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The First Age -The Fall of Methos- (8 years long)
Over the last century many battles have been waged on this world. Many great and terrible soldiers have lost their lives in the wars. In the first age one man rose to challenge the world, Methos. Driven by hate and evil he drove his might into the heart of the planet. One by one he destroyed the world’s most powerful warriors until only a handful remained. Combining their powers they managed to overthrow the dark lord, but at a cost. The amount of energy seen during this final battle was only the beginning though. Through the next twenty years the worlds warriors would multiply to that of ten times its previous amount. Tournaments celebrating the death of Methos would be held every year at the same time and warriors would be pitted against one another until one remained.
The Second Age -The Plague- (11 years long)
This ushered in the Second Age, that and the birth of the new prince of Ardania; Dracon. During the commencement ceremony of the Princes birthday a rogue mage tried to assassinate the young Prince. After the Prince removed the assassin the world then turned its eyes to finding who hired the assassin.
Meanwhile, after the demon armies of Waugriff and Nathan were finally defeated, the lands of Dark Forest came under a new threat. Dragon riders and necromancers from a far away land began an invasion of Dark Forest, and in the decisive battle, the clash of great powers awoke something that should have never been awoken - the Dark Colossus. After destroying countless lives and lands, this titan was miraculously sealed within the Storm of Gravija while the land's warriors tried desperately to defeat the nine demon lords who guarded a set of gems that could destroy the colossus, but only managed to defeat one.
It was eventually revealed that Ezekiel had orchestrated the assassination attempt on the Ardanian royal family. Dracon hunted him down and destroyed him and his armies of darkness. Unfortunately the damage had been done and Ezekiels plague had killed over 90% of the known world’s population. Fearing an end to his empire Dracon returned to his country which resulted in his death at the hands of Destiny.
The Third Age -Of War and Peace- (15 years long)
Third age was rife with war and peace for fifteen years, early on the city of Granseal fell in a battle between Dracon Malik and Ryant Ash, the two powerful alchemists destroying the city with their limitless power. During the fight, the Arch-Mage Destiny joined the battle and put an end to Dracon, but not before Ryant Ash was crushed by Dracon in a vain attempt to stop the enraged prince.
Sometime after Granseal was destroyed, a new city mysteriously appeared in its place literally overnight. This city became known as Laubholz, and was filled with mysterious statues made of silvery glass.
As the third age continued, the undead lord Ezekiel waged war upon his many enemies in the living world. Although, another threat appeared before Ezekiel - News of the slaying of Denjess the demon lord had spread through the demon ether, and now the demon hordes were out for vengeance. And now that the Dark Colossus had broken free of its trap, the world would be ripe for destruction.
After a brutal battle, Ezekiel and his allies failed to destroy the demon gate, and the demon lords Suldaris and Elmyer unleashed the demon hordes upon the world.
Third Age to Fourth Age -The Dark Transition- (five years long)
The armies of the demon lords spilled onto the continent of Dark World. Within months they had rebuilt their homeland in this world of Akara. Soon, they had spread from Devil’s Tail to Damaris Peak, and all that stood in their way was a defiant undead ruler - Ezekiel. Unable to break the bloody stalemate with Ezekiel's undead armies, they quickly turned their war machine northwards, and destroyed countless human and humanoid settlements and lives in southern Kelrock, Iridian, and Oldaros, while the Dark Colossus mirrored their path of ruin by attacking Recel, Ardania, and continents yet undiscovered.
Meanwhile, a new ruler had come to the continent of Ardania - Lord Kaleb Zaleran. Usurping the "corrupt" ruler of Laubholz, he promised to bring a new age of peace to the people. Many were weary of him though, as his grip on the people became stronger, his military grew exponentially, and he took control of more and more of the continent. There were several rebellions, but since none could make any impact on this frighteningly powerful new country to the north, most of the separatists fled to Iridian once the Zaleran Council began work on restoring a devastating weapon created by the ancients: the Prism Towers.
Iridian, trapped between a fledgling new "dictatorship" to the north, and a horde of demons out for vengeance to the south, found its leadership in the form of Ellanette Selindis, a woman who had been fighting for what was right, rather than what was "good" or "evil", since she was a child. Reforming the Guardian's School into the Guardian's fortress, she took in refugees, rebels and commoners from all over Dark Forest, instructing them in the ways of warfare "regardless of age, gender, race or politics - because that's how they kill"
Since ancient times, Kerlock has acted as the step-child continent bearing the leftovers of prosperity, growth, travel, politics, and destruction. Because of its location and lack of both advertisement in the form of great cities and inhabited fortresses such as the Guardian’s Fortress, and its natural refusal to grow the crop materials to sustain such populations, the continent was easily swept over by the demonic armies using it as a landing strip for such attacks as were later dispatched to the Iridian continent and Ardania. The last refuge of Kerlock is seen in the form of Charlmagne's Sky, which because of its inherent magical aura created long ago, was able to withstand the relentless attempts to cover the entire land with darkness. Land-walking demons were held at bay by enchantment while the skies sung the glory of Caspian's general Caithann the Burning Twilight. The half dragon razed the heavens and lit it aflame over all of Charlmagne's with the aid of a massive angelic force who had fallen under the wings of the Caspian. Kerlock burns brightly in its final hours, but if Charlmagne's and its last inhabitants were to fall, the entire continent would be under Demon Lord martial control.
...and how these great new powers would clash, would soon become the tale of...
The Fourth Age -Demon Lord Saga-
(To be included...)
