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  • Orwen's Encyclopedia

    Sage Orwen's record of the entirety of Ki'vun, commissioned at the start of the [[Age of Magic]]. The encyclopedia includes a detailed atlas of the world, including Niobe, and detailed entries on her nations, peoples, traditions, and geography.

  • Crystallurgy

    Crystallurgy is the art of forging crystals into items that possess magical qualities, creating devices to accomplish specific magical functions. Crystallurgy also refers to the skills required to wield such items. Items created through Crystallurgy …

  • Crystalogy

    Crystalogy is the art of the [[Tracer|Tracers]], who train exhaustively to learn complex arrays. An array is a design, usually circular, made either from loose crystal dust or from crystal dust suspended in ink, paint, or chalk, that executes a spell at …

  • Age of Magic

    The Age of Magic is the current age of Ki'vun, beginning three thousand years ago with the completion of the [[Crystal Spire]] in [[Niobe]]. It is an age of war and of power, as the nations are locked in a millennia long magical arms race. The Age of …

  • The Cataclysm

    The oldest written records in the [[Great Library of Orwen]] are from 20,000 years ago. They were written as the world was recovering from a great catastrophe. Even in these ancient records, the Cataclysm is referred to as something that happened …

  • Age of the Land

    Before there was magic, there was the Age of the Land. Starting ten thousand years ago, this age saw the development of the earliest [[Ithrians|Ithrian]] and [[Niobans|Nioban]] civilizations. According to the records of the [[Aphorans]], it was as the …

  • Aphoran Age

    Following [[The Cataclysm]] and the Millennial Flood, the first people to recover were the [[Aphorans]]. Over ten thousand years the race of Aphorans spread across both continents of Ki'vun and onto her constellations of islands. The Aphorans developed …

  • Archaic Age

    Very little is known of the time before [[The Cataclysm]] as no written records survive. What is known comes from the sparse archaeological record, which shows that the early ancestors of the [[Aphorans]] possessed strange technology and followed alien …

  • Crystal Wars

    The Crystal Wars were a series of invasions by the [[Aphorans|Aphoran]] armies of [[Calaedria]] into the [[Urnan Steppe]], which was inhabited by nomadic tribes of [[Ithrians]]. The war had its roots in the invention of [[Crystallurgy]] by the [[ …

  • Plains War

    The Plains War was a short conflict millennia in the making. In 1438 of the [[Age of Magic]], an army from the [[Shadowlands of Cas Nima]] marched eastward into the [[Hen'trase]], violently conquering the [[Hen'yab]] peoples and forcing them into slavery …

  • Great Library of Orwen

    Upriver from [[Amma]], on a hill overlooking the [[Ammarovoa River]], stands the Great Library of Orwen. The library holds the oldest records of the [[Aphorans|Aphoran people]], dating back tens of thousands of years. The library also contains thousands …