« Every legend has a beginning ». A un mot près, j’ai eu l’impression de voir le texte qui introduisait la première bande annonce de Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace… Mais Malin Kylinger est parti dans un tout autre univers ici, avec cet affrontement entre l’elfe Anendra et un terrible serpent de mer, très joliment mis en scène sur un livre ouvert. Superbe.
Pour ceux qui veulent lire l’histoire derrière le MOC (en anglais) :
All legends has a beginning. The legend about Anendra starts with her heroic battle with the enormous sea serpent Ilur, a cunning beast who attacked Anendra and her group as they stopped to rest for the night. Ilur swept up from the sea and in one fell swoop ate Anendra’s best friend Wherendy. In fury and despair Anendra and her partner Vidlur rush to defend their baby and Anendra’s little brother. A great battle between the elves and the sea serpent ensues. Anendra mortally wound Ilur and all survive the encounter within an inch of their life.
Anendras bravery is seen by a travelling mistral hiding on the other side of the shore and he makes several ballads about her. But that is only the beginning, Anendra and Vidlur are from two opposing elf clans but have found each other and choose their family before the clan. Anendra’s battle with Ilur is the starting point of Anendra’s rise to power and eventually she is the one uniting all the elf clans. Her rule, strength of will and great love for her family and people are talked about to this very day.