The first time he ever saw Nova, Nova simply glared at him.

" Lyena's such a bother," Lanta had complained. " He's just angry and rude all the time. I don't understand what all the commoners see in him."

Another moment; Lanta's hands carding through his long, long hair.

" Maybe they all like him because he's so vulgar! He's an embarrassment to proper royalty."

Not long after that, Nova and Lanta had fought for the first time. He left a long, angry scar on Lanta's right arm.

The sight of Nova covered in blood burnt itself into Prima's mind; it had scared him.

His eyes were empty. He looked more like a demon than he did a man.