When the common folk hear of the Hell King, they think of many different things
“It is the king of monsters!” “A calamity unfolded that knows nothing but destruction” “The true pinnacle of hatred and wrath.” “A savage demon that eats children” “It’s no doubt the king of despair as well as every child’s bed monster.”
However, when you ask those scholars of ages long past, they will answer “It is one of the many riddles of life, one that no man has yet solved.” “It is a great question, one so great that you shouldn’t ask.” “I honestly don’t know.” “Truly child? Since youth have I dreamed of meeting it, and you expect me to fullfill such a task in my lifetime?” “Nobody truly has any evidence it is evil, yet at the mere mention of the name I tremble in fear.”
One thing is for sure. Nobody truly knows who said Hell King really is. Not the greatest of cultivators, the grandest of swordsmen nor the wisest of sages.
Nobody even knows where the stories of the Hell King come from, and yet everybody knows them.
This is a story about a broken man, a man cursed by the heavens, an enigma to the whole world, a ruler of a dead kingdom and a monster born out of despair. “I wish not for women, I wish not for gold nor do I wish for happiness. All I wish for is to be granted eternal rest.”