Return of the Forgotten
An explanatory chapter
The world was beautiful once, with trees everywhere, and birds singing to them. Then a greedy man came along, Dane Maske, an inventor of the new age. His masterpiece was the ANGEL, a medicine that could resurrect the dead, and give eternal life. After 100 years everyone had it, and the worlds populations kept on growing and growing, so Dane ordered that the people who don't pay their taxes to be killed, yet he forgot that the ANGEL gave people eternal life; they could not be killed. The medicine enhanced their white blood cell's efficiency greatly, someone could burn alive and melt, and the body will reform itself, chop off their head, they grow a new one. Dane had no idea what he could do with them, but then he had an idea, the bodies before ANGEL; the ones that were dead, he dug up and burned, and built airtight boxes no one could escape, and he put the surplus population in them boxes. Underneath everyone's noses were thousands of people screaming for eternity, people who will be forever out of breath, forever hungry, forever thirsty, forever in pain.
By this time no one was left who still believed in the ancient beings who once walked on the ground as the essence of the world, the song of the nature to be built, the power of the beasts that would roam, and the feelings they would feel. They created everything, but with one rule: "Utopia will be met with darkness." It used to be that everyone believed In them, but overtime, people thought it was all bedtime stories for kids.
Dane didn't believe, and he wasn't prepared, on the year of Sach, 2483, the shadows came. As it is written in the prophecies of Honitru: First the energy of the world is drained; the lights went out. Then the beasts would start to howl and the soil will turn; The local dogs started to bark and the trees started to fall into the ground leaving bottomless potholes in the earth. In light you will be unable to see; The sun disappeared. And darkness will swarm from the light; The shadows erupted from the magma filled holes.
So it began, The Shadows started to kill people instantly, daggers of shadows would pierce a man's heart and witnesses would see a blinding stream of light flow up and pierce a hole in the darkness, and the man would tumble to the ground, lifeless, his body would turn and twist and change, he would grow strange features; maybe wings, maybe fangs maybe a mane: they would become a monster. then a shadow would pierce them again but this time consuming them , and they would rise and wreak havoc on the people who were unfortunate enough to survive the first wave of attack. Slowly the world's population dwindled, and no records were took from 2484-3001, so one can only guess that when the first record spoke of a barren world with little life, that the shadows had killed everyone and disposed of them, and then left. Yet how the new man came to be after the shadows was impossible to know.
The land of Igre was to be their home, a large continent with vast deserts, hazardous mountain sides and roaming hills. It was the only place they knew to have life, but it did not just have human life. Monsters roamed the lands that they called home, beasts of all kinds, but each as terrible as the other. The first group pushed them back, back far enough to build a settlement that could be protected, and they thirved in this town. The population grew and soon, they were able to push the monsters further away.
In the year, 3470, a lost prophecy by Honitru was found.
At the end of men, a new being will roam, with no birth parents. But when the forgotten is remembered men will walk again, as the summers eve, the oblivious winter will retreat from the warmth, the upcoming, the rising of life. Real life
The survivors started a colony, and over 2 generations this small colony had turned into a kingdom, and the kingdom thrived and the population grew steady, and in the high court were the direct descendants of the first survivors. There were no big assassinations, no huge wars, even very few petty thefts, but one day the court was arguing, and power became the subject, and each lord wanted more.
And so the colony became several, and they grew larger, and war started again, so lay on the land of Askuj, so named after the first recorders name, three major empires, one small and one hidden and one known, the smallest empire was the Empire of Weser, The known one was the Empire of Daskus, and the hidden was the Empire of the Aenugleilos, of which no information is known. We can only presume that the empire fell for some reason, but we do know, they never were situated on the land of Igre.