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Author Topic: Recent History of Shalador  (Read 2203 times)

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Offline Izel Itza

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      Guardian of Shalador

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Recent History of Shalador
« on: Feb 04, 18, 05:19:11 PM »
Recent History of Shalador

Approximately 191PP - 192PP

The Eldest Sister erupted in Shalador during the crux between seasons in the year 192 AP. The fields had been gathered of their summer crops long ago and winter crops were nearing their harvesting. That year though, Winsol ushered in not a new year, but the gravest danger any alive in Shalador had ever faced. A Black Priestess Queen, her Court, and the capital city of Aztlan were destroyed utterly. They died as heroes by venturing towards the volatile volcano instead of away from it, intent on using their combined Craft to save their people from total destruction.

In a move that has shaken both the past and future of Shalador, the Black Widows, Blinded Vigil, Coven, and Felidae, all shucked the bounds of their caste to assume a council of leadership: the Guardians of Shalador. They see the future through portents and visions and are determined to guide their home, their heart, and all of Shalador, through a future rife with potential for the true ruin of Shalador.

The change was not readily accepted among the Territory. Not all Tribes were willing to fall behind the leadership of the Widows. In another tragedy, the Council of Elders was killed, all save one. The remaining Elder joined the Black Widow groups, willing to lend their counsel to those who showed what was to come. Destruction without equal threatened the Territory, seen in Black Widow webs, by the most powerful of Seers among the dangerous caste. Somehow the Eldest Sister had been quieted by the sacrifice of Erisian Maboya and her Court. The Guardians of Shalador, guided by the Seers, knew that it was only a matter of time before the next of the Sisters exploded.

In the months that followed, the Widows worked to convince others to work with them, to believe in the threat. There was talk of hidden knowledge, but key information was withheld by Tribes who refused to yield to the Widows. As it stood by the time a year had passed, the Youngest and Middle Sister were only occasionally speaking up, the barest of tremors and little smoke or lava. Many thought the Widows were mistaken, convinced themselves and wished to believe that there was not some destructive future coming for them.

The Black Widows called them all fools. But fools do not listen to wisdom, merely other fools.

The Tribes began fighting not with each other, but the Widows as well, forcing the issue of who should rule, for the Guardians of Shalador were not rulers, just a placeholder until the threat was passed. The Widows tried to focus on how to stop the Sister’s true destruction but were pulled into the politics and warring of the Tribes.

The greatest seers of the Black Widows had beheld portents of an increasingly likely and destructive future. In those most powerful of webs, in the nigh-endless visions, they were racing ever faster towards the day the Sisters consumed all of Shalador whole. The Widows had said the Darkest Days were upon them, but in truth, they were yet to come.