Today was a very important day. He had been preparing for this day his whole life.
As he pulled on his war tunic and adjusted it over the protective skins lining his chest, he reflected on all he had gone through to get to this point today. Days on end with his tutors learning the history and art of war. Countless hours in the sand pits, training with sticks, and dummies, the leaded wood swords and finally one on one combat with real blades. After swordplay, hand to hand combat, and learning the arts of the ninja.
He pulled up his briefs and leggings, then stepped in his shoes and began lacing up. It was his honor to be the hero protector of the kingdom. His charge to travel far and wide to seek out any threats to his sovereign and stamp them out. His heart swelled with the faith he felt from his people.
He began to don his special gifts from the royal wizard — gifts only to be touched by the hero protector, lest they be corrupted in lesser hands. He pulled the Mystical Spectacles around his eyes. They would let him see ten times further than normal, and allowed him to observe the true nature of a man’s heart. Then he hefted the Great Helm over his white-blonde hair. No arrow could penetrate that helm, and it gifted him with super sonic hearing. Finally, his most prized gift was strapped on to his back: The Speeding Star. While wearing it, he could fly faster than the birds and reach any corner of the kingdom in record time.
He stood tall, looking over the balcony at the city spread beneath him and the country side beyond. He was ready. He was The Hero Protector.