History (LAI Supplement)
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 Formation of the Worlds
The world of LAI, just known as 'The world' was created by the gods to prevent the Primordials from destroying the Astral sea. The world was built as pure instinct, which was then hardened and corrupted by the elements of the elemental chaos, which; through careful direction of the gods, created the world's surface. There are five worlds in all, the first and eldest being the Primordial Canyons, the rest were the Natural world, the Shadowfell, the Feywild and the Underdark.
 Primordial Canyons
The Primordial Canyons were created by the first world, a prison cell of any other name. The design of the Canyons was so logical in creation, so intricate that the Primordials could not escape. Eventually, the surface of the Canyons oozed with the element of stone, creating a large system of natural walls and pits, the Underdark.
 The Underdark
The Underdark was the Gods’ first attempt at life. The gods, each obsessed with how they wanted the world to be, all focused on creating life and sabotaging each others. The resulting Aberrations were so deformed and evil that the gods had to start again. Some Aberrations still are affected by the Creation Stuff and Chaos of the Canyons, and can even affect reality around them.
 The Natural World
The Natural world was a dangerous experiment. The gods decided to agree on a basic shape for their children, the common races, and left those who wanted too to fill in the animals. A civil war of sorts broke in the Astral Sea, the gods fought with their creations. The gods eventually split up at the death of a now forgotten god, the creator of the Human race. Their body split into two other worlds. The Feywild was made from their head and heart, the Shadowfell from his Limbs and stomach.
 The Feywild
The Feywild was claimed by the gods of the Eladrin and Elves, as well as most of the animal gods. There they created a new type of life, plants and the sun, the light source that powered their creations. They had little knowledge that anything made on the mirror worlds of the Feywild and Shadowfell was mimicked in the other, as well as the Natural world. Eternal light baked the Natural world, driving all races into the underground of the Underdark.
 The Shadowfell
The Shadowfell was also affected by the sun, though their dark mirror properties caused it to be cast into eternal twilight. The evil gods, and the unaligned gods, thrived here. As a mirror world, the Shadowfell's version of the sun was a dark purple sphere of magic. The gods, forced by the pleas of their darkness loving Shadow creatures, created the moon to constantly eclipse the Shadowfell sun. The creation of this shadow caused the natural world to suddenly acquire night and a moon, as well as several dwarf-moons that orbited the moon and itself alternatively. The natural world acquired balance and the humans, geilings and elves emerged. Some elves remained in the underdark, known now as the drow. Dwarves also stayed underground.
 Rising of Cities
In the natural world, the races grouped together in nomadic groups, wandering the now hostile land that was teeming with plants, monsters and wild magic. The gods took pity on their creatures and urged Erathis to give them civilisation. She did, and thirteen major cities sprang up. The humans, Erathis taking pity on the bastardzied race, gave them the most ambition, and they explored the world, founding many villages and meeting many races.
This ambition also made Humans want power, and in an exploration of the Underdark, they broke into the primordial canyons. Tharizdan, Torog, Lolth and other primordials turned gods, lured them into a deal. This created the Tiefling race, which conquered the land of the world. The gods were forced to intervene by creating great adventurers, known as the Seven. These seven warriors were unable to defeat the Quadmire, but they did manage to establish a treaty among the cities and empires to prevent fighting and giving neutrality to travellers of any country. The seven later travelled to the seven most powerful cities to personally oversee that they didn't attempt to take over the world.
The primordials stewed inside their prison, thinking of what to do. Tharizdun, recently imprisoned by the gods by great chains after his perversion of the elemental chaos into the Abyss. The evil gods allied with the primordials, and the gods fear what might happen if one were to escape and free the others. (In other words: Plot Hook)