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Age of Eclipse (11 th Age)

Record Data

Also known as: 11th Age, Last Rites of the Righteous, Demos Wras

Estimated time: 5,000-4,000 yrs

Religions: Unknown – perhaps remnants from the Age of Faith.

 

Record Details

The following is only but some of the events that took place during this Age. As new records are discovered information may be modified, added or removed.

An underlying seed of corruption takes root. The majority of these events occur in a very short span of time at the beginning of the Age. Within 100 years the initial war ends. A large gap of information exists until the very end of the Age.

North Kel-sith

  • Both the Order of the Shield and the Mages at Eridan receive startling reports: the deities have left South Kel-sith and contacting the Gaia Tributary has become much more difficult.
  • Reports of Occult and Demonic worship increases.
  • The Order of the Shield investigates demonic worshiping in the city their very headquarters resides in: Daeloth.
  • Several Mystic Knights barge into a dark room in a collapsed building to witness the end of a demonic summoning ritual by an unknown demon worshiper. A wretched portal opens before their eyes as hordes of demons flood out. All but two Mystic Knight are killed.
  • At the same time, the Arch Mage council in Eridan gather to debate the situation. During the debate the sky turns a dark red and rains blood.
  • The Demons flood over Daeloth, destroying it completely by the end of the night. The remaining Mystic Knights, including their leader Saint Raphieon, take refuge in the Grand Hall. What once was a place of worship to the Entity becomes a raging crematorium. In a last stand, the Mystic Knights battle wave upon wave of Demons, but they cannot stem the tide. All are killed but 1 Mystic Knight, who passes out from blood loss. The leader of the Mystic Knights, Saint Raphieon, is killed – impaled on 13 demon spines.
  • Portals all across the world open up, unleashing millions amounts of demons upon helpless and unsuspecting people.
  • Eridan raises its protective shields, by activating the essence-crystal-field array. The Arch Mages dispatch all available Mages to key points in the world: The City of Ema, Vanyelar, Camoon, and Denual. The shield protects the city from certain destruction.
  • Arch Mage Seriulus Kar’lan arrives at Vanyelar to find the city under siege by a demonic horde. The Arch Mage witnesses a one on one battle between the Arch Demon named Bane and the Captain of the Vanyelar Guard Behn Raghim. Raghim proves to be the victor, nearly losing his life. After the Vanyelarians and the Arch Mage defeat the remaining demons, their wills shattered from the loss of their leader.
  • It is clear that the Vanyelar horde was minute compared to others. Reports come from the north that the main horde is laying waste to all major settlements of the Kai’vivorian Empire – obliterating the majority of their armies and cities within the first week. More reports come from the south that South Kil-sith is burning.
  • (The following takes place after the conclusion of the other Sections save Ama’rane[which takes place at the end of the Age])
  • King Solran II of Vanyelar, the reunited Arch Mages, and other allies, gather their remaining forces and march north to confront the main horde, now gathered at Daeloth.
  • The site of the final battle takes place several miles west of Daeloth, where the reported Grand Demon Torr’Mezzit (one of the 13 Eternal Demons), resides. The battle opens up with Vanyelarian Infantry, Olean cavalry, and mercenaries crash into the front lines while the Mages provide ranged bombardments. The battle becomes bleak as Torr’Mezzit opens portals behind the allied lines and wave upon wave of demonic reinforcements arrive in the rear.
  • The Mages act out of desperation and channel all their power to summon a massive tidal wave from the western ocean. This 2000 ft ice cold beast rages across the landscape and eventually crashes down upon both ally and demon, completely submerging the area for six months. When the sun finally shines again, many are dead or vanished.
  • This marks the end of the Last Rites of the Righteous – the world has been ravaged and many of the once powerful Kingdoms either simply no longer exist or they have been damaged so severely they shall never reach their former glory.
  • Near the end of the Age, a powerful Grand Demon named Eclipse awakes on Ama’rane and blots out the sun, causing the world to enter an Ice Age until High Sage Derium defeats it (See Ama’rane Section).

