The Dark One
Although violent, the Dark One corrupts life in Nurna slowly: wherever the law of the jungle prevails, wherever egoism and evilness concur, an attentive observer will notice that things have begun to disfigure. People, animals and even the vegetation or the land become monsters, altered by the tendrils of the fearsome Dark One. The vegetation becomes gloomy or withered, the animals become disturbing and sadistic, and people become devious and vicious. And then, misfortune happen. Destruction, death and madness spread and, finally, only the darkness and its deformed monsters remain. Normally this is how the Dark One influences Nurna and, for its inhabitants, is just nightmarish. But, sometimes, the Dark One gather forces greater than normal, and great disasters are unleashed over the earth: the sky becomes yellowish, it snows in the middle of summer, horrific droughts tear apart some lands, while floods devastate crops somewhere, and the blizzards seem to have a degree of malice in their cold. These events usually occur every fifty or sixty years, and they spawn during a decade or so, periods of time which are known as Wild Times. Wild Times pass leaving a trail of destruction, but they rarely end with civilizations or entire races. However, there are Wild Times so powerful, so strong, that whole continents and entire seas move, and cataclysms occur throughout Nurna. Once those conclude, life restarts almost right from the beginning. Those cataclysms are known as the Destructions. There have been up to Four Destructions in Nurna according to legends, and shamans and oracles fear that a Fifth one is approaching, which may be the most violent of all.
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