On the far planet of Marmola, there lived a clan of former space pirates. The leader of the clan had a daughter who was married to Othon – another space pirate. But also in the years to come – the first Metabaron and the most honorable of them all.
The family strictly adhered to a code of honor Bushitaka, and Othon as an outsider had to follow it too. And while dad had some reservation about his son in law, Othon proved his worth and became a true Castaka (I am purposefully not telling you anything specific, so you’ll go and read the books).
Sadly, the circumstances of his worth proving became the undoing of the Castaka, as entire Galaxy came down on them to fight them, and to steal their well kept secret.
Castakas who were the only warrior in the universe still using swords and hand combat weapons fought but were obliterated in the process. The only survivor were Othon and his son Barry… in the years to come, Barry dies in freak accident and Othon loses his dick.. so he can’t make a new son.
So how did the caste continue?
Othon dedicates himself to revenge and fight only and starts developing new type of weapons, handcrafted meta arms that are extensions of himself. He also installs a cybernetic control system to where is member used to be, and uses this to control an invincible metaship, that is extension of his true self.
With this ship he saves the emperor, and in return he is given the title of Metabaron and a special gift by the techno-witches of the universe – the Shabda Oud. Shbdas send him one of their priestesses – Honoratha - who is able to conceive from Othons blood.
But for the reasons I won’t tell you, their son Aghnar is born with a little issue. He floats. As in not flies.. but just floats, and this in eyes of Othons makes him useless as a warrior. But mum is a mum and she trains the boy to control his little issue.
Eventually Othon accepts him, after Aghnar goes through the first Metbaron trial.. a removal of one of his body parts through mutilation where n\he must not scream. He loses his feet, but those are then replaced with cybernetic parts. From here on, every next Metabaron becomes partly machine.
Adventures ensue, they lose their planet and Honorata dies. But Othon and his son Aghnar are saved…
While seeking revenge for Honorathas death, Othon falls ill to an old paleo-diesease and challenges his son to a duel to death, to ensure Aghnar is ready for life on his own and to be given a warriors death.
Othon is perhaps the least powerful of all Metabarons, but he started the whole thing, and I always loved his character. It has a special evolution that resembles that of Dayal von Castaka.
Who is Dayal von Castaka?
I’ll tell you some other day. For now, let me tell you about my favorite Metabaron of all – Othons son, Aghnar.