"The sword was as old as the Ra'koon race itself. Long had it been incomplete but it was written that the final piece would one day fall from the sky.
Finally, a green gem fell from the heavens at the feet of young Neiko Bard. It was the final piece of the Sword of Cayos, joined at the hilt at last.
The elders put the Sword in Neiko's care, for it was now his lot to find the source of evil that had plagued their land...and destroy it..."
How about that Sonic fanfiction, huh?
A major part of the Sonic Saga fan comic that some friends and I worked on back in the day was the idea that the Master Emerald would get shattered and the pieces would be found and appropriated by all sorts of characters.
Neiko Bard's race actually had a prophecy about it; convenient, huh?