the oracle of the forge god Hephaestus prophesies that a warrior must go
forth to destroy the power of Soul Edge. In this case, the responsibility
falls to Cassandra,
younger sister, after a terrible accident -- another of these strange shards
of metal maims one of Sophitia's children. Cassandra thus returns to the
god's temple and takes up her sister's old weapons and armor, scarred though
they are by the track of Soul Edge. She travels east, following a strange
light in the sky.