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#1 Aug 06 2009 at 9:35 PM Rating: Sub-Default
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Hello everyone, I know a lot of people wasn't able to get on the site so I thought this help with info so here ya go! <--Link<-- Pics


"The Age of Adventure"

"Men are wont to suffer and forget wherin they've sinned ne'er bearkening back on tragedies past
least the Twelve might humble them."

Countless moons have waxed and waned since wandering tribes across Hydaelyn first arrived in Eorzea and settled its untamed lands. The benevolent deities who ruled the empty continent and its surrounding islands were impressed with the resilience of these primitive men and women, and in an act of mercy each saw fit to ensure their welfare.
These god and goddesses soon camE to be know as the Twelve,and the villiage thrived in their light until the land was bespeckled with several independent city-states. Though, where man walks, strife follows,and for generations, these tiny nations carved out of history of blood and betrayal built upon broken oaths and the sun bleached bones of the fallen.

However the fate of the land would soon change. Not fifteen years past, a new threat appeared without warning from the east. Metal-clad warriors brandishing weapons that spewed streams of fire, fleets of behemoth ships belching oily smoke that would blockout the sun for days at a time.
An alliance was amassed, but to little avial and it was not long before Ala Mhigo once considered the most powerful of the remaining Eorzean city-states, had fallen to the might Garlean Empire.

As the empire's dreadnaughts continued their march of terror across the blood soaked feilds of the north the remaining nations put aside their differences and clandestinely joined hands to form a loose alliance to ensure they not meet the same fate, should the invaders turn their eyes southword.

Fortunately, the invasion never came, and just as quickly as it arrived, the empire was gone again,

However, echoes of their grim message rang clear in the hearts of Eorzea's people-its effect on them, profoundand irreversible. the reamwould never be the same.

and it was thus that eorzea slipped into an "Age of Calm" durring wich an uneasy peaced prevailed.

To prepare for the comming storm, the first task of the newly formed alliance was to fortify their defense. In the previous era, few city-states maintained organized militaries, opting instead to hire the services ofmercenaries and hedge knights to champion their causes.
However after the fall of Ala Mhigo, city guard units we restucted into legitinate standing armies wich could be quickly called upon and mobilized if the need arouse.

Unfortunately , this left a majority of the realm's hire swords with nowhere to pledge their fealty and with their livelyhood ripped out from under them, many of these men and women resorted to actes of villiany to survive. For fear of the situation worsening and the land falling into chaos ,serval respected leaders from around eorzea gathered together and formed a network of guilds to provide these lost souls with the oppurtunity to redeem themselves by aiding others.

Through the foresight and resolve of these leaders a new industry known as "Adventuring" emerged, it's advent helping usher in the current era- an era of hope in a time when shadows of uncertainty loom even closer.

Edited, Aug 6th 2009 10:54pm by Ruam

Edited, Aug 6th 2009 10:54pm by Ruam

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