Vir Bellan'an: The Way of Eternity
05 Jun 2018
One day Andruil grew tired of hunting mortal men and beasts. She began stalking The Forgotten Ones, wicked things that thrive in the abyss. Yet even a god should not linger there, and each time she entered the Void, Andruil suffered longer and longer periods of madness after returning.
Andruil put on armor made of the Void, and all forgot her true face. She made weapons of darkness, and plague ate her lands. She howled things meant to be forgotten, and the other gods became fearful Andruil would hunt them in turn.
-- Translated from ancient elven found in the Arbor Wilds
(originally a oneshot & can still be read as such)
- Part 1 of Vir Bellan'an: The Way of Eternity
Even before the fall of Arlathan, vampires were a relic: Warriors beget by Andruil to fight beside her in battle. When there was no war to fight, vampires prowled Andruil's courts as her children. They took what they wished as they wished it, and cared for nothing beyond what furthered their own power. They were everything wrong with Arlathan, and if Solas accomplished one good thing in forming the Veil, it was that the secrets of their kind were lost forever.
Then, of course, he meets Mahanon.
- Part 2 of Vir Bellan'an: The Way of Eternity