________________________________________________ I will tell you of the EverTorn, and how the Five Worlds burned in their vengeance. A millenia ago, there came King Arkanos, a warrior without equal, a warlord and planar conqueror. With dread alliance and eldest magic, he forged an army vast enough to enslave the galaxy. He sought the Soterion Heart - an artefact said to hold the greatest power in all the universe. And so for fifty years, on every world and for every race both new and ancient, the wrath of Arkanos was felt. In his quest for the Soterion Heart whole continents were slaughtered, mountains cracked apart, oceans boiled away and kingdoms razed to the ground. A massacre in the billions, no act of desecration spared. And one by one the worlds fell, till on the Fifth Planet he came at last upon his prize. In the mountains of the angels, across the field of slaughtered seraphim, Arkanos raised aloft the Soterion Heart. And it granted him the greatest gift in all the universe. It forgave him. In the blink of an eye, Arkanos was absolved of all his sins, spared from divine judgment and made guiltless in the eyes of every world he had conquered. He took his throne as Emperor of the Five Worlds as ten billion souls were dragged, unavenged, into the depths of hell. Seven hundred years passed, with the immortal Arkanos ruling over the greatest empire ever known. But then a new moon appeared in the sky and across the Five Worlds an ancient shadow fell. Vengeance had come at last. Iniquitous... the 57th layer of Hell... had been torn from the depths of the Underworld. And within its demonic citadels awaited the army of the EverTorn, the ancient victims of the Arkanos Crusade. Souls who had endured an aeon of suffering, their spirits denied eternal rest, their hatred given eternal cause. Now the armies of Iniquitous would fall upon the Five Worlds, led by the champions of the Nether Realms. Warlords and sorcerors, demons and nightmares - each one possessed of insatiable darkness. And only at the Throne of Arkanos... with the Lord of the Five Worlds slain... would their spirits be laid to rest.