ORLD FFECTING VENTS|
:: The Ancient History of Aradath ::
:: The Chronicles of Pel ::
:: The Tale of the Octogon ::
:: The Burning of Treehaven, Secian View ::
:: The Burning of Treehaven, Frontacian View ::
OOC Scenario and History Meeting Part 1 - Ancient History ...
ELDER NOTE: Most of the stories in the archives come from old DFCs and were written by players who took the bits and pieces of history that were out there and filled in the gaps with their own imaginings of the way things might be in the world. Usually, these stories are filed under "Lore" rather than "History".
Over time a lot of the 'lore' became fact, even to the point elders thought of the lore as such. After having some old GEnie elders return and clearing things up with Darrin on what was history and what was lore, a lot of that was corrected. Bits and pieces still exist here and there however.
Even in legends there are elements of truth.
Vaile says, "This is something of a history meeting, combined with a scenario update meeting, designed to help show all of you a bit more both about Dgates history, and about what is going on in the game currently (and in the recent past) to bring everyone up to date"
Vaile says, "Furthermore, we're here to help give answers needed for our past scenarios to make absolutely sure that everyone has finally gotten all the answers they needed." Furthermore, we're here to help give answers needed for our past scenarios to make absolutely sure that everyone has finally gotten all the answers they needed."
Vaile says, "Some thing, I won't be able to answer for various reasons, but we'll do our best to answer everything we can as we go along.I will be answering questions, both from storytellers, and those listening, as we go along as well. What i'm going to try and do is start by covering some ancient history, giving a basic timeline and answering some questions, etc. Once we get through all that, i'm going to ask folks here to tell different stories of events they took part in over the years (and i'll try and fill some holes) so we can all get some of stories from the people who took part in them! There is alot of the scenarios i'm sure we simply didn't see as elders, so I think the player point of view provides a much better story for all of you to help know more."
Vaile says, "Soooo, let's begin by a bit of a review of the world *you* live within, from the ages that come before any of you lived. If you have any questions at any point, raise your hand and Geriant will get you on a list to call on you when we're ready."
Vaile says, "Much like our world today, Dragon's Gate begins in a time that counts down backwards chronologically, as recorded by historians."
Vaile says, "That which occured before the year 0 is marked by historians as BC, meaning Before the Conflagration."
Vaile says, "We'll get to what that was later "
Vaile says, "That which occured in the years 4100 and before is largely unknown to historians, generally most history has been recorded by the Usil Elves and passed down as such, and their existence at all is questionable at the time, and they were most certainly no wide-spread."
Vaile says, "Records of times before suggest a struggle with an "ancient being" of immense power and malevolence. It is said prior to the conflict, Dragons ruled the world, but the conflict diminished their numbers and the imperium faded."
Vaile says, "The major races at the time, the Dragons, Frontacians, Psycians, Humans and Lhumonir rallied together for the first time in history to battle this ancient being, during some point of the conflict, the race known as the Lhuminor vanished."
Vaile says, "What little we know of their existance today is they were created by the heads of the Human tribes to protect them from the Dragons, and they were generally peaceful beings, though extremely long-lived (in a range of thousands of years)."
Vaile says, "What remains of the Lhuminor is the Muatana-al, who records suggest had a bane cast upon them by the being, forever making them the opposite of that which they once were."
Vaile says, "This time period is known as the Age of Darkness, and is the first epoch of Sa-Taath on the religious calanders, a period marked notably by pain, terror, and darkness."
Vaile says, "From the years 4100-3100 brings the Age of Morning upon the known world, marked on the religious calander as the Epoch of Sa-Odarous, it is typically an epoch of battle and strife, with the founding of civilization under law and honor."
Alya says, "I've actually always wondered... how come most, if not all of the ages marked begin with Sa-(insert other godname)."
Vaile says, "Err, first off, that should be age of "mourning", not morning."
Alya says, "Erm the Epochs that is"
Vaile says, "And all the ages are marked by Sa-someone, because Sa is the temple of neutrality to a point, always aligned with those in the greatest realm of power."
Corona asks, "So basically Sa is a huge opportunist?"
Vaile says, "For example, as Taath rises in power, the chaotic sect of the Sa'aian temple would rise in control. Sa is unique in that it's the largst temple, but also is split into followers of all 3 alignments."
Geriant says, "No, Sa is just Sa. Magick pervades everything on Aradath."
Corona says, "Ah. So it's the FOLLOWERS of Sa being the opportunists."
Vaile says, "Sa is magick, really nothing more or less, and its followers tend to lean towards joining those in power to help further the cause of magick."
Vaile says, "And others seek his favor, because most folks know Sa'aians are typically open to joining the side that is on top "
Valoria asks, "Sorry...just wanted to ask...what of what we learn here can we use IC? Can we assume its all in a library?"