Fourth Age to Fifth Age -Angels and Empires-
With the decimation of the demon forces at Ascantha thanks to the combined efforts of the imperial remains, soldiers summoned by the Aesir, and the Guardian's Fortress, the legion pulled back to the shattered plains of Dark World. The Demon Lord generals had been scattered, and the spoils of their power in the form of artifact gemstones claimed by human kind, leaving their unholy armies with little to stand on. Their campaign to subjugate all the mortal races failed, meaning that the fate of the world now laid in the hand of the victors, rather than the Demon Lords who had for centuries kept the power of the gems secure.
At the dawning of this new age, however, the human Empire on Ardania stood on the precipice of collapse. Underhanded tactics from multiple sides had left the weapons reconstruction efforts at Prism Ruins undone, and the city walls were tumbling under their own weight after the devastation of the city. General Pyrelancer of the imperial army was lost in action, and the emperor had vanished trying to save a failing airship fleet that had been set to carry refugees from country. History tells that the fleet was beset by flying demons, though survivors speak of angels and the terrible Aesirian commander Caithann Nova'dn in the skies that day, and not a word of the unholy swarm like the one that assailed Ascantha. Whatever occurred, the victors of the war will tell the tail that lives on across time.
So it came that the Aesir, in a show of compassion, repositioned his main force of angels from Charlmagne's to Ascantha, and began heading up the reconstruction effort all across the continent. Without a proper government due to the broken Empire, the Aesir assumed the silver throne and instituted a shining new utilitarian society, using magic to feed the hungry, and perfecting trade through the widespread use of telepathic communication. It was the country that the Empire had always intended to build. Utopia had finally found a home under the rule of gods.
Even still, remnants of the Empire could not forget the betrayal that they had faced at the underhanded and unrecorded attacks that befell them from the Aesirian angels. For many months they wandered, until finally settling in a remote location on Kerlock called the Sealed Lands. It was a place lost to time, and where the Demon Lord gems had first been conceived. The Empire built a fortress known as Fortis Montis, but an as they began to settle and continued to focus on how to best revenge their fallen comrades and strike back at the conniving Aesir, an ancient curse was awakening beneath heir feet. The Empire's new home in the Sealed Lands had been a sacred place, closed off from the rest of the world for a specific reason. Ancient golems awoke to defend the Sealed Lands against intruders, and any who would try and free the prisoner held beneath the Sky Temple. Fortis Montis was assaulted by the old fail safe mechanisms put in place by the ancient civilization. Dangerous times only grew worse, as the Dark Colossus, Lien Graveck, arrived on the scene. Fortis Montis was destroyed in a clash between the Lien Graveck and Creed, surviving ancients of incredible power. From the ashes of that conflict and the pieces of the Dark Colossus, the Empire was able to build a new city that they named Ultimatum, and immediately began construction of war machines to help them engage the growing Aesirian city-state on their old home continent of Ardania. In the confusion of the new Empire, Emperor Magnus met his end to dangerous usurpers who sought to take advantage of the Empire's growing war machine.
Meanwhile, the Guardian's Fortress came under the gentle hand of the archdruid Lily Ann, setting itself aside as its own governing city, and growing beyond the bounds of a simple fortress. Maintaining the rites and rules of the Guardian's Fortress forbearers, Lily designated the city a "Sanctuary", where perpetual peace and anonymity from warring factions was the banner's herald. In the encroaching war times, they decided to side with neither the inquisitorial Aesirian city-state nor the rising Empire. (More info required...)
Tristan was consolidating itself as a true city-state as well, and began delegating the titles of diplomats and governors to citizens of the elite caste, turning from a small mountain logging and trapping town into a bustling mountain city.
In the lull between wars, and with the Demon Lords wiped clean from Redemption, the lycanthrope nation at Anur struggled to find its own identity in the new age. King Marcus was taken hostage by the Aesir to keep the powerful wolves in check. Missing their patron, they found new leadership under rising alpha male, Rahgnall, and began branching out trade and political relationships to the dark elf drow of the Kerlock forests. Eventually, the two war and policy-torn tribes became powerful cohorts when the drow princess, Zarafey, copulated with Raghnall. The joining of their hearts and families was just the beginning of an intriguing new powerhouse on Redemption.
The usurpers of the Empire used the moment of stillness on all sides to destroy the floating fortress Charlemagne's Sky.
Eventually, the war between the Aesirian city-state and the Empire erupted, with the Empire crossing plains, mountains, and oceans to bring the fight to their old enemies across the world. The Aesir struck first, attacking the distant Sealed Lands with aerial forces and destabilizing the city's war effort. The combined effort of imperial heroes forced the Aesirian retreat, and the war machine was finally brought tot he shores of Ardania, but the Empire never recovered from the initial attack, and was squashed at the Ascanthan gates by General Ariel and the Aesir's Five.
The Sealed Lands became Aesirian territory, and delegated to the Aesir's dark counterpart from the Shadow Realm, Alucard. The entirety of the remaining Empire was assimilated. Grudges remained, and a secret network formed between survivors of both Empire collapses. Knowledge surfaced that the Aesir's ploy for world-wide control would be used to eventually destroy all nations in mass purgation. In the following months, the new city of Tristan, Nazca, and a collection of tribes in the Kerlock forests were devastated by the crazed war-blitz of the Aesir Caspian. The survivors, including a mysterious vampire, a wayward assassin, and a handful of misfit magicians, lead an offensive directly against the silver city Ascantha at night, and aided by the Aesir Ariel herself, slew the Aesir Caspian. An Ultima spell ensured the total destruction of the city, while the efforts of the allied rebels secured safe passage back to Ultimatum in the Sealed Lands. Alucard disappeared without a trace, leaving the city and the refugees from the disintegrated Aesirian state in the hands of his wife, Evangeline.
The Fifth Age -The Disposition of Gods and the Wills of Mortals-
Founding of New Anur-
Ultimatum and the nation of Crystalia-
Council of Eve-