I am Liorn.
The thought lingered, percolating. Existence is a strange concept for most, let alone for someone who has just begun. Existing that is. There is light, all around me, suffusing my skin.
No, not skin, HE would not have made me of such inferior material. I am Bladeforged.
The two thoughts resonated, becoming a single force that threatened to burst -
The command vibrated through me, past the light, past the thoughts. I opened my eyes.
I felt a force lift me from the light. As the confusion of birth receded, I could make out metallic walls and ceilings beyond my erstwhile cocoon and then I was through. The force settled me gently before HIM. HE loomed over me, a being of metal and divinity, the Lord of Blades, my god. The hum told me these things, the soothing vibrations created by HIS power and might carried HIS will to HIS children. I felt the resonance speak again.
The voice was not loud, but it was everywhere. I felt it vibrating within, bringing me to my knees, forcing all but the voice from my head.
"I am Liorn".
The thought just popped out, as if it was squeezed from a container ready to burst, as if saying it would save it from that destructive, intoxicating wave. Shock. I saw it for a moment, I think. In his eyes. A wave of dizziness overwhelmed me as I looked away from HIM.
"YOU ARE MY AGENT" the vibrations intoned, refusing my errant thought "YOU MAY STAND, MY KNIFE".
I tried to stand, still looking down, shaking. The booming of HIS voice within my head was too much. The room began to spin again, then I felt a hand helping me, HIS hand. It was massive, easily the size of a mans head, two large spikes extending from it beyond me. A sudden surge of energy filled me, clearing away the confusion, the dizziness, the thoughts. I stood.
"I HAVE GIVEN YOU A SLIVER OF MY INFINITY, KNIFE; YOU SHALL NEED IT TO DO MY BIDDING."
I was still reeling from the wave of power, so it was good he expected no answer but obedience.
"GO NOW, AND SEEK MY BLADE WITHIN THE ABBOT'S GRAVEYARD."
And HE turned away. As HIS gaze left me I felt as if a massive weight that had been holding me in place was removed. I reached out to HIM, feeling as if without his voice I'd fall apart, only those vibrations could sustain me! Then I stepped back. That aura of command, of complete control, lessened its hold on me as I backpedaled away. I saw HIM raise his hand and beyond the railing another form began to lift upwards. Light suffused me once again, and I was no more.