Mages learned to tap into ley lines reaching across the realm of Osterra to harness energy.
They used this power as they willed. It did not go unnoticed. The Risa Fae, self-appointed stewards of the Natural world, watched in secret for a millennium. What was observed was a shifting, an unbalancing of all things Natural. The Risa Fae came to offer counsel to the Mages.
The Mages refused.
Before being dismissed from the Mage’s sacred Temple of Elders,
the Queen Risa Fae demanded that the Mages cease their interference.
The Mages refused yet again. There was no other option. All Risa Fae banded together to draw on the pure forces of Nature only they had access to Air Fire Water Ground The Risa Fae used that power to mindblast the mages. Most perished. Of those left alive, their minds lacked the required acuity to exploit the ley lines further. Defeated, the Mages of the old world retreated deep into the hidden realms,
never to be seen again, along with their Acarna. The Risa Fae began restoring Natural order to the realm. Now, Portals have opened, leaving travelers stranded in a realm they know not of. With portals came the EverWar, a constant struggle between the forces of Light and Dark. The ley lines are once again being tapped and the Risa Fae can sense Nature shifting. They have asked us to discontinue our studies into the Arcane, but there is so much to learn… If we don’t, someone else will…