“Some races pride themselves on having empires that have lasted for a millennium. Over two hundred such nations could have risen and fell consecutively between the first and the last of the Orichalcum emperors; two thousand human kings could have been born, lived a full life, and died. The golden age of the Imperium was brighter than the stars and could have outlasted the history of entire worlds, but it was destined to end eventually, for those that shine the brightest are the ones that darkness seeks most to extinguish.”
- - Unknown
The Great Imperium of the Suns (Protodynastic Orichalcum: Āriculurumyašareileium, Old Tongue: Magnus Imperium Solum), known in modern times as the Orichalcum Elf Imperium was the first and largest known Deiwos civilisation on Koldenwelt. Having been established nearly three hundred millenia ago, the Orichalcum Elves sought and garnered superiority over Koldenwelt during its rule, having conquered almost half of the known world and retained its position until its rapid decline towards 5,000 BNA. The Imperium remains as a progenitor to multiple, or perhaps even all modern civilisations on Koldenwelt, of which much of the practices and technology of the time has been carried through the ages.
Predynastic Rule Edit
According to Orichacum Elf legend, the empire was founded by The Eight approximately thirty thousand years ago. The Eight are known as eight Orichalcum Elves who had a visitation by the goddess Aurārel to lead their kind to have unquestionable and unparalleled dominion over the world of Koldenwelt. Each were given a tool, or an artifact by the goddess to use to rule over Koldenwelt by any means they see fit; only one name and his artifact survives to modern day - an Orichalcum Elf known as Aurtalvaseius the Radiant, who, astride the Colossus of the Sun Aursorhataran had built the first city of the Orichalcum Elves known as Sarisanelium, deep within the Southern Mountains. Aurtalvaseius died close to 28,450 BNA, likely at the same time as Aursorhataran. The remaining seven, of who have no recorded names nor artifacts to their names had likely died thereafter. Between the death of Aurtalvaseius and the reign of Emperor Keleivel which ended close to 27,600 BNA has been completely erased from history.
Much of the so called golden age of the ancient Orichalcum Elf Imperium coincided with the rule of Emperor Keleivel, of whose reign still has an indeterminate length (though many would agree that it was at least twenty five thousand years). The Imperium had undergone vast expansion across Koldenwelt, conquering various civilisations across the Tropical Lands, Sea of Sand and Everwinter Highlands, until the Empire effectively spanned both ends of the world. Strategically, Keleivel never sought to conquer the western continent of Koldenwelt as what was known of it was controlled by Void Denizens from the fortress of Sarhadrilant, and never sought to conquer the north as it was plagued by Void Denizens from Isarindranaas. Whilst the colonies of the Sea of Sand remained in the control of the Imperium in the millennia thereafter the initial conquest due to the construction of Dar-Nahalant in c. 27,700 BNA, Keleivel's death and the probable rules of Sorvenyasen, Aursendravin and Emnaral had weakened the extent the empire had over the Sea of Sand before the rule of Emperor Maharsan, which ended in c. 26,500 BNA had indicated that the Orichalcum Elf Imperium had lost control over the Sea of Sand due to various circumstances, though primarily over the abundance of Void Denizens over the twenty four thousand years that the Imperium struggled with.
With the retreat of the Imperium towards the Tropical Lands, much of the history before the reign of Emperor Castus is vague, though not incomplete. Remnants of evidence constructed at the time indicate the reign of at least two emperors; Surrus and Meyrias who are briefly mentioned in time, Meyrias more so due to his reign closer to modern times and thus has more surviving evidence. The rule of Meyrias was highly contested with the Orichalcum Elf Imperium struggling to maintain its rule over the Kingdom of Natelyan, the kingdom of the Natelevarí Elves. Written records of the time indicate that the Imperium was at war with the Kingdom, which was based on the western coasts of the central continent for at least five thousand years before the Orichalcum Elves conquered the region close to 10,000 BNA. Whilst conquest of the kingdom was unsuccessful in Meyrias' life, it is highly suggested that Emperor Castus, the first of the Castus Dynasty Emperors, had succeeded in defeating and taking control of the kingdom close to 20,000 BNA, which had sparked racial unrest between the Natelevarí Elves and Orichalcum Elves from then on until the Empire's dissolution.
