Inktober Day 7. Aegis.
The legends surrounding the Old Kings are closer to the truth than most realize. It is said that they came upon an opportunity to obtain an unfathomable power for themselves...or choose to bless their posterity with this gift. Four of them, seeing the many errors in mankind, decided the surest way to use the power for good was to take it upon themselves. The other three, believing that such power was too great for a select few to wield unchecked, passed on the opportunity and thus their lineage inherited that gift.
The four, now known as the Old Kings, soon became corrupted with their strength, and the resulting wars were on a scale that the world had never seen. The Old Kings are now just a memory; their disappearance is shrouded in as much mystery as their reign.
(This Inktober challenge is tougher than I thought it'd be. I got impatient with this one and didn't even finish it.)