|Female and male Tideborn in Tide Form.|
Everyone only knows that with the exception of the omnipotent Gods, the most intelligent and spiritual creatures of the land are the Elves, Humans and Untamed. Long have they forgotten that on the furthest ends of the ocean, a race of equal standing (but more mysterious) lies, seeking a way out of the endless bloodshed and voodoo.
A few thousand years ago, the lands of Perfect World was home to the four majority races of Humans, Untamed, Elves and the Tideborn, all of whom were the highest creations of Gods. Together, they became the rulers of the world, sharing the glory of being the strongest living beings. The Elves ruled the skies, the lands belonged to the Humans and Untamed; and the Tideborn was the non-contested rulers of the sea. However, the fates of each race began to change...
The Race That Disappeared
With the endless invasions of the Rancor Forces, the four major races guarded their homes and major cities fiercely. The entire ocean was to be defended by the Tideborn. In the fiercest of battles, the Rancor Forces focused their entire strength on the Tideborn, and the Tideborn couldn't withstand the onslaught. To protect the interest of the entire Perfect World, the heroes had to use the forbidden art of 'Disaster of the Seven Worlds'. The said spell was left behind before the Gods went back to the Heavens, and because of the unorthodox usage of the five Elemental Sources, it could move the source of the world; thus the ancestors of the Tideborn banned their people from using this art. However, the time of inevitable consequences had come, and so all the Elders of the Tideborn garnered their power to cast the spell.
Indeed, the power of the forbidden spell was overwhelming, and it was as if the heavens and earth opened up. Tidal waves overcame the Rancor Forces, and the Tideborn was victorious. However, there was an inescapable (and equally astonishing) result: the Chief Elder (Abandoned Cloud) of the Tideborn passed away, his body being sapped of any energy by the spell. Because he died in the midst of casting the spell, it became uncontrollable, and wouldn't die out even after extinguishing the Rancor Forces entirely. Energy burst forth from the runes, creating an endless sea of separation between the Tideborn's territory and the rest of Perfect World that nobody could pass through. And on the side of the Tideborn, ferocious storms raged on, never ending. From then on, nobody from Perfect World heard of anything about the Tideborn...
To the folks in Perfect World, beyond Dream Searching Port and the Dragon Palace, in the Southeastern direction, there was nothing but a ceaseless storm that even Gods couldn't pass through. This became known as the Forbidden Sea. The storm wrapped the entire area, and nobody knew what happened within the storm. There was only the legend that after the bloody battle, the Tideborn sank into the bottom of the Forbidden Sea, bringing the City of Tidal Waves with them. After the fated battle, the other races could finally breathe easier. Over the years, many human mages tried to pass through the Forbidden Sea to locate the Tideborn, but none succeeded. None until the Master Mage's (Field Color) top disciple Soul Manipulator (Sandy Heart). If not for this piece of destiny, the history of the Tideborn would not continue.
The Saviour of the Tideborn
The human Mages believed in the power of the elements, and made it their lives' work to use their conscious will to manipulate the elements of Fire,Water and Earth. The most outstanding in the history of Humans was (Field Color), and he was also one of the greatest heroes in Perfect World. (Sandy Heart) is (Field Color)'s last disciple. Because he was the most intelligent and studious, (Sandy Heart) was the apple of his master's eye. Through traveling and nonstop studies, (Sandy Heart) quickly grew to be the most powerful of (Field Color)'s disciples, and was asked to study in the Demon and Immortal worlds by the Human mages. In the fantastic worlds, (Sandy Heart) became disillusioned, and questioned the Humans' belief in elemental magic. It turned out he had discovered the abandoned art of infusing one's own energy into others' bodies, and gaining control through such infusion. The method became known as Soul Manipulation later on. (Sandy Heart) began to study and scrutinize the art. However, he was exiled from Etherblade City for blaspheming of the Human Gods and beliefs, and labeled a heretic, never to return. The exile happened at the most crucial point before a breakthrough in his studies.
(Sandy Heart) wandered the Perfect World for many years, battling with the Rancor Forces tirelessly. Although he was exiled before his important breakthrough, he could use part of the lost art effortlessly. (Field Color) told him through secretive ways that this art could help him pass through the Forbidden Sea, and if he could help to locate the disappeared Tideborn race, he could perhaps return to Etherblade City. After receiving the secret message from his master, (Sandy Heart) quietly made his way to Dream Searching Port and took cover, changing his name. Eight years he attempted to study the method of passing through the Forbidden Sea. (Sandy Heart)'s efforts were not in vain, and the Soul Manipulator (Sandy Heart) managed to pass through the Forbidden Sea, suffering excruciating and indescribable pain in the process. After which, he came to another world...
(Sandy Heart) came to the Tideborn just in time, because although they were free from the Rancor Forces, they had to continue fighting with another ancient race - the Night Terrors. Until the day he came, the feud had been going on for hundreds of years.
