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11-15-2004, 02:29 PM
<DIV>Anyone can post some links to Everquest's History so far ?</DIV> <DIV>I would like to read some stuff and base my characters background on it.</DIV> <DIV>Thank you :smileywink:</DIV>

11-15-2004, 04:29 PM
<DIV>It's not all correct, but 1stfistoflight.com, the war codex, has most of it.</DIV>

11-15-2004, 09:25 PM
<DIV>No, do not read that site.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Read this: <A href="http://www.allakhazam.com/lore/History_General.html" target=_blank>http://www.allakhazam.com/lore/History_General.html</A></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>And this: <A href="http://eq2players.station.sony.com/lore_index.vm" target=_blank>http://eq2players.station.sony.com/lore_index.vm</A></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>To get a basic feel for the history of Norrath.  Do not read the Codex of War.</DIV><p>Message Edited by troodon311 on <span class=date_text>11-15-2004</span> <span class=time_text>08:30 AM</span>

11-16-2004, 03:06 AM
<DIV> <DIV>Do not read that site.  DO NOT READ THAT SITE.   No offense, it's interesting and original theory and story and whatnot, but it's wrong.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>I'll refrain from saying anything else.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>DO.  NOT.  READ.  THAT.  SITE.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Ok now I'm really done.</DIV></DIV>

11-16-2004, 05:10 AM
<DIV>It's a fun site to look around if you know what is fact and what is fiction, however if you dont really know much stay away from it. A great deal of that site, though not all, is fanfiction.</DIV>

11-16-2004, 03:05 PM
<DIV>Thank you all for your replies <img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></DIV> <DIV>Gonna read it all now while at work (really boring here :smileywink: )</DIV>

11-26-2004, 04:45 AM
<DIV>Hope you got time for the read, it's a lot of info, but very interesting.</DIV>

11-26-2004, 11:28 PM
<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P>*hisses upon hearing the word "codex"*</P> <P>I must kill it....I must make it dead...</P> <P> </P> <P>Dead I tell you!</P> <P> </P> <P>Seriously though, about a week before the game launched and the forums were wiped there was a thread where Moorgard himself came in and totally refuted things like the Prophecy of Trakanon, Edril, etc.  This was after the creator of the Codex, Banevgrim, called into question Moorgard's credibility as a lore source.  Needless to say, it was a rather interesting post.</P> <P>Gee....I wonder who PMed Moorgard to inform him about the thread *innocent* :smileytongue:</P></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>

11-27-2004, 02:38 PM
<DIV>Hehe.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Banegrivm played on Firiona Vie for a while.  I believe his guild started up there when the server opened.  I didn't have many dealings with him, but other people on the server did.  Apparently, he claimed to have worked for Verant in making the lore for the game, and with White Wolf in making the RPG books.  I don't believe either case.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>He's certainly made an interesting site.  And I"m sure that he'll have some great lore for his version of Norrath in his tabletop games.  But his Codex of War is not canon lore.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Here's a collection of pre-beta lore.  This page dates from the beta days of EQ.  I find it's a nice place to go to help flesh out the areas that haven't been fleshed out yet.  I believe this is based on the original D&D world, and changes were made for the online game (i.e. Innoruuk being the god of the elves, etc.)</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>You will notice a Nektropos Castle listed here, as well as numerous other areas that weren't really revealed until the EQRPG was released where they "dove deep into the archives of EverQuest" to find the lore bits we didn't have in the online game.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><A HREF="http://www.[Removed for Content].com/silentredemption/EQalmanac.htm" target=_blank>Click here.</A></DIV>

11-27-2004, 02:46 PM
<DIV>oops.  That page doesn't mention Inny as the god of the elves.  I know I saw that somewhere before.  Oh well.</DIV>

05-17-2005, 01:15 PM
can someone tell me what is history and what is fiction in the codex of war ? For example the prophecy of trakanon ? Since I was looking for lore to translate in french... and I don't really want to translate wrong informations. Thanks <div></div>

05-17-2005, 05:29 PM
I have this website you can check out it maybe some help to ya http://www.freewebs.com/eqhistory    Hope it helps out and tell me what ya think of the site <div></div>

05-18-2005, 11:26 AM
very nice website, do you allow me to translate text from it (giving links to it of course) and using some pics ?) Thanks <div></div>

05-18-2005, 06:08 PM
Sure Ringarion your more then welcome too now be warn the website is not finish yet but i will be working on it again in the next few days and you can translate text from it as much as you want <div></div>

