The world as it once was...
Centuries ago, before most residents of Xi were even born, the world was ruled by powerful elemental beings that controlled the Earth, Water, Fire and Air. The power of these “celestial” beings was so great that no other life force could live on the planet without paying homage to them. A great and clever man, the “Shadowlord”, realised that the world could never thrive under its current rulers and organised a great army of all the lesser races. Together, they defeated the celestials and banished them in a dimensional prison. An ancient and powerful resident of the planet, the “Guardian of Mortality” was put in place to ensure they never escaped.
Thesis' Great Error
Thesis (described on our "Heroes of Xi" page") is often heralded as the greatest wizard in the world of Xi. However, his relentless experimentation and dabbling with powerful arcane spells led to a great calamity. As Thesis attempted to create portals between worlds he accidentally unlocked the seal placed on the celestial's prison, allowing them to re-enter the world. The elementals returned furious at their banishment and united to battle against the guardian of mortality in a conflict that would see mountains destroyed, the sky turn red and entire landscapes turned to ruin. The Guardian was defeated and the world left open to the celestial wrath.
Archo's Great Effort
Now we find ourselves in the present day, where you, the player, take up the role of general. Many of the more powerful factions in the land have long since forgotten the celestials and their power. The leaders of the Wind, Stone, Ember and Aqua castes are far more concerned with one another than the new threat that faces them. Only one man, Archo, seeks to unite the land and fight off the new danger. When you take up your army will you fight with a faction to control the world? Will you wield the fearsome power of the celestials and devastate any opponent in your way? Or will you join Archo and his bizarre shadowy force in trying to prevent the loss of any more life... welcome to the world of Xi!