YUGAS-- The Three Holy Relics
The three Yugas otherwise known as the holy trinity were kept at the Li-Sheng Su temple. The trinity consisted of the Krita-Yuga, Kali-Yuga and the Dvapara-Yuga. They were kept in the same place in the temple and were heavily guarded by monks. No one knows why these 3 treasures are kept at the temple for they have lost the legend on how they came to be there. All they knew was that they had to protect them with their life.
The Krita-Yuga, was actually the holy sword, Soul Calibur. The other two, Kali-Yuga and Dvapara-Yuga are strongly tied to the sword. Those that protected Soul Calibur had to strengthen it because the sword could easily to being unholy through the absorption of negative energy. So the Kali-Yuga, the staff was created to absorb all energy, good and bad to help strengthen the blade. The Dvapara-Yuga, a mirror, was created to help keep the holy blade pure, by cleansing it of evil energy. Because of this, the items became known as the holy trinity.
Although the duty of the holy trinity is known, not much other then that is known. No one knows who brought the treasures to the Li-Sheng Su temple or why. It was rumored that a man known as Edgemaster knew, however he would not speak about it. So the truth of them being there is unknown to this day.
The Holy trinity, are named after eras in Hindu Philosophy. These eras go in a cycle of Krita-Yuga (also known as Satya Yuga), Treta Yuga, Dvapara-Yuga (also known as Dwapara Yuga) and then Kali-Yuga. After that it goes back to Krita-yuga in an endless cycle. The Krita-Yuga (or Satya Yuga), is the first era and all humans perform only good deeds. Their life expectancy is over 4,000 years as well. The Dvapara Yuga (or Dwapara Yuga) was the 3rd era, where moral standard of people drops a lot compared to the Treta Yuga. Average life expectancy during this era is only 2,000 years due to neglect of the Vedas, etc. The last and final era in Hindu philosophy is the Kali Yuga, where there is lots of violence and "man fights against man" (big part of Kilik's story). It said that the 10th and last reincarnation of Vishnu comes down upon man and strikes down their wickedness with a sword. Thus restoring order and bringing the new Krita Yuga, starting the cycle over again.
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