The Great War
The Legion calls, and I respond. In war, a soldier's connections all fall away. The only things left are his shield, his weapons, and his fellow Legionnaires.
During the reign of Growe Acchus, there arose a great commotion in the far east. The land was known as The Abyss took notice. It is said a great Demon Lord took possession of young Zardon, attempting to further muster its strength. After taking control of the conjurer, the land very quickly spiraled into darkness., and it was a land known for its vast flora and majestic beauty. It became known that an exile from the University traveled there in pursuit of a dark power, by the name of Zardon. He began many rituals in an attempt to summon demons into the land, for he wanted to enslave them to do his bidding. His experimentation took a dark turn, however, when great and dark entities of
The Corruption of Fraore
The Blood Gate
Upon entering the world, the Demon Lord quickly organized a large host of lesser demons. He had them first march northward, to build a gargantuan gate, to separate themselves from the lush rain-forests of the north. The Yuan-Ti attempted to fight the invaders, but quickly withdrew once they saw they were very heavily outmatched. The gate is said to have been dyed a dark crimson color, from the blood of the enemies to the horde. The gate stands as a major divisor between Rumrlond and modern-day . The gate lies in a deep valley, marking it as the only major way in and out of .
Deep in The Abyss lies the twisted city of Gormul. The city is governed entirely by a demonic hierarchy, though it is very rarely active in enforcing any set rules. As part of his entry, the demon lord ripped a portal into the fabric of the Material Plane, which allows for the city to simultaneously reside on two planes at once.
Once the Horde began their assault, the nobles of Ezreich determined they were not a threat, deeming the Horde to be too unorganized to be able to actually march to any of the cities of the Civilized Kingdoms. Marlock Giantkin protested continuously, and it was he who eventually convinced Growe Acchus to go to war. This only happened once reports had come in that the Horde had already passed through a majority of the Stormlands, and were heading straight in the direction of Pelghast.
Numerous reports indicated destruction in their wake, as well as near-constant infighting throughout their march. Reports on who is leading the march were conflicting, some reported seeing a Marilith that appeared to be dominant, though others report seeing a dreaded creature made of flame, wielding a fiery whip and a sword of pure lightning.
Mariliths are seen as great tacticians, as well as military commanders who have a deep-seated love for violence.
The Balor is one of the most dreaded creatures of the land, as well as the Abyss. In a military setting, they are cunning generals who hold their horde in check simply by being present.
The Great Cataclysm
Due to a sorcerer's meddling in cosmic powers he knew not about, a demonic incursion made its way onto the Material Plane. It was assumed the hordes would fail due to infighting, up until the Battle of Pelghast.
Battles of the Great War
There were 3 battles of note in the Great War, though there were a great deal of minor skirmishes interspersed between the 8 years the war took place. The major battlefields were as follows:
– The Battle of Pelghast: The Legion quickly overtook the remains of the attacking force sent after Pelghast, slaughtering them over the ruins of the Broken City.
– The Stormlands Skirmish: Every battle that took place in the Stormlands is considered part of the "Stormlands Skirmish". The enviornment here was a very rocky, hostile environment, full of treacherous slopes made all the more dangerous from constant rainfall.
– The Battle of the Blood Gate: The final battle of the Great War, this battle is characterized by the Legion's assault through the valley of Fraore right up to, and through, the Blood Gate. This battle ended with the retreat of the Legion, as well as the Great Cataclysm.
- Limitless Soldiers
- Brute strength
- Variety in species
- Boundless Savagery
Pelghast and Pelghan
- Most of the demons killed did not truly die, as they reform in The Abyss when killed outside of their home dimension*.
- *The demons killed in the Great Cataclysm were permanently destroyed
Remove the demonic presence from Eunia.
Dominate the continent to create a foothold for the ceaseless Blood War against the Nine Hells.
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