Like many harsh and desolate worlds, the inhabitants have learned that, to survive, they have to rely on one another and make the most use of the limited resources.  Much of these resources are provided by the elementals that exist around the world and are part of the world, itself.  This is a world of wizards and their search for knowledge in order to communicate with the elementals.  However, the price the wizards have to pay for this knowledge is high and it is an extremely lonely life.  But, it is needed, if the inhabitants want to survive.

She would do anything... even lose herself - Kira's story

Kira knew that she could never be part of the world of humans.  However, she longed for the love of one particular one but he was terrified of her.  She had a choice... remain forever apart from him or undergo the rituals to become like him. After the transformation, she found that he still rejected her.  Over time of living with the humans, she realized that she had made a mistake and prayed to the Nether Gods to punish the humans and return her to her former life.  As with many desires, you can never go back to the way that you were.  Decisions in the past have a way of altering who you are.

Kira knew that she could never be part of the world of humans.  However, she longed for the love of one particular one but he was terrified of her.  She had a choice... remain forever apart from him or undergo the rituals to become like him. After the transformation, she found that he still rejected her.  Over time of living with the humans, she realized that she had made a mistake and prayed to the Nether Gods to punish the humans and return her to her former life.  As with many desires, you can never go back to the way that you were.  Decisions in the past have a way of altering who you are.

Power in the wrong hands

One night, Halvar tells the tale about the powerful wizard who first started communicating with the elementals.  He was a cruel man and learned that, by performing certain rituals, he was able to extract the life force from the land and bind them to do his bidding.  The first elemental that he found was a rock elemental.  He bound the elemental to himself so that he could travel around the world and not be bound to a certain location.  He used the knowledge of that one elemental to bind more and more elementals to his command.  Eventually, he was able to bind the elemental of Night and Day.  He destroyed entire towns and livelihoods whenever a town didn’t acquiesce to his desires.  Eventually, he has destroyed so many people that Death decided to intervene.  In his arrogance, the wizard believed that he was more powerful than Death.  Death reminded him that there is always something or someone more powerful than each of us… even Death.  Death then takes him back into his womb and the wizard re-emerges as a smoke demon elemental.

One night, Halvar tells the tale about the powerful wizard who first started communicating with the elementals.  He was a cruel man and learned that, by performing certain rituals, he was able to extract the life force from the land and bind them to do his bidding.  The first elemental that he found was a rock elemental.  He bound the elemental to himself so that he could travel around the world and not be bound to a certain location.  He used the knowledge of that one elemental to bind more and more elementals to his command.  Eventually, he was able to bind the elemental of Night and Day.  He destroyed entire towns and livelihoods whenever a town didn’t acquiesce to his desires.  Eventually, he has destroyed so many people that Death decided to intervene.  In his arrogance, the wizard believed that he was more powerful than Death.  Death reminded him that there is always something or someone more powerful than each of us… even Death.  Death then takes him back into his womb and the wizard re-emerges as a smoke demon elemental.