Stamus Contra Malum: 1013 YE
Empire of Nethyr
The Empire of Nethyr
Age of the Nethyarii (7000 BC to 3000 BC)
They (Nethyarii) had come south to search for warmer lands and better hunting as they homelands had been swallowed by the great ice walls. They found such a land, but a land filled with peril. Ancient beings known as the Cold Ones ruled this land. From their crumbling blood-soaked temples, they enslaved all life and sacrificed many to their dark gods.
The Cold Ones sent forth their terrible army of slavers to shackle the Nethyr and bind them to the service of the Priests of Shuggoth. The Nethyr resisted and cast down the slavers. The Nethyr then crafted great weapons and did make war upon the Cold Ones.
After a thousand blood-red summers, with blade and magic they slew the Cold Ones and drove the survivors into the darkest corners of the world. The mighty victors laid claim to all that once belonged to the Old Ones and built their own empire, The Empire of Nethyr.
– Excerpts from the “Saga of the Nethyr
Age of Tyranny (3000 BC to 89 BC)
The Empire of Nethyr and its slave armies marched across the Known World and claimed all for themselves. Great monuments were erected across the land to exhibit the glory of the Nethyr Sorcerer-Kings.
Uragasi, conqueror of the Cold Bloods and first sorcerer-king of Nethyr
Djarghul, creator of the beastmen
Du’Van Ku, the death priest, who ruled at the apex of Nethyr power
The rebel slaves of Marathon who had thrown off their shackles and raised arms against their masters were crucified to the walls of the burning city for their crimes, 10,000 screaming souls.
As the cries for freedom became more strident, the Nethyr became more cruel and despotic. Soon the cries of the crucified drowned out the songs of the birds and the crucifixes outnumbered the trees in the forest
– Excerpts from the “The Tales of the Tyrants”
The Crucible and the Age of Anarchism (89 BC to 1st Year of the Empire of Thrace)
The Empire of Nethyr was destroyed during the event known as The Crucible.