Bearers of the Blade
Princess Raquel - Egypt 1000 B.C.
She was a Princess in Ancient Egypt who was betrothed (arranged marriage) to Prince Sallah since her birth. Right before their wedding, Raquel discovered Sallah having an affair with a cat goddess named Bastet. Raquel warned Sallah of the consequences for mingling with the Gods, but he ignored her. Raquel became desperate and prayed to Anubis to stop Sallah. Anubis directed Raquel to a cave that was holding the Witchblade. Now bonded with the Witchblade, Raquel was able to trap Bastet’s soul in a statue. However, Sallah had been giving immortality from Bastet and became enraged with what Raquel had done to his lover. He ends up killing Raquel with his bare hands and stores Bastet away until he can find a way to revive her. Three Thousand years later Bastet was revived by Sallah, and Bastet wants revenge against the Witchblade, despite the new user to be Sara Pezzini and not Princess Raquel.