Castus Dynasty Edit
Castus' rule had brought about the most of the changes in policies the Empire had ever had in its already lengthy history. The Orichalcum Elves and the innumerable races that existed under the Imperium's banner could societally coexist in the cities, as well as the official adoption of the Old Tongue over the native language which was quickly dying out at the time. This did, however, spark schisms within the Orichalcum Elf Imperium which had eventually led to a further friction in relations with the Sovereignty of Dryada, another elven civilisation that had existed alongside the Orichalcum Elves, though not without a continuously aggressive sentiment between the two for nearly sixty millennia by this time. The final twenty five thousand years of the Imperium saw the slow decline of the Imperium's territorial expanse and what control it had as other civilisations grew, as well as the threat of the Void Denizens growing considerably greater in this time period.
Modern historians tend to agree that the Micaelis Dynasty, well known for its tyrannical and void-goverened rule, was what saw the beginning of the empire's true decline towards its dissolution. What is now known as the Micaelis Plot and Tyranny was faciliated by an Orichalcum Elf-turned demon, Lord Akharav, who, alongside Emperor Micaelis sought to bring the empire under a new age of rule with a new religion that worshipped Caligaduro Provectus. The tyranny in its duration was highly unstable throughout - whilst resistance was quelled successfully in many accounts, oversaw a wide series of political assassinations and wars that accounted for heavy losses; the Battle of Tachjamund, which took place against Void Denizens near 14,500 BNA during the rule of Empress Misericordia, had killed almost three million Imperium warriors. Hated by the civilians under her rule, it was thought that the Micaelis Dynasty was plagued by loose familial ties and assassinations, or Akharav had orchestrated the entire tyranny indirectly. Akharav's presence was removed by Emperor Marcus nearer the turn of 12,000 BNA, who then ordered that the capital and the population of Sarisanelium was to be moved to Avarmaelium, far from the influence of Akharavzund where Akharav had then attacked the city many times over afterwards.
Marcus' rule was prosperous by many accounts, though perhaps exaggerated due to his overwhelming popularity with the population because of the re-establishment of the original religion and repealing many laws that the Micaelis dynasty rulers put in place. In truth, Marcus' rule was financially unstable and territorially, the empire struggled to maintain much of its influence, though Emperor Julianus and Laurentius afterwards had somewhat rectified the issues that hindered Marcus' rule. Nearing 7,000 BNA, the Orichalcum Elf Imperium had kept much of the territories it had since 29,000 BNA, though there was a considerable devolution of power by then, and the Emperor had significantly less power by the time Julianus' rule ended. Through Laurentius, Laurentius established a court of advisors that oversaw the provinces of the empire, all of which had democratic states that legislated their own policies at the Emperor's discretion.
The final ruler, Emperor Matthias, had a particularly strong rule until he had a personal fascination with the culture and magic of the Void - which within the court warranted caution as this risked another tyrannical rule. Whilst Matthias' interest was only curiosity at first, it was thought that the Adversary himself had begun to set his plans into motion within the empire and had made a servant out of Constantius, Matthias' youngest son, who coaxed his father into sharing an interest and eventually began to influence social policies within the empire as well as stagnate Matthias' influence. Matthias had fallen ill, peculiarly so as Orichalcum Elves never suffered disease, and ill repute had sounded out through the court as the sons and daughters of Matthias were killed off, likely through Constantius' orchestration. This left Septimus, the oldest surviving son of Matthias as an interim ruler of the Empire until his father's illness was cured, though Constantius quickly accquired all assests the crown had from Septimus without Septimus' resistance.
Constantius had slowly transformed the empire over the last five centuries in his father's name, eventually returning all power back to the crown, as well as increasing militant influence across the empire should revolts arise. Septimus was left in isolation in the palace grounds and under the eye of his brother for much of Constantius' rule, though it was only more prevalent in the final days of the Imperium that Septimus realised Constantius was doing Caligaduro Provectus' bidding. Septimus was banished from the royal family, and had entered a plot to assassinate both his father and brother so that the Imperium would be free of the Adversary's influence. This failed however as Constantius caught wind, and he himself assassinated his father and ordered a 'new age' to be brought in under Constantius' rule; and thus issued a command that those loyal to the empire would follow a migration towards Abyssus, and those that defected would eventually be hunted down and put to the sword.
