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Genesis of the world?

Discussion in 'Lore' started by Miranda, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. Miranda

    Miranda New Member

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    Is there any lore regarding the creation of the universe and the planet that Agon is located in? Is the name of the planet even known?
    I ask this because the elder scrolls series has a very interesting lore surrounding it's creation, and I think it helps flesh out the world giving it a more mystical vibe
     
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    Also, players of RoA are definitely encouraged to create their own lore on the wiki or the forums. For example, I couldn't find any mount lore, so I wrote a small piece about the Garmir and Shulgan Drake mounts.
     
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    The offical Lore from AV that I have backed up states

    Apostles of Theia

    All legends agree that in the very beginning, the being known only as the Goddess looked upon the cold, lifeless rock that was Agon and breathed life upon it. Ancient lore seems to mention artifacts known as Word Stones that the Goddess apparently used to shape the world and life upon it. However, no such artifact has ever been confirmed to have been seen. Word Stones may simply be a metaphor or allegory for the manifestations of the Goddesses creationary powers.


    Through the machinations of the Goddess Agon began to stir. Rivers and lakes began to form, forests and grasslands, the seas began to team with life. With each breath the Goddess gave life to lesser god-like spirits to watch over each aspect of the world. Each river, each forest and lake, each desert oasis had its own guardian spirit god or goddess.


    The Goddess also granted the spark of intelligence to some of the mortal beings who began to walk the lands, and some of these she gave power to watch and guard over their kin. During these early centuries there was harmony among all the beings of Agon. The spirits of nature and the mortal races all looked in child-like wonder to their mother\'s benevolent wisdom and gave her worship. As time passed slowly by, the mortal races began to develop civilization, art and literature. All these things they used to pay tribute to the Goddess and she was humbled by the bliss of the world.


    But soon the mortal races grew restless, nations grew and vied for dominion, turning away from the Goddess and her peaceful wisdom. The spirits and godlings of nature withdrew into the realm of nature and harmony between man and the land was no more. Saddened, the Goddess could only watch, for while disappointed, she still loved all her children and did not want to take away their Independence.


    It is during these years of disharmony and chaos that it is said a select group of powerful mortals managed to break into the Halls of the Goddess and apparently slay her plunging the world in years of bedlam and darkness. Once again the artifacts known as Word Stones come into mention here, for apparently these usurping gods used the Goddesses own Word Stones to enter her realm and attack her. However once again this may merely be allegory to some ritual or magic that was used.


    With the Goddess gone, this new group of godlings shared her powers and divided Agon into separate parts for each to control and reign over. While not all these beings are known today, some carved their names into history during the following centuries. For example, the continent of Rubaiyat was the dominion of the being known as Ur-Khamset, the Red Pharaoh.


    The centuries to come were and dark and chaotic, gods striding upon the land doing war with each other, mortal nations dying by the thousands in bloody battle. The world of Agon was torn asunder, mortals and gods dying together. New gods rose from the ashes of the dying and sought their own place amongst the ranks. It soon became evident that the continuing struggle for dominion would only lead to the eventual destruction of life on Agon.


    The gods, new and old alike, came to a truce. They agreed to withdraw into their realms and allow life to regain some semblance of normality in Agon. After centuries of battle and warfare these young Usurper gods were all severely weakened and diminished. None existed with the power to reside in the Halls of the Goddess, and thus now they stand empty and silent, waiting...



    Behrem, Acolyte of the Watcher

    Our words are quoted for truth...

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    The Ghost Moon, Theia, is the key! Though calling her a 'ghost' moon is, I believe, misleading. The 'ghost' nomenclature seems to, at first glance, be derived from the simple fact that Theia is barely visible during the night cycles, an almost ephemeral sphere only visible as an absence of stars in the night sky. However, that is NOT the only reasoning behind this naming. In the ancient tongue of the Ithwen elves, Theia, translates as simply, Goddess. And the very first record of this name is found in an accounting of the night sky some years after the Usurper Wars drew to a close.

    An Ithwen Shamaness by the name of Ghandra Stormcaller notes:


    “The skies have shifted, the eye is unbound and the ghost of the Goddess does now watch the mortal realm only from behind the veil of the night sky.”


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    Through the actions of the mortal races shall the eye once more look upon the lands, shall the eye once more turn the tides and tremble the earth, shall the eye once more shed tears of impotent fury as her children do wage war eternal beneath her watchful gaze.

    Through the actions of the mortal races, shall the very stones of the earth feel the call of Law and Lawlessness.


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    The following is a recounting of the events that transpired after the return of the Goddess Theia. These records where thought to have been lost during the Usurper Wars over one hundred and fifty thousand years ago.


    With little warning two earth shaking explosions resonated one after the other across the four corners of Agon. The darkened skies were mysteriously void. The moons Neith and Leen had come crashing down. The Eye of the Goddess was upon us, the loan moon named after the Goddess Theia foretold the return of an ancient power.


    It was the voice of our patron the Watcher, who announced her arrival.

    He guided us to join her, too ascend into her holy bastions. It was too late when we

    finally understood. It was not the voice of the Watcher. The voice came from the lips of the Goddess herself.


    The Demon Onchylus, quickly ordered his armies to begin an all out assault on the Goddess. The ensuing battle between light and dark lasted for centuries. Each passing month the mortals paid dearly.


    The first to suffer were Melek’s children. In his arrogance Melek confronted the Goddess, but she swiftly destroyed him. Next the Alfar, who we're without a god and without guidance suffered greatly as the Mirdain descended upon them in a hateful tide of righteous furry.


    No one can say when it was that the countless legions of Dwarves burst out onto the fields. Where dwarfs ventured order followed and chaos was driven back. Just as the land had nearly been claimed inexplicably, a magical explosion burst forth. Fire decimating all life for many miles in all directions.


    Staggering by their losses, the Goddess Theia and the Demon Onchylus soon withdrew to recover. Many centuries passed while order and chaos clashed. The mortals continuously fought on.


    When the Ork-folk finally stepped in, they ended all mortal hostilities with an iron fist. The Orks forced a parley and eventually a tentative truce among all races.

    Now is the time for the mortal races to stand as one and prepare to wage unholy war upon their gods and demons!


    From the desk of Arturo Vandalay

    Humble Acolyte of the Watcher

    “We are the architects of our own Serenity.. now”


    TLDR - The Goddess of this world lost interest in making new content so all the people teamed up, killed her and chaos ensued.
     
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