Prologue: The Empyreons
In times long past, Orkfia used to be a peaceful world of unimaginable beauty and outstreched forests running into infinity. The world was ruled over by the immortal Elves, who existed in a state of bliss together with all that nature had created to live alongside them. This period was known as the Utopic Age, and under the reign of the Elves, civilization grew strong and a long period of serenity made life easy for all inhabitants of Orkfia.
But Orkfia's true genesis was completed when its ataraxis was invaded by muses that had a disastrous effect on the forces that had up until then controlled the minds of the people. A volatile group of thieves known as the Empyrean Thieves had unwillingly disrupted the natural flow of energy by opening a portal that lead to forbidden worlds. Serving as a cradle, from this pandora's gate were born a many powers that cancelled each other out until two emerged to rule: a will representing creation and a will representing destruction. Influenced by their seductive force, the Orkfians began experimenting with the dark sides of life. Death made its entry, and the Elves learned of other races that were born from the wills, enslaving them and using them as they saw fit. The Humans were the product of creation's will, and the Orcs were born from destruction's will.
Rapid progress took root, and many evils began spreading throughout the minds of all Orkfians. Unknowingly, a mighty force was slumbering in the cradle, and one day, a Comet appeared on the night sky, predicting doom for all Orkfians, including those who had come to understand themselves as being immortal. The Empyrean Thieves disbanded, and its leader disappeared. Afterwards, a new organisation, the Empyrean Mages, was founded by two persons that, although they appeared to be friends, were each other's complete opposites. As the Comet drew closer, they began experimenting with a mysterious force brought about by its deadly radiation: Magic.
In a desperate bid to deflect the Comet, a group of mortal Elves that had seperated themselves from the immortal High Elves, the Dark Elves, deployed a weapon that would bring even more disaster to the ill-fated planet. Failing to have its intended effect, radiation swallowed all of the Orkfian universe, and many new races came about. Bringing an odd kind of salvation to the Orkfians, the Empyrean Mages cast a spell that would change the Orkfian way of life for the worst. A time spell shifted Orkfia back in time a hundred years, granting the Orkfians more time to come up with a plan to destroy the Comet. A new era, the Eternal Recurrence, began.
Time had not, however, succesfully shifted back. The High Elven empire was still destroyed, the many races were still there, and most importantly, the Empyrean Mages were nowhere to be seen. When the Comet again drew close, all Orkfians were sure they would face their inevitable destiny. As a surprise, suddenly, Time again was shifted back, and the cycle repeated itself. These periods of the Comet colliding with the planet and time shifting back became known as the Ages. The time spell had become a trap for the Orkfian souls, who could not depart to the afterlife and were resurrected every new Age.
The Eternal Recurrence, however, is not everlasting. Unknown to the Orkfians, they are being controlled by even greater forces that appeared together with the Comet. These forces preside over the destinies of the Orkfians, and what will become of their world. Of these forces, there is always one that is watching over your tribe. There is always one that will try to lead your tribe to greatness. This force, if it grows strong enough, will dominate all of Orkfia and dictate its future. That force is you.
Last updated: January 2013