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Introduction

The original races left no historical records from the Ancient Era, and the only clues of the past are the relics and artifacts found in Ruins outside Ethergia.

The Ancient Era was a time of tenable peace with only minor conflicts as alliances, rivalries, and enmities periodically shifted. This period of coexistence ended when the Nach, creatures of the night and sure of their racial superiority, waged a war to conquer all the races in Ethergia. The Nach allied with the Ohrg, Khun, and the Bartuk against the Turan and Xenoa. As the struggles carried on, the Eonay race remained neutral, choosing to invest their time and energy in developing their science by avoiding the conflict. The first significant shift in power during the war occurred when the Bartuk betrayed the Nach and joined the Turan and Xenoa. The loss of a crucial ally prompted the Nach to genetically engineer the Kruxena race (a hybrid developed from the Nach and the few Bartuk that remained loyal) as brutal killing machines to bolster their diminishing ranks. Meanwhile, the Eonay attained incredible power by mastering Manna manipulation with their newly developed technologies.

The Nach were ultimately defeated by a desperate mistake: Unintentionally trapping themselves in a singularity when one of them touched the Noxxion (the source of the Luahn Manna that they used as power). The Kruxena, Ohrg, and Khun were swiftly defeated by the Turan and Bartuk without the strength and leadership the Nach had provided. The war ended, the Kruxena were scattered around the world, and the Turan and Bartuk made peace. In the following years, the Eonay achieved the pinnacle of their prosperity by using their advanced science in Exekion, and decided to leave their home to explore the unknown universe. Unfortunately, they left some remnants of their research and science behind...

The Xenoa, Turan, and Bartuk races united to form the Holy Xenon Empire in the Medieval Era. During this time the Xenoa discovered what was left behind of the discoveries made by the Eonay. The Xenoa used the technology to usurp total control of the Empire, suppress the Turan and Bartuk, and force all of their subjects to convert to their religion and serve their goddes. This violation of basic freedom caused great dissent amongst the Xenoa elite class. Political factions formed, and there were heated, frequent debates between the Liberal Party (which fought to protect rights of the Turan and Bartuk), and the Reactionary Party.

The Reactionary Party of the Holy Xenon Empire, led by Antius III, assumed absolute government control and declared all science as a form of paganism, and thus illegal. This hopeless time in Ethergia's history is known as the Dark Age. The laws prohibiting the use of Eonay and Nach technology/magic were enforced to prevent the Turan and Bartuk from gaining power to overthrow their Xenoa masters. The ruling Xenoa escalated their abuse and exploitation of the Turan and Bartuk, so when they rebelled against their oppression, the Xenoa retaliated with a public massacre of Bartuk children. This event, now known as Bloody Tuesday, triggered the Marze War in which the Turan and Bartuk fought together against the Xenoa for independence.

The Kruxena race, which had been living in small, isolated communities, eventually joined the fight against the Xenoa. Although most Kruxena are typically described as cold natured and solitary, they rationalized that they are genetic relatives of the Bartuk: as a slight to the Bartuk which could be construed as an insult to the Kruxena. The Turan, Bartuk, and Kruxena Alliance proved to be powerful enough for the Xenoa to desperately resort to executing the Thanatos Project, which involved combining the Luahn Manna power of the Nach with the science of the Eonay. This reckless gamble caused a massive explosion that tore the continent of Ethergia apart.