Tower of Artifice

Date: 10/25/2012 at 18:53
From: Anonymous
To : Everyone
Subj: Tower of Artifice

Early Dzanin, a silent threat spread across Triagia. Large, glowing spheres of Mana agressively assaulted anyone whose path they crossed, absorbing their life essence and growing stronger with each kill. They appeared all over, seemingly with no rhyme or reason.

It was the Magicians of Stardock who first discovered the source of the problem, an ambitious artificer by the name of Valherenn. The spheres were a byproduct of what she called her life's work - the creation of a semi-sentient construct that would revolutionize labor by taking the place of farmers, smiths, tailors, and artisans who would rather spend their time following other pursuits. Unfortunately, her experiment backfired, causing the spheres to spread all around Triagia, siphoning energy from wherever they landed.

Valherenn fled Stardock upon realising her failure and gaining additional insight into the properties of the spheres themselves. She was closely pursued by a cadre of magicians and a few rogue agents after a massive wave of energy emanated from nearby Loriel, revealing the location of her tower fortress. Upon arriving, they found that the Artificer was well entrenched, as her tower includes no small amount of constructs of her design, and a number of apprentices in her employ. The group quickly explored and unveiled some of the tower's secrets, but Valherenn remains a potential threat to Triagia.

Penned by my hand on the 18th of Dzanin, in the year 37.