THE LORE OF ELSWORD
Elrios, Continent of the El Life Crystal
Darkness was all around and the waves faded out onto the dry land where Chaos was born. It wasn’t easy to look for any signs of life on this huge continent. One day, a huge gem struck the heart of the continent like lightning. After the incident, the continent was never the same. All the plants that were once dead came back to life and greeneries began to thrive in the bare, dry land. The ocean became alive, and soon an abundant river flowed into the forests. The peaceful wind brought life back onto the land.
The land became a blessed place, and just as people and animals began to appear, a breath of life seemed to emanate from the gem. The gem would shine and glisten on its own and spread living energy all around.
The gem was admired and people started to call it ‘El’. And soon the continent was named ‘Elrios’ after the admirable El.
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Nasod and the El Lady
Civilization spread over Elrios, and many people started to plant bright flowers of all kinds. Everything was made of natural power so that more humans could live an affluent life.
Their technology started to advance and so the creation of ‘Nasods’ came about. The man-made Nasods could not tell from the proper order of things. For the sake of convenience and the greed of humans, the El power was gravely misused. Eventually, as more Nasods were created, the power of El deteriorated and the continent became dark again.
Nasod production stopped and the sea spilled over to the land, dividing the earth up. The whole world began to shake and crumble until a lady revived the power of El. It is unknown how the power of El was recovered, but what is certain is that the spirit of the El Lady was present.
Those who survived the rough environment started to rebuild the continent with the highly powered Nasods. Although the power of El is not as strong as before, the continent is slowly returning to life. Ever since the revival of the continent, the people greatly venerated the El Lady.
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El Masters, the Harmony Festival, and the Last Day
Everyone rejoiced in the blessed life again and people started to preserve the power of El that the El Lady left behind. The Masters were chosen to govern the El, and they in turn found 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.
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.’ This day was indeed the most peaceful and tranquil in Elrios.
The El looks natural and full of spirit, but in reality, it is actually at the most unstable state. If the El facilitates the circulation of energy on its own, then it will become defenseless.
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 Lady who had deserted the El 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.
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The large explosion had caused the El to break into millions of pieces and the shards had been dispersed throughout the whole continent. It had even spread through the wilderness, mountain crevices, and the deep river swamps. The Nasods and human civilization had ceased to exist.
Survivors could only breathe in places where El Shards existed, and so it has caused many people to reside in areas where there were large El Shards. Soon, a massive earthquake split up the lands. Tremors continued for several months, and this eventually led to the continent splitting in two. Communities had been divided and the remaining masters have settled near large El Shards in order to restore the power of El.
The remaining people who had followed the Masters sacrificed their lives in order to restore the continent back to the way it used to be. Yet the heirs waited at the tower for the El Lady to return. The Kingdom is overrun with wicked beings that steal the broken El Shards and others that try to protect it.
The story begins, and it is now in your hands.
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