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Overview[edit | edit source]

Note: The general setting and history of ArcheAge is based on a book series written by renowned Korean fantasy author, Jeon Minhee. The novels are "The Fir and the Hawk" and "The Heirs (Part 1)". A third novel, "The Heirs (Part 2)" is pending release.

Before The Collapse of the Lost Continent[edit | edit source]

ArcheAge Deities[edit | edit source]

  • The Mother Goddess is Thiol
  • The Goddess of the Hereafter (and Death) is Nui
  • The God of Destruction is Kyrios
  • The Goddess of the Sea and Change is Dahuta
  • The God of Abundance is Shatigon
  • The God of Wind is Tahyang
  • The God of Seals and Doors is Haje
  • The One Goddess of Purification is Salphira
  • The God of Victory is Akrites
  • The God of Desire (Hope) is Hora
  • The God of Love is Aier
  • The Goddess of Fortune is Ezi
  • The One God of the Sun is Hata (Localization Unconfirmed)
  • The Goddess of Art is Anir (Localization Unconfirmed)
  • The God of Inquiry is Ranshisha (Localization Unconfirmed)
  • The God of Revenge is Adalnus (Localization Unconfirmed)
  • The God of Winter is Neveh (Localization Unconfirmed)
  • The God of Summer is Nebura (Localization Unconfirmed)
  • The God of Probability is Zamra (Localization Unconfirmed)

The Hidden Era[edit | edit source]

A time in which Humans, Elves, the Firrans and Dwarves lived in harmony.

The twelve heroes featured in the novels "The Fir and the Hawk" and "The Heirs" lived in a period of time that took place 2,000 years ago in ArcheAge's world. There was an age older than even that, in which the Ipnya and Akasch races lived. The Ipnya and Akasch were part of a noble civilization, and were considered higher races. The Akasch were, however, evil, and as such they were sealed away by the Ipnya. The last king of the Ipnya remains in the Ancient Forest.

The Ipnya pursued the Akasch for nearly 1,000 years, chasing the Akasch to the new world. The Ipnya brought their magic with them, and their legacy remains as a strong influence in Elven society, both spiritually and culturally.

Another ancient race, called the Nuons, existed on the continent now known as Nuia, and their ruins can be found in Gweonid Forest and the ridgelands of Karkasse.


The First Expedition[edit | edit source]

Twelve heroes gathered in the Great Library of Delphinad, the capital city of Auroria, where they discussed and formed the library expedition[1] to the Garden (the Birthplace of the World). The expedition included:

  • Kyprosa Daeier
  • Orchidna
  • Tahyang Kahlzit
  • Gene Evernight
  • Melisara Livolla
  • Lucius Quinto
  • Eanna Nimush
  • Aranzeb
  • Aranzebia
  • Ollo
  • Inoch
  • Naima

The first expedition met with the Mother of Gods, Thiol and hence existed as follows:

  • Kyprosa Daeier

The fated Gatekeeper of the World. It is believed she assimilated with the God of Contact, Ranshisha.

  • Gene Evernight

It is believed that he assimilated the God of Destruction, Kyrios. However, as he was granted the "power of victory," it is possible that he had instead absorbed the power of the Akrites, the God of Victory.

  • Aranzebia

She assimilated the God of the Sea and Change, Dahuta.

  • Tahyang Kahlzit

It is believed he was assimilated with the God of Wind. (The God of the Wind's name is unknown.)

  • Eanna Nimush

The fated Leader of the World. The Mother of the New World. It is believed she assimilated with the Goddess, Nui.

  • Ollo

He assimilated the God of Iron Walls, Shatigon.

  • Inoch

He assimilated the God of Sealed Doors, Haje.

The Rose Era[edit | edit source]

After the death of the Mother Goddess, Thiol, the world returned to a state of normalcy, and the new gods among the first expedition inherited dominion over the world, imbued with great power. This marked the beginning of an era of new gods, and it was called the Rose Era.

