Posted August 15, 2007on:
[This article contains Blazing Sword spoilers as well as some sealed sword spoilers]
Despite all appearances nergal was once a normal human…however events in his life caused his mind to shatter and turned him into a power hungry sorcerer.
Nergal was quite possibly a renowned scholar/shaman in the age of the scouring. He lived in a mansion with his wife and two children. what made this family different from any other family though wasn’t their wealth…but the fact that they were not a human family. Nergal was a human, but his wife was not…she was a dragon. as a result their children were also dragons…or half dragons. The time this family existed in was most likely some time after the scouring, after the dragons began losing the war. Nergal and his family probably lived in secret, or hid their identities so that no one would know of the dragons.they would live together in peace for as long as they could.
however in chapter 19xx of blazing sword a flashback shows Nergal telling his children that he has to “rescue mother from some bad men…” . this could very well be the humans.alternativly it could have been the war dragons who captured a war opposing divine dragon and turned it into the dark dragon. at any rate Nergal tells his children to wait at the mansion for ten days and if he wasn’t back by then to “go to the other side” .the other side is most likely the other side of the dragons gate,the portal that dragons used to flee Elbe. Nergal would have searched for his wife for some time, but odds are he would never find her…she would possibly not even be herself by this time. Nergal probably knew this, and returned to his mansion to be with his children. however his children would not be there. heeding his message the children would have went through the dragons gate as Nergal told them to,putting a gap between them and himself forever. as a result Nergal was left with nothing….an empty mansion.its also possible that Nergal never even returned…knowing what he wouldnt find when he arived.
at this point one thing must have acoured to him…if he had more power he could have protected his family.with that Nergal left on a journey for knowledge…and some time later met up with the archsage athos in the nabata wasteland.they both shared a common goal…but it is unlikely that the shared a common motivation. after years of searching together they eventually found a village where dragons and humans lived together in peace.in it they found a library with enough records to last them centuries. as time went on though their motives changed. athos wanted more power to help others…but Nergal wanted the opposite.
nergal began learning the dark art of quintessence…the magic to sap someones life-force to create another being.the elders and athos tried to pursway him to stop…but athos says he was “deaf to their pleas”. eventually the power overwhelmed him and he lost sight of his goals… only seeking more and more power. as their last resort the elders and athos decided to destroy Nergal. they knew however that that would be impossible…they only wished to bring him back to his sences.nergal was wounded in the battle…but his mind was affected the most. at this point he had lost everything….his family, his friends,himself.all that remained was his power….and with that his mind shattered. he fled to Bern to gain his power back and in time conspired to claim the essence of dragons.he would achieve ultimate power,he would rule the world.
so who were nergals children? they were most likely ninian and nils.they are of very noble dragon blood…and this would in my opinion mean divine dragon blood. ninian is the one who remembers the shaman in chapter 19xx telling the girl and boy to wait ten days.ninian is also said to have found a picture in the mansion of a dragon and a human coexisting…these would be her parents…nergal and her dragon mother.one other question could be how I know nergal and the shaman are the same people.the answer to that is simple…in chapter 19xx nergal appears at the end and says that he remembers the area…that he left something important there.however he cant remember what it was and say it couldnt have been too important.the thing would have been his children he left at the mansion close to a thousand years ago.
by Saint Of Swords
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