Dogma War


[edit] Prologue - Every ending has a beginning...

Ages ago, during what is now known as the Dogma Age, Yshrenia and Athwan were the most powerful kingdoms in the land.

They waged a brutal war for control of the world, but neither side managed to establish a clear advantage over the other. Thier battles took a tremendous toll on the world and each nation felt the strain of conflict as the casualties mounted and blood began to stain thier landscapes.

Finally, after having been stymied once too often, Yshrenia sought to end the stalemate by introducing the Knights, enormous warriors created to dominate on the battlefield. With formidable strength and spirit, the Knights turned the tide of the war in an instant, turning Yshrenia's forces into a juggernaught. Athwan's military soon fell beneath the blades of the Knights, leading Yshrenia's leaders to assume that a clear and absolute victory was finally in sight.

[edit] Yshrenia's Last Resort

However, the Athwani forces were not completely routed. In a final desperate maneuver, they conjured sealing magic to entrap the Yshrenian Knights, negating the imbalance created by thier hated enemy's greatest weapon. Once the Knights were lost, the Yshrenian military was quickly overwhelmed by the might of the Athwani spellcasters. The once-proud army had become too reliant on the extraordinary power of the Knights, and thier absence was heartily felt. The Yshrenian army attempted one last push, but any hope of victory has vanished with the Knights.

[edit] The Bloodshed Continues

However, the sealing magic that the Athwani spellcasters used was not without its own price. The spell resulted in, or perhaps required, the loss of many lives in order to succeed. The Athwani empire was left broken in spirit and body. Before they could complete the conquest of the Yshrenians, the internal strife amonst the Athwani exploded into Civil War.

The battle between the two civilizations had the same result as all wars: pointless death and destruction. Two empires were left barren and thier people heartbroken. The once-beautiful countryside was left marred by thier rage. An enitre world had been rocked to its foundations by thier combat. What could have been a golden age of peace and prosperity was left as mere potenial, rather then fact.

[edit] Ending has a beginning

However, man's achievements and failures alike are subject to the passage of time, and the war between Yshrenia and Athwan is no different. They soon passed into memory, and eventually faded even from the minds of scholars.

Last edited by Lesley Pro_04 on 14 March 2012 at 18:29
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