His threats however did not fully echo throughout the Empire - the Natelevarí Elves and the Dalmiri had mostly escaped the influence that Constantius wanted to expand to, and established their civilisations later on, though only the Dalmiri survived and formed the Dalmiric Kingdom. Constantius officially declared the formation of the Adravaelic Empire, and all significant traces of the Orichalcum Elf Imperium were destroyed afterwards. Many defectors of the Orichalcum Elf Imperium survived to form many other civilisations, some which were assimilated by the Sovereignty of Dryada and some that eventually formed the basis of the Empire of Man some fourteen and a half thousand years later.
The governmental system of the Orichalcum Elf Imperium has, in most of its evolutions, remained the same as an absolute monarchy. For a vast portion of the Imperium's history, roughly from its inception in 30,000 BNA to the death of Maharsan in c. 26,500 BNA, the Eširesu, or Emperor in the protodynastic language, had both roles as the head of state and head of religion through leadership of the Order of Sol, which had parted from political authority in some form following Maharsan's death. Though, until Emperor Laurentius had created a more devolved form of rule through what appeared like city-state chambers after 13,500 BNA the Imperator had absolute control and was free to legislate to their own extent.
Though this high level of political freedom for the Imperator was easily susceptible to political corruption, a great majority of the Orichalcum Elf Imperium's history was not detrimental towards the civil population. Laurentius' act of removing the Emperor's immediate powers was well-received during its rule, though was unofficially abolished through Constantius' rule. It was known that political corruption did not exist comparatively long in the Imperium, and that Emperors that practiced such degrees of corruption were plotted against and assassinated, instating an eligible successor afterwards.
The general practice of succession in the Orichalcum Elf Imperium was that the first-born son of the reigning Emperor was a crown prince, and thus first in line for the throne. Though considering the indefinite lifespan of Orichalcum Elves, the insecurity of the empire amidst the prevalence of Void Denizens had meant that the reign of an Orichalcum Elf Imperator was always jeopardized. The act of naming a successor was lenient however, and an emperor could choose a crown prince or princess freely - though this was unpopular and was sometimes considered an act of corruption. It is said that the royal bloodline directly descended from Aurtalvaseius, which, until the Order of Sol parted from the Imperial Court, was regarded as a divine right to rule. It was later considered purely a cultural practice, though most Emperors would retain the title Blood of Aurtalvaseius.
List of rulers Edit
From evidence that has survived the scourges of the Shiarchon and has been retained in archaeological mediums across Koldenwelt has created an extensive, but not complete, list of emperors of the Orichalcum Elf Imperium. Some further evidence found within Dar-Nahalant itself suggests further unknown emperors, though the degradation of the lists means that their reigns cannot be defined. There are thirty one named emperors throughout the history of the Imperium, though there have known to be at least thirty seven and possibly up to seventy emperors altogether.
|Aurtalvaseius||N/A||The Radiant||? - c. 28,450 BNA||c. 30,000 BNA - c. 28,450 BNA (at least 1,500 years)||One of eight founding members of the Orichalcum Elf Imperium|
|Sorvenyasen||N/A||N/A||? - ?||Unknown||Named in the Dar-Nahalant List|
|Aursendravin||N/A||N/A||? - ?||Unknown||Named in the Dar-Nahalant List|
|Emnaral||N/A||N/A||? - ?||Unknown||Named in the Dar-Nahalant List, female?|
|Keleivel||N/A||N/A||? - c. 27,600 BNA||? - c. 27,600 BNA||Earliest known predynastic emperor with extensive historical evidence, female?|
|Unknown emperor||N/A||N/A||? - ?||Unknown||Historicity disputed; Sorvenyasen, Aursendravin and Emnaral may have reigned in this period|
