Even in its early days, Althas has been a land shaken by conflicts. In the early days, these conflicts pitted the Anointed Kingdoms of Men against the dark and demonic forces that threatened them. However, with the passage of time the world has changed. With the Anointed order eroding away and new powers rising, another war looms on the horizon, a war brought on by Man's own actions. Thenodar, a burgeoning new kingdom in the North, and Anorthile, one of the last of the three remaining Anointed Kingdoms, now prepare for a war that will shake all of Althas. Old demons and new enemies gather in the shadows of both lands as each sets their sights on the ruined wilderness known as the Feralands.
Realizing the danger now posed by najiros who misused their power, the Seven created the order known as the Vanguard..
Posted by MisterAmbidextrous on Oct 11th, 2013
Realizing the danger now posed by najiros who misused their power, the Seven created the order known as the Vanguard (then known as the Vresometh or Ordas). The Vanguard was dedicated to teaching najiros to use their abilities while also teaching them in moral and right use of their power. Another function of the Vanguard was to combat the evil use of magic. However, not long after the founding of the Vanguard, new complications arose that would bring much division and controversy to magic.
These tensions and injustices culminated in the Ironrend Massacre, an uprising of jevrethor led by Unrád in Driesefair and Gorandel that caused great destruction. Ironically, it was a force of jevrethor who stood with the Vanguard who stopped Unrád’s onslaught. These events caused Gorandel to recognize the error of their prejudice and lead Lamniemalos and Driesefair to do the same.
However, the healing of the Schism could not remove the stigma burned onto the jevrethor, who were now known as “weargas,” the cursed ones. King Fevron of Lamniemalos, having refused to change his stance against jevrethor, was forced into exile, founding the new island kingdom of Lambitelor, a haven of prejudice.