South Kel-sith

  • Portals all across the world open up, unleashing millions amounts of demons upon helpless and unsuspecting people.
  • Cirquil is overrun, its temple guard no match for the infinite demonic horde. Hundreds of Priests take their own lives instead of being brutally tortured and killed.
  • Demons appear in the center of Mysera, supposedly slaying the leadership of the Eternal Tower in a single blow. What happens next is unknown but supposedly Mysera is no more by the end of the ninth night… Since this day, none have returned to Mysera to find out what truly happened.
  • After the initial assault on Cirquil, the demons rampage across the Northern sections of South Kel-sith, eradicating Marrek and destroying much of the defensive fortifications along the land bridge. They turn south to The City Of Ema. By this time, the Triumvirate mustered its forces and they head southwest, towards the capitol city. When their force arrives, the City is found to be completely under siege. The vanguard of the Ema Cavalry smashes into the rear of the demon horde, wiping out a large portion of its force. At the same time, Reilian Riesuts arrives with a troop of Mages and over the next 7 days lay waste to the demonic horde. The casualty rate suffered by the allied forces is nearly reaches 75%. Ema will never regain its former glory after this battle. Reilian returns to Vanyelar to regroup with the forces in North Kel-sith.
  • The Amphorians and Varconians, due to their tribal society avoided most of the demonic horde come out relatively unscathed. After the defense of Ema, the Amphorians and some Varconians roam the northern plains and slayed any remaining demons.
  • Near the end of the Age, a powerful Grand Demon named Eclipse awakes on Ama’rane and blots out the sun, causing the world to enter an Ice Age until High Sage Derium defeats it (See Ama’rane Section).

Denual(Evonia)

  • Portals all across the world open up, unleashing millions amounts of demons upon helpless and unsuspecting people.
  • Arch Mage Recker and several other Mages arrive at the capitol of the Darillian Imperial Kingdom, Wolfgate. It was far too late – the demonic horde already destroyed much of the city and was penetrating into the inner gates of the palace. Recker, in an unusual display of selflessness, supercharges his body into a destructive force and unleashes it upon the surrounding demons – killing himself and wiping out most of the demons in the process. The city becomes unstable and sinks into the ocean drowning the remaining demons. Unfortunately, any remaining city folk perish in the cold waters as well.
  • Ultimately, Denual’s fate could not be prevented. The Mages retreat, having lost their leader and let Denual burn in the hellfire. For the next 100 years, the demons roam across the continent, save Faro-shee, and destroy every major city, town and village. Thousands fled elsewhere in the world. Oddly, exactly on the 100th year anniversary of their arrival, the demon’s simply vanish. Denual would remain mostly void of civilization for the reminder of the Age.
  • Near the end of the Age, a powerful Grand Demon named Eclipse awakes on Ama’rane and blots out the sun, causing the world to enter an Ice Age until High Sage Derium defeats it (See Ama’rane Section).

Lon’gordia

  • Camoon and the Dwarves and Treloria strangely, were free from major demonic incursion. Only small reports of several portals opening were recorded. This was the only time “Demon Hammer” was put to work – and it smashed numerous hordes with ease.
  • After securing their borders and hearing news from the outside, the Dwarves, Treloria, Human’s and Disorains began sending aid to the other continents ravaged by the cleansing fires.
  • Near the end of the Age, a powerful Grand Demon named Eclipse awakes on Ama’rane and blots out the sun, causing the world to enter an Ice Age until High Sage Derium defeats it (See Ama’rane Section).

Ama’rane

  • All these events take place at the end of the Age of Eclipse.
  • A powerful Grand Demon named Eclipse slumbers in Ama’rane and slowly begins to wake towards the end of the Age. By this time, all Arch Mages which battled the Demon Horde have long passed on.
  • Eclipse becomes fully awake and transforms himself into his natural form: a gaseous state and blots out the sun, causing an Ice Age to occur.
  • High Sage Derium Ceriuam, Eridan’s most respected Sage, is commissioned to visit Ama’rane in order to investigate Eclipse. A military and mining outpost is built near a recently discovered source of anima.
  • During Derium’s research on Eclipse and anima extraction, he becomes obsessed with alternative universes and planes of existences. He comes to believe using anima can create portals to these other locations. With Eridan’s permission, he constructs the Glorifian Construct upon the highest mountain on Ama’rane.
  • The High Sage activates the tower, creating a portal to another dimension. Derium manages to pull Eclipse into the opened portal, but he is not strong enough to pull him in entirely. The result is that for fourteen days (fifteen if it is a leap year) Eihydia is plunged into darkness from the remains of Eclipse that still orbit the planet’s atmosphere; this month became known as Nocural. The High Sage and Glorifian Construct vanish without a trace after.
  • This officially marks the end of the Age of Eclipse.

Ravinder

  • There are no major developments during this Age and the land is mostly wild and filled with mystery.

 

Behn Raghim, “Bane Slayer”

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