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Sacred Land Scar: Blasted Peak

Remnants of destruction

Our Miyu took a direct blast from Qur, straight through the chest, and she was fine. The mountain behind her? Less fine.
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  In the western mountains of Hansun, there is a certain tall, rocky peak, with a massive semi-circular hole cut out of it. The sides of the hole are nearly perfectly smooth, though over the millenia weathering has broken that up. Geologists and historians have generally agreed that this formation is most likely not natural -- and as such, have concluded that it must belong to a specific subset of geological features: Sacred Land Scars.  

Qur vs Miyu

Records show that on the 6th day of The Seven Day War, the goddess Miyu finally met her end via a combination attack from both Qur and Avartarian. No one is sure who appeared first, or who provoked the fighting, but popular myth states that Qur had wanted to end Miyu's rampage, as she had killed 3 other gods at that point of the war.  
I bet there's a connection between Miyu and that punctured mountain. Should Miyu ever fully fall, I imagine that mountain should crumble as well.
— Speculation
Myth states that when Qur confronted Miyu on that day, heated discussions lead to Qur firing a powerful energy blast at Miyu -- it supposedly punched straight through her, and into the mountain-tops behind her.   Both Miyu and the mountain were left with a smoking hole through center mass, and yet both remained standing.

Sacred Land Scars

Massive geological features on Cathedris, theorized to have been created during the godly civil war, The Seven Day War. Includes features such as craters, ravines, massive plateaus, and more.


It's thought that the power behind Qur's blast was enough to punch its way out of Cathedris's atmosphere, and out into space. Some theorists think that the energy is still out there, even now, punching holes through whatever gets in its way.   Others laugh at this idea, sure that such thoughts are mere hyperbole. To them, the blast used up most of its energy passing through Miyu and the mountain peak, and likely dissipated in the upper atmosphere. The gods were powerful, but not infinite unlimited potential powerful.

Cover image: Edited by Stormbril, base image by Zongnan Bao


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Jul 13, 2021 17:09

That is one hell of a landmark - did the mountain also get splattered with burning bits of Miyu for extra rendling fun? :D

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Jul 13, 2021 17:21 by Stormbril

Oh you know those mountains are absolutely crawling with charred and frozen Rendlings >:D

Jul 13, 2021 17:31

HELL yeah!

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Jul 13, 2021 18:08 by Avalon Arcana

Dang, I would have loved to see it get made. from a Very long distance away. :)

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Jul 14, 2021 22:17 by Stormbril

There'd be a whole lot of pretty spectacular destruction during this 7 day period of war, lots of things to see :D

Aug 5, 2021 20:39 by Amélie I. S. Debruyne

Lol, imagine a few stars getting blasted as a results of that attack... Would that make black holes? XD   I love the idea of that mountain hole (and all those rendlings from what you said to Q XD) that's really cool :D   Do you already have an article summarising all the events of the 7 days war and who killed who?

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Aug 8, 2021 03:19 by Stormbril

Black holes, or massive nebulae spreading out across the cosmos :D   Thank you! Big angry gods fighting and causing massive geological formations to crumble and form is just too fun not to include :D   I don't have an article for that yet, sadly! But it does all exist as a flow-chart I have saved for personal use. Just need to figure out how to represent it as an article at some point -- likely once I've completed all the God-husk articles!

Aug 13, 2021 13:53 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

The thought of the punch still going through space is... slightly terrifying. Really cool landmark, though. :D

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Aug 13, 2021 19:25 by Stormbril

Sorry, other planets and stars! Hope they managed to get out of the way in time! xD   Thank you :)

Aug 18, 2021 09:45 by AS Lindsey (Pan)

Oh, I love this. Really speaks to the scale and power of the God-husks, which makes sense considering they're, you know, God-husks.

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Aug 20, 2021 23:40 by Stormbril

Thank you! :D I'm going to try and make more landmarks like this, when I'm not working on other mainline articles and stuff

Apr 30, 2022 02:12

The "Less fine." on the top quote kind of made me chuckle :p I liked the quote, and oh boy do I love a nice short article like this! At first, I thought a formation like this would be awesome to visit and then Q's comment reminded me of the rendlings. Nope.

May 19, 2022 16:20 by Stormbril

I'm glad to hear that!   I'm a big fan of these shorter articles sometimes! They're nice to pepper a world with, some tiny bits of extra flavour is lovely to add. Especially when possibly Rendling flavoured. Bring some Legion guards and I'm sure it'd be safe to visit! xD

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