450 BF (Before Foundation): After The First Great Blight that Rhiracien has ever suffered, civilization splintered off into Rhiracien’s many isles to deal with the loss of so many brethren, and the need to murder their reanimated corpses once more. Those who blamed the Fae and Mages for the Blight that murdered their brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers moved west and formed The Confederacy. Those who blamed the lack of human effort, and the lack of assistance to deal with the metaphysical threat of the Blighted moved east, and formed the Ministry. Those who believed that humanity had done its very best, and curbed the greatest disaster they had ever faced, moved north, and formed the Lands of Triumph. Those who maintained their wealth moved to what seemed like the realm’s centre, and the Dynasty of Xialong claimed the island their home, as well as the largest merchant’s quarters in the realm, and finally, those who believed in the nihilistic view that there was no saving what had become of the realm, but believed magic could protect from all harm, moved to an island off the coast of what became the Ministry to form the xenophobic nation known as Primordium.
10 AF (After Foundation)- Lord Draco Greycliff defeats the Ministry of the Fae at the Battle of Cydonia. Battle was fought due to differences over governance concerning the reach and containment of magic. Lord Etheriel Vermont, High Minister of the Fae, is pushed back toward Tempest Keep, the last section of land dominated by Faelish forces.
15 AF- Morgoth Ghulwood is elected newest Inquisitor of the Confederacy through trial by combat, murdering Namiros Xialong, brother of Gangdian City’s leader, Lord Longwei Xialong. Longwei soon learned about the news, turning to the Faelish forces to assist in combatting the problem. Lord Etheriel agrees to support the Xialong dynasty if they provide capital and trading routes for the Faelish forces, from Gangdian City, to the wastes north of the island. The trade routes ensure that Faelish forces are well supplied, their forces steadily growing.
The Seeker Order was established.
17 AF- High Inquisitor Morgoth insists to his commander Ventus Ghidorah send a contingent of Seekers, warriors who are skilled in anti-magic techniques, from Briarmere to Stoneshade Hollow in order to eliminate a supposed cult gathering of rogue Paladins from the city of Indominus. Ghidorah and his contingent move to Stoneshade Hollow after weeks of travelling and sailing, only to find that Stoneshade Hollow was in fact the base of operations for these rogue Paladins, newly christened as the Fadesteel. Ghidorah and his men proceeded to pillage, devastate and desecrate the entirety of the town, murdering Paladin and innocent man, woman and child alike. Lord Etheriel soon finds out about the news by raven, and swears he will ‘purge the west of its stained and tainted human evils.’
19 AF- After years of growth, both the Confederacy and the Ministry have colossal armies. The Confederacy is the first to make a move, and moves from Briarmere once more into the conquered territory of Stoneshade Hollow. The Ministry’s stealthiest mages lay in wait, however, using invisibility and intangibility magics to conceal themselves. Soon, the streets of Stoneshade were aflame once more, as the Inquisitor’s forces were burnt alive by the tens, those who were burnt to a crisp used as an example to warn the Inquisition of their power. This solitary action began the “War of The Fade”.
20 AF- The War of The Fade enters into its first year. Lord Morgoth sends a letter by raven to Lord Greycliff, petitioning for forces to be sent to the Inquisition to crush the Fae for having butchered their soldiers. Soon after, Lord Greycliff agrees, and a thousand men are sent to Indominus and indoctrinated into the Seeker Order. Lord Greycliff, moved by the news, sends a contingency of warriors from the Tempest Keep to that of Tetras by navy, an approximate of 100 naval vessels sail past Gangdian City. The Xialong Fleet, captained by Longwei’s wife, Fenfang. Fenfang’s navy proceeds to decimate the enemy fleet, leaving little over 20 ships left to sail to the Isle of the Fae. Arriving in Tetras a night later, the Triumph forces heal their wounds, before consequently, a night after, laying siege to Tetras, a town in which the majority of citizens were Fae civilians. No Fae is left alive, and the town is pillaged for its resources. Lord Etheriel is outraged to hear the news, yet congratulatory of Fenfang’s destruction of the human menace. He orders for his most powerful Fae Mage, Leenadrel, to be sent as an ambassador to the Inquisitor.
Leena is sent to Briarmere by boat, and is captured and escorted to Salem by the Inquisitor’s forces. She is imprisoned and questioned, before being released to the Inquisitor. They discuss the possibility of a peace treaty, to which the Inquisitor scoffs. However, Leena, magic brewing in her eyes, places a glamour on the Inquisitor, which forces him to bend to Leenadrel’s will. Leenadrel then ordered him to send a large contingency of Seekers to the Lands of Triumph, in order to stomp out a threat of revolution against him, before it can occur.
22 AF- Morgoth sends the contingency from the port of Cascadia, to the city of Wyverntooth. In Phalanx formation, the contingency moves into Wyverntooth and conquers the city within a week of vicious fighting. The last survivor sends a raven to Cydonia before being beheaded by a Seeker.
