A World Asunder
Paragons of Orthalyn
“Humanity will not fall to this Scourge. We will survive on stubborn force of will. We will find freedom from evil through victory or through defiance to the death. Cast down the immortal Tarrasque and push back the Arkali hordes. We refuse to die until our sons and daughters free Orthalyn once again.”This was a rallying call. The note and the contents of the book told that the key to ending the scourge was to slay the Tarrasque and keep it down. The Knight told her commanders of the book and asked their leave to find a way to slay the Tarrasque. Her commanders refused and sent her into the wastes as punishment, a death sentence. For nearly seven years, the Knight survived the wastes, looking for answers about the scourge and the old world. She observed the Arkali and found them to be almost like any other people until they saw someone who was not of their kind. Whenever they spotted the Knight, they would chase her with a vengeance. It was surprising, though, that they were not like a mindless horde. They were more coordinated than a veteran strike team, even in massive numbers. It almost seemed as if they were linked to the Tarrrasque like limbs.
Seven years after her exile, the Knight returned to Irythan. To this day no one knows how, but everyone knows why. The Knight returned to rekindle the Paragons, find how to make the Tarrasque mortal, defeat the Arkali and re-claim Orthalyn.The Knights of Bastion and the armies of the five nations are focused exclusively on defending the remainder of Irythan and they see the Paragons of Orthalyn’s goals as a threat to the existing powers and the security of Irythan.