Swordsmen are the strongest of all the physical attack classes. They are humans with the most powerful physical attack and superior defense in Destiny of Ancient Kingdoms. Swordsmen always want to do their best to protect their teammates, and they will even sacrifice their own defense in order to exchange it for more powerful attack damage.
Before the time when gods and giants fought against each other in extraordinary battles that lit up the sky and laid waste to many of the lands, the gods were at peace with all of their creations.
Those were the days when the gods lived and walked with humanity. They taught humanity and the elves some of the ancient disciplines and skills of Asgard, which gave the people of the New World all the knowledge that they needed to survive and thrive.
One of the vital skills that the gods helped humanity master was swordsmanship.
The first swordsmen were trained by the wisest and bravest of all Odin’s sons; Týr (the god of war). Týr was tasked to begin preparing the New World for war by his father Odin (the god of wisdom).
Hel (the goddess of death) and her father Loki (the god of chaos) were beginning to spread lies about Odin and the other gods.
Hel and her father Loki wanted everyone in the New World to worship them rather than Odin and the other gods, so they persuaded the giants to take their side in the Great War.
Týr met with the humans to teach them the ways of war, but first, he needed the sons of Ivaldi to teach mankind how to make weapons.
After a few long years, humanity could work with metals and they began fashioning weapons and armor in preparation for battle.
After the humans could forge weapons with steel, they then needed to learn how to use them, but more than that, how to win battles with them.
Týr spent many months teaching humans the basics of swordsmanship. First he taught them the correct way to slash their enemies, then he showed them how to slash them fiercely with multiple brute slashes, but those skills weren’t merely enough to defend themselves against an army of giants.
Týr later taught the swordsmen how to sweep and sprint. Sweep was a mighty attack that could inflict damage on multiple enemies and sprinting helped them get in range of their giant enemies before the giants could use their massive size and longer arms to crush the swordsmen.
The swordsmen were nearly ready to take on the Giants, but they still needed skills that would inflict enough damage to kill the giants easily. So, Týr showed the swordsmen how to shock their enemies with an attack that was so mighty that it opened up the ground beneath the giants’ feet to impede their movement.
The greatest skill that Týr taught the swordsmen was undoubtedly the powerful skill called cleave. The swordsmen could summon a magical light energy down from the sky that could even split open the hardest rock.
The swordsmen then took the knowledge that they had learned from the gods to develop a few new skills of their own.
Some people thought it looked silly, but some of the swordsmen began spinning around with immense speed, so that their swords slashed anything around them like a whirlwind.
The final techniques that the swordsmen developed was how to throw a small axe called a tomahawk with brute force. This not only allowed them to attack from a distance and slow their enemies, but it also helped them to awaken their rage in battle.
After many years of wars between the gods and giants, when both were destroyed in the aftermath of the great wars, the skills that the gods taught the people of the New World would be handed down from generation to generation and used in the war between the three Kingdoms.