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Laya
Oct 02, 2019
In Roleplaying
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…  
The History of the Arcane in the Realm of Osterra
As told by Grand Mage Laya
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Laya
Jun 11, 2018
In Roleplaying
Xoticus, One lunar cycle ago, you aided me in observing the formation of the ley lines – I must call upon you for help once more. As you know, the orb, which was entrusted to my care, has gone missing. There are two distinct possibilities for what has occurred; 1, the ritual in some way caused the orb to cease existing within our realm; or 2, the orb has been stolen. At this point, there is no reason to discount either possibility, but I do believe that we should focus our attentions to the latter. For if the former is of the truth, there is nothing to be done. If it is the case that the orb has been stolen we may yet be able to secure it. It is of the utmost importance that these orbs do not fall into the hands of the Orc mercenaries we have come to be burdened with. It is clear that they are working with a force outside their own kind. Because the rituals we have witnessed are beyond their capabilities, we must infer that there exists a force, some entity that is willing to unite with these orcs to bring chaos to this realm. I am a seeker of knowledge and I believe that these orbs contain great secrets of not only the realm we have found ourselves in, but of the innumerable outer realms, which we know nothing of. I have turned my attention previously to the study of tomes of ancient magic. Now I need your assistance. I want you to share with me your knowledge of the arcane, as you did once before. It is clear that I will require an understanding of warding magic. My studies have not revealed this to me, however, I know of the successful wards you have placed on sacred artifacts in the past. So you see we must meet. For the orbs. For ancient knowledge. For Osterra.
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