More World Building...
This is a continuation of a previous post I made about my world building project. The post in question can be found here. Please note that theses posts are little more than organized idea dumps. If you’re interested in fictional creation myths and history read ahead, but if this sort of thing bores or annoys you, be warned.
Withdrawing from the affairs of the mortal races, who were unaware of their gods’ absence, ended up causing some more issues. Long ago during their war with the giants and beasts of the earth they battled one who was particularly large and vicious. He had three heads that spewed flame and ash, a hundred great arms, and feet that shook the earth as he walked. The gods with the aid of the mankind had defeated him, and the gods sealed him in a large mountain. However, when the gods withdrew from the mortal world the magics that had sealed up this great beast began to weaken. Eventually the top of the mountain broke off, and the great beast began to spew ash and flame throughout the land of the humans. The skies became covered with dark clouds and the earth with ash. Earthquakes also occurred; a few of which were particularly catastrophic. All of these things eventually led to the humans departure. Most of the human clans/tribes under the guidance of the influential and brilliant Lord Erastus set sail in search for new lands.
Mankind eventually settled on the southern tip of an island in a place that was sheltered by both mountains and sea. There they lived for some time until the inhabitants of the island, the ankhvari, discovered them.The humans position on the southern coast was sheltered by a mountain range that was viewed as haunted and/or demonic place. This is why humans weren’t discovered earlier. The ankhvari migrated to the island long ago and see the island as their divine right. This eventually led to war between the two groups.
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