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History of Aelion: Kyris

Let us embark on a journey to Kyris, a city on the very edge of the vast Lanber Forest.

Kyris is located at the foothills of the Lanber Valley, to the south of a high mountain ridge, dividing East Inkara into two sections. It has been the administrative center of the entire region for a very long time, under the protection of the god Nerion. His permanent residence is a huge majestic castle, located within the city's nearby mountain range.

History

Nerion’s own ancestors, who were patrons of the city from long ages past, assisted in the construction of Kyris, making every effort to bring wealth and greatness to it along the way. Its strategically advantageous location made Kyris a perfect meeting place for trade caravans from all parts of the world.

As the only point of intersection on the main land trade routes, Kyris developed rapidly, allowing the residents to reap abundant fruit from the fertile soil of trade. It wasn't long before the city began an annual tradition to hold grand festivals and fairs, the glory of which spread throughout Aelion. Over time, Kyris began to turn from a provincial town into a real wonder of the south.

The residents of Kyris ensured that the city always looked pristine - maintaining a lush green landscape with beautiful parks and flowers all around. The neighboring majestic snow peaks and fresh mountain air gave Kyris the status and opportunity of a real resort. Entrepreneurs had already taken the first steps in this direction with the speedy construction of several therapeutic spa centres nearby.

A Town of Aelion

Once Aeli had disappeared, the resulting wars across Aelion did not prevent Kyris and the entire Lanber Valley from continuing to prosper. There were no battles in these lands, as no invaders - alien or otherwise - could puncture the carefully protected city and its surroundings, thanks to Nerion's tireless efforts to protect the borders of his domain.

Unfortunately, this was cut short when trouble arrived at the hands of a source nobody expected. An army of vile Mantides appeared out of nowhere and flooded the entire Lanber Valley, killing or enslaving residents who were caught entirely by surprise. As the massacre continued, survivors were distraught when Nerion himself publicly announced his support for the army of hideous creatures, marking him as the instigator and source of the invasion.

The creatures had first arrived from somewhere in the mountains surrounding the valley before beginning their assault on Lamber Forest. After the ensuing chaos led to the capture of rural lands and nearby villages, the creatures immediately marched on Kyris - its once peaceful streets now covered in vile green slime and crawling with overgrown insects, who safeguard newly placed hatcheries around the city.

While the creatures caused havoc in the suburbs, many residents were able to evacuate out of Kyris before it was completely overrun. As for the less fortunate, their grisly fates involve forced subjugation to their will, or becoming a cocooned meal for the expanding Mantide army, though some may still be rescued if the parasite that controls their minds is dealt with promptly.

If the Immortals do not do something about Kyris soon, survivors of the onslaught will have nothing left to return to.

10/23/2015