History

the past of orrison

Age of Beginning

A.o.B.

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  • Duration
    314,159 years
  • Start
    Fys wanders.
  • End
    The first High City is built.
  • Summary

    Years in Orrison are divided into chapters called Ages. Each time a new Age is announced, the year count starts over. The first Age is the Age of Beginning.

    The story of the Age of Beginning starts with the godling Fys wandering the universe in loneliness before coming to sleep on the planet Orrison. When they rested here, the energy of their spirit became the potential needed for sentient life to spring forth on the planet.

    Light years away, humans left the Earth after it became uninhabitable, thousands of small colonies spreading out among the stars to try to find a home. One such group came across the trail of energy left behind by Fys' wandering, and followed it to Orrison.

    When they arrived, Fys had been sleeping for a long time, and a myriad of species had already begun to grow their civilizations here. Humans joined them as refugees, optimistic for new beginnings.

Age of Preiyer

A.o.P.

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  • Duration
    1,441 years
  • Start
    A high city closes its gates.
  • End
    The catalyst destroys the world.
  • Summary

    High Cities were places of great comfort but limited freedom. Low Cities were sprawling areas of lawlessness and opportunity.

    Between these two places, technology prospered, and ambitions ran high.

    Low City poachers were abundant during the Age of Preiyer, and High City machinists would buy from them in secret. Body parts of magic creatures could be used by humans to create powerful artifacts. Many powerful ancient and even sentient creatures died and went extinct.

    Humans, rrex, and immanu tried to create an endless power source which would bring peace by ending the need for poaching. Called the Catalyst, it instead exploded, rupturing the world and destroying all life that remained.

    Everyone fled to the moon, Mylic, and the colony there through teleporters.

The Senescence

The Sending

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  • Duration
    212 years
  • Start
    Sentient life takes shelter on Mylic.
  • End
    Sentient life returns to Orrison.
  • Summary

    The Catalyst's explosion created a spear of Aria magic which runs through the core of the planet. This spear generates Fysa magic on a large scale, creating magical weather storms. In a way, the Catalyst worked, but it worked on far too large a scale.

    Only eight species escaped: Humans, Rrex, Immanu, Ptheran, Leyr, Tolka, Chimia, and Luto.

    Many were either already living at the colony on Mylic, or had escaped to it during the explosion.

    Divides were created among the species-- ptheran, leyr, and luto blamed the rrex, immanu, and humans for the disaster, but the humans/rrex/immanu had a best grasp of the technology on the moon base. Chimia and tolka did their best to scrape by, falling prey to a lot of the menial labor.

Age of Return

A.o.R.

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  • Duration
    342 years
  • Start
    Sentient life returns to Orrison.
  • End
    Ongoing...
  • Summary

    Generations passed as Orrison began to resemble something more of a habitable planet once again. Many were reluctant to leave their moon haven... however, magic levels on Mylic were sparse already to begin with. Without magic, many would die, and without magic, the teleport pillar could not return them. Thus, a difficult choice was made as the moon's final Fysa was nearing depletion-- everyone made the return migration.

    It was a return to emptiness but abundance. While no other sentients seemed to have survived the devastation, wildlife had bloomed in the absence. Ruins now lay scattered all across the world, overgrown with plants and populated by creatures. The ruins of the great city of Ichorrai is where everyone returned to through the receiving teleport pillar, and it is where the first new city was established. Finally, in the ruins of their old world, everyone was forced to come together to survive.

    The return was 342 years ago-- the current year is 342 A.o.R. Life in Ichorrai has just begun to stabilize.