Mordock of the Highwynd
05-24-2005, 03:53 AM
<P>History I have changed to suit the all three MMO EQs.</P> <P> </P> <P><B><U><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff size=3>The Nameless One, the Creator</FONT></SPAN></U></B><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN><FONT size=3><BR></FONT></SPAN><SPAN>It is said that outside of space and time an entity known only as the Nameless exists, and that this being created all that there is and was and will be.</SPAN><SPAN></SPAN></FONT></P> <DIV> <P><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>It is also written in ancient texts that from His mind sprang not only the universe and its countless suns and worlds, but also a myriad of sentient, powerful, yet finite creatures whom one such as a man, or elf, or dwarf, would call a god.</SPAN><FONT face="Times New Roman" size=3> </FONT></FONT></P> <P><B><U><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff size=3>The Age of Scale</FONT></SPAN></U></B><SPAN><BR></SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>In eons past came one of these gods upon the world Norrath. Veeshan, Crystalline Dragon and ruler of the Plane of Sky, found this world pleasing and deposited her brood onto the frozen continent of Velious. With one swipe of her mighty claws, Veeshan opened several great wounds upon the surface of Norrath, staking her claim to this promising new world.</SPAN><SPAN></SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>Dragons then walked the land and flew the skies, powerful beings of great intellect, wisdom, and strength.</SPAN><SPAN></SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>Thus began the Age of Scale.</SPAN><FONT face="Times New Roman" size=3> </FONT></FONT></P><B><U><SPAN><BR></SPAN></U></B> <P><B><U><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff size=3>The Elder Age</FONT></SPAN></U></B><SPAN><BR></SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>In time the other gods noticed Veeshan's work, and being often petty and jealous beings, they too came upon Norrath, intent upon leaving their mark. Brell Serilis was first, and from his Plane of Underfoot, a dark realm of vast caves and endless tunnels, he quietly created a magical portal to a cavern deep in the belly of Norrath. Through this portal the Duke of Underfoot seeded the depths of Norrath with all manner of creatures. Brell then returned home, sealing his portal within a labyrinthine chamber of mystical Living Stone.</SPAN><SPAN></SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>And when the other gods came to Norrath, Brell Serilis approached each of them, and after some time convinced them to meet as one to discuss the fate of the world. The Great Mother Tunare, and Prexus, The Oceanlord were in attendance, and Rallos Zek, the warlord, was also there, yet in mistrust kept his distance. Brell, carefully avoiding all queries as to the origins of his information, told of Veeshan's discovery of the new and potentially powerful world in which she had deposited her brood. Words befit of the King of Thieves poured forth from Brell's lips and he proposed that they accept an alliance of sorts, to which all save Rallos Zek agreed, ignorant of the fact that Brell had already released some of his creations into the Underfoot of this new world. </SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>The planet that would be called Norrath was divvied up between these beings of power for the purpose of keeping the Wurmqueen in check. Each would create a race of beings to watch over Norrath and keep a vigilant eye on the schemes of Dragonkind. Brell claimed the bowels of the planet and created the Dwarves, stout and strong, deep beneath the mountains of Norrath. In the abysmal depths of the oceans Prexus left his children, the Kedge, hearty aquatic beings of great mental power and stamina. And on the surface of Norrath did Tunare create the Elves, creatures of limitless grace and beauty, and Rallos Zek the Giants, fierce and formidable beings, intent upon the defense of their lands.</SPAN><SPAN></SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>Thus began the Elder Age.</SPAN><SPAN></SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>It was inevitable that such energies involved in seeding planets with life would attract even more of the gods, and it was the Elves who drew the unwanted attention of Innoruuk, Prince of Hate. In a decrepit tower overlooking the dark decaying alleys of the Plane over which he ruled, Innoruuk waited, stoking the fire of his Hate until it was a raging inferno. He cursed his fellow gods for not including him in their pact and vowed to make them regret such disrespect. From the halls of the Elves' fair city, Takish-Hiz, the Prince of Hate snatched away the first Elven King and Queen. In his realm of pain and anger he slowly tore them apart, physically and mentally, over the course of three hundred years. He then gathered the quivering remnants of these beings of light and rebuilt them into his own dark sadistic image, a twisted mockery of Tunare's noble children.