The constructs raised in the nexus worlds repelled the invasions of serpentine creatures and all was silent for some time. However, the Taint began to spontaneously go into remission throughout the Basin, leading to much speculation. Then, an enormous serpent arose from the Sea of Despair and wrapped itself around the Megalith of Doom in Magnagora. Ancient prophesies predicted the end of creation if the Nine Seals that imprisoned the Soulless Gods were not weakened. After much debate, the seals were weakened, which released the power of Almighty Kethuru and fragmented the great serpent. Estarra the Eternal announced that the only way to recharge the Nine Seals is to immediately initiate an Ascension Event.