History (Age of Titans Supplement)
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Specific local histories are included in each area's own article, however there is some scholarly consensus on dividing the history into four ages. There is no unified calendar, although some areas will have details on their calendars in their own articles, and so these ages are given in terms of approximately how many years ago they happened.
Pre-history includes everything prior to the war between Antioch and Morgul. There is the least amount of consensus on this period, as most accounts of it are in the form of poetic verse and some of the accounts contradict others. The following are legends that appear to have some basis in actual pre-historical events:
The Legend of Daleth: Daleth appears to have been a wizard who was given a powerful artifact (The Book of Daleth) by a Deity named Oberon. He used this book to slay dragons, who are represented universally as tyrants who were preventing the development of human society. An interesting element of this legend is that it refers to two major continents: Geburah and Chesed. There is no scholarly evidence that a continent separate from Geburah has ever existed, and so the presence of this continent in the legend is extremely mysterious.
The Legend of Lotar Dredium: Lotar Dredium is universally depicted as an evil wizard, determined to become the most powerful entity in the multiverse. According to the legend, he ascended to godhood where he betrayed the other deities to absorb their powers. He then went on to battle the creator-god of the universe. This legend is expected to be a greatly exaggerated account of an evil tyrant, since most scholars agree that if a powerful wizard had accomplished all of this, he would still have a lasting influence on the material plane, which is clearly not the case.
The War of the Dragons and Titans: This account is occasionally referenced by Titans and Dragons in the modern era as the precursor to the enmity they currently share. Because it is so universally referenced, it is believed to have a basis in truth, but no details are known regarding the war.
The pre-historical age took place from ??? to about 7,000 years ago.
Antioch and Morgul
The most ancient period for which we still have surviving relics is the long war between the kingdom of Antioch and the empire of Morgul. Antioch appears to have been a mostly good kingdom which enveloped the western half of the continent; Morgul seems to have been a mostly evil empire which controlled the eastern half of the continent. The actual borders changed frequently over the course of this 2,000 year long war. The war appears to have steadily escalated until it reached such a magnificent scale that the level of danger warranted divine intervention that resulted in the mutual collapse of both governments. Surviving relics indicate the following notable features of this age:
The Different Geography: Surviving maps from different locations seem to agree that Geburah was at this time a mostly contiguous continent. Adáko is mentioned in some accounts as an elusive island of gold and spices, but not included on any maps. None of the other major islands, including Töl, Relme, and Brindol are included on any maps or ever mentioned. Most believe that when the deities intervened the continent broke apart at the edges, creating these lands. There is mention of a vast field that incorporated many of the most contested strongholds which is believed to correspond to the modern Titan Hills.
The Elaneth Crater: The comet forming the Elaneth crater apparently fell near the end of the war. This event marks the introduction of psionic power into Geburah.
Racial Diversification: Prior to this age, the only humanoid races appear to have been humans, elves, dwarves, orcs, and giants. The modern races and demi-humans seem to have been created or bred or discovered during this time to assist either side in the war.
The age of Antioch and Morgul lasted from about 7,000 years ago until about 5,000 years ago.
The age labeled inter-era consists of the chaotic period from the end of the war until about 1,000 years ago when stable kingdoms finally developed again. This age is considered a kind of dark age, wherein very little of great production or glory occurred. Instead it consisted of the wealth of the now dead kingdom of Antioch and empire of Morgul being stolen or lost and then stolen or lost again and again. It was punctuated by people occasionally trying to revive those kingdoms or form their own. There is a relatively good understanding of what was happening during this period in each area, but only two events of global importance occurred:
Relme becomes low magic: A deity curses the lands of Relme to dull the effects of magic there. Which deity did this and what their motivation was is still unknown.
Adáko raises islands: Powerful wizards in Adáko turn its surrounding small islands into flying islands to explore the world. A dozen or so of these islands still fly above Geburah, wandering from place to place. None are controlled by their creators.
The inter-era lasted from about 5,000 years ago until about 1,000 years ago.
The current age is considered to have begun about 1,000 years ago, when stabilizing elements began to emerge simultaneously all over Geburah. In a span of about 200 years, the empire of Gardonia was founded and overthrown, creating the kingdom of Gardonia; the church of Kathol was organized and spread to the countries of Relme; the kingdoms of Haiguard and Moorguard were founded, specifically to oppose one another; the empire of Valus was founded as a magocracy; the fiefdoms in Spyre stopped fighting one another and organized around one religion; and the kingdom of Mandelos was founded. The remaining kingdoms were organized later.