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Much of the beauty of Elsword is found in its lore. Unfold the events that led up to the great adventure you're about to embark!
Birth of the Goddess / The Continent of Elrios
In the beginning, there lived the god of Darkness, Henir, and the Goddess of light, Elia. When Elia created the material realm, the demon realm’s creation followed as a result. The Goddess Elia tasked the Goddess Ishmael to become a steward of the material world.
There was darkness in the material world that Chaos was born out of it. To protect the material realm, the Goddess Ishmael placed a huge gem in the heart of the continent. Soon after, the continent thrived with life and became a place of abundance. The ocean became alive, a river began to flow into the forests giving it life. People and animals appeared to relish in the energy of the revived lands.
The gem would shine and give energy all around. People would come from many different places to admire the gem they would call El – the land it revived would be named Elrios.
The Monster Outbreak and the Elian
The Elrios continent became a prosperous land, but it still had traces of its influences from the Demon realm. In a dark forest, just North of where the El had settled, a dark energy seeped through the gap in the dimension and turned the creatures in the forest into monsters. One day when a large amount of dark energy was seeping rampantly, these monsters came out of the forest to attack the people.
When the citizens became paralyzed with fear, a general with an emblem of the Sun rallied his army against the monsters to defeat them. He seemed to be knowledgeable in harnessing the El’s power to fight. After that fateful event, more and more people who could harness the power of the El appeared. The Goddess Ishmael granted the power to control El to the children of those who settled near it. The common people started following them and turned them into leaders. These people have come to be known as Ellians.
Nasod and the El Lady
Under the guidance of the Ellians, civilization flourished. The Ellians started teaching people how to properly harness the amazing powers of El, and this prosperous period was known as the brilliant Ellian Civilization.
From this civilization, people called the Debrians appeared. These were the great minds who were able to overcome their lack of ability to manipulate the El through mechanical means. Among the Debrians, a genius named Adrian Nasod was the most prominent. He used code to create an El energy device with the ability to move on its own. These devices were called the Nasods. With further development, central AI’s called Adam and Eve and other 2nd generation Nasods were created.
The Debrians and the Nasods would create great cities like Elianode and Elysion.
Over time, the greed of humans caused the El’s power to go dark as it slowly deteriorated. In order to protect the Nasods, Adam started a war with the humans. But this Nasod War ended swiftly when the humans drained the Nasods of their El energy which caused Adam to cease functioning.
The El was at its breaking point due to the constant harnessing of its power, but a lady possessing Ishmael’s power was able to restore the El. Life slowly returned and the people started to venerate the El Lady.
The civilizations finally started to preserve the power of El that the El Lady restored. Masters were chosen to govern the El and in turn they would find a new El Lady to watch over it.
The first master, Master of Fire, is ‘Rosso.’
The power of fire is the power of passion, and there is joy to prevent the strength of the fire from overflowing.
The second master, Master of Earth, is ‘Gaia.’
He possesses the warmth and richness of the land and protects the continent of Elrios.
The third master, Master of Water, is ‘Denif.’
A combination of coolness and intelligence controls the sea so that it does not overflow onto the land.
The fourth master, Master of Wind, is ‘Ventus.’
The power of the wind energy keeps the universe in motion.
The fifth master, Master of the Sun, is ‘Solace.’
Elrios was revived due to the power of life and the birth of the sun’s power.
The sixth master, Master of the Moon, is ‘Ebalon.’
The power of the moon gives the people of Elrios comfort and security.
Each Master was endowed with different skills in order to use the El’s power to govern Elrios. They circulate the El’s energy to fertilize the land while calming the storm, thus giving rise to Nasod again.
Harmony Festival and The Last Day
In Elrios, a special event takes place once every 3 years. When the Sun and Moon become one, the sky will become dark and all living creatures spend this time to unwind and enjoy each other’s company. The purpose of this event is to let the El’s natural energy prosper and unite all; it was called the ‘Harmony Festival.’
During the Harmony Festival, the El tower was attacked by Solace, the Master of the Sun. Solace felt sympathy for the lady who watches over the El, and so he went on a mission to free her. As the Festival continued, the El Lady and Solace had disappeared together.
Before the Harmony Festival came to an end, Solace’s followers and those who had guarded the tower had gotten in a dispute. In the most horrendous hours, the El which had been deserted by the El Lady was very unstable and could not overcome the turmoil. A tremendous uproar ensued and explosions erupted everywhere. The El exploded into tiny shards that had been misplaced all over the Elrios continent.
A large explosion caused the El to break into millions of pieces. With the shards dispersed across the whole continent, the Nasod and human civilizations were slowly disappearing.
Survivors of the aftermath could only stay where chunks of El Shards could be found. This caused the people to split up into different parts of the continents where large shards were.
Soon, many earthquakes would split the land into two continents and these earthquakes would continue for several months. The remaining masters have settled near large El shards to protect it and restore power to the El.
The Kingdom became overrun with wicked beings that steal the El Shards and kill those who protect it.
This is where your story will begin…