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History 07: The Sealing of the World, Part 2

As a wraith-mage and a constant interferer in the business of mortals, Kuthrallan Vanyaris knew his assistance would not be welcomed by the skinchanger- and spirit-folk.  Unfortunately, the Seals he wanted to create necessitated the spirits’ permission, if not their … Continue reading

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History 07: The Sealing of the World, Part 1

At first, the three empires around Lisalhan were content to watch and laugh as their common foe was destroyed by the power it had unleashed.  Insect-like energy beings were pouring from the portal to massacre all the Lisalhanians they could … Continue reading

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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 4: Xiroacer

West of the Danarine Sea and south of the vast Border Forest lay the high plains, peaks and rocky hills of Death’s former domain.  Though the goddess had departed for her nether realm like the other deities, her touch remained … 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 05: The First Empires, Part 1: Altaera

In the aftermath of the cult wars and the gods’ nonintervention pact, humankind was left to its own devices.  The god-empowered leaders of the previous age had all fallen or stepped down to serve their deities in other ways.  This … 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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