</SPAN><SPAN></SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>In depositing the Teir'Dal, as Innoruuk's Dark Elven creations would come to be called, back into the Underfoot of Norrath, the seeds for The Prince of Hate's final revenge were sown. Fizzlethorpe Bristlebane and Cazic-Thule came next to Norrath, and Brell met them, concocting a second pact with these latter gods, wishing another excuse to create more peoples into the world. Rallos Zek again watched from afar, determined to add to his creation as well, and this time Brell convinced the Warlord to join the pact, assuring him that it was indeed an appropriate time to fulfill his desires. Deep in the earth did Brell return to create the gnomes, resembling dwarves to some extent, yet more wiry and gnarled, consumed with tinkering with devices more so than their cousins. On the surface, away from Elves and Giants, Bristlebane made the Halflings, short and stubby folk, agile and with a propensity to meddle and even pilfer at times. Cazic-Thule, Lord of Fear, was drawn to the swamps and jungles of Norrath and there created the green skinned Trolls and reptilian Lizard Men. And Rallos Zek returned to the surface, pleased with his sanction to create even more peoples for his army. He made then the Ogres, massive, unmovable beings of questionable intelligence, and the Orcs, bred for battle and singled-minded in their desire for conquest.</SPAN><FONT face="Times New Roman" size=3> </FONT></FONT></P> <P><B><U><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff size=3>The Age of Monuments</FONT></SPAN></U></B><SPAN><BR></SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>By this time, those who are now known as the elder races of Norrath had begun to expand and mature. Villages became cities, and cities became kingdoms. Several of the races became bent on expansion and warfare became part of their developing cultures. And of all the races, it was the Ogres who quickly proved the most interested in battle and plunder, and their empire grew outward from their mountain home until it eventually encompassed a large portion of Tunaria, largest of the known continents. Their knowledge of magic grew as did their greed, until they became weary of only Norrath, and when they learned of other planes and dimensions, invaded the Plane of Earth itself.</SPAN><SPAN></SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>Rallos Zek watched with pride as his creations challenged the gods of that realm, and when they eventually knew defeat, the Warlord himself led a second invasion. The war that ensued shook the heavens and angered the greater gods. Through their combined might, Rallos Zek was finally thwarted and forced back to his domain, after which a great barrier to the Planes of Power was erected, denying entry to both the lesser gods and mortals as well. And then, in what some view as spite and others justice, the gods cursed the Warlord's creations.</SPAN><SPAN></SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>Thousands of Ogres were slain and their empire collapsed around them. The Giants were spread from one end of the earth to the other, forced to flee their homes as the gods brought snow and ice to their previously lush lands. And the goblins were also cursed, but no writings remain of their punishment as they no longer keep records of their history (which is perhaps some indication as to the severity of their curse).</SPAN><SPAN></SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>Thus began the Age of Monuments.</SPAN><FONT face="Times New Roman" size=3> </FONT></FONT></P> <P><B><U><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff size=3>The Age of Blood</FONT></SPAN></U></B><SPAN><BR></SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>As the dust settled, the last of the gods came to Norrath. Mithaniel Marr, god of Valor, and Erollisi Marr, goddess of Love, created the Barbarians, a hardy race who settled the cold and rugged northlands, near the ruins of the Giant empire.</SPAN><SPAN></SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>Being the youngest race, they were generally unwashed and rugged, possessing very few social graces. And while they too had a warlike culture, there were those amongst them who began to believe in something more. By this time the other civilizations of Norrath had either long since declined, or were well on their way, and this small minority of Barbarians saw an opportunity to triumph where the others had failed. Perhaps this was a seed of wisdom planted by the Marr Twins, or perhaps it was only by chance, but as the Barbarians spread out across the lands, warring with each other and any other race encountered, this tiny movement continued to grow. And so even amidst desolation and war, there was hope.</SPAN><SPAN></SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>Thus began the Age of Blood.</SPAN><FONT face="Times New Roman" size=3> </FONT></FONT></P><B><U><SPAN><BR></SPAN></U></B> <P><B><U><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff size=3>The Lost Age</FONT></SPAN></U></B><SPAN><BR></SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>The last of the old races to decline was the empire of the Elves.</SPAN><SPAN></SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>The ElddarForest spread across the entire southeastern quarter of Tunaria. Cities and villages built high into the trees housed thousands of Wood Elves, and the marble cities of the High Elves were built in the forest's clearings and meadows, their white towers and spires climbing out of the forest, higher than the tallest tree.