Apparently created by the mysterious beings known as the Forsaken, the dread miasma continued its progression towards the crystal sphere that was created by another group of mysterious beings known as the Guardians of the Icewynd, apparently as part of an ancient conflict between the two groups. One of the Guardians had come to the Basin of Life: Wiliki, Justice of the Icewynd. Wiliki had warned that the Forsaken had sent the miasma to destroy the crystal sphere in order to complete the subversion of the weather in order to subjugate the entire world.
When comets fell on the Basin of Life and released the terror of the ice devils, the miasma began a renewed and stronger effort to reach the crystal sphere. Guardian Wiliki revealed that the crystal sphere would be able to convert the essence of the ice devils and use it against the miasma in the form of ice spike. Thus, a concerted effort began to slay the ice devils, convert the essence and destroy the miasma once and for all.
In the end, the miasma was reduced to its core, a seething mass in which the red eyes of the Forsaken could be seen peering through from their remote location far away in the Icewynd. Guardian Wiliki himself battled the core of the miasma, and was finally able to destroy it, freeing the Basin of Life from its threat.
But with the latest efforts thwarted, what will the Forsaken plan next? The Era of the Wounded Sky continues to hang over Lusternia, like a knife poised to fall. And if it does fall, will anyone be willing to catch the falling knife?