Thunder Valley History (LAI Supplement)
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ThunderValley was not always known as the Thunder Valley. Before, it had a name for its entire world: Kyrae. Kyrae was created by the Primordials by chance, and the gods took their creation away, turning it into a world of life and order. Enraged, the primordials furiously stewed inside their chaos. Tharizdun, a god locked deep away for betraying the gods by creating evil and the abyss, was the target of many primordials to destroy. However, any primordial that entered the abbyss became a demon prince, and allied with Tharizdun. The chained god attempted to free himself by granting mortals powers if they created cults to give him power. However, the gods who had imprisoned Tharizdun knew better, and had made the chains that bound him with the evil he created.
Eight gods of compassion, generosity, selflessness, civiltiy, honesty, life, freedom and peace were chosen to forge these chains, and because of the evil they becamme corrupted. Asmodeus became tyrannical, Tiamat greedy, Lolth selfish, Gruumsh barbaric, Vecna dishonest, Zehir poisonous, Torog imprisoning and Bane wrathful. The existing gods were shocked, but even the newly corrupted gods agreed it was for the best. Shortly afterwards, the gods began focusing on their new creation.
They created good, evil, knowledge, civilisation and everything else on their new world and its shadowfell and feywild. Eventually adventuring was spawned, and the gods began to become less interested in their creation. They let clerics and paladins worship them, and gave them powers in return. These paragons of virtue began to stomp out evil, and this caused tensions between the gods to rise. Soon, worshippers of all gods started a war against their opposing force.
 War of the Gods
 The Mortal Battle
The mortals of Kyrae fought between themselves, and eventually the side of the good gods gained the upper hand. After thousands of years, they succeeded in stomping out all evil in the world. The evil gods, unable to support themselves without worshippers, fled to the abbyss. The natural world's heroes found themselves without an enemy. Whilst some returned to their peaceful lives, others wished again for excitement. They found a way into the Shadowfell and the Feywild, destroying anything that was evil. The evil gods became lesser and lesser, until Tharizdun offered them a deal; if they worshipped him he would supply them with all the power they need. The evil gods, unable to survive without any supporters, agreed.
Feeling a greater evil existed past even the shadowfell, the mortal heroes started descending into the underdark. The good gods, intrigued with the actions of their worshippers, provided them with powers greater than before. The heroes tore through the underdark, eventually destroying all evil in the natural world and its shadows. The gods thought that their creations would stop here, but they were wrong. The heroes began to enter the elemental chaos, the abbyss in their sights. The gods then began to focus entirely on this final campaign agaist evil, seeking to destroy the thing that caused all problems in their creations. The demon princes fell, and soon the abbyss shrank in size, eventually only encomppassing Tharizdun's prison.
 The true War of the Gods
The abbyss was breached by the heroes, and the evil gods attacked them. However, at this point, they were little more than demon princes themselves, and were eventually destroyed by the heroes. Soon, only Tharizdun was the last evil in existence. The heroes went to destroy him, but found Tharizdun too strong to defeat. Unable to destroy him, the heroes prayed for the good gods to help them. The gods heard them, and combined their collective power into a single avatar of good. This avatar was designed to seek out great evils and destroy them. The avatar entered the abyss, and found Tharizdun. However, Tharizdun was never an evil god. Tharizdun created evil, but he was never evil itself. He was selfish, manipulative and destructive, but his own creation was designed never to affect himself, only to echo him. He was the god of alignment, and without evil, good cannot exist; therfore Tharzidun knew he would be safe. The avatar destroyed the chains that bound Tharizdun, freeing him.
Tharizdun leapt from his prison, bringing with him the primordials. Tharizdun created new demon princes from the primordials, and attacked the astral sea itself. The battle was long and was visible throughout all of creation. Lightning and fire danced through the skies of the world, revealing the battle of the gods. Tharizdun went for Io, the cheif god, whilst his primordial allies fought the gods. Io and Tharizdun fought with the powers of creation and destruction, their forces match for match. The primordials were defeated by the gods, who ran to help Io destroy Tharizdun once and fall all. Tharizdun, realising his end, brought the battle to the living gate, wherein he threw Io into the far realm. Io's defeat destroyed the living gate, shatering it's pieces throughout the universe. The destruction of the gate destroyed the gods gathered, killing every last divine being that existed. The gods were no more.
 Death of the World
Without the gods or primordials, the world grew dark. The fire and lighting in the skies grew until it surrounded the entire planet. Acid fell as rain, and massive bolts of lightning blew craters into the ground. Auroras zipped through the sky, magic and psionics in their pure form tearing the atmosphere apart. Clouds of ejecta filled the air, choking both plants and people in toxicity. The stars fell from the heavens, scarring the world with craters and magma. Any living creature left fled into the underdark. Eventually, the sun sputtered, and fell. The resulting collision with the world ripped a crater in the very fabric of reality. The shadowfell and feywild mixed at the centre of this crater, and so it would wait for thousands of years...
 The Valley
The creatures that had fled into the underdark were few, and many species died and were born in the caverns. When the destruction ceased outside, these creatures returned to the surface. The nexus of Shadowfell and Feywild had become a second sun to replace the first. The crater which it had created had become a massive valley, filled with the dangers of both the Feywild and the Shadowfell. Eventually, three cities were founded on ends of this valley. The valley was named the Thunder Valley, after the the sound that happened when the sun fell onto the earth. Today, all life can be found in this valley, and outside are the remains of a charred and dead world. In the centre of the valley there is a rift into the far realm, created by the rupture in reality.