One month later, Lord Greycliff receives the note from the dead scout’s raven, and formulates a plan with his army’s advisors. He decides he must lure the Ministry and the Inquisition to the Lands of Triumph with offers of helping each other spite their enemy. However, Greycliff prioritises the building of his own army beforehand.
26 AF- There were two years of inactivity for all opposing fronts. The Ministry and Inquisition had many small skirmishes during this time, but no large source of deaths. All armies have reached the tens of thousands in size. Confident in his plan, Lord Greycliff contacts both the Inquisition and the Ministry of the Fae. Both countries mobilise their forces, and march on Wyverntooth and Tempest Keep. Lord Greycliff’s forces wait in the wastes between the two cities, and in a short week, the three armies meet. Lord Greycliff petitions to the two sides to commit to a treaty and forge peace. Both sides adamantly refuse, and the War of The Fade’s climax begins. The damage is immeasurable, as thousand upon thousands of men from all sides are slaughtered. In the midst of the fighting, Morgoth’s arm is amputated by a Faelish longsword, whilst Etheriel’s eyes were gouged out by Inquisition arrows. Lord Greycliff, in the madness, falls off of his horse due to a stray crossbow bolt implanted in the beast’s thigh, and in it’s braying madness, Greycliff is stampeded to death, telling his lieutenant, Faowind Shadow, to create peace for the children of Rhiracien with his last dying breath. Climbing atop a pile of corpses belonging to both Triumph, Inquisition and Faelish forces, Faowind stops the armies from finishing their catastrophe with a speech, displaying the dead corpse of the man who tried to save the peace humanity and the Fae should long for. All soldiers reconsider their meaning in life, and Morgoth, and Etheriel’s advisor Ellenderel forge a peace treaty stating that within Inquisition land, no mages or Fae are to be tolerated, meanwhile in the Ministry, no Seekers are to set foot on the Ministry land. The terms are agreed to and signed, and the War of the Fade came to an end. The land in which they fought was transformed into a prosperous city, named Greycliff after the Commander who sacrificed his life to create the semblance of peace within Rhiracien.
27 AF- The Inquisition finds an abandoned dwarven gold mine, and after months of smelting and manufacturing, becomes the richest nation in Rhiracien, controlling the Xialong Dynasty and in turn that of Gangdian City.
Tyhmjir- The God of The Earth:
Tyhmjir is a god with control over the mountains and soil of Rhiracien. He is a mainly peaceful god, however, Tyhmjir’s Wrath consists of creating volcanic eruptions from long dormant mountain ranges, earthquakes that ravage the earth, creating ravines, and toppling cities.
Ydrios- The God of Magic and Mages:
Ydrios is the overlord of magic, the lifeblood of many natural processes in Rhiracien. Without Ydrios, mages would cease to exist. Ydrios’ Wrath consists of summon a rift that tears open the sky itself, pouring beings of pure magic into the world to rend the mortal world asunder.
Nahvatrix- The Fae Goddess:
Nahvatrix is the worshipped goddess of the Fae, a goddess with dominion over the forests and nature magic itself. Her Wrath is encasing the world in trees and vines, its citizens trapped in enormous Venus flytraps, and their life energy converted to energy for the imprisoning plants to grow for all eternity.
Nedione- Godess of Life and The Afterlife:
Nedione is the last face a mortal sees before they perish, a pale face with infinitely caring and deep blue eyes. Her Wrath is that of The Blight; she can reanimate the dead and spread the death sickness throughout the land. She was once in love with an ancient phoenix known as Fireheart, but the phoenix left her heartbroken, and in a fit of rage, she spread the First Blight across the land as compensation for his betrayal.
Thereses- God of Judgement:
Fereses is the scales of judgement in which humanity decides the moral high ground. Those who act as judge, jury and executioner pray to Fereses so that their decision may be held on highly. Fereses’ Wrath turns brother against brother, father against son, as an unavoidable mania spreads throughout the world, creating anarchy and devastation.
Avianna- Goddess of the Sky and Angels:
Avianna is the mistress of the sky and the clouds, and all of the beasts that inhabit the air. The Wrath of Avianna is consistent of tornadoes that ravage the earth below them, rainstorms and typhoons in accompaniment.
1) MAGES MAY NOT USE THEIR POWERS TO HARM THE DENIZENS OF RHIRACIEN.
2) THOSE WHOSE PERSONALITY SUCCUMBS TO NEFARIOUSNESS WILL BECOME A SERENE.
3) A SERENE CANNOT HARM. A SERENE CANNOT ARGUE. A SERENE HAS NO PASSION FOR VENGEANCE.
4) THOSE WHO ARE THE MOST POWERFUL MAY RISE TO THE POSITION OF REALM MAGE.
5) MAGES ARE TO NEVER DISOBEY THE RULING OF THEIR CIRCLE. IF THEY ARE TO DO SO, THEY WILL BE FACED WITH SERENITY.
6) MAGES MAY BE EMPLOYED BY THE COURT, OR AS A CITY’S DEFENSIVE MEASURE.
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