The ancient gnome magi, Zandar, delved deeper into his studies of magicks
than any mystic before him had gone. His studies led him to the ancient
scrolls of the Keep of D'al Kadar, which had been sealed with a curse more
powerful than Zandar had ever seen. With perseverance, his insight into
the curses workings finally paid off and the scrolls opened before him.
Looking down the words he saw nothing but strange symbols, and as he tried
to pronounce them, nothing appeared to happen. The scrolls withered into
dust and a sense of dread filled the Mystic immortal. He left the lands
to try to find some way to undo the spell he had inadvertently invoked.
A few months later, word of a mysterious shadow descending upon the eastern
lands reached Seringale. The recitings had awoken one of the ancient evil
immortals that had been banished by Stryth, an experiment gone awry that he
had found remarkably resistant to being destroyed. That being was none
other than Darkhan, awoken into a world now without the presence of its
former creator. With none to oppose him, he took control of the cabal of
Legion and took pleasure in manipulating it and its members to his end.
As time passed and his power grew stronger, he trapped the young halfling
immortal Carain within a gem of power, and destroyed it.
As heavenly war raged across the skies, between the outnumbered lightwalker
immortals, and Darkhan accompanied by his lackey Khade, the impartial
Odoacer finally felt compelled to act. Choosing to remain neutral even
to such grave matters, he resolved that the Knight's presence was needed
more than ever, and used his vast powers to grant immortality to Aberdour,
a champion of paladins. Aberdour soon led Knights to victory over Darkhan,
killing Khade and banishing the Dark Lord, who barely escaped in his
wounded state, fleeing to deep within the Underdark to get away.
The final assault of Darkhan came upon Serin soon after. His powers at
full strength, he awakened his army, the Taekir dragons, to serve him in
his conquest of the lands. While his army advanced upon Serin, he used
the distraction to search for more power, and came across the Gem of
Souls, an artifact not of Serin, that he believed had been hidden deep
beneath its surface. Though he came perilously close to finding it, he
was at the final step thwarted. The return of Zandar to the lands and
his aid in the war against Darkhan's ancient army helped cause its swift
defeat. Darkhan himself was then searched out. The two deities clashed
in an epic battle that eventually resulted in Darkhan being vanquished
for good, and the victorious Zandar was unfortunately lost with him in
the resultant energy overflow his destruction caused. While rebuilding
the defiled realm, Odoacer grants immortality to two of his most loyal
subjects, the undead assassin Resatimm, often a helping hand for Justice
outside of town, and the Ancient Wolf, Redalion.
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