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.

Report article RSS Feed A First Look: Magic Part II

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

Magic in History:  Part I

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.  

Not long after magic was created, the appearance of the jevrethor shook Althas.  Having been born with innate knowledge of magic’s workings and great strength in its use, the jevrethor quickly became the center of debate as their unique abilities - which were available to them at a young age - led to many incidents.  In the North, where magic had been misused often during the Interregnum, the jevrethor became the focus of debate and often cruel study as many perceived them as a very dangerous threat.

When the Vanguard learned of their existence and their mistreatment in the north, they confronted the northern Kings.  The ensuing debate divided the kingdoms of Driesefair, Lamniemalos, and Gorandel against Anorthile, Nosmalos, and Vishethas.  The Schism, as this was called, nearly brought the Anointed to war against each other at several points.  In the North, the Jevrethor were subject to study, experimentation, and severe prejudice.

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.  

Post comment Comments
Nuvendil
Nuvendil Oct 11 2013, 2:53am says:

So here we are, part two of the series. Now there are a lot of facts in this one, so let me know what you think and what questions you may have. the final part, which will cover the second part of Magic in History as well as Magic's relevance in the upcoming War, will come out Monday.

+2 votes     reply to comment
OwenYulefield
OwenYulefield Oct 11 2013, 9:06am says:

It's getting hard to remember all these names, terms, and groups. Lol but again, not bad. What will be the focus of these specials after magic is done?

+2 votes     reply to comment
Nuvendil
Nuvendil Oct 11 2013, 11:14am replied:

You will have to wait and see. And I apologize for all the terms. I have been trying to keep it limited but a lot of these were kinda necessary.

+2 votes     reply to comment
ElfFriend
ElfFriend Oct 11 2013, 5:34pm says:

So if we as a player could use magic will we have to be wary of how we use magic if we chose to go to Lambitelor? Will we have to fake a warrior, archer, rogue, knight, etc to not upset the authorities? I think it would add the depth of the game.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Nuvendil
Nuvendil Oct 11 2013, 10:08pm replied:

Well the last post will clear soms things up on that specific scenario. However, I will say that there will be various reactions to the use of magic in various regions. Some may welcome it but others decidedly won't.

+1 vote     reply to comment
ElfFriend
ElfFriend Oct 11 2013, 10:39pm replied:

The mechanics and lore of this game are sounding better and better.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Icon
The Lays of Althas : Sundered Order
Platform
Windows
Developer
Epoch Games
Contact
Send Message
Official Page
Laysofalthas.com
Release Date
TBD
Game Watch
Track this game
News
Browse
News
Report Abuse
Report article
Related Games
The Lays of Althas : Sundered Order
The Lays of Althas : Sundered Order Indie Single Player Role Playing
Related Engines
CryENGINE 3
CryENGINE 3 Commercial Released Aug 15, 2011
Related Groups
Epoch Games
Epoch Games Developer with 12 members