Alaviera and Ohnyria were neighboring countries which living in peace for generations and disposed to help each other. The territory they shared was an island located far from the continent, so they had virtually no contact with it. A territory that was independent and had its own beliefs. All people knew that the Goddess Erisonii watching over them. She was the mistress of Peace, Art and Light, but also of the Shadow.
The two countries had a shrine sheltering a gem: a sapphire for Alaviera and a ruby for Ohnyria. These gems have a protective role and were the guarantors of peace. There's two invisible force fields around both states, preventing those who wanted to move from one country to another to do so without permission. Each individual was linked to one of the gems: protected by one and reject by the other.
Only ten persons were not affected by this distinction, leaving them leisure to go at will from one country to another. Of these ten, five were from Alaviera and five other fr