Skies of Arcadia
The Old World
Many centuries ago, an estimated two to three thousand years in fact, the world was much more advanced. Technological, magical, and architectural marvels far beyond current capabilities held sway over the world. Legends tell of great magics, fantastic cities, terrible wars, and even horrible monsters. All of this, however, came to a very abrupt end in the Rains of Destruction. Moonstones normally fall to Arcadia only very rarely. Most are relatively small. However, the old world ended when hundreds of thousands of moonstones of all sizes plunged into the skies all at once. The massive barrage of impacts wiped out the existing civilizations, and killed most of Arcadia’s population. It has taken these millennia for the people to recover this far, and if legends are to be believed, the current nations have far to go indeed before they can begin to rival the might of those ancient peoples.
But what caused the Rains? And will they come again? Is this just a freak event, another of Arcadia’s many mysteries? Or is it a riddle which must be solved in order to avoid the destruction of everything the people of Arcadia have built and hold dear?