And so it was that those stars, which had grown old in years and spirit, body and soul, perishing in the struggle against the infinity of an all-dissolving power, came together for the last time, when all their works had faded and asked for offsprings from the realm of legends and thoughts, who should succeed them one day. But those should prosper without knowing the toil of war and growth, …
The ages of a thriving world
Athyria went through a rapid evolution, driven by its inhabitants’ everlasting quest for meaning. In their perpetual desire of aligning themselves with the Intano Rhiannon whilst searching for the meaning of their own lives, there were short, even abbreviated ages in which whole cultures developed, came into conflict with each other, forged alliances and discarded them. Tribes reached a state of interconnectedness or perished in short and sometimes naive conflicts. During all this, the Eternals looked upon their creation in bewilderment and could not offer any guidance, as they themselves were merely a mirror of the young creatures inhabiting Athyria.
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The pathways of magic and mysticism
The world that has been shaped by the young Eternals is full of potential. Since time immemorial the tribes of Athyria have been using these powers and searched and found deeper understanding in manifold ways: Some looked up to the stars and tried to understand their meaning. Others trust solely in the First-Created and her Children, and the next turn to their own reason and irrepressible curiosity. The most brilliant minds of their time gathered in a citadel of magic and spurred themselves to the most audacious theories and accomplishments. But is the reign of the Mageocracy of the Consummate Proportions a curse or a blessing for Athyria? Might there be a thought that should not be thought? Are there pathways you should not choose although they seem so obvious? What will you do once Athyria reveals its opportunities to you?
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