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History

The tale of the Shadows is long and still unclear in many respects. There are indications that some Shadows, particularly those of the more powerful Panumbris and Umbris types, predate the conversion of Ilservian into Bael'Zharon. Scholars believe this indicates the force that empowered the Hopeslayer has sought the conquest of Dereth for a far much longer time than is commonly known.[1]

Grael's Rebellion

The first confirmed transformation into Shadows was that of Grael and his companions. Grael was a warrior of a tribe of Ruschk in the north of the Kingdomw of Haebrous, who called themselves Mukkir.[2]In the fifth year of the reign of Braletain of Haebrous, Grael's tribe is slain and Grael is taking captive to serve as a slave in the gladiatorial pits.[3][4] As time led on, Grael gathered an army of slaves, fought their way from the pits[3] and savaged the kingdom for three days[5] Because the slaves did not have any magical capabilities, and the Haebrous forces did, the Rebellion was suppressed quickly.[5] Grael managed to flee[5][2], together with four other survivors, the brothers Farelaith, Baranaith, Hiranaith and Korogaith.[6] Grael sought the help of "Darkness" to fight the Haebrous.[5][7]

One night, Farelaith woke up, and found Grael and his brothers caught in some sort of dark magic.[6] Grael seemed to undergo his transformation willingly, and swore oaths with the "Dark that speaks".[5] Farelaith's brothers were wrapped in darkness and started screaming.[6] The three brothers now serve, turned into Shadows and having lost their name, in the Temple of Stirring Shadows.[8] Grael learned "to move within the Dark that walks and learned to devour the light" of the Empyreans.[5] According to the Falatacot, Grael is, because he is not "pure-blood", i.e. Empyrean, incapable of wielding the full power, and a flawed and imperfect vessel for the energies of the Living Darkness. Grael however, possesses something that no Empyrean does: a transcendent and transforming rage, a heart filled with the kind of pure, perfect hate which made him a perfect conduit for the powers of war and destruction and despair. He could serve as an experimental subject for the "Dark Ones". They wrapped him in thorns, in a mantle of Living Darkness and gave him life everlasting within the Darkness, and they tought him to bring True Death and how to extinguish the light of creation.[2] The "mantle" however,was not originally meant for him, slipped out of the grasp of the Nameless. He took the Gift, enslaved others as he had been enslaved, and fled from The Elder Spirits as he fled from his own slavemasters.[7] Grael, now called the Black Spear of the Kemeroi, went on to the north. The place he chose to sleep was an isle north of Vissidal Isle.[9] He fell asleep in a realm that was forbidden to the Shadow. The Black Spear is of the Shadow, but drifts outside of the domain of Shadow.[7] His presence, "dreaming songs of rage"[5], covered the island in Shadow, and the isle soon came to be called the Dark Isle. Those Falatacot who followed the Old One, N'cthail, took a chance and used ancient seals to sink the isle below the waves. It was their hope that none would ever wake Grael and that this world would be free of him forever.[9]


Empyrean Shadow War

Three thousand years ago, during the invasion of the town of Daralet by Yalaini soldiers, a man of the village of Daralet named Ilservian Palacost, could endure no more the abuses of the village's elders. Iservian's son, Avoren Palacost, was deprived of access to food or water, resulting in his death, and the subsequent unfocused aggression of his father[10][11] Ilservian was run out of town, though not before he vowed to find the edge of the darkness that hung over the eaves of the earth.[11] He did not depart alone. His closest friends accompanied him. Elithra the mage, Ler Rhan the scribe, Omadin the farmer, Ferah the warrior and Isin Dule the friend of Ilservian since childhood. A small group of sympathizers also joined them. [11] They wandered far into the endless frigid mud of the wastelands, vainly seeking light. At last Ilservian called to the darkness in anger. But there was no answer. Ilservian pressed on, growing weaker, shouting his fury and anguish into the wind and rain. And then, something answered. [11]

Ilservian Palacost gave himself over in service to an ancient, nameless power of darkness and madness. He became known as Bael'Zharon, the "Slayer of Hope" in the language of Asheron's people.[12]

