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    #16
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    In Emerald Twilight
    The Fey

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      #17
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      Frequently Asked Questions
      And assorted other stuff that makes me want to tear MY FUCKING HAIR OUT WHEN I HAVE TO ANSWER IT FOR THE TEN THOUSANDTH GOD DAMN MOTHERFUCKING TIME

      I actively encourage people to edit this with things if they have the power, or PM me with rulings I've made in the shoutbox or via PMs, even if it doesn't particularly relate directly to lore.

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      Sort of Secret Planning Zone! No one looks in this thread, right?
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        #18
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        Item Lore
        Delicious Treasure!

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          #19
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          The Poisons of Nature
          Diseases, Pests, and Plagues!

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            #20
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            Relics
            Legendary Artifacts

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              #21
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              Children and Life Spans
              How long pregnancy takes depending on race, and how long each race lives

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              Populations
              A distribution of the races and their abilities in and around Heloras

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                #22
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                Those of the Brightest Past
                The Story of the Elves

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                Timeline

                27,643 BAI
                -The Cataclysm forces the sidhe courts to sacrifice half of their number to a spell called the Changing, creating the race of the elves from the Courts of the Sun, Stars, Moon, and Void.
                -The kings of the fallen courts vanish, leaving their wives to fend for themselves as the faeries reorganize themselves into the Courts arranged by the seasons, a phenomenon allegedly created by the magics used to do this.
                -The elves of the Court of the Void, the only group who were dissenting with the decision to enact the Changing, flee from their brethren and are never heard from again. The other newly created elves live alongside their former brethren.
                26,000 BAI
                -The elves begin to drift apart from their faerie brethren, establishing small villages and developing rudimentary agriculture as their populations grow.
                25,541 BAI
                -Elves develop the first written language in history, as well as basic mathematics. The first recordings of known history are written at this time.
                22,000 BAI
                -The first elven city is built, and to guard it against the primordial orcs and giants that bordered elven lands their first citadel was built as well, on the mountaintop that would eventually be renamed Gods-Reach.
                21,000 BAI
                -The elves officially split fully from the fey courts, who retreat into the seclusion of the wilderness while the elves engage in their first wars against the orcs.
                20,300 BAI
                -The wars are ended, with the orcs driven deep into the mountains and the giants nearly wiped out. The elves begin to spread across what is now Crolia and Badaria in small groups, founding villages that would grow into towns and eventually city-states over the centuries.
                18,700 BAI
                -Conflict brews among the elves, allowing their ancient foes the orcs to take some settlements from them as they skirmish among themselves. After one hundred years, the Summer Court of the Fey intervenes to end the dispute and restore peace, earning the anger of the other three courts against both them and against the elves they had helped.
                16,000 BAI
                -The elves begin to split from their ancient ways, all save those who were once the Court of the Moon discarding the court system in favor of monarchic or republican city-states.
                12,000 BAI
                -First contact with humans occurs, and the elves quickly begin to lose ground to the insistent expansion of their quicker-breeding but no less intelligent competition.
                11,600 BAI
                -Elves and humans begin to intermingle, producing the first half-elves and granting humans exposure to the written word.
                11,203 BAI
                -The dragon Malfegor conquers Gods-Reach and claims it as his lair using orc and giant slaves, the only time that it ever falls from elven hands until the orcs take it over eleven thousand years later.
                11,078 BAI
                -The dragon Malfegor is killed by a sidhe knight named Titannia, and Gods-Reach is given back to the elves.
                10,800 BAI
                -As human culture grows stronger in Badaria, the elves there migrate farther East to Amazonia, where they find other humans of a different cultural and ethnic origin. These more amicable humans become allies and cosettle the region, a fact mirrored to the North in Crolia. In the West, the elves present in Anudor are largely wiped out by mingling and breeding with the far more numerous humans.
                8,900 BAI
                -Elves and humans in Crolia officially join as city-states further develop, resulting in a unified culture. Meanwhile, those elves who had settled in the Amazon began to grow restless while sharing space with their human neighbors. Some whisper of otherworldly influence...
                6,000 BAI
                -The First Demon Invasion sends the elves into an uproar, but even though they strengthen their borders to the North they do not intervene, allowing the human kingdoms in Anudor to be laid to ruin while they sat by and watched.
                3,570 BAI
                -The Schism occurs, splitting the elves racially as demonic influence twists the elves of the court of the moon into the night elves, starting a war that would last two hundred years and be waged across lands held by humans and orcs that were increasingly hostile to both sides.
                3,315 BAI
                -The Blood War ends, with the remaining defeated night elves joining with their human neighbors or forming small, harmless tribal groups who quickly descended into near-total savagery.
                -The first elven queen of the city that would eventually be known as Therion is elected, resulting in a line of elven rulers that would last up to the alien invasion and beyond.
                3,000 BAI
                -A cult of night elves unleashes the next (fourth) demon invasion in the Pfitherian jungle, but it is repulsed before it can gain any real foothold.
                1 AI
                -The ancient elven citadel of Gods-Reach falls to the orcs, the first time it been taken from its ancient builders in more than ten thousand years. The elven records held there, untold centuries of history and lore detailing the arcana and culture of the elves, are burned and lost forever.
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                  #23
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                  Tongues
                  A guide to the Languages of Donevrion

