The Birth of Vitallia

The recently formed planet that was later named Vitallia, had remained untouched for a long time. Nature was formed due to the power of the Meteor that embraced the dead rock and turned it into a living planet. It became a small oasis within he universe of Radrum. The energy of the Meteor rooted deep into the core of the earth, raising mountains, widening rivers, forming lands and fields and oceans. The planet's energy was immense, and spread out to other dimensions of the universe as well. The empty plane was in harmony, and its vitality was increasing, springing from the very core where a Crater had now been formed. The place where the meteor fell, the Heart of Vitallia.

The first three visitors of the world were women. Theanivar, who was also called “The Guide”, Shyrune and her daughter Mora, who had been exiled from the plane of Pantheon, becoming fugitives to another planet. When they reached the land of Vitallia, they traveled from one edge to another and cherished the beauty of the planet that offered them shelter and a fresh start. Theanivar stayed with them during these first years, since she wanted to rest from her many journeys. A few years later, the three women discovered The Crater where the meteor had originally landed, and from within it, they could feel the overwhelming power of the Pantheon. Mora insisted that with this energy, they could gain power and independence. Theanivar however, suggested not to dig beyond the surface of the earth, since they were not aware of any dangers within. However, not even she could not deny the calling she felt from the foundations of the crater.

When they decided to enter the core of the planet in search for this energy, they reached a dead end. The core was protected by a layer of indestructible Amber, an essence that could not break or yield to any magic or tools of any type. Shyrune then, decided to call for Kargor the Smith. Of all the craftsmen and smiths and metallurgists she knew, Kargor was the most gifted, and possessed the strength required for such a task. Kargor answered the call and arrived at the Crater, taken away by the very energy that lured the others as well. He began to work greedily and used all of his magic and tools and strength in order to cause a huge explosion, which also resulted in a chain reaction of numerous explosions, destroying tremendous amounts of land. After the explosions, fire started springing out of the crater and onto the surface of the earth. Endless rivers of magical fire, like blood running from the heart of Vitallia. The fire was so strong, that prevented them from reaching deeper, and then, they decided to call for Igrais the Flame-Walker. Igrais answered the call and appeared before them, accepting their proposition to enter deep into the Crater and explore. The power located within, would be enough for all to share and so, Igrais entered the Crater.

As she was traveling through the depths of the earth, the lady of fire witnessed wondrous things. After the endless waves of fire, there were silhouettes, shapes and shadows inside of bubbles that were made of amber that seemed to hold strong against the power of the flame. In the bubbles, there were shapes of numerous kinds of monsters, babies that were being hatched in the earth’s womb. The deeper she traveled, the bigger the bubbles and the shadows inside them. Huge monsters, giant creatures in oblivion and trapped in amber. She could not see the end of the path through the flames and Igrais traveled for a whole year in the bosom of the earth and in the end, she finally reached a wall from which she could not find a passage in order to continue. The wall felt like flesh, soft and warm and Igrais took some extra time to search for a way to travel further, until she decided that there wasn’t any. She then directed a huge wave of fire towards the wall, and concentrated enough energy to create a hole and thus, managed to proceed with her journey. At that point, the flames went wild around her and tremors started to shake the foundations of the earth. She could hear a rising roar from beneath the core. She got terrified and started to move towards the surface with great speed, in order to avoid the beast that had awaken in the depths of the planet, for she knew that her magic could not hold it. As she was traveling back, she saw the bubbles of amber burst, and the monsters inside fell and started to crawl and fly and walk towards the surface along with her.

When she arrived back, the sky had a different color, the winds had risen along with the oceans, and fire was jumping out of the Crater and then returned back to the earth in the form of rain burning everything down. The four women and Kargor, took refuge to the mountains south of the Crater in order to protect themselves from the phenomena, and saw a giant creature come out of the earth from inside the flames. The colossal beast that could only be described as a Titan reached one hundred meters in height and was made out of all of the elements combined. Its torso was fire, its eyes were clouds and thunder and its flesh was rock and roots and it was The Sentinel, the Guardian of Vitallia, made from the planet itself. Its blood was the power of the meteor, the overwhelming energy that gave life to the planet in the first place, the same energy that attracted the visitors. The creature was angered by the wound that had been inflicted upon it. It looked for the fugitives and started unleashing thunderbolts with rage at the fleeing intruders.

At the mountain, Kargor forged a shield that was named Kalar, which he would use to deflect the strikes of the beast and lead the women away from Vitallia. For months they remained hidden in the mountains, waiting for the fury of the beast to fade, until one day, they sensed its power shift towards another direction. When they came out and started traveling towards the east, they saw the giant creature battling against new invaders. The Sentinel kept fighting them all, drawing strength from nature, draining the rivers and the seas, lowering mountains, drying fields and fertile lands of the east and the west, gathering storms and thunder against the invaders of Vitallia. And thus began, The Great War.

Summary

The Gods arrived in Vitallia, a virgin land that had just been shaped by a meteor's explosion. The meteor's energy however rooted deep into the planet's core and its essence, lured visitors.
Date of Setting
200 BC
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