During this period, the Ipnya were still alive and well, and the God of Wind (Tahyang Kahlzit) collected all of the Firrans to leave the other races and create a great empire. The Ipnya continued their war against the Akasch across several continents, sealing them away in another dimension, but only managed to seal their king in the Ancient Forest. After the Akasch were destroyed, the Ipnya species declined and faded from existence. The Ipnya's way of life and worldview had a profound impact on the culture and spirituality of the Elves.

The Rose Era was a time of peace that lasted for 500 years, which ended when confrontation between the new gods arose.

The God of Destruction, Kyrios (Gene Evernight) killed the God of the Wind (Tahyang Kahlzit), and as a consequence, the Firran people left Auroria and were nomadic for a time, eventually settling on the Eastern continent and making it their own. In truth, the War of Auroria was a result of Gene's inherent imperfections as a mortal with the powers of a God. He caused Melisara, Tahyang and Aranzeb's souls to forever remain in limbo.

It is not known what caused Gene Evernight to commit such atrocities.

Additionally, the Goddess Dahuta (Aranzebia) sealed herself in an abyssal island due to her love for her Godfather, Aranzeb, which caused the sea to lay calm, quiet, and tranquil.

The God of Iron Walls, Shatigon(Ollo) was confined for unknown reasons.

Inoch and Nui took Gene Evernight out from the underworld, separating him from Kyrios. This separation caused a catastrophic explosion that caused the Auroria to crumble. Very few survived, only by traveling through a portal Nui created. This expended all of Nui's power, and she was sealed away, sacrificed.

Lucius made a promise to Nui to keep her appointments, and he wandered the world spreading word of Nui.

Because of the conflicts between the heroes who were, yet were not gods, Auroria collapsed.

After The Collapse of Auroria[edit | edit source]

History of the Nuian Continent[edit | edit source]

After the collapse of the Auroria, a large scale migration of human races from Auroria to a new continent took place. After the Goddess Nui's sacrifice, humans, Elves, and Dwarves inhabited the Nuian continent's White Forest, divided in to tribes: Humans in the East, Elves in the North, and Dwarves East of the Elves.

The humans who had settled on the peninsula of Solzreed began to call themselves "Nuians," after the Goddess Nui who sacrificed herself for their sake. The Nuians worked hard to build their new civilization on Nuia, but they met with interference from restless spirits, who were warded away by the great Nuian wizard, Solzrean.

Nearly 100 years had passed when the Nuian population expanded to the Crescent Bay, bringing about two claims for the crown between the Illion family, based in Solzreed, and the Sallium family. As Illion and Sallium forces crossed paths in the Crescent Bay, conflict arose, and the region of the Cinderstone Moor was engulfed in what would come to be known as the Eclipse War. Suffering defeat in the Eclipse War, the royal family of Sallium fled to the continent of Haranya, and they called themselves Harani.

The Illion won the Eclipse War when they defeated the remaining Sallium forces across the sea. In the aftermath, the Illion forces that remained in the Crescent Bay were split between the Solzreed Peninsula and the city of Ezna, and it was unclear to whom the crown belonged. Over time, Ezna thrived with the support of the Wyrdwind, Noryette, and Trieste families. The Crescent Throne forces merged when the Elves and Nuians formed a coalition and began construction of the capital city of Marianople.

The boundaries of the union expanded as the Wyrdwind family took over Hellswamp, the Noryette family took the Halcyona Plains, and the Trieste family took Sanddeep. Meanwhile, the Ynys family who had been islanders that were persecuted during the war, expanded Eastward across the sea, and the Ynys family called their new land Ynystere.

