Dragonian War (Part 2)

With Shota’s death followed a hellish cacophony, as if a portal to the underworld itself had opened. Every account of the following hour was different, and the details were only sorted out much later. Eathanu vanished, as did Shota. The fighting below turned instantly into the Dragonians’ surrender. Anselm descended the tower carrying Gae Bolg, the only remnant of either combatant.

Now, where to start…

The war started because of a new type of being, the Necros, had emerged from the deepest crevaces of the planet and possessed the Dragonians like spirits. The Necros themselves, it was later discovered, were the raised corpses of necromancers. The way necromancy worked was that a non-magic-user would return as a normal skeleton in corporeal form, or something worse in some cases. A normal wizard or mage is much harder to raise, but they will take the form of a lich, if the ritual is done right. A necromancer, however, is infinitely hard to raise from the dead, even as a powerless skeleton.

Eventually, someone found out how. The creator was likely killed immediately by his creation, which managed to raise the corpse of another dead necromancer, one that would have been used if the raising of the first had failed. Through this process, the Necros multiplied and in a few days, or weeks, there were enough that they both learned how to retain their necromatic powers indefinitely and were able to incorporeally possess the entire Dragonian race.

Magics this powerful nevertheless required some sort of focus for the essentia involved, and that focus was placed, perhaps foolishly, within the heart of Shota. Gae Bolg, when it entered the emperor, shattered the focus and broke the binds holding the Necros not only to their hosts, but to the mortal plane, (re)killing most of the Necros in existence. What little remnant there was fled back to the crack from which it was spawned, only to show its face in smaller scale conflicts. The destruction of the focus also broke the ties to their magical ability to possess living things, removing that ability from all remaining and future necros.

Meanwhile, on the opposite side of the line between the material and etherial plane, Eathanu was greeted by the gods Histan and Leviah. For destroying a threat of such dark magnitude that even divinity was no match for it, Eathanu was granted the greatest gift ever given to a mortal man; he became the ninth Greater God. He became the embodiment of courage, and the representative of all mankind in the divine circle.

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One Response to “Dragonian War (Part 2)”

  1. Commentary: Recently I had my first spam comments get deleted by Akismet, which must mean my site is generating enough traffic to interest spammers. It also means that spammers aren’t interested in traffic; so far the total number of views to my site is 74. Oh, and the next Emaria-related article is Eathanu. Finally.

    Most likely there will be something else first.

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