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The Lore of Elsword
Birth of the Goddess
In the beginning, there was the god of darkness, Henir, and the god of light, Elia. Elia created the material realm, but the demon realm was created as a feedback to its creation. The one who treasured this material realm the most was goddess Ishmael, who served Elia.
Elrios, Continent of the El Life Crystal
Darkness was all around and the waves faded out onto the dry land where Chaos was born. It wasn't easy to look for any signs of life on this huge continent. Ishmael wanted to protect the material realm, she sent a huge gem to the heart of the continent like lightning. After the incident, the continent was never the same. All the plants that were once dead came back to life and greeneries began to thrive in the bare, dry land. The ocean became alive, and soon an abundant river flowed into the forests. The peaceful wind brought life back onto the land and blew away the flame.
The land became a blessed place, and just as people and animals began to appear, a breath of life seemed to emanate from the gem. The gem would shine and glisten on its own and spread living energy all around.
The gem was admired and people started to call Ishmael's gift the "El". Soon, the continent was named "Elrios" after the admired El.
Monster Outbreak and the Ellian
The Elrios continent had been a land with a large Demon realm influence since the past. In a dark forest to the north where the El had settled, a dark energy seeped through the gap in the dimension that appeared irregularly in the forest and turned animals in the forest into violent monsters. On one day when a large amount of this dark energy was running rampant in the dark forest, enormously large numbers of monsters jumped out of the dark forest to attack the people. When the people of Elrios were shivering in fear, a general of an army using Sun as his army's emblem led his army against the monsters and defeated them. That general was not only a skilled warrior but also knew how to use the power of El to fight. After that event, more people who could use the power of El started appearing. Ishmael had granted the power to control the El to the sons and daughters of those who settled near the El. Common people started following them and made them their leaders. In later time, these people of El were named Ellians. The Ellians prospered and established an Ellian Kingdom.
Nasod and The El Lady
Under the guidance of Ellians, the civilization gradually developed. The El had amazing powers. The Ellian start to teach people how to control the power and became known as brilliant "Ellian Civilization".
Amongst Ellians, there were some that excelled in theory and application of El energy. They were called Debrians. Unlike other Ellians, they started to overcome their lack of ability to manipulate the El through mechanical means.
Their technology started to advance and so the Genius Debrian, Adrian Nasod, used the Code to create an El energy device that's able to move with its own will. These devices were named after their creator and were called Nasods. With further development, central A.I.s called Adam and Eve and 2nd generation Nasods were created.
The Nasods and Debrians would accomplish great feats. Their capital, the city of Elianode, was built in the skies defended by the City in the Sky, Aero City.
Kings and Debrians defied the gods and tried to show their own sacredness by building a city in the sky in another dimension. This city was called Elysion.
The man-made Nasods could not tell from the proper order of things. For the sake of convenience and the greed of humans, the El's power was gravely misused. Eventually, as more Nasods were created, the power of El deteriorated and the continent became dark again.
In order to protect the Nasods, Adam provoked a war with humans. They fought over the power of the deteriorating El. The war is called "Nasod War".
To prevent Nasod attacks, humans drained El energy from Nasods. The war ended and Adam ceased to function.
Nasod production stopped and the sea spilled over to the land, dividing the earth up. The whole world began to shake and crumble until a lady revived the power of El with Ishmael's power. It is unknown how the power of El was recovered, but what is certain is that the spirit of the El Lady was present.
Those who survived the rough environment started to rebuild the continent with the highly powered Nasods. Although the power of El is not as strong as before, the continent is slowly returning to life. Ever since the revival of the continent, the people greatly venerated the El Lady.
Everyone rejoiced in the blessed life again and people started to preserve the power of El that the El Lady left behind. The Masters were chosen to govern the El, and they in turn found a new El Lady to watch over it.
The first master, Master of Fire is Rosso. The power of fire is the power of passion, and there is joy to prevent the strength of the fire from overflowing.
The second master, Master of Earth is Gaia. He possesses the warmth and richness of the land and protects the continent of Elrios.
The third master, Master of Water is Denif. A combination of coolness and intelligence controls the sea so that it does not overflow onto the land.
The fourth master, Master of Wind is Ventus. The power of the wind energy keeps the universe in motion.
The fifth master, Master of the Sun is Solace. Elrios was revived due to the power of life and the birth of the sun's power.
The sixth master, Master of the Moon is Ebalon. The power of the moon gives the people of Elrios comfort and security.
Each Master was endowed with different skills in order to use the El's power to govern Elrios. They circulate the El's energy to fertilize the land while calming the storm, thus giving rise to Nasod again.
Harmony Festival, and the Last Day
In Elrios, a special event takes place once every 3 years. When the Sun and Moon become one, the sky will become dark and all living creatures spend this time to unwind and enjoy each other's company. The purpose of this event is to let the El's natural energy prosper and unite all; it was called the Harmony Festival. This day was indeed the most peaceful and tranquil in Elrios.
The El looks natural and full of spirit, but in reality, it is actually at the most unstable state. If the El facilitates the circulation of energy on its own, then it will become defenseless.
During the Harmony Festival, the El tower was attacked by Solace, the Master of the Sun. Solace felt sympathy for the lady who watches over the El, and so he went on a mission to free her. As the Festival continued, the El Lady and Solace had disappeared together.
Before the Harmony Festival came to an end, Solace's followers and those who had guarded the tower had gotten in a dispute. In the most horrendous hours, the El Lady who had deserted the El was very unstable and could not overcome the turmoil. A tremendous uproar ensued and explosions erupted everywhere. The El exploded into tiny shards that had been misplaced all over the Elrios continent.
The large explosion had caused the El to break into millions of pieces and the shards had been dispersed throughout the whole continent. It had even spread through the wilderness, mountain crevices, and the deep river swamps. The Nasods and human civilization had ceased to exist.
Survivors could only breathe in places where El Shards existed, and so it has caused many people to reside in areas where there were large El Shards. Soon, a massive earthquake split up the lands. Tremors continued for several months, and this eventually led to the continent splitting in two. Communities had been divided and the remaining masters have settled near large El Shards in order to restore the power of El.
The remaining people who had followed the Masters sacrificed their lives in order to restore the continent back to the way it used to be. Yet the heirs waited at the tower for the El Lady to return. The Kingdom is overrun with wicked beings that steal the broken El Shards and others that try to protect it.
The story begins, and it is now in your hands.
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- Flame Master Rosso wrote the skill notes Phoenix's Affinity and Undying Flame.
- Wind Master Ventus wrote the skill note Concentrated Air Technique and Weakness Detected.
- Water Master Denif wrote the skill note Strong Shields.