"The one with the Light of the world"
If everyone is virtuous, does virtue really exist?
If everyone shines brightly, would they truly be called light?
Light may only exist because of darkness.
Born in the darkness with the First Light,
Shai had been overcome by her curiosity and lost her memories to a dark illusion.
She left her hometown of Florin to begin a long journey.
Yet, fate once more brought her face to face with the dark illusion.
"I am the shadow cast by the light of your curiosity."
This third dark illusion she faced only had a few short words before it tried to devour not just her memories this time, but her whole self.
The moment the darkness completely engulfed her light, a ray of light pierced through the darkness.
After narrowly escaping to the nearby Florin, Valentine surprised her with his words.
"So, you’ve returned after seeing the dark illusion..."
It was a paradox, the dark illusion could only exist as long as there was light.
Valentine was also one of the lights for the Shai-kind.
He taught her how to escape the nightmarish illusion.
And hoping for another miracle, Valentine sent Shai to Artina, a wandering musician who previously helped Valentine overcome the dark illusion.
"Who’s trying to interrupt my work again?"
That is how Shai’s first meeting began with her prickly and somewhat ill-tempered teacher.
Intrigued by Shai’s earnestness and innocence, Artina decided to teach her true music.
In the hopes the music would perform the same miracle it had for Valentine several decades ago...
"I’m neither a wizard nor a healer. Just someone who loves music."
As she began to learn music under Artina’s guidance, Shai realized just how beautiful music could be in so many different areas.
Little by little, she started to overcome her fears as her heart grew stronger.
She made a promise that she would play beautiful music, not just for herself, but for the whole world…
Before long, instead of fear for the dark illusion, Shai’s eyes shone with the confidence of her purpose in driving out the world’s darkness.
"Perform for the world. If you don’t do it properly, I’ll take back those musical instruments!"
Leaving behind Artina’s concerned worrying, Shai stepped towards her search of the world’s darkness once more.
This time with her beautiful melodies and music-loving friends at her side.
"For the shadow of darkness cannot overcome the melody of light."