In many stories you hear how ‘The Chosen One’ appeared to save the day. Every wonder what would happen if the one doing the choosing bungled the job?|
In Ring of the Or’tux, that’s exactly what happens. Hunter was on his way to a Three Stooges’ marathon when in mid-step, he went from the lobby of a movie theater to a charred tangle of stone and timber that once had been a place of worship. From there it only gets worse for the hapless Chosen One. First, an attempt to flee those he initially encounters (who by the way are the ones he was sent there to save), lands him into the merciless clutches of an invading army (those whom he was supposed to defeat).
After being woefully mistreated by his captors, he is rescued by the priest whose prayer his arrival was in answer to, and the being who had bungled the job of selecting the chosen one and now sentenced to a mortal’s life. Together, he and his two newfound companions set about to save the people of Casdra, but for different reasons. Hunter just wants to go home, Father Thomas to save his people, and Larus hopes that by seeing Hunter fulfill the destiny of the Chosen One, he may be restored to his former self and leave behind his earthbound existence.
Signs, prophecies, and several implanted visions (which by the way leave Hunter stark raving mad for a short duration afterward), offer guidance. Unfortunately, the only hope for the people of Casdra rests upon a man who is not particularly ready for the job.