh in the capital city, Jzifélan, and eventually placed in the tower at the center of the royal palace.

About Legends of Lorata

Eleanor Willow is the author of the high fantasy series Legends of Lorata, which takes place on a medieval-style world filled with elves, dragons, and faeries. There is also a fourth race, one that is rare and magical: the angelic Starr. Lorata is a distant planet watched over by four deities: good, evil, elemental, and celestial-- and there are plenty of legends about them all! One of the most important ones is the prophecy of Jenh's champion, Loracaz, who is promised to return to the realm whenever evil threatens to take hold. There are currently three books completed, and the first one can be read online. Book four is currently being written, and a fifth will most likely be in the future.
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