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The History of Isekai

The history of Isekai is dark and twisted, plagued with wars, natural disasters, and other events that would attempt to tear the world apart. Even so, the history of Isekai is one of innovation and success, of forward movement even through hardship. Through the worst events, the peoples of Isekai survive.

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    Creation of the Divine Races
    Celestial

    Soon after the Pantheons of Isekai first found the world, they chose to create children to be the keepers of wisdom. First would come the Ancient Fey, brought forth by the goddess Lycana, children of nature that would call every inch of Isekai their home. Next came the Djinn, children of Olik, made to understand all things from the depths of the world to the heavens and any other realm that their paths may cross. Then came the Sphinxes, children of Sotark and Ivala, keepers of all wisdom and understanding. Finally the Metallic Dragons were created by Kallex in his image to be the protectors of this world and the destroyers of evil. Each of the Divine Races were created as keepers and protectors, their near-immortality marking them as nearly gods.

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    Divine Races
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    Founding of the Council of Metallic Dragons
    Founding

    Created in the image of Kallex, the Metallic Dragons were meant to be protectors of all and destroyers of evil. Shortly after their creation, the Metallic Dragons formed the Council of Metallic Dragons, a council with members from each of the metallic colors housed in the "Metallic Council". These Dragons were to preserve and regulate the laws and culture of the Metallic Dragons, often staying out of the simple domestic affairs of other races unless the affairs would harm the existence of Dragonkind and the civilized races of the world.

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    Birth of the First Fey Descendants
    Celestial

    As the Divine Races became settled in their roles, some decided to bring forth their own children to populate the land. The Giants were the first, descendants of the Ancient Fey, but far larger and greedier than their ancestors. These large people roamed where they pleased, seeking power and stature in any way necessary.

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    Fey Descendants
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    Creation of the Elder Races
    Celestial

    Millennia after the first child of the Pantheons of Isekai entered the world, some of the gods wished for more children, ones that would be mortal and live short lives compared to the Divine Races. These children would spread across the world, questing for magic and knowledge with their insatiable curiosity. First came the Elves, children of Lycana like the Ancient Fey before them, born from nature and serving the goddess as stewards. Next can the Humans, short-lived lives created by Dern with reaching potentials and unending curiousity. Last were the Dwarves, born from the forge of Crommel to be stout and hardworking, not nearly as soft as the other Elder Races. The creation of the Elder Races marked the beginning of mortal races, the Descendants of Dragons, the Animal Kingdom, and all other reasonable races that populated the world of Isekai.

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    Elder Races
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    Creation of the Covens of the Tree
    Founding

    Centuries after the Elder Races appeared on Isekai, those with the magic of the world formed together in their skill and faith in the goddess Libra, coming together as the Covens of the Tree. From this time forward, Witches across Isekai came together in covens to prosper and grow.

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    Covens of the Tree
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    First Appearance of the Descendants of Dragons
    Celestial

    After the creation of the Elder Races, other races appeared across Isekai. Some of the first were the Descendants of Dragons, people who were born from Dragons and others, whether the Elder Races or an unknown species. These children, Dragonkin, were often weaker than their Draconic heritage and walked on two legs, but resembled their ancestors in terms of traits. Those born of Dragons and unknown species were considered mere myths, named the Dragonkith.

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    Descendants of Dragons
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    Betrayal of Libra's Oracle
    Religious event

    Due to their magic and their ability to create potent poisons and potions, the Fairy King Narcissus expelled the Witches and the Covens of the Tree from the Fairy King's Wood and brands them as allies of Morgoth the Arch-Demon. This declaration begins the millennia of persecution of the Witches as they are seen as demon worshipers and users of demonic magic.

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    Persecution of the Witches
    Miscellaneous

    For many millennia, the Witches of Isekai were heavily persecuted, often being harmed due to their type of magic. The number of Witches was decimated, leaving only a few hundred remaining.

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    Covens of the Tree
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    Silence of the Gods
    Era beginning/end

    The Pantheons of Isekai had been a large part of the world for millennia, giving aid and their guidance. It is unknown why, but the gods suddenly withdrew from the world, watching Isekai and its peoples from afar. Many believe that a disagreement between the gods caused this withdrawal, while others believe that the lack of the gods' presence is punishment for some great slight against the gods.

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    Pantheons of Isekai
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    Creation of the Starlit Tower
    Construction beginning/end

    The Starlit Tower and its Academy were created to serve as a school of magic for the Human Empire. Since its creation, the school has passed from master to master, eventually gaining the official international title of Academy nearly 5,000 years after it began teaching magic.

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    Stronghold
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    Starlit Tower
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    Line of the Tundra
    Military action

    The Elven Kingdom, along with the Clay Giants and the Humans, drew a line that the Giants could not cross. This line would confine the Giants to the Neither Tundra and the frozen northern reaches of Vóreios.   The Line of the Tundra would eventually cause small skirmishes and a war that the Elves, Humans, and Clay Giants fought together to keep the Giants out of their homelands.

    Location
    Neither Tundra
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    Giant Wars
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    Formation of the Knights of Yggdrasil
    Religious event

    As part of an initiative by Elven King Cyllin, Eldrin Ylyndar formed a Paladin Order known as the Knights of Yggdrasil. This Order would serve as the first line of defense for the Elven Kingdom against the Giants of the Neither Tundra.

    Location
    Yllvalion
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    Knights of Yggdrasil
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    Creation of the Northern Outposts
    Founding

    The Northern Outposts were founded as part of an initiative by Elven King Cyllin to protect the Elven Kingdom from the threat of the Giants in the Neither Tundra. These outposts would be protected by the Paladin Order, the Knights of Yggdrasil, and the leading family, the Ylyndar Clan.

    Location
    Elven Forest
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    Yllvalion
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    Giant Wars
    Military action

    After nearly a millennia of being forced into the northern reaches of Vóreios, the Giants chose to expand southward again, setting fire to the Elven Forest and crossing part of the Spine of Kallex. While the Giants did not stay long in the mountains as they feared the ancient Dragons, a war was begun between the Giants, the Elves, the Humans, and the Clay Giants as all worked to secure their territories from the enemy.

    Location
    Neither Tundra
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    Giant Wars
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    Creation of the Outlands
    Founding

    The Outlands were founded as a better way to organize the various Outlander tribes that lived on the edges of the Elven Forest. These Emerald Elves were united by their need to serve as protectors and stewards of the forest as well as their lifestyles that were very different from the Jade Elves of the capital and interior.

    Location
    Elven Forest
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    Outlander Culture
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Eldritch Aftermath

1 EA and beyond

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    Eldritch War
    Era beginning/end

    A Warlock who longed for power reached too far into the dark magics of the world, allowing Eldritch beings to enter the planes of Isekai to wreak havoc. For 100 years, the peoples of Isekai battled these creatures, eventually sealing them away, but not before great destruction was inflicted upon the world. Entire races were lost, once verdant and fertile places were turned into Deadzones, and the monsters of the world became more adventurous.

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    Eldritch War
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    First Appearance of the Black Children
    Metaphysical / Paranormal event

    Creatures and horrors appeared after the end of the Eldritch War, remnants of the dark magic that had blanketed the world for a century. One of the many phenomena that came from the war were the Black Children, a myth of men that had gained unspeakable powers, things that seemed impossible even with magic. Most believed the Black Children to be nothing more than a fairy tale to raise the spirits of children, but no one was quite sure whether the myths were true.

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    The Black Children
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