|Maharsan||N/A||N/A||? - c. 26,500 BNA||c. 27,600 - c. 26,500 BNA (1,100 years)||Length of reign disputed, known only in texts|
|Surrus||N/A||N/A||? - ?||Unknown||Known only in texts|
|Unknown emperor||N/A||N/A||? - ?||Unknown||Historicity disputed, may be Meyrias|
|Meyrias||N/A||N/A||? - ?||Unknown||Latest known predynastic emperor|
|Unknown emperor||N/A||N/A||? - ?||Unknown||Existence theorised, may be Castus|
|Castus||N/A||The Great||? - c. 20,000 BNA||? - c. 20,000 BNA||First of the Castus Dynasty emperors|
|Hieronimus||Hieronimus Castus||N/A||? - ?||Unknown|
|Egidius||Egidius Castus Hieronimus||N/A||? - ?||Unknown|
|Bartolomaeus||Bartolomaeus Castus Egidius Hieronimus||N/A||? - ?||Unknown||Assassinated by a servant of Christopherus Castus|
|Christopherus||Christopherus Castus||The Supplanter||? - ?||Unknown||First Emperor of the Christopherus Dynasty|
|Adamus||Adamus Castus Christopherus||The Bastard Emperor||? - ?||Unknown|
|Beniaminus||Beniaminus Castus Adamus Christopherus||N/A||? - ?||Unknown|
|Eustachius||Eustachius Castus Beniaminus Adamus||N/A||? - ?||Unknown||Likely assassinated|
|Gualcherius||Gualcherius Castus Eustachius Beniaminus||The Paranoid||? - ?||Unknown|
|Leolinus||Leolinus Castus Gualcherius Eustachius||The Great||? - ?||Unknown||Considered the most successful emperor in history, killed in battle|
|Terentius||Terentius Castus||The Strange||? - ?||Unknown||First Emperor of the Terentius Dynasty|
|Arcturus||Arcturus Castus Terentius||N/A||? - ?||Unknown|
|Christoverus||Christoverus Castus Arcturus Terentius||N/A||? - ?||Unknown|
|Ludovicus||Ludovicus Castus Christoverus Arcturus||The Doomed||? - ?||Unknown||Assassinated by Lord Akharav|
|Micaelis||Micaelis Castus||The Tyrant Emperor||? - c. 14,900||c. 16,000 BNA - c. 14,900 BNA (~1,100 years)||First Emperor of the Micaelis Dynasty, assassinated by either Misericordia or Lord Akharav|
|Misericordia♀||Misericordia Castus Micaelis||The Mad Empress||? - c. 13,700 BNA||c. 14,900 BNA - c. 13,700 BNA (~1,200 years)||Assassinated by either Guglielmus or Lord Akharav|
|Guglielmus||Guglielmus Castus Marius Micaelis||The Dreaded||? - c. 13,500 BNA||c. 13,700 BNA - c. 13,500 BNA (~200 years)||Overthrown by Marcus|
|Marcus||Marcus Castus||The Great||? - ?||c. 13,500 BNA - ?||Considered as one of the greatest emperors, first emperor of the Marcus Dynasty|
|Julianus||Julianus Castus Marcus||N/A||? - ?||Unknown|
|Laurentius||Laurentius Castus Julianus Marcus||N/A||? - c. 8,000 BNA||? - c. 8,000 BNA|
|Matthias||Matthias Castus Laurentius Julianus||The Surrendered||? - 5,001 BNA||8,000 BNA - 5,001 BNA (2,999 years)||Murdered by Constantius; officially recognised as last emperor|
|Septimus||Septimus Castus Matthias Laurentius||The Kind||5,802 BNA -||c. 5,485 BNA - c. 5,480 BNA (~5 years)||Lawfully recognised as emperor during father's inability to reign|
|Constantius||Constantius Castus Matthias Laurentius||The Scion||5,799 BNA -||c. 5,480 BNA - 5,001 BNA (~480 years)||Unofficially recognised as the last emperor; seized control during Matthias' reign from Septimus|
The Orichalcum Elf Imperium is well known in history for having been one of the largest, if not the sole largest territorial expanse across Koldenwelt. Whilst much of the Orichalcum Elf Imperium's territories remained the same size from 28,000 BNA onwards, it has been theorised that the Orichaclum Elf Imperium extened across a wider portion of the Sea of Sand between 28,000 BNA to 26,000 BNA, though Dar-Nahalant's influence had waned after political power centralised around Sarisanelium, and that they had a much wider expanse across the Everwinter Highlands from 28,000 BNA until the territorial decline by 6,000 BNA. If these assumptions are true, the Orichalcum Elf Imperium at its territorial height under Keleivel's reign expanded across over fifty percent of Koldenwelt's surface. It is unknown exactly where the Orichalcum Elves originated from; some myths go to say that the Orichalcum Elves came from east of the Great Eastern Wall, though it was more likely that their first civilisations before the formation of the Imperium was situated around the base of the Southern Mountains.
