Almost everyone knows of the Boy
Who Lived, of how a young infant thwarted He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, and of his
struggle during the War of the
Nearly as famous is the True Heir, yet almost nothing was known of his childhood. Indeed, very few know of what forged the warrior who became known as the True Heir. The story has it’s roots in antiquity, but the majority of the story was set at almost the exact same time when He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named was thwarted by Harry Potter and his parents.
His father, a detestable muggle named Genma Saotome had made a foolish deal with his mother, Nodoka, when Ranma was only six. He had created a contract which said that Ranma would be training in the physical arts of war, and he would only return to Nodoka when Ranma was proven to have the rather nebulous title of a ‘man among men’. What this title meant is unknown, but it condemned Ranma to a series of tortures that rival those of the ancient Spanish Inquisition, including forcing him into a pit of cats when Genma misinterpreted a book of Dark Arts that included the Hand of the Cat, a deranged attempt to produce an Animagus in a very short time, which only resorted in a form of insanity.
Genma continued to torture and
abuse his child, and any with whom he came in contact. This including promising
his hand in marriage to numerous women then departing with their dowries, with
no intention of ever following through. It was, however, at the age of eleven,
The Springs of Jusenkyou are heavily cursed, and filled with some of the darkest of death magics, created by the backlash of numerous wars among wizards in the region. It was at this time that Ranma was altered for life, as he was cast by his father into the Spring of the Drowned Girl. Jusenkyou’s kiss was upon him forever, as whenever exposed to cold water, he takes the form of a woman, with only hot water returning his form to him.
But Genma continued to compound
error upon error as he led his child to the ancient
After escaping the furious warrior,
Ranma and Genma escaped back to
The Nerima district of Tokyo has been a source of chaos for centuries, but never more so than during the years when Ranma lived there. From attacks by deranged madmen, to a challenge by a powerful warrior of ancient heritage which nearly left him killed as a mountain collapsed about them. But the trigger to his current life was when an insane, Jusenkyou-kissed rival by the name of Ryouga Hibiki brought a series of mushrooms that alter one’s age. Whether by design or accident, Ranma’s age was reduced to that of a ten year old, and he was trapped in that form when Ryouga destroyed the remainder of the mushrooms. However, the reduction of his age, as unnatural as it was, was enough to garner the attention of both Golden Sora and Hogwart’s.
Author of “Fangs of Justice: The Story of the True Heir”