The Evolution of the New Class
The Night Terror race came from the mysterious Bloody Sea, and were originally known as the Night Terrorist Royal Race. In the past, they knew they were no match for the Tideborn, so they dove into the bottom of the ocean, and lived invisibly. However, after suffering the beatings from the Rancor Forces, and the toll from the 'Disaster of Seven Worlds', the power of the Tideborn was no longer as strong. The Night Terrors resurfaced from the 'Five Sea Island Prisons', where they stayed hidden for many years like the monsters they were. The Night Terror warriors began to disturb the Tideborn's peace and pillaging their towns. Because of the lack of fighting power, the Tideborn warriors guarded the Raging Tide City with their lives, unable to protect their people outside of their capital. It was almost one-sided, this unfair match-up against the Night Terrors. To protect their hometowns, the Tideborn had to kill those who outnumbered them, and slowly, a new method of fighting evolved from the old. The Tideborn traveled in very small groups, looking for singular targets, attacked with lightning speed, killing in a single blow and leaving as soon as the targets were down. It was as if they were nothing more than spirits. The result of such evolution formed the most famous of warriors of the Tideborn in later days: the assassins.
At this same time, another page was slowly turning in the Tideborn's history of combat... Shamans.
The Power of the New Classes
With the newly-discovered power of their assassins, the Tideborn became stronger, and took the advantage in the battle against the Night Terrors. However, the Tideborn shamans who seemed weak in the past, were treated with disdain by the traditional warriors and assassins. There began an internal struggle for power within the Tideborn. The oldest Tideborn warriors were assassins, who specialized in single target combat, dealing phenomenal short-ranged damage and had extremely high mobility. To become a full-fledged assassin, one had to undergo strict training and the cruelest of tests. Only when one passed the tests of both body and mind could they receive the honor of becoming an assassin.
The Soul Manipulation magic that (Sandy Heart) brought with him gave power to an independent branch of combat power in the Tideborn - the shamans. They tried many new innovations on the ancient art that (Sandy Heart) brought with him, such as using their underwater herbs in conjunction with Soul Manipulation, and through chanting... amplify or minimize the healing properties of said herbs. After many years of modifying the art, the shamans became a formidable force in combat. Through the battles with the Night Terrors, they gained experience, and respect from their fellow Tideborn. The rise in power of the shamans pressured the assassins, and the two forces began not to see eye to eye, competing in every possible situation. As time passed, the competition between the two became so fierce, it became unbearable, and the peak was reached when the Soul Manipulator (Sandy Heart) passed away.
The Battle of Dream Shattering Island
The very night (Sandy Heart) passed away, the conflict between the shamans and assassins became extreme, and they almost came to arms. At this point, the Night Terrors infiltrated Raging Tide City, and caught the Tideborn in an awkward situation. The Tideborn didn't manage to defend in time, and suffered severe consequences. At this moment, (Eastern Fury) the new shining star of the Tideborn, called for an emergency meeting with the Elders, and suppressed the differences between the two classes of the Tideborn. They regrouped and struck back against the Night Terrors. Although they succeeded in driving back the forces of the Night Terrors, the damage was done; and even one of the main islands, Dragon Spine Island, sunk because its sea pillar was destroyed.
Witnessing their own homeland sinking before their very eyes, the assassins and shamans made up, turning their regret and anger into energy. Under the leadership of (Eastern Fury), the Tideborn began rebuilding their homeland, and had countless battles against the Night Terrors.
After the reconstruction of their homeland, the combative forces of the Tideborn slowly grew in power once more, and although it was not easy, the initiative of battle came into their hands once more. After many years, at the strongest they had ever been, the Tideborn clashed in a final battle against the Night Terrors, led by (Eastern Fury)! This is known as the Battle of Dream Shattering Island.
The heavens and earth changed colors during the Battle of Dream Shattering Island. There were eerie clouds over the ocean, and the God of Night Terrors (Mystical Dou Luo) himself took up arms, leading the whole race in the battle for their lives. However, the Tideborn had evolved over the past thousand years, and were no longer the weaklings they were when they first met. After four days and four nights of bloodshed and killing, (Eastern Fury) took (Mystical Dou Luo)'s eyes with the godly weapon 'Moonslashing Purple-Gold Taker', and killed him. The Night Terror forces retreated with speed after that.
The long battle to be the conquerors of the sea finally came to an end. The tortured Tideborn finally got the peace they were looking for, and everything became quiet, except the Forbidden Sea.
The Return of the Tideborn
Glancing at the horizon of the Forbidden Sea, one could see nothing, save for the explosive lightning and tidal waves. Rested, the Tideborn couldn't help but miss the old days, when all the four major races ruled the Perfect World. However, there was nothing to be done about the Forbidden Sea. Not even the godly warrior (Eastern Fury) could do anything.
(Eastern Fury) was crowned the King of the Tideborn after the victory of the Battle of Dream Shattering Island. He devoted his entire life to trying to discover a way to break the seal over the Forbidden Sea, but to no avail. Finally, as he was about to pass on, in a moment of light, he understood cause and effect, and left his final words,'Three hundred years later, when the world's five elemental forces rearrange themselves, the power sealing the Forbidden Sea will be the weakest. At this time, with eighty of our priests reverse casting the 'Disaster of Seven Worlds', this is the way the seal can be broken! THE ONLY WAY!'
Someday three hundred years later, on the Heaven Pedestal of Raging Tide City, A great huge rune was turning and roaring. At this time, near the Dream Searching Port, some fishermen who were preparing to return from their fishing trips saw the color of the sky change...