Notable locations Edit
Established: Unknown (as city)
Abandoned: 5,001 BNA
Destroyed: 5,000 BNA
Population: est. 3,500,000
Status: In ruins
|Avarmaelium (translation unknown) is the second and final known capital of the Orichalcum Elf Imperium. Established as the capital by Emperor Marcus in 22,074 BNA after the abandonment of Sarisanelium, primarily due to the forces of Akharavzund invading the city multiple times after the Micaelis Tyranny was thwarted. The city was home only to the Marcus Dynasty, and by imperial decree of Constantius' behalf, was sacked in favour of migrating the entire population of the empire towards Abyssus. The city was pillaged in the years thereafter, though among where nature has reclaimed the area, a remarkable amount of the city survives.|
Abandoned: c. 12,500 BNA
Population: est. 3,500,000
|Sarisanelium (translation unknown) is the first known capital of the Orichalcum Elf Imperium. Home to twenty five of the thirty one rulers of the Imperium, Sarisanelium is situated high within the Southern Mountains, some seventeen thousand feet high amidst a plateau. Due to its close proximity to Akharavzund, the city was abandoned in c. 12,500 BNA after the Void Fortress began to attack it continually. Soldalatel later claimed the city as an infrequent nesting place, and since then, no one has dared to scale the mountains to find the city. It is thought to also be home to one of the shards of the Gladiitenebris after its shattering.|
Established: c. 27,700 BNA
Abandoned: c. 26,500 BNA
Population: est. 8,900 (originally)
Status: In use
|Dar-Nahalant (The Tomb of the Nahalant) is the largest surviving fortress of Orichalcum Elf craft, hidden for nearly sixty thousand years within the vast expanses of the Sea of Sand. Constructed by Emperor Keleivel circa 27,700 BNA, the fortress was the headquarters of the Order of Sol, and inhabited until Emperor Maharsan's death in c. 26,500 BNA. The fortress was then abandoned shortly afterwards, though much of the fortress was locked down so that no one could use it should they have ever found it.
The fortress was later rediscovered by Septimus and a band of warriors supervised by the dragon Vixaatus in 32 NA, though much of it remained locked until Longinus, the last surviving member of the Order of Sol, had activated its boundaries. Longinus, Septimus and Vixaatus, as well as the Sand Drakes loyal to Vixaatus have taken up permanent residence here.
Name: Golden Necropolis
Abandoned: 5,001 BNA
Number interred: At least 40 emperors
|The Golden Necropolis, known as the Imperial Necropolis in the time of the Imperium, is the location of the tombs of the emperors of the Orichalcum Elf Imperium, as well as (among the older emperors) catacombs of servants said to aid the deceased emperor in the afterlife. There seems to be no known dimensions to the full size of the necropolis, though it appears to be much larger than any modern city currently on Koldenwelt. The deepest recesses of the necropolis contains the immeasurable wealth of the emperors, as well as various magical guardians that still protect the tombs millennia after it was abandoned. The only emperor not interred into the necropolis is Emperor Matthias; the fate of his body is unknown to this day.
Knowledge of the Golden Necropolis was found again by Pelagrios, and with the assistance of Septimus, the Golden Necropolis was rediscovered in the further reaches of the tropical jungles of the south. Within the vaults of the Micaelis Emperors was a Void Matrix, which was later taken by Janos Omegon. A Sun Drake by the name of Aurselvikhrir was also alive in the caverns underneath the vaults, and escaped the necropolis by bursting through the earth.
The necropolis was later taken under control by the Shiarchon, though Longinus had quickly dispatched the forces plotted there, though Akharav's forces quickly swarmed the tombs afterwards. The fate of the Golden Necropolis remains unknown, though it is likely that Akharav had little interest for it and left it alone.
Despite having existed for almost 30,000 years of Koldenwelt's history, little is in fact known of the Orichalcum Elf Imperium's culture. It was known that, as a multicultural society, multicultural population demographics came into effect around 20,000 BNA. Orichalcum Elf society was almost certainly hierarchical, with the Orichalcum Elves viewed as first class citizens and that all civilian populations, Deiwos, Theriocephali or Kelodhrosi were viewed as an underclass by the Orichalcum Elves themselves. This did not denote slave classes however, as this was mostly introduced through slave classes of previously conquered civilisations, and thus a slave culture was built from such. The political freedoms of foreign populations had varied greatly in history, having been somewhat limited until Castus' reforms, and then allowed to co-exist within Orichalcum Elf populations. They were somewhat persecuted and looked down upon during the Micaelis Tyranny. Nearing and during Constatius' rule however, foreign populations had similar status to the Orichalcum Elves themselves.
