Eons of destruction and reforging. Civilizations have risen and fallen, and rose again. Gods have waged terrible war. Through it all, Ior has endured. In the beginning, there was darkness and the Titan. In this time the world of Ior had no name and was naught but ash, and shadow, and the dull luminescence of churning magma. The Titan oversaw this world for it was his. After an incalculable time, the elements of earth, rock, and lava took form, coalescing into something that resembled life. These elemental creatures of primitive intelligence helped to shape the world, forming mountains and canyons, coastlines and continents. All this, under the omnipresent eye of the Titan, was the ordered chaos of the primal age of Ior. Then followed the age of the Light. Eanna ignited the sun, flooding the Titan's world with warmth and light. The gods filled the world with flora and fauna, shaping Ior to their liking, never knowing it had already been claimed. They created the mortal races, elves, dwarves, humans, and more, who further sculpted the planet to suit their needs. Life flourished in the light, but in the darkness the Titan watched, gathering his rage to smite the trespassers. The War of the Titan was a time of great upheaval; not only for the gods and their creatures but for the planet itself. So immense were the powers of gods and Titan alike, that they tore at the very seams of the earth. Ley lines overloaded with magic cracked and erupted. Ancient elementals, woken from their slumber, shattered mountains and drained seas. Cities were swallowed whole, never to be seen again. When the dust settled, Ior was irrevocably changed. Now, Ior is a world filled with lost ruins and forgotten magicks. Mortals, brought to the brink of extinction in the Titan War, have rebuilt and moved on. Yet the scars of that conflict are all too visible.
Fauna & Flora
Life on Ior comes in many and varied forms. Oceans, forests, and mountains teem with life. Much of that life was created or guided by the gods, but there are many other things which evolved naturally over time. Several intelligent species live on Ior, some beautiful, some monstrous. After the Fall, much of this life was forced to the brink of extinction, but after many centuries, they've bounced back.