Four hundred years later, Ilservian returned, transformed by some dark power[13] into Bael'Zharon the Hopeslayer. This was called the Empyrean Shadow War. He led an army of shadow that brought death and madness in its wake. No force could stop it as it consumed armies and whole villages down to the last man, woman and child.[10] While investigating the events, whole armies disappeared, and Lord Atlan was reported being ripped apart. [11][14]

Ilservian's followers were changed into Shadows. The first Shadows, then, were Empyrean, corrupted by the same force of chaos that empowered Bael'Zharon. These Shadows fought a vicious war against the ancient Empyrean and nearly destroyed them. Only the actions of the Yalain Mage Council and Asheron saved the race from absorption or destruction. Three of the companions of Ilservian Palacost, Isin Dule, Ferah and Ler Rhan survive the [Empyrean Shadow War]], two (Omadin and Elithra of Daralet) are slain.[12][11] [10][11] During the final imprisonment of the Hopeslayer, the council was slain, the earth was scorched in a 3 miles radius. A place today called Obsidian Plains[11]The trap set for the Hopeslayer burst into six fragments, but the Empire was only able to recover five. The last piece was never seen again by living eyes. That should have been the end of the tale, save for the Gelidites.[11]

Portal Year Era

Since then, the Shadows have captured and corrupted many humans into members of their ranks.[12] One of the first Isparians known to be turned into a Shadow was Hamud ibn Rafik, a member of the Shagar Zharala on Ispar and founder of the Tenebrous Edge on Dereth.[15][16][17][18]

There is strong evidence that the Order of the Raven Hand is involved with the Shadows. One of there victims is Bewren, who was turned into a shadow after being betrayed by his brother.[19][20][21]

It is known from historical records that in the last war, the Shadows similarly twisted several Gromnatross -- the adult form of Dereth's Gromnies -- into the Shadow Spires.[12]

The Fourth Sending of Darkness

Thousands of years later, after the Olthoi drove the Empyreans off of the planet,during a digging by the Gelidites, a young mage named Frisirth found a beautiful, sparkling crystal. The locals called it “Great Work”. A human expedition slaughtered the Gelidites, and destroyed their “Great Work.” So, the Isparians were unwittingly duped into freeing Bael'Zharon from his crystal prison.[11] Thus in Portal Year 11 began the Fourth Sending of Darkness. The Shadows attacked from all sides, the Hopeslayer roamed the land, and the rivers ran red. [10]

Ilservian's surviving friends became corporeal once more and raised the Thorns, using them to alter the patterns of magic in the world. Ferah, by now called Black Ferah, and Ler Rhan attacked the Isparian population and kidnapped some of them for individual trials. [11] The Shadows launched their invasion during the Thorns of the Hopeslayer patch. Their armies poured into the Direlands under the leadership of general Black Ferah. After being defeated a few times, she moved her command post into one of the Shadow Spires where she was overwhelmed after a coordinated attack of the Isparians.[22] The invasion of Ler Rhan's forces started in A'mun Desert. Unlike Ferah, he elected to directly establish his headquarters in the Spires. After he was slain there, he moved on to the plains in the Aluvian-settled regions of Dereth. Again, he was tracked and defeated. Once more he moved, into the Spire found in the Blackmire Swamp. Once more he fell. The conquered Spires held keys to the Nexus Crystal, which was defended by an army of Undead and Shadows (See als Nexus Shadow Armor Quest). [22]

