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History 06: The Great War of Empires

From his crystal citadel in the realm of dreams, the wraithly demigod Daenivar watched the empires eye each other and saw within their suspicion an opportunity.  He did not like any of them—not even his own former land, Lisalhan, for … Continue reading

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History 05: The First Empires, Part 3: Yezadra

The lands southeast of the Danarine Sea, from the Varaku Tableland to the disputed border between nomad-claimed savannah and lizard-ruled rainforest, lay under the aegis of the Lady of Knowledge until the gods’ noninterference pact and self-expulsion.  Knowledge removed herself … Continue reading

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History 05: The First Empires, Part 2: Lisalhan

The second empire to coalesce in the post-godswar age did not do so easily.  Based in the hills and grasslands south of the Danarine Sea, it had been the domain of Loahravi the Blood Goddess before the pact was made, … Continue reading

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History 04: The Cult Wars and the Gods’ Pact

Death’s offer of an afterlife—the first of its kind—helped spread her worship throughout the known world.  Likewise, Vrin gih Dha’s healers and seers found their followings everywhere, and the Lady of Knowledge’s teachers and scribes were employed by courts within … Continue reading

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History 03: The Awakening of the Gods

Vrin gih Dha’s rise to power set many events in motion, but none more world-shaking than the appearance of five new gods.  Though their cults began in five disparate places, all originated in centers of human community within the wider … Continue reading

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History 02: The Torch of Truth and Freedom, Part 2

In the wake of Vrin gih Dha’s death or disappearance, her children and followers fled into the city beyond the amphitheater.  Their ogre masters, blinded, were in too much of a disarray to have them pursued swiftly, and so they … Continue reading

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History 02: The Torch of Truth and Freedom, Part 1

By the time the ogrish civilization grew beyond the boundaries of the Heartlands, the rest of the skinchangers had become suitably alarmed by their strength.  Even more alarming was the speed at which humans procreated—for though many of the parent … Continue reading

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Cosmology 8: The Withdrawal of the Wraiths and the Struggle for the Grey

At the same time that the Ravager and Guardian were cursing Tirindai, the western skinchangers and elementals were pulling down the flagship Liunaitheia, which belonged to the aggressive captain Darcaniel. Unlike with other fallen ships, which had been knocked down … Continue reading

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Cosmology 7: The Fourth Flight and the Thorn Curse

With the wraiths finally killable—at least in a manner that would stick for more than a few days—the skinchangers and beast-spirits decided to press their advantage.  Though the beast-spirits had lost much of their connection to their children, they could … Continue reading

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Cosmology 6: The Wraith War, the Mask and the Breach of the Grey

The war against the wraiths came in seasonal waves, for the upheaval of the weather took decades to abate.  In late spring and throughout the summer and autumn, skinchangers of all clans would harry the wraith towers, shattering or imprisoning … Continue reading

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