THE AGE OF GODS

In a spontaneous act of will, Unami created the world and set it spinning with a single breath. The sun was lit and its fire set leaping from star to star. Mountains rose up, seas flooded in, and beasts and trees rose from the mud.

It was a perfect creation, but still it was only a canvas laid out for the art that was to follow. Unami looked inward and divided; the single, shapeless power split and became twenty-four gods. Twelve male, twelve female; they fell to earth and made it their home, their paradise.

THE AGE OF MONSTERS

In the furnace deep beneath the earth, Unami’s darkest, cast-off qualities grew and grew, feeding off isolation and pain, festering like unfulfilled obsessions, coiling and coiling upon themselves like unreleased rage, until finally finding the wings to break free of their subterranean prison and return to the world.

The Dragon was born.

THE AGE OF MORTALS

0 Death of the gods. Grievously injured, The Dragon lays down to sleep for a thousand years.

505 Death of King Aldenute, last king of Amaranthium. Feron Firehand named Lord Protector.

555 Death of the Lord Protector. Birth of the Republic.

974 Benedict Godsword born in the Endless Forest.

976 Gron Darklaw born on the Dark Tundra.

980 Kalina Moonheart born in Refuge.

990 Alexa Astarina born in Zorronov. Temus Sansar born on the Winter Steppe.

1004 A dragon terrorises Balibu.

1005 Four consular candidates murdered. Benedict Godsword elected Consul of Amaranthium.

1006 The Battle for Port Black. Benedict Godsword marries Marina of Eldragoro.

THE AGE OF DRAGONS

1007 The Dragon awakes