Until the To Raise a Banner of Flame, the Spires moved over the landscape, but their army and their generals remained unseen.[23] The Spires of Ferah and Ler Rhan's Spires attacked Cragstone and Arwic.[11] Ler Rhan's forces invested Anadil's garrison at the Fenmalain Vestibule, but the battle ends indecisive, partly due because Isin Dule withheld his forces.[24] Before any action could be taken by the divided Shadows, the Isparians interfered again and destroyed all three of the Vault Crystals.[11] After five of the Soul Crystals were destroyed, only the Shard of the Herald kept Bael'Zharon imprisoned.[25] The destruction of the 6th and last Crystal, the Shard of the Herald, took place with help of the generals Black Ferah and Ler Rhan and their Isparian allies. The Shadows of Ler Rhan disturb the parlay of the forces of the Empyreans, the Virindi and the Shadow faction of Isin Dule, and the Senechal of Chalicmere, Lord Amarand perishes.[26][27] In the month of Frostfell, P.Y. 11, a desperate alliance formed between Asheron, the Virindi, the undead Dericost, Isin Dule, and the Isparians.[10] After the second time the Hopeslayer is defeated, the Shadows retreat.[28] Ilservian Palacost is finally weakened and his physical form destroyed, however, Ferah and Ler Rhan] are not. Isin Dule retreats to "somewhere in the lonely wastes".[11] Bael'Zharon was driven off of this plane of existence but he was not destroyed.[10]

Activities on Caul

The first mention hereafter of Ler Rhan is during the Mirror, Mirror event. The island of Caul undergoes a radical change due to experiments of Aerbax in cooperation with Ler Rhan, also referred to as "The Mirror". Aerbax discovered an “Energy Source”.[29] where it found a companion [29] which it called its Mirror.[30][31] It was later revealed that Aerbax's Mirror was Ler Rhan, and the Energy Source was a Kemeroi, one of the great evil beings hidden deep within the world, which further twisted it towards Shadow and destruction.[32]Together, they were responsible for taking over Caul Island from the Directive and the once Virindi dominated island now shows a strong Shadow influence. Not only did the island physically change (ridges becoming higher and more pronounced, and the plateau in the middle changed into a crater, Caulcano), but also the flora, and for all, the fauna.[33][30][29][34][35] For some time Aerbax and Ler Rhan were rather inactive, with their only major activities on Dereth being the creation of the creatures which now populate the Valley of Death, such as the shadow-touched Virindi[36] They used the Energy Source to augment creatures and Virindi to new strengths.[37][38][39] [30] [29][40] Some were less successful than other, like its experiments on Mosswarts (referred to as "croakers").[41]. The experimentations on Shadows however, were more promising.[42]

Ferah is responsible for the creation of the Shadow Stone[43] During the A Perfect Paradox event, she orders a raid on Anadil's Tomb to steal the pieces of the Staff of the Nomads. Her forces obtain one of the pieces and hide it in the Lightless Catacombs. Forces loyal to Anadil relocate the other piece to the Abandoned Observatory.[44][45]

The three generals, Ler Rhan and Black Ferah on one side, Isin Dule on the other, concentrate their activities on Caul, where Isin Dule keeps a close eye on the whereabouts of the other two. [28][46][47] To that goal, Isin Dule raises a Shadow Spire on Caul.[28]

The War of Blood and Shadow

The Shadows become active again during the The War of Blood and Shadow Story Arc.

During this arc, the disappearance of the armies of the Viamont and New Aluvia on what is now known as the Shadow Marsh occurred. Many of the forces were turned into Shadows, some willing, some unwilling [48][49]

This was caused by the release of dark powers, because both the Raven Hand and Dardante tried to summon Grael and get him under their control.[50][51][7] Also, High Archon Lucane Kraest of the Raven Hand got a vision of a presence of a being not unlike his master, the Hopeslayer. and in the hope to find an ally or a puppet to control, he destroyed the first of the crystals, hidden by the Dericost in the Nightmare Gate on Caul.[52]

Isin Dule finds out about the activities of the Raven Hand, notably High Archon Kraest, trying to summon Grael and orders his forces to interfere.[53] Some members of the Raven Hand have willingly embraced the Shadow and joined Isin Dule's cause. [28] Others, such as Archon Merille he does not trust.[28]

The summoning of Grael did not go as planned[54], and both Pontifex Maegris and Count Dardante's main assistant, Archmage Aigonne, were turned into shadows.[55] The experiments with Grael having gone awry, Grael became now Dardante's master instead of the other way around. [56]. Dardante, being corrupted by Grael, was turned into a Shadow.