The very biology of the races had inadvertently elevated the Orichalcum Elves to a higher status - some 'social religions' within the foreign population had treated the Orichalcum Elves as divine due to their indefinite lifespan (some Orichalcum Elves had surpassed ten thousand years in age during the time of the Marcus Dynasty), as well as immunity to disease which had seen them surivive plagues that swept through the cities multiple times.
In Orichalcum Elf society, the military was valued greatly mostly for its purpose of protecting the civil population from Void Denizens. Among Orichalcum Elves, most service was volunteering (though in periods of rule, conscription had varied year by year). As some soldiers and commanders had become seasoned veterans with literally thousands of years of experience in war, the Orichalcum Elves were exceptionally formidable in combat and that wars against them were usually advised against. This was not the case against Void Denizens, and, over time, military technology had advanced to degrees that the Void Denizens became almost trivial to defend against until the Void Denizens increased in power themselves. Numbers of the military were never fully recorded, though by 11,000 BNA, there were at least three million warriors in service, and not many censuses survive from a foreign militia count.
There were at least three official religions of the Orichalcum Elf Imperium by its dissolution in 5,000 BNA. In modern times, the religions are known as the Religion of the Sun, the Orichalcum Triune and the Orichalcum Quinate. From the partition of the Order of Sol and until the Marcus Dynasty, the most popular of the three religions was the Orichlacum Triune, which worshipped three deities known as Aurārel, the goddess of the sun, Kaurarān, the god of the moon, and Tlahlarān, the god of darkness. The Orichalcum Quinate added the gods Dātanavarās and Evicānarās, time and void respectively. The Orichalcum Quinate became more prevalent in wider society by the Marcus Dynasty, though it was quickly supplaned by a sole religion in Evicānarās (which was also dominant during the Micaelis Dynasty though was unpopular at the time).
Aurārel is frequently regarded as the supreme deity of the Orichalcum Elves, as well as the creator of the universe, the sun and all life by modern historians, and that Kaurarān and Tlahlarān's attributes were interchangeable at times, though history attesting to them is almost non-existent. Belief in Evicānarās was existent though at times persecuted in the Orichalcum Elf Imperium's history; punishable by death during the Order of Sol's rule over the Imperium. The Order of Sol, the oldest and widespread sect of the Orichalcum Elf Imperium retained the Religion of the Sun for the entirety of its history and rejected the existence of other gods, though in its waning years had become more tolerant of other beliefs.
Other religions of cultures became more socially acceptable after Castus' reforms, though beforehand, conquered populations were expected to adhere to their religion or be persecuted for it. Within the three major religions, acknowldegement of Isiris and Simulacra did not exist until the final decades of the Imperium. Imperial Cults were present though not officially recognised within the Empire, usually building upon the moniker Blood of Aurtalvaseius as an assumption of being an incarnation of the founder himself.
Many in the modern day have come to agree that the Orichalcum Elves had reached a certain degree of technological advancement that most civilisations fifteen thousand years later are still many thousands of years from harnessing. Some of the largest known constructs and cities to have ever existed on Koldenwelt, such as Dar-Nahalant and the Golden Necropolis, remain mostly improbable for architectural engineering for modern civilisations to build. The sciences of the Imperium suggest that even in the ancient years, they were aware that Koldenwelt was a spherical world, and that, perhaps through education from the Echdrarothrayu, were aware of the realms of the Simulacra (though never mentioned in religious scriptures). Among other civilisations at the time, the Orichalcum Elves had an extensive knowledge of the cosmos and had devised intricate orreries which had charted much of the observable universe around them. Through the crafting knowledge known from the Shiarchon, the Orichalcum Elves had specific and unique methods of crafting; Sun Forges, a location to smith from Aurelian Platinum through the use of concentrated sun magic, had granted them the knowledge and application of the metal in armour among many other purposes. Their knowledge of crafting had also extended to creating intelligent automatons.
“So. Much. Gold.”
“An arrogant empire of stuck-up fools who believed themselves the higher and the mightier of the world, refusing to join forces with the rest of Koldenwelt against the Adversary. Bah. They were nothing but a meat shield against the Void, and the world is a far better place with them gone.”
- - Karps
“Sun becomes eclipsed.”
“The golden age ended when the Orichalcum Elves died. Coincidence? Yeah, probably.”
- - Kanna