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The Chaos War

It had been several months since Golgotha promised his coming, his heralds harassing the realm relentlessly. He sought revenge for the slight of ancient mortalkind using the corpses of his court to seal away the trapped Albedi entity, Jox.

As Bamathis examined His War table, contemplating His next move, so, too, did His Sister make moves of Her own, after the Warlord struck a deal with the Lady of Corruption.

After bargaining with the favored wife of Golgotha, Xa'azamit, the Goddess of Corruption gifted Her fallen necromancers with a focus that would reveal a pocket of Chaos wherein they would find the Queen of Chaos. Tasked with a quest for redemption, the forsaken necromancers approached Xa'azamit.

Her request of the Ashes of the Indorani was simple in theory, yet difficult to execute. In return for a promised pocket of Chaos, the necromancers were to sever the Queen's pact with Golgotha himself freeing her; in death.

Presenting a tincture that would both poison her, and allow her will to imprint on a mortal coil, the Ashes of the Indorani's successfully fulfilled their promise in part only; her reformation was yet to be seen.

With the last breath escaping his favored wife, Golgotha flew into a fit of rage at the severance of their pact. He ranted and raved, promising the destruction of Sapience in seven weeks and the devouring of the realm's minipets. Chaos rifts began to open across the continent due to the instability between the planes, which adventurers dilligently sought out and closed.

The seven weeks over, Golgotha returned with Golrath - the former traitor to the throne of Chaos, the Chaos Emperor promising Golrath his freedom in exchange for the destruction of Sapience. Golrath brought with him his court, which he sent to assault Sapience over the next weeks. Sapience would not break nor bend to the will of Chaos, thwarting each Chaos challenger one after the other.

Enraged to new heights, Golgotha finally took matters into his own hands and descended upon the Prime Material Plane alongside Golrath and Dameron. Bamathis rose to the skies to meet the threat, flanked by the Sisters He bargained with; Chakrasul and Omei. Golgotha sent a devastating blast of energy to sear at the roots of Yggdrasil, which sustained damage and leaked extraplanar energies into Prime.

The Twins, Damariel and Severn, moved urgently to tend to the root while Golgotha sent Dameron to deal with the mortals. The forces of mortalkind dispatched the Prince of Chaos, Dameron, and Bamathis rejoined His Sisters in the sky - only for Golrath to summon forth the entire might of Chaos to surround the trio of Sapient Gods. Omei and Chakrasul set to fighting the horde of countless warped Chaos Lords with Divine efficiency while Bamathis endured serious punishment from Golgotha and Golrath. The essence of Strife allowed the God to power through the pain and maintain His strategy, trading blows with the two immensely powerful Chaos Lords.

Spotting an opening in the thinned horde, Bamathis proceeded with His plan. He preyed upon the will of Golgotha by invoking the unity of Sapience, calling forth for mortals to volunteer themselves to be thrown onto Golgotha's body. Mortalkind answered the Warlord's call, the words 'For Sapience!' ringing across the land as numerous clung to the body of the Chaos Emperor, wailing away at him.

Golgotha flailed and sweated, smacking himself in the face over and over to rid himself of the pesky mortals clinging to his massive head. Eventually, he grew disoriented thanks to the brave sacrifices of the individuals who rose to the cause. Bamathis spotted the opening, calling for the mortals to jump off.

The Warlord lunged forward, poised to strike. The Chaos Emperor nearly dodged the attack, only for his opportunistic cohort, Golrath to betray him at the last second - plunging a dagger into the back of the Emperor and allowing the attack of Bamathis to connect. The War-God's stab connected, skewering Golgotha straight through the head and causing Jy'Barrak Golgotha to dissolve into nothingness alongside the rest of his court, his will and purpose broken.

The forces of Chaos defeated at last, the Warlord divided the realm of Chaos between Omei and Chakrasul, fulfilling His end of the bargain. The two Sisters used their intrinsic relation to Chaos to warp and shape the realm to Their wills. Chakrasul appointed the tumultuous Queen, Xa'azamit as the new ruler of Chaos. Defeated, Golrath was sent back to whence he came and allowed his freedom in exchange for betraying Golgotha. Golrath's court was left behind, to serve the new ruler of Chaos.

At the conclusion of the battle, Bamathis, bloody and beaten returned the Blade of Artifice to His Brother, Severn, with a newfound respect for the difficulty being a God brings.

The Leviathan: Part One

Upon the 24th of Severin, 476 MA, there came a sudden burst of energy in the Western Tundra, and as it lingered the far northern skies were lit with a colourful display. Adventurers rushed to investigate, and quickly located the source of the disturbance: it came from within an ancient barrow which the Ankyreans once used to inter their dead...

 

The Leviathan: Part Two

In the following weeks, Lobyl worked with adventurers to fight back the dregs that appeared within the tundra at each interrupted Howling. He requested weapons to help fight these nightmarish enemies, claiming that the materials used to forge in this era were too pitiful to withstand his vigorous usage...

 

An Interlude for Chaos

During the previous week's events at the seal of Chaos, the Azdi-a of the Indorani, Vyxsis Qizzeke, posed a question to the Gods Severn and Damariel: "Was Jox a threat to Chaos?"...

 

The Leviathan: Part Three

Upon the 8th of Khepary, the seal of Chaos finally fell - mortalkind's penchant for bloodletting had surprised even the Divine and Their war-weary eyes, granting the seal more time than They had anticipated...

 

The Leviathan: An Interlude

The Grand Aetolian Library cannot, regretfully, give a full and accurate accounting of what transpired concerning Omei, the Nightmare and Her theft of the starmetal leg of Damariel mot Lanosaryon, in the month of Midsummer, amidst the business with the Leviathan...

 

The Leviathan: Part Four

In the weeks and months following the destruction of the seal of Chaos, mortal and Immortal alike began preparations for the fight to come, and sought means by which to oppose the dregs - hideous creatures of nightmare arising from the tundral deeps...

 

The Leviathan: Origin

During the battles that took place between the Gray Accord and the dregs in the Western Tundra, many soldiers recounted terrifying visions that they saw when under the influence of the nightmare-gas...

 

The Chaos War

It had been several months since Golgotha promised his coming, his heralds harassing the realm relentlessly. He sought revenge for the slight of ancient mortalkind using the corpses of his court to seal away the trapped Albedi entity, Jox.

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