~~~ Welcome One, Welcome All ~~~ INTRO - Teaser QWENTA ORBEICA Orbeis, Valanor, Vaniya. Fourth Age of Laelor. They saw fit to name me Amopaon, scribe of Epaminondas, the Seer of Vatha. It is by his behest that I now briefly recount the histories of the Southern Continent. ~Laelor always was, never began to be and will never cease to, Laelor, The Maker, The Spirit, who created the Aetherius, Realm of Spirits, Magic and Dreams, placing the First in it, Vathar, the Maiar/Spirits of Time. Of all the Creator is, came the void and creation, from them The Dark One, and Aelis, Our Mother, Life, and with her, Death. And so it was she in turn gave life to the Telchar, Spirits of Change, followed by the Morkhar, Spirits of Death. Aelis fashioned her world, connecting it to that of Laelor, and named it the Orbeis, where the Maker then gave life to the Firstborn, Eldori (High Elves), who after him communed with the Vathar. Then, Aelis made the Athani (Elder Humans) after her heart, akin to the Telchar, birthing the Gryphons, Ents, Hippogriffs and Unicorns. But it was immortal power, knowledge, and man’s Mortality who gave way to the Amyntanaic Empire (Amyntani-Blood Elves); Eldori who imposed their superiority on man, dominating them, after discovering the power of the Morkhar Spirits and being seduced by them, birthing thus the Demons, Ogres, Wyverns, and Spiders. Unsatiated, they corrupted the Athani, who lessened with time into Edetani (Humans), and viler forms as the soulless Morkhain (Vampar) and the bestial Morgani (Draugwath- Werewolves). And so it was that when all seemed lost to man, the Eldori amassed their fury and broke the Emperor’s power, Basileus Amyntanyon, with much sacrifice, encasing him within an innocent soul, chaining his legion to the Aetherius, the Vampar, lost. Thus they ascended, taking leave of Valanor. With this endeth the First Age, Vathar, and the Second Age, Morkhar. In time came the Third Age, Telchar, on which rose the great Jarldoms of man. The Ascendancy of the Eldar and the suppression of the Morkhar brought forth the magic crash of both Eras, giving life to all other creatures and powers of the Orbeis, headed by the Athanaic Magii and their counterpart, the Mogi, followed by the Edetann Druids, Beornings, Wargs and all others, which lessened greatly with the dawn of the Valannar Pact. It was made by man who, ignoring the great Eldorian sacrifice, attributed their salvation to Maara’s Prayer, The Blameless, while others argued it was Arcturian’s Sacrifice, The Selfless, who saved them all; this divided them into the Dogma (The Church); Plegaris, represented by the Chalice of Sancdom; and the Lagra, represented by the Smite of Funushal. It was then by their agreement that the Pact was made, greatly restricting Magic across Vaniya, reducing and centering it to the tower of Maloglash (Tol Maran). Immediately after, they instated the Census, which limited the Athanaic, Edetann, and Morgainean powers by setting the Rexi, Vindexi, Teyrns and others, all towards balancing that era of ever decreasing stability. It nonetheless decayed further because it brought about the breaking of the Elven race, downtrodden to their reduction as Nymani (house Elves), slaves to the Athanaic Rexi, which later would incur in the sin of humanity, giving life to the Mornym abominations (Goblins/Orcs/Uruks). The Third Age ended with the secret Exodus concord, by which the Pact, with some help, agreed to undertake the liberation of all and every enslaved elf. This is how we begin the present Era, prophesied as Morkhar, with the return of the Morkhain. As it begins, Vaniya is divided between the Athani Rexi, their Edetani Teyrns, and the Morgani Vindexi. The Rexi: Aronbor, Rydony, Amburria, and Asrinon; Their Teyrns: Andor, Northerond, Doras, Inderinon, and Perdon; The Vindexi: Romara, Mirkesh, Iosia, Idrez, and Mordland. From prophecy, to whispers, stirrings and now growing discord and instability, the reawakening of the Vampar signals the dawn of the Fourth Age, Where You enter the stage.