Voldo is the dreaded
guardian of the Money Pit. His acure senses developer through years of
living in darkness enable him to attack an opponent even with his back
turned. His unique and strange movements can confuse his enemies. He is
self-taught and uses two Katars attatched to his hands, entitled Shame
Somewhere in the middle
of the Mediterranean Sea, there was a small island said to hold the treasures
of a wealthy Italian merchant of death named Vercci. His riches were stored
in a chasm known to thieves who schemed to plunder it as the Money Pit.
Rumors circulated amongst them about the numerous traps that awaited foolish
intruders and of the eerie guardian who watched over Vercci's fortune deep
within the pit.
Although Vercci was
renowned for saying, "There is nothing that I do not possess," there was
one thing he desired more than anything...Soul Edge. Vercci tried everything
within his powers to locate the coveted weapon- going as far as leading
a fleet of his ships on an expedition- but ultimately failed. During his
absence, Vercci lost most of his fortune to a war that broke out in Italy.
His possessions were
the only things that mattered to Vercci. He took whatever treasures remained
on his fleet of ships and hid it in a pit that he had dug with the help
of his loyal followers on a small island in the Mediterranean Sea. Vercci
rigged the chasm with countless traps in order to ward off treasure-seeking
intruders. And for over twenty years, the Money Pit ensnared thieves who
attempted to steal his treasure, just as Vercci expected.
There was a man who
stood watch over the treasure- a guardian feared by all who dared to enter
the pit. He was Vercci's loyal vassal. The man served Vercci on his expedition,
helped dig the pit, and after his master's death, defended the vault faithfully.
After years of solitude in darkness, the man lost his sight and sanity.
He even forgot his name, which was Voldo. All of this must have been trivial
for him, for his only desire was to serve his master's will by protecting
the treasure. But he had forgotten
something. Something was missing.
In the silence broken
only by the death throes of foolhardy intruders, Voldo slowly began to
piece together what he had forgotten- Soul Edge, the treasure amongst treasures.
Voldo ventured abroad
in an attempt to fulfill his master's last wish. He followed numerous leads,
and he returned periodically to the pit to ensure the safety of the treasure
and the working condition of the traps. The guardian focused solely on
performing his duties.
One day, after Voldo
chased an intruder away, he heard his long-lost master's voice. Obeying
his master's orders, Voldo followed Soul Edge's aura emanating from the
female intruder's sword. And after a long journey, he finally succeeded
in bringing back a single-handed sword that emitted a strange aura.
Upon his return, Voldo
found his master's pit flooded with seawater. Voldo sat quietly, barely
moving, on his master's throne in the small chamber behind the statue of
Vercci, which overlooked the treasure vault now covered by water. Voldo believed he
had found Soul Edge. He had obtained the one thing Vercci desired. Yet
he did not hear the voice of his deceased master...
Four years passed,
but it was as if time stood still inside the Money Pit. The guardian's
duty of defending the Money Pit never changed. Voldo felt as though he
would spend eternity in the silence of the pit, waiting to hear his master's
voice once again. But fate brought Voldo
back to the present. When he defeated an intruder one day, Voldo found
several metal shards that possessed the same aura as Soul Edge. And although
each piece was merely a fragment, they seemed to radiate the same amount
of power as Soul Edge itself.
Voldo finally understood
why he did not hear his deceased master's voice. The sword he brought back
was not Soul Edge. The guardian did not know whether or not the metal pieces
were truly from Soul Edge, but he knew that the truth would be revealed
if he searched for the weapon once more. Voldo collected the
fragments, placed them on the throne carefully, and then ventured outside.
His mission was to bring Soul Edge- the weapon his master desired to the
very end of his life -back to the Money Pit.