</SPAN><SPAN></SPAN></FONT></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff>But then came the last curse of the gods, as Solusek Ro, Lord of Flame, arched the spine of the serpent mountains, bringing heat from the burning sun to the ancient forest. The rivers ran dry, it rained less each year, and while the great elven druids fought long and hard, using their powerful magic to combat the change, they could only delay the inevitable. Slowly the forest gave way to desert, and eventually even great Takish-Hiz crumbled and the elves were forced to move north in the forests near the dwarven city of Moradhim, losing much of their greatness.<SPAN>  </SPAN>Their city was called Fayspires.<SPAN>  </SPAN></FONT></SPAN></P> <P><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>Thus began the Lost Age.</SPAN><FONT face="Times New Roman" size=3> </FONT></FONT></P> <P><B><U><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff size=3></FONT></SPAN></U></B> </P> <P><B><U><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff size=3>The Combine Empire</FONT></SPAN></U></B><SPAN><BR></SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>This next period of Norrathian history as it relates to many of the races is the least known. It is surmised by the more knowledgeable historians that while the elder races regrouped and reestablished themselves, a small group of Barbarians were suddenly transformed both physically and intellectually. Most believe this to be the last major and direct act of divine intervention, and perhaps the reason so little is known about this period is that the gods wish it to be so, deciding afterwards that they would have less to do with their creations.</SPAN><SPAN></SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>In any case, this small and enlightened group were the fathers of the Human race, and they rapidly gained a foothold throughout the lands, studying the lost art of geomancy. The Combine Empire, as this lost race of Humans is called, spread throughout the known world, but then died even more quickly than it grew, and for reasons still unknown. And while they are the ancestors of every Human on Norrath and their relics and ruins still litter what islands remain after the shattering, little history of this period remains.</SPAN><FONT face="Times New Roman" size=3> </FONT></FONT></P><B><U><SPAN><BR></SPAN></U></B> <P><B><U><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff size=3>The Age of Enlightenment</FONT></SPAN></U></B><SPAN><BR><BR></SPAN></P> <P><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>After the fall of the Combine Empire, the remnants of mankind dwelled mostly in the center of Tunaria, inhabiting primarily the vast and fertile plains of Karana. Villages appeared and prospered, several reaching the size of towns, and two even became cities. To the west a strong and noble band of Humans, lead by Antonius Bayle the First, founded Qeynos under the lofty principles of law. Freeport, to the east, became an active and dangerous port of call for all who dared to venture into the Ocean of Tears.</SPAN><SPAN></SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>This is not to imply, however, that humanity was at peace.</SPAN><SPAN></SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>Competition was fierce, and when resources grew scarce for one reason or another many groups abandoned the promises and alliances of their past and fought. A few leaders spoke out against the violence, urging the masses to remember why they had fled the cold north. Others reminded them of their former glory and the might of the Combine Empire. These leaders insisted that humanity adhere once again to those principals to which all had agreed. Explorers and adventurers returned from afar with tales of elves, dwarves, and other strange creatures, as well as descriptions of ancient abandoned cities. A few even came back with limited knowledge of sorcery and the mystic arts. And when that discontent minority of leaders heard all of this, they became both jealous and determined.</SPAN><SPAN></SPAN></FONT></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff>A small, frail man of great intellect called Erud led this group, and he formed them into a council. They quickly became irritated, even disgusted, by their fellow man. Leaving a small network of spies behind, the remainder of Erud's followers fled the city of Qeynos and built a great city just South of Qeynos named Highborne. This city prospered for many years, until the Erudites were ready to leave home.</FONT></SPAN></P> <P><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>Erud discovered a small continent west of Tunaria and claimed it for his own.<SPAN>  </SPAN>The erudites readied a small fleet of ships. They sailed to the west and landed upon the barren coast of Odus. The land was sparse and uninhabited and quite appealing to the council and their people. They quickly built a city of their own, dissimilar in almost every way to both Qeynos and Freeport, for it was almost entirely a towering castle. Arcadin it was called, and within it the scribes and scholars, who called themselves High Men, gathered and analyzed reports, captured books and scrolls, and other artifacts brought to them by their spies.</SPAN><SPAN></SPAN></FONT></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff>Five Norrathian years later, the Erudites discovered an egg.