The Fall of Erudin:Part One
By: Khuzaymah In’am
Over two centuries ago, our forebears were faced with a great misfortune. The gods, realizing their diminishing power over mortals, forsook the races of Norrath and fled in cowardice. With the absence of the Norrathian pantheon the world was soon plunged into unease. While the seas began to churn, races bickered and fought with one another. Meanwhile the Erudites of Odus were quickly learning of the god’s real treachery. In an act of true arrogance the gods gathered all the Books of Knowledge thus removing the ability to teleport long distances. This fact, along sea travel rapidly becoming more dangerous, meant Odus was quickly becoming cutoff from the rest of Norrath.
While there were many who cared little about communicating with those outsdie of Odus, many more found the loss of magical travel to be a critical hindrance to their studies. Representatives from both Erudin and Paineel convened to discuss this matter and, in the name of knowledge, a stable measure of peace was established. Now united, the leaders of both cities declared that they would work together to unlock the secrets of teleportation. It was decided that a new Nexus must be created on Odus so that it could be monitored at all times. After a great debate on its location, it was constructed in the foothills of the Stonebrunt Mountains.
The new Nexus was built in secrecy under Quel’ule, a township created under the guise that it was a religious retreat built away from the bustling cities. In the meantime agents were dispatched to other continents of Norrath. Their missions were to recruit others to help them create a network of spires which would interface with the new Nexus. It was during this time things began to change in Erudin. A wise scholar by the name of El’Arad was quickly rising to power.
After proving his intellectual powers during the initial construction of the new Nexus, he was voted as a member of the Erudin High Council. Soon after, El’Arad rose to prominence within the council and became its leader. On a cold Feastday morning, Head Councilmen El’Arad announced the disbandment of the High Guards of Erud.