Vaile says, "Historically, this should all be written down for you folks already, sadly we haven't had time to really write most of it up into stories. So yes, this information should be available to you already anyway"
Vaile, "Were all eight Gods present in these old times, and were they of basically the same nature as they are today? Were they worshipped in the same way, and in the same proportions? Aside from Moloch."
Vaile says, "As to their existance at that time, no one really knows for sure. But death did indeed exist in the age of darkness. At the time, the heads of the human tribes, their shamans if you will, were considered Gods by those who followed them, as well."
Axe says, "When I first started, the history was, Death tampered with time and dissappeared. That's why we don't die anymore"
Vaile says, "That's one theory."
Axe says, "Then I read that Moloch was locked away, and that's why there's not true death"
Vaile says, "That's another theory."
Axe asks, "Ah, are there any others?"
Vaile says, "I believe the Fir Elves have a story that tells they shot death in the heart with a silver arrow, the Flerians stole his name book so he is cursed to wander eternally never knowing who is to die, etc."
Axe nods. Axe says, "Ohh, okay, thanks a lot"
Cerberus asks, "ok, Along the lines of Death, Excuse my stupidity but, Was/is Death a god?"
Vaile says, "No one really knows, the prophecy about death is he/she/it will return when the world is at an end, and not until."
Vaile asks, "Which I think could help see where those who thought Moloch is death meant his return would be the end of the world, eh?"
Vaile exclaims, "The Age of Mourning!"
Vaile says, "As the Age of Mourning began, the tide of the conflict quickly begins to turn as the ancient being loses ground. The growing strength the oppposition continues to hold more and more of the world."
Vaile says, "Around the age 3600, the Frontacian devised a means to ensnare and imprison the ancient being, and with the help of their allies, all of whom who took extremely heavy losses in the final battle, the foe was defeated."
Vaile says, "From that point on, a select group of Frontacians, known as The Keepers, would keep watch over the Foe's prison to ensure it never escaped again."
Vaile says, "By this act, the conflict came to an end."
Vaile says, "Having played so central a role in the final defeat of the ancient being, the prestige (and ambition) of the Frontacians grew."
Vaile says, "The completion of the trap marks for most historians the start of the Frontacian Empire, which would rule much of the world for the following 2600 odd years."
Vaile says, "The Frontacians, and their Psycians allies, quickly rose to power as the Dragons retreated far beneath the earth to lick their wounds, the Humans scattered to the four winds to return to their nomadic tribes, and the other races slunk into seclusion."
Vaile asks Geriant, "Questions on the age of Mourning?"
Gromnug asks, "Is anyone keeping watch over the foes prison today?"
Vaile asks Gromnug, "Are you?"
Gromnug says, "Well.. no"
Vaile says, "Could be trouble then."
Emalea asks, "would you like to be?"
Vaile says, "Where the prison is, and what remains of it, only the highest of Frontacian noble lords know. And, I doubt very much, they plan to tell any of us "
Geriant says, "Lal is next."
Lal asks, "Ehem. When you say the Fronties ruled the world. You mean the whole planent? Or just the crater.. area thing that Spur and the rest of the ilands/plateaus are?"
Vaile says, "The world. I'll get to that, most of their rule comes in the next age."
Cerberus asks, "Again, please excuse my ignorance, i read that the drag-als, and I quote "are the new kids on the block", no other races but the Frontacians, Psycians, Dragons and Humans were alive in that age, right?"
Vaile says, "Most of the other races existed, but where, or how, we don't really know."
Vaile, "where hithuals around at this time, and if so, were they involved in the conflict at all?"
Vaile says to Hendel, "More than likely somewhere deep beneath the ground, and no."
Geriant says, "Nalpac."
Nalpac says, "Yes"
Nalpac says, "my question is this"
Nalpac says, "was this when the library in the white forest was established"
Vaile says, "Again, hard to say."
Nalpac asks, "or later in time?" Nalpac says, "according to Aiena it was built in secrecy doring this time" Nalpac shrugs.
Vaile says, "The Elves existed then for sure, but they are a very seperatist race as a whole, they secluded themselves from the rest of the world, and the battle with the foe, figuring once the weaklings were out of the way, the Elves could deal with the foe easily. Since no one, with the exception of maybe a few Muats and Dragons, were alive even close to back then, it's all conjecture."
Geriant says, "ERC's aren't omnicient and do often lie when it suits their purpose."
Vaile says, "And Aiena is about the last person in the world you should take anything truthful from "
Axe says, "I was wondering if we can make up our own versions of our races origins. Axe says, "Or would that sort of thing be frowned upon"
Vaile exclaims, "But of course! The lore section is full of them, we keep it really open for that very purpose."