KALLERON - A Fractured World of Elemental Power


Before the days of present knowledge, there were those who lived in forgotten cities, who spoke tales in unknown tongues. Those people, spread across the world, knew of no Gods; had no need of them. In the days before modern men and women sought meaning, the forgotten ones knew of Earth and her sisters. They whispered of the secretive Wind, sailed the oceans by Water’s grace, and feared the other—the Great Destroyer, Fire.


Those people are long gone, their culture lost, and none know why. All they left behind were footsteps in the sand and their mysterious temples on the plains and in the mountains. New nations rose from the inexplicable ending of the old ways. The elementals fell silent. All except Earth, who wandered alone in the changing world. Earth the curious. Earth the aloof. Trapped in her physical form, this immortal creature radiated beauty under the light of the twin moons, Noctyrne and Ambyr. The precious gems adorning her body sparkled in the azure glow. Her marble flesh reflecting the amber fire. No man could look upon that sublime visage, no woman could stare into her depthless, blood ruby eyes.


In time, new tribes spread upon the face of the elemental’s skin and found the ancient temples. In time, the wisest scholars deciphered what they could of the decaying symbols. They found a name for the lonely Earth, and they called the enigma, Kor’A. They thought her a god, but she paid no heed of their adulation. She ignored their growing prayers. Until one day.


The wisest of Kalleron’s kings, a man so impressive they called him Kalle the Golden, found a weakness in the elemental’s immortal armour. Her mind. Her broken psyche. Kalle devised a ruse so devious, so spectacular, that one day he returned from the plains with Kor’A by his side. His consort, his new queen. Together, they ruled the land.


Kalle, proclaiming his own immortality, sent his queen to do his bidding. In time, people forgot her old name, and she became fear incarnate. Under the King’s deception, Kor’A travelled to the cities that refused to surrender to his will. What was stone was hers to take. She decimated Tormelor, the valley of seven cities. Brave and proud Thania blew away as dust. Despite his legendary prowess, even mighty King Baza’rad fled Bruhada to save his people. All fell before the elemental weapon they now named the Terrible Queen of Kalleron. No man or woman could oppose the new order.


All hope seemed lost, but even the darkest night has to face its dawn. An elemental cult, hiding from the King’s gaze, whispered and schemed to free Kor’A from her hideous spell. It seemed an impossible task, but tales spoke of miraculous deeds. Emboldened, the cult called forth a new age of heroes. Brave souls who would write a new future for the world. History will be their judge, but in Kalleron, nothing is written in stone.

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