When Isin Dule cannot prevent Grael from being summoned, he calls in the help of the Isparians to rise the Dark Isle.[57] and to prevent the Dark Isle from being sunk again.[58] During Toward Ancient Shores patch, he opens the way to the Dark Isle[59], the "island where Grael once slept".[60]

Preceded by invasions of the Derethian towns by Shadows during the From the Darkest Depths patch[61][62], a breach was made for Grael's main contingent near Arwic, lead by the Makkar.[63][64]

Grael was finally defeated by splitting him in three aspects by destroying the White Totem on the Halaetan Isles (Ruschk Aspect)[65], the Black Totem on Caul (Shadow Aspect)[66], and the Abyssal Totem on Dark Isle (Mukkir Aspect)[67]. Oswald brought the Ordina Rossu Morta and Whispering Blade together to fight against Grael.[68] Queen Elysa and King Varicci II decided to cooperate and slay each one of those aspects separately.[69][70]

Favored Sons

Ler Rhan's experiments instigated by Aerbax[71] resulted in the creation of a Prodigal Shadow Child by the name of Kirienne Palacost.[72][73][74]

Another of their actions was the establishment of an imposter of Lord Kresovus in Linvak Tukal[75] and the alteration of Lugians into Shadow Lugians [76] and therefore, indirectly, the kidnapping of Balor.[77][78][79] The Shadow Kresovus, the Prodigal Lugian, was discovered and the real Lord Kresovus was rescued from the tunnels below the fortress city of Linvak Tukal. Balor's pelt was found below the city, but the fate of the beast was still a mystery. [80]

Joining the Ranks of the Isparians

Isin Dule finds a way to remove the "taint" from those following him by studying the work of Aerbax. Asheron sends him one of his Lifestones, and the Shadow faction of Isin Dule joins the Isparian people. [81][82][83][84]

The UMBRAEN and PENUMBRAEN are a people born from the other Isparian heritages, who sought to join with the chaotic powers of the Shadow, and were then transformed into the Umbrean or Penumbraen. Those who have undergone the transformation into Umbraen or Penumbraen have forgotten and released their pasts into the winds. They are children of the Shadow, now and forever. Most Umbraen and Penumbraen come from the followers of the Shadow, Isin Dule. Isin Dule only asks that his new children embrace the chaos and potential they have been given, and use it to raise themselves to greatness. What follows is in Isin Dule's own words to his children.[83]

'Folk remember the dark times, when destruction roamed the land. They think of war... death... torment. They blame those of us who walk in the shadow, call us evil. But we are not. We were deceived by the one who ruled us. To understand us, you must first understand him. Hopeslayer, they call him. Bael'Zharon, the fallen lord. He craved power, and gave himself to chaos. His obsession nearly destroyed the world. The shadow's path runs along the sword's edge. On One side, untold strength. On the other... madness. The Hopeslayer strayed - and fell. Look on his face, and swear: I will not follow.' [83]

The Tou-Tou Shadow Invasion

During the Hidden In Shadows patch, a Shadow Spire appeared near the town of Tou-Tou.[85][86] This was the starting point of a new wave of Shadow activity, led by Ler Rhan and Black Ferah, both now in their true forms, and not as aspects.[87][88] Though it seems their goal is to bring back Bael'Zharon to the surface, this was merely a test of theories.[89]. In fact, they are collecting information on the ley lines around Tou-Tou in the hope of bringing the Hopeslayer on for a prolonged time, to defeat Isin Dule and to spread the corruption all over Dereth.[90][91] The Shadows started the attack Tou-Tou and many of the townsfolk decide to evacuate.[92][93] The siege of Tou-Tou succeeded and the town, and the inhabitants that stayed behind, was corrupted and pulled toward the shadow[94]. The remaining townspeople were turned into shadows, be it weak and unwilling.[95][96] The event culminated in the reappearance of the Hope-Slayer, and its subsequent defeat by the combined forces of Asheron, Isin Dule, the golem Deewain and even Ulgrim left his favorite drinking spot to give a wack or two with his sword. The forces of Ler Rhan and Black Ferah retreated, though the town of Tou-Tou remains devastated and occupied by the shadow forces and their leaders will keep trying to collect crystals to keep trying to summon the Hopeslayer.[97][98]

