Secrets of the Red Star Revealed
As the Red Star travelled closer and closer to Lusternia, its baleful crimson glow growing larger and larger, Archangels of Celestia and Archdemons of Nil began appearing on the roads in the Basin of Life, gazing up at its fiery light. Alarmed, the Demon Lords of Nil demanded that the archdemons be brought back to their cosmic plane, as did the Holy Supernals of Celestia beseech the same for the archangels. Most strangely, they were unable to tell anyone what the Red Star was, even though it appeared they wanted to several times. However, the Holy Supernal Raziela of Celestia and Demon Queen Nifilhema of Nil tried several times to answer questions, for they seemed to know more than any other.
The wayward archdemons and archangels were being drawn to the Red Star, and thus the Demon Lords and Holy Supernals were slowly being sapped of power. As the cosmic entities were brought back to their planes, their cosmic masters slowly regained their strength. Once they were fully empowered, they came together to enact a rite that destroyed the Mysterious Presence that had been plaguing the Basin of Life for so long. This rite destroyed the binding which had prevented them from being able to speak of the Red Star. This also revealed a small area in the Verasavir Valley that held the ruins of an abode as well as the forgotten tomb of Deliora La’Saet.
Unfortunately, enacting the rite drained the Holy Supernals and Demon Lords where they could barely function and they found communication with mortals difficult. Around this time, the Red Star became much more aggressive, turning the archdemons and archangels that were drawn to them into burning beings that began to wreck havoc upon mortals. Now, these cosmic beings had to be slain and brought back to their cosmic plane where they could be re-absorbed into the Demon Lords and Holy Supernals and reborn back into pure cosmic entities.
As Celest, Magnagora and their allies began the arduous process of slaying the burning entities and bringing them back to their cosmic plane, the Red Star focused its malevolence upon the Seal of Beauty, drawing its energy into the star. The other seals have thus far been able to replenish the Seal of Beauty’s power but at the cost of their own power. When Raziela and Nifilhema were strong enough, they gave keys to Postulant Kagato of the Celestines and Arimisia D’Cente, Supreme Commander of the ur’Guard, which were able to open the newly found tomb in the Verasavir Valley.
Within that tomb, a diary was found and read by Marcella n’Lochli, and the mystery of the Red Star was finally revealed. The Red Star itself holds two cosmic lords, Dumaliel of Celestia and Grimbach of Shallamar (now Nil). They had abandoned their cosmic homes to be with each other, but doing so turned them into what the Elder Gods called half-formed abominations. Thought to have been banished to the Void, they now return, stronger than ever and intent of draining the Seal of Beauty, no matter the consequences.
Thus, the fate of the cosmos hangs in the balance as the Holy Supernals and Demon Lords attempt to gather enough power together to perform the rite to send them back into the Void. Whether they can succeed or not remains to be seen.
But as the Red Star looms even greater in the sky above, reports abound of merchants abandoning their shops, children running from their parents, and others fleeing from their duties. Whispers are heard of a new movement forming, one that will reshape society.
This movement calls itself the Army of Love.
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