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                    #24
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                    Sorcery
                    Magic, how it works, and how it relates to powers of the soul

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                      #25
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                      Damnation
                      A history of Hell in DG-Verse
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                      A simple timeline:
                      10,000 PI
                      -The Devourer arrives in hell and, over a period of 10 years, subjugates or eradicates the native creatures.
                      -Humans are kidnapped from the mortal world and transformed into the first demons.
                      9000 PI
                      -The society of demons is fully crafted, Corini becomes the first Queen of Hell, the Voice of the Devourer to his servants.
                      6000 PI
                      -The First Invasion takes place in the Anudor Desert.
                      5900 PI
                      -The First Invasion is pushed back, but not before the local humans are transformed into the Su-Ku-Ta.
                      -Corini is killed, and is replaced by the nightmare lord Nazrigel, the only King of Hell ever to hold power.
                      5000 PI
                      -The Second Invasion takes place, this time arriving in the city that would eventually become the Necropolis. It only lasts a year before the demons are pushed back, however.
                      -Nazrigel vanishes during the invasion, and it is assumed that he was killed by Matthias. Ishvar becomes the second Queen of Hell.
                      4000 PI
                      -The Third Invasion takes place on the island nation of Adamantia, resulting in the death or corruption of the entire population. The invasion is pushed back within a month by the combined efforts of Matthias and the island's fallen king, Elric. The island is sunk into the ocean as a result.
                      -Ishvar is killed and devoured by Elric. Natalie becomes the third Queen of Hell.
                      3000 PI
                      -The Fourth Invasion takes place in the jungle, and for the first time the shadow demons are unleashed upon the mortal world. The invasion lasts for less than a week before being pushed back by Sivicine, Matthias, and Elric.
                      2000 PI
                      -The Fifth Invasion takes place in Crolia, and again it is easily pushed back by Matthias, who had risen in power massively by consuming many of the other deities.
                      1000 PI
                      -The Sixth Invasion takes place in the Amazon, but the demons mysteriously abort it mere hours after it takes place.
                      2 PI
                      -The Seventh Invasion, though it is often referred to as the Sixth Invasion due to the shortness of that particular event, takes place in the town of Artmirst.
                      -The Devourer is destroyed, and Natalie is presumed dead after a battle with a group of adventurers. Civil war overtakes all of Hell.
                      The Year of the Invasion
                      -The alien invasion that devastated the mortal world is barely even noticed by the demons, who after a brief but bloody conflict push the aliens back. The Civil War ends as Natalie returns and reassumes power.
                      -Corini, the first Queen of Hell, returns after being released by Matthias through the machinations of a certain night elven witch, becoming the new deity for the demons but allowing Natalie to retain political control. She begins to attempt to steer the demons down a less self destructive path.
                      1 AI (After the invasion)
                      -The city of Acheron is founded officially upon the mortal world by the demoness Xeon. She retains no ties of any kind to Hell, and attempts to take her race in a new, less destructive direction, much like Corini.

                      Demons, their Society, and their Physiology

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                        #26
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                        Fairies and their Kin
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                          #27
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                          The Ways of War
                          Martial traditions of Donevrion

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                            #28
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                            Geography of Donevrion
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                              #29
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                              Festivals, Traditions, Sports and Games
                              Entertainment, rites of passage, and sporting on Donevrion and beyond.
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                                #30
                                Here is Unknown Squid's updated map of Heloras since galleries were lost in the forum transition.
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