- "However, though this is a religious country, military might is necessary to protect the dignity of our country and religion. Think of this as a symbol of that."
Mikhail Asayev was a leader of the Levin Church and the founder of Neo Apocalypse. Tasked with having the Twin Blades of Levianta destroyed, Mikhail eventually came into contact with Abyss I.R., collaborating with her and becoming possessed by the Demon of Envy. Forming the radical organization Neo Apocalypse, Mikhail instigated terrorist attacks throughout Levianta.
Born sometime during the EC 400s as part of the Asayev Family, Mikhail was born with a glass eye, allowing him to become clairvoyant. He later became a high-ranking member of the Levin Church in Holy Levianta. The Levin archbishop later told him he was an inheritor of the god Behemo, among others born with the abilities of the gods. Mikhail also, at some point, took ownership of his family's estate in Alicegrad.
Learning the true nature of the Twin Blades of Levianta as a vessel of sin, Mikhail was tasked by the Levin Church to have the twin blades destroyed and visited numerous blacksmiths in Levianta to that end, although to no avail. After King Kyle Marlon recommended Mikhail seek the help of the blacksmith Langley, Mikhail traveled to Lucifenia in EC 501.
There, he requested Langley to destroy the blades in exchange for a large amount of money; Mikhail also assured the man that he had the archbishop's permission to do so, presenting a letter that said as such. Clarifying that he would be staying with the Lucifenian clergy and that Langley had the option to give the twin blades back if he changed his mind, Mikhail left the smithy.
Around five days later, Langley returned the blades to Mikhail and he paid the blacksmith a small amount. Upon Langley's pressing, Mikhail explained his abilities as an inheritor; after talking to him a little longer, Mikhail bid him goodbye and left for Levianta the following day.
Selected to possibly become one of the Levin Church's leaders, Mikhail was eventually possessed by the Demon of Envy and met with Abyss I.R. Collaborating with the sorceress, Mikhail helped her acquire the twin blades and grew jealous of his constituents' positions, deciding to take radical action.
Around EC 508, he came in contact with some of the diehard reformers of the Meta cult violently resisting the church. He and the three radicals then reformed the old Apocalypse organization as a political movement: Neo Apocalypse. Afterwards, they began causing terrorist attacks throughout Holy Levianta as part of the Four Horsemen Incident before the organization was eventually put down.
Personality and TraitsEdit
- "So then just throw them away somewhere."
"I can’t do that. If I did, and someone else were to find them, then there’s a chance misfortune would befall this person."
- ―Langley and Mikhail[src]
Mikhail was a responsible and religious man. As a member of the Levin Church, Mikhail took his duties seriously, making great efforts to have the twin blades destroyed. He was also willing to explain the history of inheritors and the vessels of sin when needed, being quite talkative when he did. Despite this, Mikhail was also jealous of his competition in becoming church leader, and had the capacity to violently resist the Church out of envy for his fellow candidates. Compounding this, Mikhail heavily subscribed to the ideals of Apocalypse, naming his own organization after the criminal group.
Skills and AbilitiesEdit
- "I was told by the archbishop that I am the ‘Inheritor’ of the pillar god Behemo, of the ‘Twin Gods’. Thanks to this artificial eye, I can see more than other people."
Mikhail was a capable member of the clergy, enough to be considered eligible for the position of church leader. As an inheritor of Behemo, Mikhail was born with a magical glass eye and was thus clairvoyant; among his abilities was seeing through solid surfaces. Aside from this, Mikhail held knowledge of the general nature and history of the vessels of sin, the exception being his extensive knowledge regarding the Twin Blades of Levianta. He also had a degree of resourcefulness, deciding to enlist the help of local blacksmiths and later Smith Langley in destroying the twin blades.
Langley: A blacksmith whose help Mikhail sought out. Thinking highly of his skill in smithing, Mikhail saw fit to come to him with the interest of having the twin blades destroyed. Over the course of their acquaintance, Mikhail treated Langley amiably and fairly.
- Mikhail is described as a young man with a swiveling, artificial-looking left eye.
- Epic of Evil: The Daughter of Evil Fanbook (mentioned only)
- The Demonic Twin Blades (first appearance)