War of the Fracture
This whole tower used to feel a lot different before the war. I remember spending time on the upper floors -- I prefer the ocean, so I came back, but still... it was nice to be able to see friends above.
What? What you means? You want to fall oer to the Castle again? Is yor bark rotten? Yous know why we cast shade there. Yous know why we don touch that place. Aint never root there again.
It's just not the same. Not since it broke. We still don't know how the Fifth Floor amassed such a large army of clockwork. We still can't reach the lower floors. Most of all, we still don't understand why.
The Tower, DividedIn the late 1400's of Synthacrosia's operation, the tower underwent it's biggest change since the beginning of the decline. A short, brutal war occurred between three of the towers upper floors; the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth floors. This trichotomy of war is known by three names; The Seperatist Wars , The War of the Fracture, and the Sealing War.
It began with silence -- silence from the Fifth Floor. Before the war, before the Fifth Floor broke, it's denizens lived purely within the massive sprawling expanse known as Stone Castle Invictus . It was a time when information and items were traded freely between the floors.
Souls, BrokenThe greatest conflict Synthacrosia has ever seen brought about a side effect; Broken Core. The fracturing of the tower destabilized the fabric of reality within the structure its self; certain more susceptible souls felt this effect more, and broke with the tower they called home.
We cannot let this spread. Whatever darkness is entering the tower here, we can not let it get to the other floors. We can cut it off. It'll break us, but we have to do it.