History

Epoch of Beginnings

Epoch of Beginnings

Before anything else existed, including time or space, the Tirsar existed.  It might be best to think of the Tirsar (literally “Old Masters” in the old tongue) as a collection of all that is possible within existence and are therefore infinite in scope.  However they did not purposefully create anything.  Remember, they’re nothing more than the concept of possibility given a fancy name.  But they did do some neat stuff. Their dreams and thoughts, collectively known as Tirsir’rg (“Dreams of the Masters”), started to take shape.  Change was the first out of necessity.  Stability came next to make sure Change continued to alter things.  Where they intersected, Balance was created.  Eventually an infinite amount of change and stability and a balance between was created which, in a way, codified how all other things were to work later. Think of the Tirsir’rg as some kind of soap bubble with the concept of Chaos inside instead of air and no soapy residue. In the physical world these things could go from astronomical sizes that span multiple universes to something so small it only affects one subatomic particle at a time.  Yes, the Tirsir’rg is the ToE of Evindale. Creation came into being when Change and Balance intersected.  And so it continues with an almost infinite variety of Spheres. Things got really interesting when the newly created Creation touched on Chaos: Destruction was conceived.  Instantly Balance intersected with Destruction and Creation to create the twins Life and Death, or the concept of something self-creating…

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Epoch of Creation I

Epoch of Creation I

From the lessons of the Malan Denath Re`Gren, Myrad`il Cleric of Sythlia to his student Aron of Katak: “It was during this next period in time that many of the so-called intelligent races came into being.  However you must first understand that not all races are created equal.  There are the Natural, the Touched and the Born. The Dreg`n evolved naturally. They came from whatever existed before them and are the natural conclusion of time and evolution.  It is also natural that they perish and die off as a species.  But many believe they continue to exist as my story to you will show. The Tengu were the most intelligent of birds before Sythlia wished them to gain independent thought. She altered their course of being and are now called `Touched`. The `Born` is admittedly a poor choice of wording but the term existed long before I and therefore is used out of convention. These are the creatures born from a mating of a god and a material life. In the present, such creatures would be called demi-gods but in the Epoch of Creation, mortals didn`t exist as you and I know them.   For everything was born of gods. Sythlia loved the flora that had sprung up around her world.  She saw in it possibility but wanted more.  She imbued one kind of tree with life so it may act as a shepherd to all others. But it was so tall it only saw the other trees (horribly far-sighted they…

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Epoch of Creation II

Epoch of Creation II

The Great Lich

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Epoch of Desire

Epoch of Desire

From Talbot Derin, Malan Cleric of Tarasmur and Magistrate of the Khadra’khal Bazaar to gathered parties on Fayan and her “children”: “Medres is a child goddess.  Indeed, she and her sibllings, Zelres and Urthes, are the children of Fayan, the Elder Goddess of Murderous Death, an evil if there was any. This is where it gets complicated and if you hunt undead you will want to know the whole story. Before Fayan existed, there was no murder.  Not per se, though I’m certain Sythlia would disagree.  See, when her consort, Evin, was slain, she begged the concept of Death — not yet a fully formed god which is nothing more than a sphere of conceptual possibility given form and independent thought — for control over Death in her newly created realm, the Material Plane. This proves deities have their weaknesses; Sythlia had to bargain for control over how life ended in a plane she crafted from the energy of the universe but death — or the concept of it — preexisted even her. Moving on.  When she made that request, Death literally was torn in two.  A child of the Tirsar ‘requesting’ something is akin to us giving birth.  It’s not a question, it’s an act of creation.  Make sense so far?  Good. Death had to continue to exist otherwise Life would be out of balance.  So it split from a parent, Death, into a brother and sister: Fayer and Fayan. Fayer, the brother, is as neutral and uncaring as a god could be.  He serves the…

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Epoch of Legends

Epoch of Legends

Epoch of Heroes

Epoch of Heroes

The Interregnum

The Interregnum

Epoch of the Elements

Epoch of the Elements

Epoch of Discovery

Epoch of Discovery