Legacy of Amon
The Great War
While peace and stability contented most of the people of Acline, members of Royal House Rylith from the Kingdom of Lagon were never happy with the status quo. House Rylith had always been a House with a specialty in war. But the march of progress diminished the need for raw resources, and thus with it a need for warfare. As the rise of magic continued, racial wars continued to be waged, but slowly as magic reached its pinnacle, the wisdom of the longer lived races shone through. Prior to the great war, elves and dwarves has ushered in a reign of peace to expansive that many of the independent human city benefited from it as well. In the end, only Lagon continued its exultation of war.
This focus on war lead Lagon to develop a number of magic weapons in secret. For generations Lagon kept careful history of magical development and used what they learned to make the most devastating weapons. However, fate managed to dash House Rylith’s dreams. An emissary, Lord Merne, from the Dusklands, a capable arcanist and diviner, was to wed a princess of House Rylith. Normally, House Rylith was extremely secretive about its Royal Palace because of the extensive magical research within, but Merne was even more secretive about his near obsessive use of Divination to foretell the future. Normally, magical wards and kept long range divinations from seeing into the Rylith Palace, and since no outsiders were let in, its secrets were safe. That changed when Merne entered and found that his divinations were picking up vast amounts of magical energy. With some investigation, Merne discovered the truth and informed his home country, but not before it was too late for him and the Dusklands.Merne was captured, forced to marry a Member of House Rylith. Merne was a hostage, and it allowed Lagon to invade the Dusklands with minimal resistance. By that time, it was too late for Lagon to surprise any other nations. Immediately, Lagon launched attacks against all its neighbors. The magical weapons it employed brought its neighbors to their knees. But with the entire world united, Lagon soon found itself unable to handle to raw difference in numbers, despite the technological advantage.