Rulers

There are only three Shadows known by name. Ler Rhan and Black Ferah are “generals” in the service of Bael'Zharon. They are extremely powerful entities that do not seem to fully exist in our world. Instead, they send aspects of themselves into Dereth. Isin Dule was once a fellow Shadow general, but rebelled when his master was freed in P.Y. 11. When Bael'Zharon was defeated, he exiled Dule and his forces from the ranks of the “true” Shadows. [1]


Culture

Religions and Beliefs

Customs and Traditions

Umbraen and Penumbraen tend to take names either along the lines of the other Isparian Heritage groups, or names that epitomize their newly-embraced chaotic nature. They are naming themselves anew, in celebration of what they have become, and are thus only restricted by their own creativity. Examples of female names are: Leikny Shadowsworn, Leila, Kurayami Mika, Elda du Nerezza. Examples of male names are: Uor Darkbound, Sariyah, Kurasa Fudo, Vittore di Nerezza. [99]

Real World Basis

Texts

Amorphous Lump Icon Amorphous LumpFleshy Lump (Isin Dule's Orders) Icon Fleshy Lump (Isin Dule's Orders)Fleshy Lump (Shadow Note Translation) Icon Fleshy Lump (Shadow Note Translation)Oozing Lump Icon Oozing LumpPulsing Lump Icon Pulsing LumpShriveled Lump Icon Shriveled LumpSticky Lump Icon Sticky LumpThrobbing Lump Icon Throbbing Lump

Internet Articles

Factions

Items

Armor
Doppelganger Robe Icon Doppelganger RobeDoppelganger Shield Icon Doppelganger ShieldHelm of Isin Dule Icon Helm of Isin DuleMask of the Hopeslayer Icon Mask of the HopeslayerNexus Celdon Leggings Icon Nexus Celdon LeggingsNexus Celdon Girth Icon Nexus Celdon GirthNexus Celdon Breastplate Icon Nexus Celdon BreastplateNexus Celdon Sleeves Icon Nexus Celdon SleevesNexus Koujia Leggings Icon Nexus Koujia LeggingsNexus Koujia Breastplate Icon Nexus Koujia BreastplateNexus Koujia Sleeves Icon Nexus Koujia SleevesNexus Amuli Leggings Icon Nexus Amuli LeggingsNexus Amuli Coat Icon Nexus Amuli CoatShadow Captain's Heaume Icon Shadow Captain's HeaumeShadow Wings Breastplate Icon Shadow Wings BreastplateShield of Isin Dule Icon Shield of Isin DuleVisage of the Shadow Virindi Icon Visage of the Shadow Virindi
Weapons
Spear of Baranaith Icon Spear of BaranaithAxe of Korogaith Icon Axe of KorogaithMace of Hiranaith Icon Mace of Hiranaith
Jewelry and Gems
Repugnant Bracelet Icon Repugnant BraceletShadow Stone Necklace Icon Shadow Stone Necklace
Miscellaneous
A message from Ler Rhan to Black Ferah Icon A message from Ler Rhan to Black FerahAttunement Device Spring Icon Attunement Device SpringAttunement Device Gear Icon Attunement Device GearAttunement Device Bolt Icon Attunement Device BoltAttunement Crystal Icon Attunement CrystalBlack Gateway Token Icon Black Gateway TokenBlack Totem Gateway Icon Black Totem GatewayBlack Totem Icon Black TotemBoney Lump of Flesh Icon Boney Lump of FleshBroken Seal of the Elder Spirits Icon Broken Seal of the Elder SpiritsCorrupted Essence Icon Corrupted Essence (Trophy)Damaged Shadow Stone Icon Damaged Shadow StoneDark Rock Icon Dark RockDark Shard Icon Dark ShardDark Sliver Icon Dark SliverDark Speck Icon Dark SpeckDormant Shadowfire Stone Icon Dormant Shadowfire StoneElder Spirits Seal Fragment Icon Elder Spirits Seal FragmentElder Spirits Tablet Icon Elder Spirits TabletEnergy Scintilla Icon Energy ScintillaExperimental Shadow Stone Icon Experimental Shadow StoneFleshy Trove Icon Fleshy TroveFrozen Black Crystal Icon Frozen Black CrystalHastar's Essence Icon Hastar's EssenceHeart of Shadow Icon Heart of ShadowIniquitous Fragment Icon Iniquitous FragmentKoihoatai Fragment Icon Koihoatai FragmentLesser Corrupted Essence Icon Lesser Corrupted EssenceText Icon Parchment Message from Isin Dule to AsheronMessage from Ler Rhan to Ter Shen. Icon Message from Ler Rhan to Ter Shen.Minor Essence of the Hopeslayer Icon Minor Essence of the HopeslayerText Icon Parchment Nexus OrdersNexus Core Gem Icon Nexus Core GemNightmare Gate (Object) Icon Nightmare Gate (Object)Parfarrail Fragment Icon Parfarrail FragmentPartial Elder Spirits Tablet Icon Partial Elder Spirits TabletPiece of Recording Device (Top) Icon Piece of Recording Device (Top)Piece of Recording Device (Middle) Icon Piece of Recording Device (Middle)Piece of Recording Device (Bottom) Icon Piece of Recording Device (Bottom)Pieces of Recording Device Icon Pieces of Recording DeviceRaven Fragment Icon Raven FragmentRecording Device Icon Recording Device

