Early History

Southeast Asia was thrust into an age of turmoil when Western Europe's influence began to encroach upon their lands. In one particular region of Southeast Asia lived a tribe of people who could control the winds.

Talim was the daughter of this village's shaman, and she was reared to be the last priestess. During an ear where faith in the Wind Deity gradually waned, Talim possessed unparalleled potential to be a shaman.

One day, as Talim read the winds just as she had done many times, a violent evil aura that seemed to devour everything surged into her body. Talim lost her consciousness and did not wake for days. The incident occurred the day the Evil Seed spread across the world.

When Talim was 15, a westerner brought a peculiar metallic fragment. The westerner touted the object as a "vitality charm," but Talim immediately recognized the evil within the piece of metal; it was the same malevolent energy that she felt on the day she collapsed.

'I must return the fragment to its rightful place!' Talim exclaimed.

The young priestess left on the journey, even though her elders were full of misgivings.

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Soon after Talim left the village, she senses the resonance of the same evil aura from other parts of the world. She knew that everything would soon be consumed by illness if the evil force continued to spread. Talim knew she had to find all of the fragments and seek their rightful place.

No matter how far she was from her home, Talim could feel the wind. She was not afraid-no matter how long the journey, she knew she would be fine as long as the winds were with her.

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After leaving the village of the wind and pursuing the evil metal fragments. Talim learned that the source of evil was Soul Edge. Led by the whispers of the wind, Talim traced the root of the evil energy to a mountain range and arrived at a watermill in which lived only children. There, she met a boy radiated evil energy from his body and lay sick in bed. Talim made her mind to treat the boy.

One day, a young man by the name of Yun-seong came to visit the watermill in search of Soul Edge. Talim explained its danger to him, but he was undaunted and chose to stay there in hopes of obtaining information. Eventually, Yun-seong's cheeriness led Talim to accept him.

Concerned at the boy's worsening condition, Talim came up with the idea of passing all of the evil energy in his body through hers and into the wind. It would be dangerous for her as well, but she was determined to cure him. The boy refused her at first, but Yun-Seong convinced him to agree to the treatment. The treatment was a miraculous success.

During the treatment, Talim saw amongst the high flying winds the image of a beautiful sword in a distant western land. Without understanding why, she felt her heart grow hot. After watching over the boy's recovery, Talim left on a new journey with the children's thanks echoing in her ears. Something was waiting in the west. Her heart fluttered quietly with the premonition.

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During the treatment Talim had ensued to cure the small child, she had a vision. In this vision, Talim saw amongst the high flying winds an image of a beautiful, blue sword in a distant western land.

Talim had only glimpsed this sword for a mere moment upon saving the youth who was being ravaged by Soul Edge, but this image had returned to her time and again during her sleep; she knew it had to be important.

As Talim journeyed on, she once again met up with Yun-seong. She had no doubt that he was still yearning for the sword of damnation in order to protect his homeland.

Soon after, the two encountered Yun-seong's kinswoman, Seong-Mi-na. Mi-na shared the same views as Talim for she tried to convince Yun-seong to return home as well. But, no matter how hard the women tried, Yun-seong would not change his mind. Talim and Mi-na soon parted ways, and the young priestess carried on alone.

One night, as she gazed upon the sky, Talim beheld countless lights shooting toward the west. It was an immaculate sight, but she could feel the evil behind it. She concluded that Soul Edge had grown in power, and that she did not have much time. Talim grew anxious; power that great could only warp the balance of nature. As the winds circled the world, she could hear them screaming.

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