The Fourth Age - The Citadel of Sorcery

Throwing down their false Gods was not easy, as human fought human. Only the verduren and the waerians stayed free of the deception. Those who eventually believed that they had been betrayed by demons battled those who still believed in their demon gods to the bitter end. The war ended when all the Demon Lords withdrew from the places of light and once again crept back into the Darkhalls. Human populations were again vastly reduced. But now, besides humans and verdurens there were two new races, the waerians and the gargoyles. For what had been done could not be completely undone. Of the other religious races, none survived. Many slew themselves in mass suicides, while others fought fanatically until they were wiped out to the last creature. The gargoyles survived as the first to throw down their false god. Their form became synonymous with protection against demons, and was used in statuary and decoration in new structures to ward off Grim spirits and demons.

Throwing down their false Gods was not easy, as human fought human. Only the verduren and the waerians stayed free of the deception. Those who eventually believed that they had been betrayed by demons battled those who still believed in their demon gods to the bitter end. The war ended when all the Demon Lords withdrew from the places of light and once again crept back into the Darkhalls. Human populations were again vastly reduced. But now, besides humans and verdurens there were two new races, the waerians and the gargoyles. For what had been done could not be completely undone. Of the other religious races, none survived. Many slew themselves in mass suicides, while others fought fanatically until they were wiped out to the last creature. The gargoyles survived as the first to throw down their false god. Their form became synonymous with protection against demons, and was used in statuary and decoration in new structures to ward off Grim spirits and demons.

The Building of the Citadel

It was the Enchantress who convinced the first Gargoyles to throw down their God, and that same Enchantress now won the confidence of the war shocked humans. With the gargoyles at her command, and the support of the waerians and verduren, the Enchantress took charge. She began organizing the remaining people to guard against the return of the demons. She also started the rebuilding process of the vastly weakened Reflected Worlds. As a symbol for the future she built the Citadel of Sorcery on the one world where the doors to the Darkhalls existed. It was the bastion against the demonic hordes. From there she planned to ward the demons and bring back a Golden age, to seek out the old knowledge where it still existed, and keep the demons from deceiving humans ever again.

The Enchantress eventually married and had many children who were all boys. Each of them became a powerful sorcerer of the Blood. Finally she gave birth to a daughter. Her daughter became The Sorceress, and was destined to become known as the Eyes of Darkness. In the end, the Enchantress' children were her downfall, and of what became of the Enchantress much knowledge is lost. She suddenly disappeared, her temple in the Citadel was destroyed, and all memory of her name and face were erased from the minds of all beings. Her dreams of a second golden age fell with her and the world was cast into darkness and eventually the Citadel came to be ruled by her daughter, the Grim sorceress, the Eyes of Darkness.

 

Lore of the Reflected Worlds

  • The Dead Gods +

    It is said that the Beings we call the Dead Gods, were not Gods at all, but were just Beings of energy. They evolved through the chance convergence of Grim and Radiant energy, two different forces. Each random melding of Grim and Radiant energy created a new consciousness. After a Read More
  • The First Age - The Golden Age +

    Thus began the First Age… also known as the Golden Age, for there were no demons on any of the Reflected Worlds… but one. The entrances to the Darkhalls only existed on the original World. The demons were not duplicated by the shattering of the crystals for they were not Read More
  • The Second Age - The Demon / Sorcerer Wars +

    The Second Age is also known as the Demon / Sorcerer Wars. No longer were humans the simple life force food for demons. Descendants of Peran Tremora had the power of sorcery and they used it to fight back. The war between humans and demons waged for more than a thousand Read More
  • The Third Age - The Time of Folly +

    The third age is known as the time of folly. It was not a golden age, even though Demons seemed to be defeated, in fact, it became a second age of Darkness. Humans had paid a terrible toll to defeat the demon hordes. Most of the great cities of the Read More
  • The Fourth Age - The Citadel of Sorcery +

    Throwing down their false Gods was not easy, as human fought human. Only the verduren and the waerians stayed free of the deception. Those who eventually believed that they had been betrayed by demons battled those who still believed in their demon gods to the bitter end. The war ended Read More
  • The Fifth Age - The Coming of Morphael +

    Under the new rule of the Eyes of Darkness, the Reflected Worlds fell further and further into chaos, anarchy and corruption. The Eyes of Darkness ruled through fear, and she did nothing to protect those outside her city, the Citadel of Sorcery. The worlds splintered, and there was much evil Read More
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