It has come to my attention, that many do not know the nature of the Reverie or the Sundering Wars that brought us to where we are now. Many details seemed to have been lost during Triss Kerithrions great purge.
So I have attempted to collate my memories of that time, and detail how it is Incantation was born.
An Age of Wonder
This is the brief tale of the Reverie and Sundering Wars as recounted by the Balance of Ineluki
To begin this story, we must understand who the story is about, and from the perspective it is told.
I am the Balance of Ineluki Mistrivven, the calming force that allows the memories of Ineluki and Dracos to co-exist as one coherent being. However this tale is about the most beloved Golden Twin, Lothiriel Cancarneyar. This is ultimately the story of Lothiriel’s death and the many betrayals surrounding it, and whilst all of Erdreja felt her death, none felt it as greatly as her twin brother, Ineluki. As such this perspective is the story as known by her brother, with all the loss and pain that only love can feel.
During Erdreja’s creation the Elves were brought to Erdreja, and were tasked with guiding and nurturing the young dragon. Each Clan of elves appointed a leader, for the Illythiri clans Lothiriel Cancarneyar is named. Her intelligence, wit and good nature quickly saw her ascend to be revered as a leader for all the clans of Elves.
For a few years the Elves explored their new home, new families were created and bonds formed between the clans. It was an age of growth, of learning and one that was the perfect inspiration for the young dragon. That was until a strange affliction began to affect all the Elves.
Time had been introduced to Erdreja, and the elves were ageing – affecting those born on Erdreja much more rapidly.
Many masters of magic began to research this new and strange power, the elves even tasted their first experience of war and death in their search to prevent this ageing affect. It was during these struggles that Ineluki felt his first taste of loss at the death of his Grandaughter at the hands of what had once been his finest student, Lyander Al’tath – but that’s another story entirely.
After a thousand years, the Elves had exhausted every avenue of learning and investigation, and so the leaders of the clans agreed to a powerful ritual during which they would attempt to communicate with the Dragon herself.
Rulien Sylvanost entered for the Sylvanni
Caelen Valandor entered for the Aquillari
Lothiriel Cancarneyar entered for the Illythiiri
Larethian Thuleandor entered for the Lythari
Sereg Sim Haldrike entered for the Vermilli
The Miyeritari refused to participate
During this ritual, the first great betrayal occurred. Evron Satuun, a trusted friend of the Elves had agreed to assist them with this ritual yet he used this opportunity to plunge his dark dagger into Lothiriel’s side, introducing the darkness of death to Erdreja’s direct view and understanding.
For a time nobody could understand what had happened, Evron was and had always been a friend to the Elves, that he could perform such a vile act seemed impossible.