Fate By Blades is a war epic set on the planet of Aelithia. The world is torn by war as individuals rise to power. Backstabbing, betrayal and epic battles dominate this World of Badass.The Series exists with the same universe as The 15 Keys, the plotlines of the two mixing to create a whole story.A second installment has been announced entitled 2nd Fate By Blades. A game adaptation for the first book is also in the works, though it will differ greatly from the book storyline. A game adaptation is also in the works, made by the people behind Forsaken Chronicle.The story can be found on Deviant ART and Elfwood.See also: The Adept and The 15 Keys
Fate by Blades contains examples of:
All Your Powers Combined: The Figure in White can wield spectral version of 14 of the 15 Blades, with the full power of each blade behind them.
Deal with the Devil: This happens a lot in the story. The "Devil" is depicted as a figure who wears a hooded robe that conceals his entire personage. Many characters make deals with this entity, but not so many turn out well.
Gilliam makes a deal with this figure to help his rebellion, so long as he doesn't sleep with anyone other than whomever the robed figure specifies. Gilliam betrays the "Devil" and his whole rebellion falls apart.
Lucas makes a deal to gain a beautiful maiden to tempt Kona to serve him. He gets one from the figure, on the condition that she sleeps with no one other than Kona. To ensure she doesn't, Lucas assigns Badass Karl Valian, as he can Ignore the Fanservice.
Kona's ancestor made one and got the sword that Kona wields.
Deus Sex Machina: The "Devil" gets claim over every soul with demon blood. To ensure he gets the most for his money, he trades his Horny Devil "daughters" in exchange for phenomenal cosmic powers so that there are plenty of people running around with demon blood.
Lucas is believed to have pulled this, but some could see it as a Heel-Face Turn. Kona later joins Lucas after Samu dies, so if Lucas is the closest thing to a Big Bad the story has, then Kona probably pulled an epic Face Heel Turn.
Samu betrayed Mitchu early in the story, despite swearing an oath to put aside ambition. Why he did this isn't clear, but perhaps he did it For the Evulz.
Kona goes a step further to literally become Demon King and come back to destroy Aelithia. Not conquer, destroy.
Although, Kona only does what duty compels him to do, so he must either be the only "Good" character in the story. Even if he joins Lucas after Samu dies.
But then again, Kona joined Samu in the first place. Samu, due to Chronic Backstabbing Disorder betrayed Kona's father, Mitchu. Justified, as Kona didn't know that Samu was the one who betrayed his father.
Ill Girl: Isabella Caravine, Love Interest of Alfa Beowulf and our main female character, is afflicted with the Fellplague, which is slowly turning her into a Felltouched, after which point her condition becomes incurable.
Mook Chivalry: Inverted. Mooks will attack you en masse, from multiple directions and aggresively. On higher difficulties, without the aid of strategems or your own allied AI officers they will kill you if you aren't careful.