<SPAN>  </SPAN>This happened to be the egg of Prexus.<SPAN>  </SPAN>The Ocean lord grew angry with the High men.<SPAN>  </SPAN>His wrath was great, as he destroyed the city of Highborne.<SPAN>  </SPAN>Many Erudites died when it was destroyed.<SPAN>  </SPAN>This is not talked about by any Erudites because Prexus wiped the memory of Highborne from all Norrathian personages. </FONT></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff>The first human mages since the Combine Empire were born - wizards, sorcerers, and enchanters occupied the great halls of Arcadin and grew immensely in both power and knowledge.<SPAN>  </SPAN>Many years later, after Erud died, the Erudites renamed the city of Arcadin to Erudin, after their great leader.</FONT></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff>An awful army of the Teir’Dal changed almost all the face of North Central Norrath many years later.<SPAN>  </SPAN>The armies invaded the city of Fayspire and set it to ruin.<SPAN>  The gnomes have just discovered the Lavastorm Mts. and were messing around with different lava rivers.  One day something went horribly wrong and the city of Klik' Anon was destroyed.  The city of Moradhim was suddenly abandoned.  No one knows what happened to the dwarves.  They were later found on Faydwer, along with the elves and gnomes.  </SPAN></FONT></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN></SPAN></FONT></SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>Humanity, much to the disdain of the elder races who watched from afar, remained strong, even daring to rename their home after one of their own instead of one of the gods. The great continent of Tunaria would forever more be known as Antonica.</SPAN><SPAN></SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>Thus began the Age of Enlightenment.</SPAN><FONT face="Times New Roman" size=3> </FONT></FONT><B><U><SPAN><BR></SPAN></U></B></P> <P><B><U><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff size=3></FONT></SPAN></U></B> </P> <P><B><U><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff size=3>The Age of Turmoil</FONT></SPAN></U></B><SPAN><BR></SPAN><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff>After many decades, the ogres resurfaced from the fallen city of Oggok, deep within the RatheMountains.<SPAN>  </SPAN>They were ready to reclaim their land using their dark shadowknights and necromancers.<SPAN>  </SPAN>Also, the trolls back in Grobb lost their lands to the valiant Frogloks of Mithaniel Marr.<SPAN>  </SPAN>The Frogloks renamed Grobb to Gukta, meaning Outpost of Marr.</FONT></SPAN></P> <P><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>It came to pass some years later that a small group of Erudites discovered the lost art of Necromancy. They were branded heretics and great conflict arose.</SPAN><SPAN></SPAN></FONT></P> <P><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>For the first time in several hundred years, the Erudites fought. They engaged in a civil war not entirely dissimilar to that which they had loathed and fled from back on the mainland. But there was one very significant difference - they did not use swords and bows, but rather magic, and the result was terrible. Lives by the hundreds were lost, great buildings and structures destroyed, and eventually the heretics were forced to flee Erudin, to hide and regroup in the southern regions of Odus.</SPAN><SPAN></SPAN></FONT></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff>In one final battle, great mystic energies were released and an immense hole leading to unknown depths beneath the earth was created. Into the sides of this chasm the heretics built their own city which they called Paineel. And while both sides still seethed with anger and hatred towards one another, their fear of what the last battle had wrought has kept any further conflict at bay.</FONT></SPAN></P> <P><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN><SPAN>           </SPAN>Also, after many eons, the moon Luclin, could now be visible in the night sky.<SPAN>  </SPAN>Transportation was now possible to go there.<SPAN>  </SPAN>Many races were found that had been lost or not known for centuries.<SPAN>  </SPAN>The Combine Empire was found living on the moon in a place called Shadowhaven.<SPAN>  </SPAN>The Kerra that had been transported away from Odus were also found on this moon. </SPAN><SPAN></SPAN></FONT></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff>Thus began the Age of Turmoil.</FONT></SPAN></P> <P><B><U><SPAN><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff size=3></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></U></B> </P> <P><B><U><SPAN><FONT size=3><FONT color=#ffffff>The Age of Defiance</FONT></FONT></SPAN></U></B></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff>Hundreds of years after the Age of Turmoil, the races of Norrath gained in power.<SPAN>  </SPAN>They started to break into the gods planes for fun and destroyed the planes.<SPAN>  </SPAN>The gods grew furious with their creations.</FONT></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff>The gods of darkness grew angry with their creations.<SPAN>  </SPAN>The Dark Elves were beginning to embrace goodness, and the ogres were being obliterated in their attempts to take back Antonica.