If such weapons really existed...May the gods have mercy on the souls of all those that had to face them.Millennia before realms such as the Tarquinnian Hegemony or High Kingdom of Feranar were even thought of, the world bowed to the might of five great states. These nations, Rhomeia, Lantea, Ascalon, Leng and Theocal, presided over the Golden Age of Humanity and saw them rise to unprecedented wealth and knowledge. That was until War and Chaos reared their vicious heads. What exactly caused the Age of Wrath is unknown. All we know is that Humanity tore itself apart in over seven centuries of conflict. Wars and battles that would dwarf every other of their kind fought for millennia thereafter changed the very landscape of the earth. Armies of unimaginable size would drown the land in a tide of blood. And the greatest of human minds would give birth to some of the most heinous weapons ever created. The perhaps most famous of these weapons, aside from the Eye of Gefrin, is known today as the Solar Scythe, a powerful artillery piece that could utilize the might of the sun itself to burn its enemies. Strange tales tell of battles where these Scythes scorched entire cities within the blink of an eye and burned enemy formations in as much as twenty kilometres distance. Yet it is only one of an entire range of weaponry that used the sun or rather its rays, as some texts seem to indicate, to power themselves. Commonly they are known as Solar Weapons and they have captured mankind's imagination for millennia after the Age of Wrath came to an abrupt end. Many a story and myth written in these days features the strange contraptions of mirrors and crystals, usually as the tools of a villain or last resort of a noble kingdom. In reality, the chances of such a weapon reemerging are slim at best. The fact that with any and all plans for this type of weaponry have been lost, there is no nation in the known world capable of producing mirrors that could focus light to such a degree guarantees this. And perhaps this is for the best.
Ancient historians called it "too destructive"! Can you imagine what that means? "Too destructive" in an age where the destruction of a massive city was an almost daily occurrence! By the gods...what did our ancestors create?
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