Unknown to god and mortal alike, the essence pumped into gods from their mortal worshipers were slowly poisoning them. The backlash was a sore on Avechna’s Peak which released a plague of replicas of the gods. These false gods eventually tried to become true gods by assaulting Mighty Kethuru, who was almost freed until the armies of mortals descended and vanquished them. Though the false gods are gone and the Elder Gods are creating realms in aetherspace to channel excess energies from mortal worship, the Nine Great Seals are weakened. Thus, Ascension 2009 has begun, wherein one mortal shall rise to be a True Ascendant!