The Remnants of the Abyss
The abyss is all around us; it is our darkest thoughts, our greatest ambitions, our deadliest sins.
It has made us, molded us. We are it, and it is us, inseparable.
Upon the sundering of the mortal arts in the mid-1600s, the manifestations of the abyss — scars upon light itself — became beacons for the nameless and unnamable. Taking root upon the land Arcas, both artifacts and entities depraved became commonplace as outlets of the Abyss’s influence and the countless wounds it shares with mankind. These conduits, manifestations, and memories tortured the landscape and its inhabitants. They are spawns of Abyssal influence remain with a likeness of the damned Resonant Knights and the Abyss Wraiths that came before — though as the devilish things that mankind is told would come after.
Once proclaimed the “roamers” by the Judges of Xion, long forgotten in their days of self-proclaimed righteousness as actors of deliberation, these nameless beings of craven nature are drawn like locusts to areas where the lifebanks had grown stagnant. They are manifestations of negative mortal emotion, and surely where there is torment and suffering they would come. Invisible and intangible, they exist creeping in the slightest movement of shadows, as noises in the sleepless nights—just out of sight or invariably enough to cause the sanest of men to question the very threads of nature.
Honing to the that which is marked with darkness, these nameless beings come seeking to torment, to consume, and to instigate fear in the meek. Mindless and incomprehensible, there are none who quite understand the nature of the nameless fiends and their beacons, some spouting them as the curse of Malkaathe, a last spiteful act against deeds both terrible and degenerate.
You’ve felt them too haven’t you?
We musn’t stir the light—
Do not trust the whispers of the dead;
Do not trust the children screaming;
Do not trust the shadows in your eyes;
Do not trust the tidings of your mind.
Seeds of the Abyss
My little seed, my little seed…
Even now, my darkest deeds germinate within me.
Writing – Dardonas
Abyss Lore - Swgrclan
Inferis Lore – Helfiaz and Swgrclan
Resonant Knight Lore – Swgrclan Resonant Knight Lore Amendment - Swgrclan and Dardonas