<SPAN>  </SPAN>The trolls did not even make an effort to take back their old home Grobb, now called Gukta.<SPAN>  </SPAN></FONT></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff>Due to the races defiance, humans most of all, the gods planned to strike back.<SPAN>  </SPAN>The thing was, they couldn’t agree what to do.</FONT></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff>Thus began the start of the greatest rending of Norrath…</FONT></SPAN></P> <P><B><U><SPAN><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff size=3></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></U></B> </P><B><U><SPAN><BR></SPAN></U></B> <P><B><U><SPAN><FONT size=3><FONT color=#ffffff>The Age of Cataclysms</FONT></FONT></SPAN></U></B></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff>After the Age of Defiance, the gods decided to hold a meeting in the planes of sky.<SPAN>  </SPAN>Every god was invited, including the evilest of gods.<SPAN>  </SPAN>Cazic Thule, Rallos Zek, Solesek Ro, and Bertoxullius thought that they should wipe all the races out and start again.<SPAN>  </SPAN>The good gods did not want to wish that on their own races though.<SPAN>  </SPAN>The god that got the evil and good gods to stop fighting was Quellious.<SPAN>  </SPAN>Her idea was to punish the races for defying them for so long.<SPAN>  </SPAN>The gods agreed on that.</FONT></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>           </SPAN>Before This Rending Started, another great war was fought.<SPAN>  </SPAN>The Teir’Dal of Neriak, sailed to Faydwer and began attacking the cities in it.<SPAN>  </SPAN>During this time, the Halfling militia, the Leatherfoots, raided Neriak while most of the Dark Elves were gone.<SPAN>  </SPAN>The Thexian queen, ordered her advisor, a terrible Necromancer, to cast a spell that would make the dead of both sides of the armies to rise up and defend Neriak.<SPAN>  </SPAN>This plan of the queen’s did not last long however.<SPAN>  </SPAN>The Leatherfoots had a gnomish invention that blew up the gates of Neriak, sealing the Teir’Dal that was left in the city.</FONT></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>          </SPAN>Near the end of the Fay war, something awful happened.<SPAN>  </SPAN>The Nexus stopped working.<SPAN>  </SPAN>All the Rings of the Druids and the spires of the wizards ceased to work.<SPAN>  </SPAN>This meant that transportation to Luclin was cut off permanently.</FONT></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>           </SPAN>Every god had an avatar that would secretly watch the Norrathians while the gods were not there.<SPAN>  </SPAN>The god of war, Rallos Zek, went against the other gods secretly and gathered a new Rallosian army more powerful than before.<SPAN>  </SPAN>The ogres formed an alliance with the Trolls and took back Gukta from the Frogloks.<SPAN>  </SPAN>Without a home, the Frogloks returned to their ancient grounds, Guk.</FONT></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>          </SPAN>The Rallosian army was closer to conquering Norrath than they were last time so long ago.<SPAN>  </SPAN>The Ice Giants, Goblins, and Orcs burned Halas to the ground, forcing the barbarians to retreat to Qeynos.<SPAN>  </SPAN>The City of Qeynos and Freeport put aside their differences to conquer the Rallosian army.<SPAN>  </SPAN>They held back the army valiantly, that is, until the avatar of war and flame joined the army of Zek.<SPAN>  </SPAN></FONT></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>           </SPAN>It did not look good for Humanity at all.<SPAN>  </SPAN>This is when the gods grew angry with Zek and the Rallosian army.<SPAN>  </SPAN>They joined the fight and took down all of the Rallosian armies easily. Then, the punishment of Norrathians began.</FONT></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff><SPAN>         </SPAN>Huge earthquakes were felt all over the world and all over time and space.<SPAN>  </SPAN>The wizard spires of the divine quit working.<SPAN>  </SPAN>Most of the continents sank into the ocean without any warning.<SPAN>  </SPAN>This divided Antonica into many islands.<SPAN>  </SPAN>Last, the moon of Luclin exploded, sending meteors crashing down.<SPAN>  </SPAN></FONT></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff>Thus ended the age of Cataclysms…</FONT></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff></FONT></SPAN> </P> <P><B><U><SPAN><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff size=3></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></U></B> </P> <P><B><U><SPAN><FONT size=3><FONT color=#ffffff>The Age of Destiny</FONT></FONT></SPAN></U></B></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff>Fifteen years after the Age of Cataclysms, humanity begins to reassemble themselves.<SPAN>  </SPAN>The two cities of the humans, Qeynos and Freeport, survived.<SPAN>  </SPAN>Refugees from around the world swarmed in to stay in Qeynos.<SPAN>  </SPAN></FONT></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffffff>Now it is your time to take up the blade, literally or metaphorically.<SPAN>  </SPAN>Will you help as a fighter in the front lines, will you scout about for the queen or the overlord, will you heal other people, or will you cast spells to slay your enemies.<SPAN>  </SPAN>The time is yours.</FONT></SPAN></P></DIV>