A flash of light announced the arrival of those She had chosen.

"You called?" the Paladin asked, a cheeky grin slapped on his face, only to be whacked in the head by the Corsair. "Focus, idiot." The other three stood at rapt attention, Her presence enough to commandeer their respect.

She just smiled serenely.

"It's time."

Instantly, the atmosphere changed. The Paladin loss his playful demeanour; the Arch Mage gasped, but bit her lip to stifle it; the Bowmaster's eyes widened ever so slightly whereas the Night Lord's narrowed. The Corsair gripped her weapon tighter, her knuckles white.

"You know what to do."

The five Explorers nodded in affirmation, already readying for departure.

"May the stars be with you," Rhinne whispered, as another brilliant spark overtook the room.

A/N: If you're reading this, I'm assuming that you know the basic storyline of Maple story's past, because there are going to be spoilers. Some warnings:
1. Lots of OCs in addition to the Heroes
2. There will be pirates. Pretend that they came a little earlier.
3. I may change the Temple of Time battle. I'm trying to keep everything else (the past, anyways) cannon.

Regular chapters will be about 8,000 words in length. This is just the prologue.

Thank you for reading, I hope you'll enjoy it.


Edit: Changed this chap. More info on chap 3. (27/12/2013)