Rise of the Dragons
History of Adrinand
The History of Adrinand
The History of Adrinand begins after the Cataclysm. Little is know of the world before the Cataclysm, and is shrouded in half remembered stories and myths. The only thing that is certain is that the event occurred nearly 5500 years ago, leaving much of the world uninhabitable. Nature reclaimed much of what was, and many areas are still unexplored wilderness. What is know is that the sky burned, and a hundred years of night engulfed the world, This period is known only as the first dark age of Arcana.
The first cities on the Storm Coast of Mæric, were founded around 1500 years after the Cataclysm by Humans, Elves have established vast kingdoms through out the forests of Mæric and Dwarves have begun to build their cities into the mountains. Dragons ravage the lands.
About 250 years after this the first War of the Races began. The Great Alliance of Men and Elves, joined by the Dwarves, fought against the arrival of the Giants, who sought to conquer the Storm Coast.
The War left much of the land devastated and many areas blighted, ushering in an age of Blight. Many of the kingdoms turned to isolationism, leaving the land vulnerable to the rise of the Litch, who had conquered the neighbouring continent of Rasia. They are repelled after the old Alliance is rekindled between the Kingdoms of Men and Elves. Shortly after this trade and communication resumes across the Storm Coast, ending the second dark Age, kindling a revived interest in Arcana, lasting for the next 2,500 years.
Around the year 5000 the second War of the Races starts, between those that have fallen under the sway of the lower planes, and those championing the higher. This marks the beginning of the Age of Heroes.
5015 – During this time the Delian Order is formed to protect the land from any threats, but is now largely forgotten by much of the local population.
5350 – The Invincable Overlord becomes the leader of the local kingdom.
The current date is 5437 Years after the Cataclysm.
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