Because their king had killed by Kyrios 2,000 years ago, the Elves held nothing but hatred for Kyrios, and as a consequence, they interacted very little with other races. (Elven Story)

History of the Haranyan Continent[edit | edit source]

After their defeat in the war, the Sallium settled in Austera, and they gave their continent a new name; "Haranya." Although the family held the crown in their old lands and in the city of Izuna, they failed to claim it among the Harani people. After repeated failure to expand further East, the Empress Paltavi formed a great empire in Perinoor. As the Harani tried to build their empire, they came in to conflict with the indigenous Firrans people, but the Firrans were much stronger and quicker. The Harani changed their strategy and began to settle in lands that were more wild and not inhabited by the Firrans.

After some time, the entire continent united as Haranya, under the Perinoor Empire. Perinoor was able to absorb the Firrans because their numbers had drastically decreased over the course of the war. This planted the seeds of antagonism within the empire, and four kingdoms stood divided. Within the empire, Austera stood alone in its desire for independence, which quickly brought about Austera's Revolutionary War. The rebellion failed, but independence was gained when Empress Paltavi passed away, and the Perinoor Empire collapsed, causing the Firrans to drift away from Ishvara, dispersed among the separate Eastern, Western, Northern, and Southern empires.

After the collapse of the empire, hostilities still existed, but they faded with time and the Haranyan Alliance came together again. Of this coalition, the Western was the most developed, dwelling in the old Imperial Capital. The Southern empire was prosperous, and the relatively small Northern and Eastern forces came together with it in Maha Devi.

The influence of the Ishvaran Empire shifted to the Nuian powers, who had come from the island of Ynys and established Ynystere. There was controversy in Ynystere as the Nuians expanded their influence.

Miscellaneous History[edit | edit source]

The History of Currency[edit | edit source]

The first known currency used on Auroria was the Gilda Star. The currency is only used by some merchant class and warehouseman races, and it is a popular currency on Mirage Island whose ihabitants are thought to have originally come from the ancient Auroria.

After the collapse of Auroria, the early human settlers of the continent of Nuia, who called themselves Nuians, established a new form of currency. As they venerated the goddess Nui, they created the Nui Tear, which was in circulation until the war when the Harani and Nuian communities split.

The Fall of Empress Paltavi[edit | edit source]

The Empress Paltavi was responsible for the unification of the Perinoor empire, and its subsequent demise. Towards the end of her reign, it was discovered she worshiped demons, and it was due to their cruel desires that war raged. It is also believed that the Austeran independence movement was a consequence of the discovery of her demon worship.

The Second Advent of Kyrios[edit | edit source]

The alternate dimension that is a world beyond the known world, is called Kyrios; named for the god Kyrios, as that is where he is trapped. In the world beyond, the Goddess Nui keeps Kyrios from entering the world, but her hold grows weaker and weaker, and occasionally a gateway is opened. The Goddess Nui is sealed away with him because she is the only one who can keep him at bay, but no one can predict how strong Kyrios might become. Currently, efforts are being made to revive Kyrios, the God of Destruction (Gene Evernight), and the New God (Tahyang Kahlzit) by the Shadow Order and School of Arkanis.

Dahuta's Servants[edit | edit source]

If the Goddess Dahuta awakens, both the Goddess and Auroria will forever be cut off. Therefore, the Goddess Dahuta's servants--the Kraken and the Leviathan--guard the length of the seaways. The seaway between the Eastern and Western continents is calm. There are cultists who are trying to resurrect the Goddess Dahuta.

Origin of the Names of Auroria[edit | edit source]

The door to the Hereafter is sealed by Inoch. Where the Goddess Nui sealed it and separated Kyrios's body and soul, is known as Nuimari. Where the other seal is, is named after the Goddess Salphira, as Salphimari.

Important People[edit | edit source]

  • Anthalon (Kyrios's advisor.)
  • Luke (?) (Probably in reference to Lucius.))
  • Enshaka
  • Ashabel

Important Groups[edit | edit source]

  • Shadowhawks
  • Windwhips
  • Blood Hands
  • Dahutan Cult

Important Objects[edit | edit source]

  • The white stone in darkness.
  • The last ghost.
  • Nui's Ring
  • Kyrios's Helm Fragment

References[edit | edit source]