Opened in 3690 ASK as the new center for all things scientific that were being made in the Ezdhûlian Alliance, the Landown Reactor Complex was to be the center of scientific advancement and research in the entire empire - a beacon of learning and innovation that would inspire the world and convince them that the scientific ways of the Alliance were not heresy, but inevitable progress that should be welcomed.
Little remains that is known of the operation of the Reactor Complex - the destruction of records at the hands of Kyra Aenai
and her forces at the end of the War of the Boiling Skies
centuries ago destroyed most records of the Complex aside from its location and construction, so much of its detailed history is unknown.
What is known is the circumstances surrounding its decomissioning - towards the end of the War of the Boiling Skies
, as rumors persisted that the Ezdhûlian Alliance was nearing completion of the weaponization of Wraithwind Energy in the legendary and secretive "Project Wraithwind", the forces of the resistance allied beneath Kyra Aenai
sought to crush this project before it could reach completion, which was widely believed to hold the power to almost immediately end the war in favor of the alliance should it be allowed to reach completion.
While Kyra Aenai
herself could not lead the assault, she directed her most trusted lieutenant to lead an assault on the complex made up of the resistance forces' most powerful and elite units - and, after a march on the complex, all contact with both sides were lost shortly after the battle began down in Kildarkirk Crater - and precisely 66 minutes after contact was lost, a vast outpouring of sickly green energy blasted out of the crater and into the atmosphere, which would lead to a plague that would decimate crop yields, render soil unusuable, and kill off nearly all life around the crater such that the surrounding area was rendered unlivable for centuries afterwards - only recently has it been deemed safe enough to live in and been recolonized by the Coalition of Nine.
What precisely happened that day can only be hinted at or speculated upon, as no proof remains of what happened, nor has any who ventured down into the crater returned alive...though rumors tell of screams both Dwarven and Reptilian in nature echoing up through the crater at irregular intervals, crying out for help - screaming to be freed, for the failsafes to be activated and the anchoring pins sheared off that the entire complex might be dropped into the lake, and all manner of panicked screams - echoes of a tragedy whose story has been lost.