was torn by war for over 500 years, race warring against race, each seeking to
destroy the other. Led by Emperor Nocens, the humans rose to battle against the
elves, prepared to eliminate their race from the land. But the great spirit
Astrum prophesied of a girl, the two bloods united in her veins, who would
bring peace to the land.
of the Two Bloods became a Rider of a legendary Golden Child, a dragon named
Oriens of the Rising Sun. Aided by Caelum, Fallen Prince of Iterum, a great
army as had not been seen in Paerolia throughout the Great War, one that united
all races of the land, rose to meet Emperor Nocens. Led by the Rider, the
Prince, and the Golden Child, this army of all races found victory on the Shyrn
Plains and Paerolia found peace.
three Guardians built a new government in the human capitol of Vereor, led by a
faithful soldier of their armies, Ja’ol. Eliana and Caelum lived long lives,
training new Riders, many of whom were their own children, and building the Hall
of Riders between Vereor and Iterum. Under their watchful gaze and Ja’ol’s
gentle hand of leadership, Paerolia entered into a great golden age. At Ja’ol’s
passing, Vereor mourned, and a new chief judge was elected, continuing the
peace in Paerolia.
and humans lived in harmony, and soon Eliana was not the only half-blood in the
land. When Prince Caelum left this life, Eliana mourned. She wept until she
could weep no more, then followed him into the world of spirits. And, as the
laws of dragons state, Oriens joined her shortly thereafter.
of Paerolia mourned at the loss of those three great leaders, erecting a shrine
to honor them in the center of the Hall of Riders, where Riders of every race
could pay homage to the ones that came before. For two hundred years, their
memory held Paerolia in peace and harmony. The reign of the judges continued,
ruling righteously over the land.
the greed of men can be suppressed for only so long. The humans once again
began to long for a single ruler, that they might follow the example of the
great elven nation, where kings and queens continued to reign, descendants of
Caelum’s brother, Denio. But the law established by that first Rider prevented
the seats of the judges ceased to be a seat of election and began to be passed
from father to son. Bribery and extortion crept into their midst, even reaching
its dark fingers into the Hall of Riders. Women were banned from that great
Hall, no matter their race, and the honor that had been held by all became restricted
judges held the Riders through threats and bribes, and those who should have
led with honor allowed evil into their lands out of fear and greed. Judges
sentenced anyone who spoke ill of their reign to slavery in their households
for the rest of their lives. And when their children were born, they too led a
life of captivity.
the stories of the great golden dragon, his half-blood Rider, and the brave elf
prince continued to echo in the hearts of the people, giving them hope that
another golden age would soon come.