Book One: The Anointing
The world of The Age of Merrik features a wide variety of characters. The Anointing centers around Merrik and branches out to others with connections to him. The majority of characters are either from Merrik’s country, Tyera, or the neighboring country of Rikan.
Sword Masters are very important. Servants of the god Serafín, they have opposed the kings of Sethane for over five hundred years. In present day, their numbers are diminishing, however, leaving Merrik to defend his country mostly on his own.
The General Zsastar, son of King Malik of Sethane, attacked Tyera and Rikan in the battle of Shattered Sky and returned eight years later to seek vengeance on the people who fought back against him. He challenges Merrik’s authority and defeats him in battle, taking control over Tyera and enslaving the neighboring country of Rikan. The Anointing tells the story of Merrik’s battle with The General and the aid of the remaining sword masters.