Excidium Dei

“The Fall of Gods”

Over time, the Skrímslinótt and Vesenerljós stopped fighting. They slowly began to trade, and after 300 years finally lived without constant war.

Feeling that they had grown beyond the need for their caretaking, they developed Raijū and devices of great power that could rival Sol and Tenibris’ power. Tenibris, seeing this new power begged Sol to help stop the Vesenerljós and Skrímslinótt. Sol, who believed in letting the Vesenerljós and Skrímslinótt choose their own path, denied Tenibris. Sol and Tenibris begain to slowly drift apart.

During the next thousand years, 3 nations grew amongst the Vesenerljós and 3 more from the Skrímslinótt. Raiju technology grew during this peace, and technology expanded at an exponential pace. The 3 Vesenerljós nations and the 3 Skrímslinótt nations formed The Mihi Magna and for the first time in Üdenürth history, true peace and prosperity existed – an era known as In Multitudine Pacis – The Great Peace. The In Multitudine Pacis was Sols greatest hope for his creation, but Tenibris never intended his creations to be fully autonomous.

When The Mihi Magna fully perfected the Raiju, Tenibris suddenly realized it drew power from the same wellspring of power Sol and Tenibris derive their Godly power from – the Vitae Essentia. Sol and Tenibris could feel their power fading as the people relied on the Raiju more and more. Sol began to feel that perhaps indeed, the Mortals no longer needed them. Tenibris, enraged and feeling betrayed, created The Vox Eternum to exert his will and make them stop using the Raiju.

This is when the battle became a war. The Mihi Magna feared for the loss of their sentients. They created an anti-god weapon, The Virtutis Jyarne, to stop Tenibris. It’s devastation laid waste to Tenibris’ army of soldiers, and forced him into retreat. With Tenebris in defeat, and Sol remaining neutral, The Mihi Magna used vast stores of power from the Raiju to create the Spéirhiminn, silencing Tenibris’ influence over Üdenürth – and also, in turn, silencing Sol.

Sol, seeing this at the ultimate sign that they were no longer needed withdrew completely from Tenebris. With the Vitae Essentia no longer accessible and banished with the Spéirhiminn Tenibris seemed defeated. But with Sol only a small spec, Tenibris felt that the Mihi Magna had all but killed Sol.

Tenibris was still able to utilize a small portion of The Vox Eternum, and with great focus was able to squeeze a small part of his power through The Spéirhiminn. He was able to control the young daughter of Ahrundel Silvestra – luring her into the Utero Incus – the core of Üdenürth. At the Core, Magicis – the very soul energy of mortals is strongest. Tenibris forced Silvestra to impregnate herself with pure Magicis and she gave birth to Nætr-Elding. Naetr-Elding, being born of Magicis was able to draw from The Mortals life-essence, creating mutated versions of the Elves, known as Drow – elves with transparent skin and the ability to wield Magicis. Having expended the last of his power, Tenibris could no longer utilize The Vox Eternum, and the last of his influence on Üdenürth had been spent – hoping Nætr-Elding and the Drow would exert his revenge. Thus marking the end of Excidium Dei and beginning Tusen år Krig – the thousand year war.

Excidium Dei

Üdenürth JoshuaLampman