This Summer we are hoping to put up some flash movies on the site to help introduce players to the lore of Elemental. The movies would be organized as a timeline starting at around 10,000 years before the Cataclysm.
Elemental: War of Magic, takes place approximately 100 years after the cataclysm.
The upcoming Beta 1G (due “real soon now”) begins to incorporate actual “game” stuff. So I thought this would be a good opportunity to discuss and begin introducing people to the actual world of Elemental.
The Fall of the Immortals
Men referred to the immortal beings who dominated their world for thousands of years as the titans. The Cataclysm brought their dominance to an end but at great cost.
When players begin Elemental: War of Magic, the world is utterly ruined. Even though it’s been 100 years, the devastation is still nearly complete. Fertile land – i.e. land rich enough to grow food even with the benefit of Channelers sacrificing their own life-essence into the land is pretty rare.
Don’t expect a happy soundtrack at the beginning of the game. In fact, don’t expect to hear music at all. The background music for all Kingdoms and Empires is very subtle. Some of this will start going in during the Beta 1G cycle.
The number of people who can actually cast magic is nil in the world. That is because thousands of years prior, the Elas’nir known as Tar-Thela used her ability to gather the magic of the world and put them into the shards that her kind had brought with them. Unexpectedly, those shards became rooted where they were making their locations strategic ever after.
However, for a long while, the titans were pleased with the results – the mortals were no longer a threat to them magically.
Then, some mortals were born with the ability to channel magic through the shards and they became individually powerful enough to rival the titans.
In Elemental: War of Magic, players are one of these Channelers. There are 10 default factions to choose from (or you can create your own).
One of the factions is called Pariden and is led by the beautiful Sorceress known as Procipinee. She is the daughter of Emperor Amarian III. In the final battle that led to the cataclysm, he rose up against his immortal masters and helped slay Curgen, the lord of the Dred’nir.
In the aftermath, he led the remnants of his people west. It was he that learned how to cast the spell “Revival”. He sacrificed his own essence in order to provide this knowledge to all Channelers wherever they may be in order to one day revive the world.
His daughter, Procipinee, was one of those Channelers. Despite her best efforts, she is looked on with suspicion by the Kingdoms of men because of her family’s close associates with the now reviled titans of old.