Wounded Sky Epilogue: Putting It All Together

Date: 1/4/2012 at 20:44
From: Anonymous
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Subj: Wounded Sky Epilogue: Putting It All Together

In the aftermath of the Wounded Sky, scholars and researchers have
investigated the events over the past several decades, conducting
interviews and drawing conclusions, and have been able to piece together
the clues into a more accurate narrative of the Eras of the Wounded Sky.
This is their conclusions.

It began in the month of Juliary in the year 293 C.E., when the lucidian
scientist, Atrian
Lerit'r of the Arthar'rt Observatory, continued his ongoing experiments
in teleportation mechanics. An apparent accident opened a portal to a
yet undiscovered location, resulting in a tragic explosion that killed
his sister-in-law. In actuality, his experiments were a success, having
found the Icewynd. However, the Ice Angels immediately took note of the
intrusion and, thinking the portal was a new assault from the Forsaken,
retaliated by sending in a host of ice devils in their skull form
through the portal. (See Event News 220.)

This was the first time the Ice Angels became aware of the Basin of
Life. Recognizing an opportunity to exploit this new civilization, they
blamed the invasion of the ice devils on their enemies, the Forsaken,
hoping to gain new allies in their war. This enabled them to use the ice
devils as scouts to reconnoiter the territory and exploit resources
found there, all the while blaming the Forsaken for any damage done.
Notably, they thought to use the Tosha monks as a new vanguard, though
attempts to convert Master Quettle was not successful and he was
eventually freed. (See Event News 221.)

Their first great success, however, was several years later in the year
295 C.E.. Since the ice devils were once fae created by the Elder God
Manteekan (once known as wassets and corrupted by Zenos), they found an
ally in the Frost Spite, a crippled Great Spirit of the extinct fae
known as wendigo who were also created by Manteekan. The Frost Spite
held the Voice of Gullagumbah, a dead Elder God who hid his voice so
that the Soulless Gods would not be able to claim his portion of the
Song of Creation. Though the Frost Spite was reluctant, he eventually
gave the Ice Angels the Voice of Gullagumbah in return for promises of a
high place in the new world order of Zenos. (See Event News 222.)

Recognizing the power of the Voice, the Ice Angels found yet another
Voice in the possession of Marani Veloske, White Priestess of the
Shallamurine Cathedral. Indeed, the Shallamurine Cathedral itself was
created to hold the Voice of Crys, though such knowledge was lost after
the Fall of the Celestine Empire. Though Marani at first refused to give
up the Voice, she was finally persuaded with promises of power and a new
song which the Ice Angels had extracted from the Voice of Gullagumbah.
Agreeing, Marani promptly used the new song to take over the Basin of
Life and, though that endeavor failed, she did manage to all but destroy
the Elder God Lyreth. (See Event News 225.)

Using the Voices of Gullagumbah and Crys as a new weapon, the Ice Angels
were able to finally take the upper hand in their war against the
Forsaken, but even this was not enough to overcome their ancient
enemies. They realized that the upcoming Syzygy astrological
configuration would offer them an opportunity to pave the way for Zenos,
freeing the Soulless God and destroying the Forsaken. They needed to
construct a tower to amplify the power of the Voices during the Syzygy.
However they lacked the necessary materials. Thus, in the year 299 C.E.,
they returned to the Basin of Life in order to plunder its resources,
stealing commodities from several villages there. At this time, Jeremiah
Gryphta was receiving a shipment of crates from the Czigany Coast, and
the Ice Angels, recognizing the power of the artifacts these crates
contained, seized the opportunity and abducted Jeremiah. (See Event News

Once the tower was constructed and the Voice of Gullagumbah installed,
the planets aligned, forming the astrological configuration known as the
Syzygy, which happens only once every few centuries. This enabled the
Ice Angels to implement their most dangerous plan yet, and destroy the
sky itself, in an attempt to free the Soulless God Zenos by brute force.
The force released threw the Elder Gods themselves into disarray,
crippling their minds. However, the Elder God Raezon had constructed a
tower to study the Syzygy (and use its energy for his own purposes), and
this tower proved to be able to protect the Elder Gods from the ravages
of the breaking sky. Huddled in Raezon's Tower, the Elder Gods were able
to help the mortals stop the energies released. At the culmination of
this event, the tower of ice was briefly seen and Jeremiah Gryphta was
freed. Unfortunately, it was too late to reverse all that had been done,
and the weather was permanently twisted. Thus, began the Era of the
Wounded Sky. (See Event News 228.)

