a story by Nick The Swing, technically set in a heavily altered history involving magic and demons etc.The story begins with a badass named Xanth on the run from a bunch of bad guys, including the ratherinept Natzo, Ceith Amberst, Esper, andsadistic Mary Sue wannabe (seriously) Kandy. Xanth stole a weapon from their boss,Stephen Arkh, the weapon being a sort of empathic ooze called a Symphony that evolvesaccording to the emotions of the user. Following a humongous battle with Ceith, the Symphony is thrown intoa river, where it finds its way to a much abused one armed boy named Nathan Drant. Nathan has a rivalry with the bully William Trandeigh, which gradually evolves into a full hatred.
Nathan grows up with the Symphony and discovers a terrible scheme involving the Day of the Artifact, and is thrust into events beyond his comprehension.