This story brings us back to the land of Aban. For over twohundred years there has been a raging war, for the possesion of the Radix-Shard. Myths and legends tell about the power of this shard, a power to reshape the world and all its being. Almost every tribe within the land fought for the power of this shard, to rule the world and all the people within. Many tribes were lost in this terrible war, and many damage was done to the lands of Aban, all by human hand, and the destructive power of this shard.
While the war raged on three Warlords came together in secret. They had grewn tired of the constant fighting and
slaughtering of their people, and were longing for peace. The three warlords, named Cormick, Naseem & Sachiel,
decided it was best to destroy the power of the shard, and give it back to nature.
They planned a final assault on Ariman, a coldhearted and evil man, and the current owner of the shard.
With smashing force the three warlords, and their combined army, stormed the black and cold stronghold of Tavara,
smashing him to the ground, and burning all his possessions. Within one of the darkest dungeons, among the stench
of misery and rotting flesh the shard was eventually found. The three warlords decided that such horror may never
be done to Aban by human hand again, and with this knowledge they smashed the shard in three pieces.
As a memory and reminder of the long war, and as a symbol to return the powers of the shards to nature, the three
pieces were planted into three big trees, devided among the land. To ensure the safety of the shards, the three warlords
became guardians of the shards, with the locations of the other ones shards unknown to each other.
With this heroic deeds peace came to the land, and nature restored to full beauty.
For many decades peace was in the land, and most of the people only knew the story of the shards to be a far away
While Aban restored to his former glory, Cormas, great grandson of Cormick, slowly grew coldhearted. Knowing of
the legendary strenght of his great grandfather, Cormas finds that he alone should posses the power of the Radix
Cormas’ hunger for power and might flamed within his thoughts, when finally he burned down the first shard-tree,
gaining possesion of the first part of the shard. Hungering for more power Cormas seeks and finds the location of the
second shard, the shard of Naseem...
The forces of Cormas are too strong for Naseem's tribe , and the second tree is torn apart and burned down,
revealing the second shard and destroying all of Naseems kin..
With the destruction of the trees a great unbalancing power is released, affecting all nature of Aban. Tribes dissapear,
nature dies, and drought comes to the land again, filled with evil creatures. Only the tribe of Sachiel remains...
This is when the time of sands begins..
The people of Sachiel notice the change which takes place slowly. For a reason they do not yet know the land slowly
becomes dry and water suddenly turns in a valuable and uncommon treasure. Because of the lack of water, other
tribes disappear, wild unknown beast come to the surrounding lands, and the grounds turn to sand and dust, on
which nothing can grow. Strange people come to Sachiel begging for water, or trading strange goods from far away
places. The people of Sachiel realise that the last shard-tree, which they protect, is the most important reason that
they can remain in the dry surrounding land. Somehow the shard produces water, to keep the tree alive, together
with people protecting it.
The people of Sachiel remember the old myths of the great wars of the shard and are scared of events to happen.
Kingsman Sachalos, great grandson of the original warlord, decides, knowing of this great evil, to fortify the mountain
of the tree. He summones his best generals to build strongholds at the roots of the mountain, protecting the roots of
their beloved tree. When the meeting is about to end a scout busts into the town hall, bringing stories of the slaughtered
kingdom of Naseem and the search of Cormas for the last shard, to rule for eternity or bring an end to the
world they know...