Thwarted by the Basin of Life, the Ice Angels realized they had gravely
underestimated this new country. They decided to send one of their own
members, Loranara the White, to the Basin where she blamed the Wounded
Sky on the Forsaken and left a crystal orb high up in the mountains,
claiming it would protect the weather from further degradation. In
reality, the crystal orb was an anchor for the Tower of Ice so the Ice
Angels could exert greater control over the Basin.

At this time, in the year 307 C.E., the Forskaen discovered that the Ice
Angels had acquired a new source of power and traced it to the Basin of
Life. Realizing they could attack the Ice Tower through its link with
the crystal sphere, the Forsaken raised a powerful psionic presence and
sent it to seek and destroy. This psychic miasma, however, was seen as a
threat by the people of the Basin, though the Forsaken were careful to
make sure it would harm no living being. The Ice Angels, however, sent
forth another of their members, Wiliki the Just, to warn of terrible
consequences if the miasma were to reach the crystal, and was able to
convince the people of the Basin to help destroy the miasma. (See Event
News 229-230.) However, the miasma was proving difficult to completely
destroy and years went by without discernible effect. The Ice Angels
realized they needed more power to destroy the miasma or eventually it
would succeed, so they sent their own invasion of ice devils, blaming it
on the Forsaken, and knowing the people of the Basin would destroy the
ice devils. This enabled them to use the essence of the ice devils to
create an even more powerful agent that finally was able to defeat the
miasma in the year 309 C.E.. (See Event News 234-235.)

In the year 311 C.E., When the Wounded Sky began to harm the forests,
the Tree of Trees sent forth a progeny of its heart, the Ail'an Gloria,
also called the Giving Tree, which was able to repel some of the effects
of the twisted weather. (See Event News 239.) Then, in the year 314
C.E., the Forsaken decided to take a more direct assault on the crystal
anchored in the Basin of Life by sending a psychic cloud to attack it.
Although they would not be able to directly attack the Ice Tower in this
manner, they were able to break the link the Ice Angels had formed in
the Basin of Life. The crystal sphere itself held the essence of hundred
of ice devils, which were then released as ice larva when the crystal
was finally destroyed. (See Event News 240.)

Seeing the Forsaken getting back on their feet, the Ice Angels called
the Frost Spite and Marani Veloske to join them in the war. With these
allies behind them, the Ice Angels were able to imprison the Forsaken in
the Ice Tower, save for the powerful Triumvirate who remained beyond
their control. At this point, the ancient war was all but over with the
Ice Angels claiming victory.

This was when the people of the Basin of Life discovered how to travel
to the Icewynd themselves. At this point, the Ice Angels were able to
convince the new arrivals to help them defeat the Triumvirate and
eventually trick them into releasing the Soulless God Zenos. (See Event
News 241-242.) Though only a portion of Zenos was freed, the Soulless
God's power was magnified by the Voices in the Ice Tower and the Wounded
Sky, making Zenoso as powerful as he was during the Vernal Wars, though
perhaps not as mobile. It wasn't until the the Ail'an Gloria sacrificed
itself and healed that the Wounded Sky, that the Ice Tower was able to
be overthrown and the Soulless God returned to his prison. (See Event
News 243-244.)

Thus, the Era of the Wounded Sky ends. The ramifications have not
stopped, however, as Zenos was able to weaken the Nine Seals holding the
Soulless Gods. And, so, an Ascension Event has begun, wherein one mortal
will be chosen through a series of tests to replenish the Nine Seals and
rise up as a True Ascendant.

Penned by My hand on the 7th of Klangiary, in the year 314 CE.