The moons were the fourteen heavenly bodies that existed outside of Chasdia. Created as a means of destroying all life, the moons ironically saved the mortal races from obliteration. Many of the moons were home to civilizations at one time or another, although many became uninhabitable and went dark.
Age Of Antiquity Edit
The moons were created in the year 830 AA by the gods. Vilial had grown too powerful for the gods to control him, thus they put a safety-net in place. Fourteen lesser gods sacrificed themselves by having their hearts ripped from them and encased in earth and rock, creating the moons. These moons were alive with the life-force of the gods, although it is unknown if they retained their consciousness after becoming moons. The hearts of the gods contained an abundance of magical energy, much greater than mortal hearts, thus they could be used as weapons if necessary. The gods planned to destroy the moons, thereby "detonating" the hearts and releasing their magical energy in order to destroy the planet if Vilial could not be stopped.
Age Of Sundering Edit
In the year 312 AS the Star Mages of the Nornir created the first Moon-Gates through the use of unknown magic. They discovered Lumiel and by 315 AS, many Nornir began settling the moon in order to escape the growing conflict on Chasdia. This earned the pilgrims the name Star Folk, which eventually came to describe all surviving Nornir.
Age Of Moons Edit
During the Age Of Councils, the heart of Chasdia was stolen by the Abysmal Prince and the planet began to die. A century earlier, an emergency action plan had been agreed upon in which the mortals of Chasdia would flee to the moons if they deemed that the world could not be saved from the Abysmal Prince. In the first year of the Age Of Moons the first evacuation began. Some of the Sky Sorcerers left the planet and sought refuge on the moon of Aureas where they made their home. Two years later, the first of the Falarian Sea Kings evacuated and settled the moons of Nightfall and Kharash. Another two years passed before the last of the Sky Sorcerers were able to evacuate, this group settling on Starfell. The final evacuation took place four years later, in the ninth year of the Age Of Moons. The last of the Falarians left Chasdia and named their new home Falaria.
The next twelve hundred years were a period of progress and innovation, but also gave rise to many conflicts between moons and within many societies. Many moons were annexed and became parts of inter-lunar empires. Some moons were used as mining colonies for the Aureon and the Djinn, whilst others were used for experiments in democracy and other forms of governance. This age came crashing down, however, when the Abysmal Prince returned and stole the heart of Lumiel, forcing the Star Folk to retreat to their outpost on Felth.
Age Of Decline Edit
The Age Of Decline saw six more moons lose their hearts and become uninhabitable. The Shadow Folk, in league with their demon brethren, waged war against the Abysmal Prince in a desperate attempt to save the remaining moons. Losing the Battle Of Grenith, the war ended in disaster. After the further heart-thefts, a second war was waged, this time forcing the Prince into exile. Unfortunately, he returned over a century later and destroyed Felth, massacring the remaining Star Folk and driving them to extinction. Eventually, the Djinn were able to construct a magical Cosmic Lock which kept the Prince from returning.
List Of The Moons Edit
- Arthos-Belena was an iron-rich moon that was mostly covered in water. The little dry land that was available was used for its iron by Djinn and Aureon mining companies before being abandoned and handed over to the Star Folk.
- Grenith began as another mining colony of the Aureon, but quickly became a thriving kingdom of its own and a sister-moon to Aureas, the Aureon homeworld.
- Soma was colonized by the Somareon, a religious and philosophical movement that broke away from mainstream Aureon values. Therefore these rebellious Aureon settled on Soma to escape persecution.
- Starfell was the home of the Djinn. It was a place of arcane learning and academic excellence. People from across the moons would venture here to learn the arcane arts.
- Aureas was the first moon to be colonized after the evacuation of Chasdia. It is the home of the Aureon people.
- Lumiel was the first moon to be discovered. It was the original home of the Star Folk until its destruction at the hands of the Abysmal Prince. Lumiel was said to be the most beautiful kingdom among the stars.
- Felth was originally the outpost of the Star Folk, nothing more than a secondary province in their empire. After the fall of Lumiel, it became their primary moon, until it too met its fate two centuries later and became home to the Infernal Ones.
- Nightfall began as the home of the Shadow Folk and became the center of the largest empire among the moons. A fitting homeland for the Shadow Folk, it is always dark and day never breaks.
- Kharash was the homeland of the Ice Demons, or Ashvari. It was a frozen wasteland that was nearly impossible for non-natives to survive in.
- Falaria was the home of the Oni. It had a very warm climate compared to many other moons, and was known for having intense monsoons and cyclones..
- Valor was originally intended to be a trading hub for the empire of the Shadow Folk, but became an experiment in direct democracy. It was eventually settled by Ice Demons and Oni as well and was the final moon to die.
- Honor was another Shadow Folk moon, though it was home to Ice Demons and Oni as well, who played active parts in its governance.
- Hloenyralin was perhaps the most neutral of all moons. It was the first moon to be annexed by the Shadow Folk, but it was soon settled by the Oni and Kelvari and eventually even the Aureon and Djinn arrived. It was held jointly by the three demon kings, though still considered a part of the empire of Nightfall.
- Mons was never settled by anyone. The air was a poisonous fume, the temperatures were extreme and it was geologically unstable, having constant earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.