A/N: Hello, one and all. This is ShaolinTiger86. I had been wanting to do this fanfiction for some time and now that I have some time off, I decided that now is the right time to write this and get it out of the way. I plan on making a follow up to this story, if all bodes well. Without further ado, I present to you, "Saviors of the Sword" "Saviors of the Sword" Chapter 1: Kilik had left from Ostrheinsburg after he not only unsuccessfully attempted to destroy Soul Edge but also leaving Xianghua behind as he planned. As he continued on his journey back to his master's hermitage, he couldn't feel anything but sorrow and disgust for himself, knowing that he had abandoned her but also subjected her to several dangers. He felt like she was a burden to him but despite this, Xianghua stood by his side no matter what the circumstance and was probably the best thing that ever happened to him. Kilik, reaching his destination, started to sigh as he walked up the stairs. Once he reached the top, there stood an elderly man, with long white hair wrapped in a ponytail, wearing white pants, tattoos, and a silver breastplate, his arms behind back, not facing him. "Master." Kilik called out to the elderly man. There was no response. Kilik had worried whether or not his failure to purify himself and destroying Soul Edge had reached his master. "Master?" Kilik meekly called out. "Back so soon?" Kilik's master asked with a tone of harshness. Kilik was taken aback by his master's tone. He felt as if his master knew he was going to return with no kind of change or progress. "Yes...Master." Kilik answered. Kilik's master, appropriately named EdgeMaster, had turned to face Kilik. He saw how disheartened and melancholy he was. "I had been expecting your arrival." EdgeMaster said as he observed Kilik's body language. "What?" Kilik said with a surprised look on his face. "There is much to discuss." EdgeMaster said hastily "Come, there are others that are waiting." EdgeMaster added as he began walking towards the training hall. Kilik, confused by his master's words, followed him to the training hall. Inside the training hall, five warriors were standing around, waiting for someone to walk through the door. The doors opened revealing EdgeMaster and Kilik right behind him. "Fellow warriors!" EdgeMaster called out to them. "I have recruited you all for the power of Soul Edge is peaking in power!" EdgeMaster added. "With me is my student, Kilik." EdgeMaster continued. "He will join you on your quest to destroy the demonic sword and save those who have once wielded the spirit sword, Soul Calibur from being sacrificed and to have the sword itself wiped away from existence." EdgeMaster addressed the warriors. Kilik surveyed the warriors that were assembled in the training hall. From the following he saw: -A young Greek woman, her hair in a ponytail wrapped by a bow, wearing a long blue coat tail jacket that concealed her body, pink shorts, long white boots and gloves, and elbow greaves, carrying only a sword and shield. - A small girl with her hair in two ponytails, wearing a small green vest, a wind priestess hat tube top, , white transparent pants, and sandals carrying bladed tonfas. -A Korean male wearing a green bandana concealing his spiky red hair, a Juok Chaplet necklace worn around his neck, tattoos on his arms, and baggy red pants with a green sash and shoes carrying a Dao sword. - A Korean female with her hair in a braided ponytail wearing a green headband, a long sleeved top showing her midriff, and a long skirt revealing her right leg with matching boots as she carried her zanbatou/halberd weapon. To Kilik, most of the warriors he saw were all foreign to him except one. A Ryukyuan man with his hair slicked back with only a thick single bang out in front wearing a sleeveless white jacket with white chaps and brown pants, black boots and a pendant with his nunchaku around his neck and draped over his shoulders. "Maxi, what are you doing here?" Kilik asked the man with the sleeveless white jacket. "I was gonna ask you the same thing." He replied with a smirk. "Who are these people?" Kilik asked him. "Beats me, I was here when they all arrived." Maxi replied. The blonde haired woman stepped forward to introduce herself. "My name is Cassandra..." the blonde haired woman began. "Cassandra Alexandra...nice to meet you." she said as she extended her hand to Kilik to shake. Kilik shook the woman's hand as the small girl with the green vest approached him next. "Greetings, I am Talim, wind priestess of Southeast Asia." the young woman said. "She will be of great service to us as she is pure in heart and in mind." EdgeMaster interrupted. Talim nodded as the the Korean man and woman stepped forward to introduce themselves. "I am Seong Mi-Na." said the Korean woman. "This is my travel companion and sparring partner, Hong Yun-Seong." Mi-Na said as she introduced the Korean man to her. "The pleasure is all mines." Kilik said as he shook the hands of both Mi-Na and Yun-Seong. Mi-Na observed Kilik's Kali Yuga with much interest. "That's a very powerful staff you have there." Mi-Na began. "Thank you." said Kilik "Are you familiar with the Ling Sheng Su style?" Mi-Na asked. "Yes, why is that?" Kilik asked. "Your master had taught me that style not too long ago when I had met him." Mi-Na replied. "Is that so? Then I might have to test your will against mines." Kilik retorted. "There will be no such time for that." EdgeMaster stated. "I have gathered you all here for the purpose of working together to save a select few who have championed themselves to wielding Soul Calibur." EdgeMaster continued. "Their lives are in danger and as warriors that I have recruited for this task, I expect nothing more than all of you to work in a harmonious manner." EdgeMaster added. "Working, with these guys? You gotta be kidding me!" Maxi began. "Now, I can work with Kilik but the rest of these guys can take a back seat." Maxi added. "Oh, really? Then you must think you can stop that whole army of evil." Yun-Seong said. "Looks who's talking, the big shot who hasn't amounted to nothing." said Maxi. "You take that back!" Yun-Seong replied as he drew his Dao sword. "Yun-Seong!" Mi-Na said as she tried to pull him away from confronting Maxi "Enough!" EdgeMaster yelled. "How can any of you manage to destroy Soul Edge if all you want to is to destroy yourselves?" EdgeMaster continued. Maxi and Yun-Seong looked away from each other in disgust and in shame. "Now, the six of you must be a coherent and a cohesive force to exterminate Soul Edge and to perserve Soul Calibur in its fragile state." EdgeMaster continued. "Master, we shall do our best to work together and eliminate Soul Edge, once and for all." Kilik said. "I shall do so as well in order to save my sister and her family." said Cassandra. "So will I." said Seong Mi-Na "Count me in." said Yun-Seong "Me too." said Maxi "May the winds guide us to our destiny!" Talim declared. "Then it is settled." said EdgeMaster "Kilik, I want you and these warriors to head back into Ostrheinsburg and save those who once wielded Soul Calibur." EdgeMaster demanded. "You owe it to yourself to save those who have championed the sword's will." EdgeMaster added as he looked at Kilik. To Kilik, he knew what this meant. It was a chance to redeem himself to not just save Soul Calibur but to save Xianghua and purify his soul. "Master, I will save her..." Kilik said. EdgeMaster nodded. He opened the doors of the training hall and looked back at his student and the warriors he recruited. "Your quest together begins." EdgeMaster declared The warriors walked out of the training hall and began their journey together as they headed to Ostrheinsburg as their journey begun. EdgeMaster watched as they headed off into the horizon. "Farewell, warriors..." EdgeMaster said to himself. "May your journey be one of great understanding." He added as he headed back into the training hall. A/N: So that's Chapter 1, tell me what you think.