Within the verdant abundance of the forest lived a reclusive man named Rideo. Once a knight, he abandoned his position after cryptically declaring , "My sword's broken." Though he led a quiet life, he maintained his rigorous physical regiment, as the blessings of nature could only be obtained by those with the strength to reap them, or so he believed. And, even as he hauled his latest quarry on his shoulders, he knew that someday his own flesh would become sustenance for another.
Artwork by Yuizoh.