Quests

Art & Images

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References

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  39. 2003/03 A Perfect Paradox - Teaser
  40. 2007/10 Masked Memories - Virindi Paradox Kill Task#Lore & Dialog
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  59. 2006/07 - Toward Ancient Shores - Lanaith#Lore & Dialog
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  61. 2006/07 Toward Ancient Shores - Letter to the Players
  62. 2006/06 From the Darkest Depths - Grael's Shadow Lieutenant#Lore & Dialog
  63. 2006/06 From the Darkest Depths - Shadow Breach Quest#Lore & Dialog
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  66. 2006/08 Shattering the Dark - Splitting Grael (Mid)#Lore & Dialog
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  86. 2011/03 Hidden In Shadows - Shadow Communication#Lore & Dialog
  87. 2011/04 Dark Deliveries - Teaser
  88. 2011/06 Stirrings in the Dark - Teaser
  89. 2011/06 Stirrings in the Dark - Fate of Bael'Zharon#Lore & Dialog
  90. 2011/07 Shifting Shadows - Ulgrim Rumors
  91. 2011/07 Shifting Shadows - Teaser
  92. 2011/08 A Rising Darkness - Teaser
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  95. [2011/09 Loss - Tou-Tou Blockade
  96. 2011/09 Loss - Jeweler Lo Dai-Ou (Creature)#Notes
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  98. 2011/10 Cloak of Darkness - Stop the Rebuilding#Lore & Dialog
  99. Character Creation/Naming#Shadow
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Isparian: Aluvian, Gharu'ndim, Kael Arran, Milantean, Roulean, Sho, Silveran, Souia-Vey, Viamontian. Empyrean: Dericostian, Falatacot, Haebrean, High Desert Nomad, Yalaini. Other: Banderling, Burun, Drudge, Gearknight, Lugian, Mosswart, Shadow, Tumerok, Virindi

Worlds Auberean, Bur, Gearknight Homeworld, Ezheret-Hazahtu, Ispar, Olthoi Homeworld, Tuu
Historical Records Texts, Internet Lore Articles, Patch Announcements, Utterances, AC:DM CD Lore, A Brief History for Travelers, The History of Auberean, Stormwaltz Quotes
Historical Summaries Prehistoric Auberean, Arelis Eipoth, Dericoi Eipoth, Vacari Eipoth, Rhethis Eipoth, Torethis Eipoth, Hyrethis Eipoth, Moriqui Eipoth, Portal Year Era
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